Jan 28 MAP & COMPASS NAVIGATION

Jan 28 MAP & COMPASS NAVIGATION

Jan 28 MAP & COMPASS NAVIGATION

ESSENTIAL LAND NAVIGATION SKILLS FOR HIKING & BACKPACKING

Saturday January 28th,  2:30 – 5:00 PM (Arizona Time MST)

IN-STORE CLASS     2.5 Hours     10 Student Max

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

PRACTICAL ORIENTEERING FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY USING A MAP, COMPASS AND YOUR WITS. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Class limited to 10 spots. If you see "The requested qty is not available" error when purchasing, please reduce your requested quantity or choose another class date.

$35.00
Availability: In stock
SKU
M&C-2

THE ESSENTIALS OF SAFE WATER IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

This workshop covers the techniques and gear essential for safe and efficient use of water in the backcountry with updated science for present day conditions.

From camping to backpacking to remote emergencies, water is the one thing you can not do without. If you are out for any extended period of time you will need to collect and treat water. With so many choices of filters, purifiers and chemical treatment options to choose from it can be a daunting task to figure out the best for you. Get some hands-on knowledge and practical up-to-date information with the most recent conditions and techniques so you can handle your water needs with confidence in the backcountry. 

You will learn: 

  • Safe practices and protocols for treatment updated with recent studies
  • How various filters, purifiers and tablets work
  • The most common mistakes people make when it comes to water
  • Carrying options
  • Emergency options for collecting and treating water
  • Tips & Tricks and more

 

WHERE: The Arizona Hiking Shack 3244 E. Thomas Rd. Phx

WHO: Beginners to Intermediate. Ages 18 & up. (12 yrs & up with Gaurdian) Limit 9 participants. Hikers, campers, backpackers, anglers, off-roaders, paddlers, climbers, preppers, and all interested.

SAVE MONEY!
Workshop includes a 10% discount on gear at the Shack.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS OUTSIDE. COME PREPARED TO WORK IN THE DIRT & SUN. A bottle of water and appropriate clothing is highly reccomended.

WORKSHOP SIZE: is kept small (9 attendees) to facilitate questions, individual attention and distancing. Masks are appreciated if you are not vacinated during this Pandemic.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES: 10% Discount for all future purchases as a part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family. You will need to create a Shack Account to take advantage of this.

 

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FAQ

  • ALL AHS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS HAVE A 4-PERSON MINIMUM. If minimum is not met class can be cancelled.
  • WORKSHOP CUT-OFF for registration sign up is 3 Days (72 hours) prior to class. Walk-ins on day of are welcome if space allows.
  • IF WE CANCEL class for minimum attendance requirement not being met, payment is refunded or applied to another class or event, your choice. Cancelations take place 48 hours prior to class if needed via email. (We’ve only canceled twice in the last 8 years.)
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL PRIOR to 72 hours before class you will receive a full refund. Any cancellations by attendees LESS than 72 hours prior to class cannot be refunded but can be applied to another class. (Instructors are available via email and always strive for your satisfaction.)
  • A waiver will need to be signed and returned via email for class.

 

 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jonathan Mincks, WFR – Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor

Jonathan Mincks is a Wilderness First Responder and instructor of wilderness self-reliance at AHS Rescue & The Arizona Hiking Shack. He teaches modern wilderness survival, outdoor recreation, and emergency preparedness. His educational programs have garnered him praise from new enthusiasts and seasoned professionals alike.

Holding multiple certifications and distinctions in industry standards, Mincks is also a boondocks scholar* who has been exploring the backcountry since he was in diapers. His practical approach & experience are only rivaled by his infectious passion, broad knowledge and witty perspective on self-reliance that confounds the important nature of the subject. He turns survival into "serious fun" for those who work or play in the backcountry because, "in the end, it is a positive attitude that will prevail."

Mincks is a go-to consultant on national and regional TV, news and media concerning outdoor recreation and safety. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years on trail crews, as a guide, outfitter, medic, educator, and outreach specialist.

*Boondocks Scholar. Adjective - Possessing an outlook of being on a perpetual field trip. A lifelong student of the outdoors. One who continuously studies and practices what it takes to thrive in the backcountry.

