GTFO presents: Mappy Hour
Mappy Hour, like Happy Hour but BETTER!
This course will cover the basics of how to read a map and use a compass - all over a pint of beer (or a beverage of your choice, of course).
There will be 3 separate classroom sessions (each with 6 participants) to ensure that everyone gets adequate time with the instructor - these will be on May 28, June 4 and June 11, 2020. There will then be a practical component where all 18 participants will get together to practice reading maps/using a compass at Birds Hill Park.
The cost for this event is $35 and includes one drink ticket (so affordable, right!?).
The course will cover the following topics:How to read a topographical map including mapping conventions (ex. Symbology, grid system), distance on the map, how to calculate direction from a map and calculating declination. How to set and use a compass including parts of a compass, introduction to how it works, setting declination, finding and shooting a bearing and how to follow a compass (pacing). The practical session will give you the hands-on experience to confidently take the knowledge you have gained into the field. It will also include some extra tips on how to accurately follow a compass over distance. The participants will ‘race’ in teams using map and compass and collect scavenger hunt items along the way. At the end of the race, we will gather around a campfire and swap tales.
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About our Instructor, Adelle Bittner:
I grew up in a family where backcountry camping was the norm. I was taught wilderness and survival skills from a young age. I further solidified these skills when I joined the Canadian Armed Forces. We live right on the edge of an amazing natural playground. I believe that we should all have the opportunity to explore it's wonders safely. I am so grateful to the people who patiently taught me. I am excited about the opportunity to pass that knowledge along, to meet new people and to share more great times outside.