Iracematravel Ultimate Navigation Manual:Iracematravel
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Ultimate Navigation Manual:Iracematravel

Lyle Brotherton
Lyle Brotherton Published in October 16, 2018, 3:46 am
 Ultimate Navigation Manual:Iracematravel

Ultimate Navigation Manual:Iracematravel

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G. Caplan
G. Caplan Reply to on 24 November 2017
I've studied navigation for over 50 years and this is simply the best and most authoritative single resource if you are serious about developing high-level skills.

It covers every possible aspect of land navigation with exemplary clarity. And because it's based on his hands-on courses for rescue teams and special forces it also offers practical suggestions for developing and honing the techniques.

Essential reading - I'm not aware of anything else out there to touch this.

But a word of warning - don't bother with the Kindle version. The print book is highly formatted and this doesn't translate well to eBook formatting.

As a print book, The Ultimate Navigation Manual lives up to its title and comes with the highest possible recommendation.
Baz E.
Baz E. Reply to on 23 February 2016
I am part of a very active Scout & Explorer Scout group and we camp and hike all around the the UK and parts of Europe. We also do many district events involving night hikes and the like.

This book covers literally everything you need / want to know about navigation and related subjects such as how to use GPS etc., starting with the basics and working through to advanced levels that you didn't even know about.

OK, so we all think we can use a map and compass right? I'm still ploughing my way through the book but already I have learnt quite a few things just from the basic section, and I've been using maps and compasses for years!

I think that some of the chapters go beyond what I need for the time being, but it's good to have them there in case any of the Scouts start asking me awkward questions.

It's a well written, definitive guide to navigation covering old, tried and tested techniques right up to modern technology and best practices.
Barrie Davis
Barrie Davis Reply to on 26 January 2015
This is a very good manual, the kind that isn't afraid to REPEAT instructions in order to make sure they are drummed in, almost after the manner of an army drill. This means you can dip in and refer to sections SEPERATELY, and still get substantially the whole message each time; the text isn't constantly referring to sections earlier or later IN the book. That said, the use of bold type indicates where cross-referencing is used.

The book is also very heavy on pictures and diagrams, which, for the most part, are pretty damn good. At the same time it is quite sparing with words meaning very concise yet clear.... any anecdotes or similar being hived off into side-bars so you can choose when or whether to read them.

There is also a good index.. (hooray!)

So, in my opinion, (and whilst assuming the 'Brace Position') I'd like to say it isn't just a jolly good Navigation Manual, it is also a good example of what this kind of instructional book should be.
DB. Reply to on 5 October 2016
Plenty of tips, plenty of images and plenty of step by step instructions. Reading the book though is not enough. You've got to get out and practice the tasks if you're going to learn. My particular problem is I don't have enough free time to get out often and I fall asleep when reading, so it's going to take a while to get through. I have however learned a lot in a short time. For instance in navigation there's more than one north and one of them is constantly moving. If you don't correct for magnetic declination you could end up in Iceland when you thought were heading for Asda. Maps are cluttered. Grids are not universal. Get a PLB. Don't find yourself up a creek without a paddle. The list goes on.
Glyn Morris
Glyn Morris Reply to on 27 February 2014
As a Boys Brigade officer and, D of E leader I have read a number of nav manuals and rated highly many of them.
But now I find myself teaching my own kids the mysteries of not getting lost, I have found Brotherton's book to be the best assistant a dad in the mountains could ever need.
No need to go over what is in it; you can scroll up for that.
Needless to say, it covers all key areas thoroughly, expertly and simply.
Five stars well deserved.
KnightBooks Reply to on 20 April 2016
In the Lakes one day I was caught in bad weather on Great Gable. Sideways rain, mist, frost nip, wind blasting, soaked to my underwear, it was no time to make navigational errors, but I got lost in the mist. It was my first humbling experience in the hills, and a few days later I bought this book.

I had been aware of this book for a while, but thought it may be overkill or to geeky, but it is much more practical than I imagined. It's bound to be a future classic, As the author says, anyone can navigate on a clear day along a path, but when you need the knowledge in this book, you really need it, it could be a lifesaver.
Amazon Customer
Amazon Customer Reply to on 5 March 2016
This is the civillian book of the uk army manual. Lyle teaches SAS ect to heavy duty for scouts but ok for hillwalkers. Limited section on mills compass but this is civillian. I got the ebook edition on a cheap amazon deal, there are rendering problems with this book as with all map ebooks and picture books. I will be buying the paper version of the book when I get the cash.
Mark Reply to on 11 November 2016
A very good book. The bits on general navigation are great, and I enjoyed the explanation of different coordinate systems.

The specialist navigation sections felt a little like padding, but I guess in an "ultimate" manual you need to include everything...

I did not like the style of writing. There is is lot of waffle, and I'd have preferred a wholly factual presentation, even if this was just a short "cut out, laminate and keep" reference card,
David B
David B Reply to on 30 December 2013
Although I haven't read all this book yet, I've read enough to see that it is very detailed, very well illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams and is a step by step guide for navigators of all abilities, even the most 'geeky ones' (like me); for example he gives links to websites which give you tables to determine the suns position at any time of the day in any location (although I'm not sure how handy that would be in the UK as we don't see it that much). The text is interspersed with top tips from the expert, even simple things that I never thought of, such as crouching down on one knee when taking a bearing - this has two functions, to make you more stable, and to let people know you are busy so they won't interrupt you. The book itself is printed on glossy paper, and for it's size is quite heavy. Get this and with practice you should be able to navigate your way out of anything.
Ian R Malcomson
Ian R Malcomson Reply to on 22 February 2017
Brilliant book. Takes you from the very basics up, so while some potential purchasers of this book will find the first handful of chapters a bit along the lines of teaching to suck eggs, they are worth reading for the clear manner in which things are explained. If they do not necessarily teach you the techniques, they will improve your ability to teach others. As a handy reference work to various techniques at all levels of expertise, it excels.
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