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Sat, Jul 13



Basic Land Navigation - Class 001

Learn basic map and compass skills applicable to Blackline events and general outdoors activities in a private event.

Basic Land Navigation - Class 001
Basic Land Navigation - Class 001

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

FACT Plus, 181 Power Rd, Shannonville, ON K0K 3A0, Canada

About the event

We've connected with FACT+, a Canadian, veteran-owned first aid and outdoor skills company, to provide a private Blackline course introducing map and compass skills. 

Basic Land Navigation skills are foundational to outdoor travel on and off trail. If you do any backcountry camping, or just want to better equip yourself for outdoor adventures, this is an excellent introduction. In addition, qualification in these skills is critical to future Blackline events taking place on multiple square kilometers of undeveloped land. 


  • Compasses are PROVIDED - however, bring your own if it has magnetic declanation adjustments
  • Your basic fighting kit (magazines and chest rig) and a rucksack with a weight you're likely to carry
  • Clothing for operating in the woods
  • Do NOT bring your airsoft guns
  • Your teachable attitude - come prepared to learn


  • Importance of Map care and maintenance
  • Reading and Interpreting a Map
  • Plotting a position on a Map
  • Compass Theory
  • Sighting and Setting Bearings
  • Magnetic Declination
  • Plotting a route on a map
  • Measuring distance both on the map and on the ground
  • Pacing

Training is provided by the owner of FACT+, Ross Thistle - you can read more about Ross' background here.


  • Land Navigation Training




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