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ace_
07-27-2013, 08:28
Did not find a sole thread on land navigation. So, here it is. Due to the number of candidates failing to prepare and dropping out, does anybody has tips on how to practice for land navigation, when you are not in the military.

For recruits in the initial entry and the reservists not on active duty like myself- How do you prepare for the land navigation.

I live in the Tri-State area and I am not able to come up with anything to practice my land navigation skills.

Thank you.

JJ_BPK
07-27-2013, 09:46
Did not find a sole thread on land navigation. So, here it is. Due to the number of candidates failing to prepare and dropping out, does anybody has tips on how to practice for land navigation, when you are not in the military.

For recruits in the initial entry and the reservists not on active duty like myself- How do you prepare for the land navigation.

I live in the Tri-State area and I am not able to come up with anything to practice my land navigation skills.

Thank you.

You entered an intro two days ago?? You should spend another month reading.

And you need to fill in you profile.. google.com does not cut it..

Then buy a compass, get a 25k:1 map of you favorite State or National park, and go for it.. Here is one that is in your AO..

http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/New_York_City_Subway_Route_Map_by_Michael_Calcagno

But before you get to carried away,, use the search function and find the post by The Reaper about A Message to Garcia.

:munchin

The Reaper
07-27-2013, 11:29
You will be taught everything you need to know to pass land nav, should you actually get that far.

Very few candidates fail because they can't land navigate.

Should you want to practice something similar, I would suggest orienteering, but any activity that gets you walking in the woods and studying terrain is good.

Now you need to do as JJ asked you to do.

TR

ace_
07-27-2013, 12:18
Thank you Sir and The Reaper.
PS- I did not find the post by "The Reaper about A Message to Garcia".

The Reaper
07-27-2013, 12:21
Thank you Sir and The Reaper.
PS- I did not find the post by "The Reaper about A Message to Garcia".

Your Search skills are among the worst I have ever seen here.

Do you know where the Search button is located?

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25100&highlight=Message+Garcia

I think we are done doing your homework for you.

Best of luck. Now go do more PT.

TR

x SF med
07-27-2013, 12:45
Hell... join an Orienteering Team... I know there are tons of them in your area.

Just do an internets search for "Orienteering New York) there are 902,000 results.

But I guess you need to know what orienteering is first.... maybe you should research it and then write a paper - to be posted here in a week - the subject:

Why the sport of Orienteering would be a good way to prepare for entry into Military Service.

One week, 500 words; correct spelling, grammar, usage, capitalization and punctuation. Cite your references, and lay out a basic equipment list for the sport.

This is not a request, it's an assignment.

albeham
07-29-2013, 06:33
Hell Orienteering is so fun I have the whole family doing it. Our Orienteering Team is with the Quantico Orienteering Club.

Land Nav now that's easy...

AL :munchin

Bortz
08-17-2013, 13:52
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MSRlaw
09-20-2013, 06:40
Hell... join an Orienteering Team... I know there are tons of them in your area.

Just do an internets search for "Orienteering New York) there are 902,000 results.

But I guess you need to know what orienteering is first.... maybe you should research it and then write a paper - to be posted here in a week - the subject:

Why the sport of Orienteering would be a good way to prepare for entry into Military Service.

One week, 500 words; correct spelling, grammar, usage, capitalization and punctuation. Cite your references, and lay out a basic equipment list for the sport.

This is not a request, it's an assignment.

I guess I shouldn't hold off buying equipment waiting for this guy's assignment...

albeham
09-20-2013, 06:48
It is a lot of good skill building....

Some of us mix radio and orienteering together....now that's fun..


AL

spottedmedic111
10-22-2013, 19:46
You will be taught everything you need to know to pass land nav, should you actually get that far.

Very few candidates fail because they can't land navigate.

Should you want to practice something similar, I would suggest orienteering, but any activity that gets you walking in the woods and studying terrain is good.

Now you need to do as JJ asked you to do.

TR

Yeah, things have certainly changed. In '93 the STAR followed MOS phase and you got two chances, then you were "needs of the Army". Plus the retest was the following day. Regiment lost some good troopers over that, so I'm glad it's more reasonable and at the beginning of the program.

head
10-22-2013, 20:51
"Very few candidates fail because they can't land nav..."

Yeah, but those quitters who can't take a little freezing rain in the winter classes... they probably could land navigate ;)... alas, tiny heart syndrome.