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Wilderness Navigation Part 2

Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

This course will will get you up and running with your GPS device! Your GPS device doesn't have to be intimidating, this course will teach about key features and settings to successfully use your GPS.

What You'll Learn

At the end of this course you will be confident in using your GPS! We will cover:

  • How GPS works
  • How to choose a GPS
  • How to configure your GPS settings
  • How a GPS compass and altimeter works
  • How to set waypoints
  • How to navigate to a waypoint
  • How to create a route
  • How to navigate along a route

What to Expect

Each lesson comes with full video based instruction broken down into easily digestible sections. This approach makes even the most complex concepts understandable, and more importantly, actionable. The beauty of learning online is that you can pause, rewind, re-watch anything you need to at any time. Not to mention, if you are busy, you can always take a break and return to the course at a later date.

What You'll Need

There are no prerequisites for this class! All you need is a desire to learn and a computer (tablet or mobile phone) with internet access. You may find it helpful to take our free Map and Compass course first, although this is not required! This course will be most practical if you have a GPS device.


Your Instructor


Morgan Moe
Morgan Moe

Hi There! My name is Morgan and I am the founder of Love and Trails. I started Love and Trails to share my passion for both wilderness first aid, navigation, safety and the great outdoors. I want YOU to be prepared for any adventure, big or small, and have the knowledge and skills to safely manage any incident you encounter in the backcountry. I am an Emergency Medical Technician with a BSc in Kinesiology and a real passion for wilderness medicine! Are you ready to upgrade you skills? Join me!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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