  Jonathan Mincks, Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor

 

"Practical, thorough & Fun."                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Susan, a seasonal guide for almost 20 years

 

"You teach PSAR. Preventative Search and Rescue. It's great!"                                                                                                                                                            Mike England, Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association SAR Team

 

 

 

 

THE ESSENTIALS OF MAP & COMPASS NAVIGATION FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY

How to find your way, find where you are and find the way to help in an emergency!

You will learn and understand all the basics of map & compass use for backcountry navigation. We cover the fundamentals and take you through the basics of compass use and how it works with and without a map. You will get the hands-on practice and practical knowledge and techniques needed to think through a situation on your own and handle your navigation needs with confidence in the backcountry. 

You will learn: 

  • Understanding the baseplate compass and how to use it
  • Learn to read a topographic map and apply them in the real world
  • Understand true north and magnetic north (declination) and how to Compensate for it
  • Use a compass to take a bearing, plot your position on a map, and understand a route plan
  • Emergency Azimuths and how they can help
  • The techniques that make it all easy 

 
WHERE: The Arizona Hiking Shack 3244 E. Thomas Rd. Phx

WHO: Beginners to Intermediate. Ages 18 & up. (12 yrs & up with Guardian) Limit 10 participants. Hikers, campers, backpackers, anglers, off-roaders, paddlers, climbers, preppers, and all interested.

CLASS SIZE is kept small (10 attendees) to facilitate questions and individual attention.

CLASS INCLUDES: Discounts on AHS purchases when you create a Shack account. You'll be given a 10% Discount for all future purchases as a part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family.

 

 


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WORKSHOP SIZE: is kept small (9 attendees) to facilitate questions, individual attention and distancing. Masks are appreciated if you are not vaccinated during this Pandemic.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES: 10% Discount for all future purchases as a part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family. You will need to create a Shack Account to take advantage of this.


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PLEASE NOTE:  FAQ

  • CONFIRMATION EMAIL for your class is automatic after you checkout. THEN, you will receive a  REMINDER EMAIL a day or 2 before class date that will contain all the information you will need about class. IF YOU DO NOT SEE A CONFIRMATION OF PURCHASE EMAIL you may want mark us as a safe sender in you email settings.
  • ALL AHS CLASSES HAVE A 4-PERSON MINIMUM. If minimum is not met class can be cancelled. We send emails to all registered for class 2 or 3 days before class with options for refunds or transfer to another date or class.
  • CLASS CUT-OFF for registration sign up is 3 Days (72 hours) prior to class.
  • IF WE CANCEL class for low attendance, payment is refunded or applied to another class or event, your choice. Cancelations take place 72 hours prior to class if needed via email.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL PRIOR to 72 hours before class you will receive a full refund. Any cancellations by attendees LESS than 72 hours prior to class cannot be refunded but can be applied to another class.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jonathan Mincks, WFR – Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor

Jonathan Mincks is a Wilderness First Responder and instructor of wilderness self-reliance at AHS Rescue & The Arizona Hiking Shack. He teaches modern wilderness survival, outdoor recreation, and emergency preparedness. His educational programs have garnered him praise from new enthusiasts and seasoned professionals alike.

Holding multiple certifications and distinctions in industry standards, Mincks is also a boondock's scholar* who has been exploring the backcountry since he was in diapers. His practical approach & experience are only rivaled by his infectious passion, broad knowledge and witty perspective on self-reliance that confounds the important nature of the subject. He turns survival into "serious fun" for those who work or play in the backcountry because, "in the end, it is a positive attitude that will prevail."

Mincks is a go-to consultant on national and regional TV, news and media concerning outdoor recreation and safety. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years on trail crews, as a guide, outfitter, medic, educator, and outreach specialist.

*Boondocks Scholar. Adjective - Possessing an outlook of being on a perpetual field trip. A lifelong student of the outdoors. One who continuously studies and practices what it takes to thrive in the backcountry.

 

Jon Mincks

 

"Practical, thorough & Fun."

                                                   Susan, a seasonal guide for almost 20 years

 

"You teach PSAR. Preventative Search and Rescue. It's great!"

                                      Mike England, Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association SAR Team

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