Special Forces Land Navigation Tips

Check out these videos and tips to get you started with land navigation in the field.

Note – with any videos you watch you must spend time in the field with a competent instructor to learn the basics.

Basic map reading

TIP #1
Make sure that your compass is good quality and ready to go. A compass that is off kilter will completely ruin

land nav course basics at Ft Lewis

TIP #2
Try to get the most recent and accurate maps at 1: 25,000 scale.

UK tips

TIP #3
Get a good pace count.

Question: I realize just doing it is the best option, but what are some of the best ways to learn navigation using topographical maps.

Answer: Check out the video above.

Question: Where can I learn more about US Army Special Forces? Check out the website here:

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