Land navigation tips
Your topographic map is your most important land navigation tool. If you ever find yourself without a map in the unknown wilderness, one of your first priorities is simple to make your own map.
Find the best vantage point and look out over the terrain. Climbing a tree may give a better view. Note the direction of the ridges, count how many you can see. Make a general map with blank patches and then fill them in as you gain more information from other vantage points and from your explorations on the ground.
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