Thursday, May 17, 2012
THE WARRIOR PILGRIMAGE BLOG stirs up another Grassroots Bushcraft activity on March 18, 2012. This time, it is about map reading and it is held indoors - for the morning lecture - at the abandoned Department of Agriculture Regional Office in M. Velez Street, Guadalupe, Cebu City and along Bebut’s Trail, for the practicals, in the afternoon.
This blogger is having his first opportunity to teach map reading to interested individuals, especially to members of the different local outdoors club, namely: the Inter-Mountaineering Society (IMS), the Cebu Mountaineering Alliance (CMA) and from Camp Red Bushcraft & Survival Guild.
The participants bring with them compass, protractors, pencils and paper, drinking water and their willingness to learn while this blogger supply them replica maps and the seminar hand-out en gratis.
The indoors seminar start at 8:00 AM and end at 12:00 noon. Points discussed are the basics of map and compass; understanding the compass; orienting the map; grid lines and grid coordinates. The whole afternoon is dedicated to plotting and navigation and designing an orienteering course at the Guadalupe Hills which becomes the live laboratory.
The participants have not only followed Bebut’s Trail but added an extra mile by tackling Kilat Trail all the way to Buhisan then to Punta Princesa. Kilat Trail is a well-hidden route but the participants explored it, nevertheless, when found and they were able to replenish their water bottles at the only water source in the area.
Review and critique of navigation result is done at Red Hours Convenience Store, just across the old D.A. Compound after the event. Below are the sets of collage depicting this rather technical lecture which is offered rarely here for free:
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