Navigation and Evasion
Navigation and Evasion
Navigation and Evasion
Navigation and Evasion
Navigation and Evasion
Navigation and Evasion

Navigation and Evasion

Regular price$300.00

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Our two day Navigation and Evasion course provides our students with a bedrock of knowledge in the art of staying hidden in the woods.

We'll go through a very comprehensive course of instruction, including: the history of wayfinding, the evolution and global layout of MGRS, point plotting, distance, direction, declination, pace count, azimuths, terrain features, route plotting, celestial navigation, common mistakes in tactical wayfinding, tracking, counter tracking, and evasion techniques, with real time 1 on 1 coaching from experienced Instructors during practical exercises.

This course has four objectives:

  1. To get students comfortable with going into the woods to hunt, explore, or scout.
  2. To teach students how to move from A to B in the woods without getting lost.
  3. To teach students how to move through the woods without getting caught.
  4. To teach students the basics of tracking, which is covered in far more depth in Light Reconnaissance. 

Course dates are built around the lunar cycle, for night time celestial navigation classes. 

Meet up instructions and further details will be emailed to you a week before class starts. 

Course registration will also CLOSE one week before class starts to avoid the logistical problems that come with last minute enrollments. Refunds are offered up until the day of registration closing. 

All meals as well as fresh water is provided. We also supply all maps, pencils, protractors, and compasses. 

Mandatory packing list:

April through October: some sort of shelter (tent, rooftop tent, covered hammock)

Sleeping bag rated down to at least 40 degrees

Ground pad, foam or inflatable

Hammock if you so desire, with straps/carabiners capable of holding your weight AND an under quilt capable of keeping you warm in winter time

6' x 8' or larger standard issue military poncho or civilian tarp with grommets or loops on the corners

Some method of carrying (Camelback, Nalgene, etc) at least 2 liters of water over terrain

Metal canteen cup for coffee

Metal bowl or mess kit for dinner - if you don't bring one you have to eat out of your hands

Spoon or spork

Thick leather gloves

Headlamp with batteries in it

Personal and prescribed medications, if applicable

Jacket or coat for the season, as well as hat and gloves if going to winter classes

Rain jacket, and rain pants as well if you wish

Wool hiking socks x 2

Hiking shoes, military boots, or running shoes; insulated waterproof boots for winter classes

T shirt x 2


Full length hiking pants, military surplus pants, or jeans; NO SWEAT PANTS, NO SHORTS

Notepad and pen, in water proof bag

Camp chair to sit in for classes, and around the fire

Civilian customers please sign up through this website. Military, law enforcement, and contractor organizations please email us at to set up a course for your personnel. 

If you're taking Navigation and Evasion in November through March, a large stove heated group tent will be provided.

Course held in Western Maryland.