LandNav 1 – Grand Junction, CO

Date(s) - 02/10/2023 - 02/12/2023

LandNav 1 teaches how to utilize and read a topographical map, to utilize a compass from grid to magnetic, and to use the MDRS to plot a location on a map, and to determine distance on a topo map.

Attendees will cover approximately 10k meters, or the equivalent of six miles, during the training, some of which will be in rough terrain.
This course requires moderate physically fitness in order to successfully complete the training.

Training location:

Items needed and suggested:
Durable, comfortable shoes or boots adequate for rough terrain are advisable, along with a spare pair of socks.
Clothing adequate for rough terrain and the varied weather conditions possible of the training location. Layers are advisable (Understand that only lightning or severe weather conditions will pause this training).
At least 1 gallons or 3.5 liters of water per day, with more advisable.
Camelback or similar water carrying devices, able to hold a minimum of two quarts or two liters on your person.
A brimmed hat for sun protection.
Gloves for protection against rocks or severe weather.
Sun block and/or bug repellent
A brand new, Cammenga 3H G.I. Military Tritium Lensatic Compass and protractor will be provided for you to use and keep after this course.
NOTE: If you bring your own compass / protractor to this course, it needs to be a quality compass similar to the one listed above, and not a cheap, knock-off compass.

Items NOT allowed in this course:
Absolutely NO firearms by attendees
A cheap, knock-off compass (see above)
A GPS unit

***Note: Please be on time. We will start on time and will not wait for those who are late.

This LandNav1 will be taught by Rick LaFrance, an instructor with Defenders USA and expert in the area of instructing land navigation courses. Rick’s bio can be found on the Defenders USA website under the “About Us” tab.

Land Navigation 1, or, LandNav 1:

The Land Navigation 1 training course is one of the top Land Navigation training courses in the USA, with Land Navigation Instructor and former US Army Ranger Instructor Rick L. leading this course.

The training schedule is as follows:

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Topographic Map (Class Room)

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Converting Azimuth (Class Room)
Coordinate using MGRS
Determine Distance

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Establishing a Personal Training Area
Pace Count 100 meters – 1000 meters

11:00 -12:00
Lensatic Compass (Class Room)

12:00 -1:00

1:00 – 3:00
Compass Course (Training Area)

3:00 – 5:00
Cadre Lead Compass (Training Area)
Pace Course

0900 -1200
Practice Navigation (Training Area)

1245 – 1700
Navigation Test (Training Area)

Feel free to contact the Instructor Rick L. or Adam Winch with any questions relating to this course. We look forward to this training with you!!




Registration are closed for this event.