Map & Compass Field Training - Freeport
Start Date/Time:
Sunday, July 9, 2017 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Sunday, July 9, 2017 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Location: Flying Point Paddling Center, 14 Marietta Ln, Freeport

To register, click here.

This L.L. Bean off-trail navigation session is perfect for scouts, skiers, guides, hikers, backpackers and any outdoor enthusiast who wants increased confidence to safely navigate through the wilderness. Prerequisite: Introduction to Map-and-Compass Skills Course or equivalent.

Building on the fundamentals from the introductory course, this training offers more hands-on field exercises to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to know where you are and which way is back to camp. Led by expert instructors, the small group will start indoors and then quickly head to the field to reinforce land navigation skills. Practicing with a compass and a local topographic map, our guides will cover plotting distance, time and pacing, how to find and follow a bearing and how to convert between true and magnetic bearings. 

All necessary navigation aids (maps and compass) are provided. Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, you will be provided with the necessary equipment.

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.
Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Activity level: Easy
Minimum age: 10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)

Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261. To register, click  here.


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