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Land Navigation

Intro to Land Navigation.  $100

This isn’t your typical orienteering course. We teach you the type of Land Nav the professionals in the Military use. In this classroom portion, we will teach you UTM/MGRS systems, Plot pointing, Coordinate finding, 8 digit grids, how to use a lensatic compass, how to use a protractor, what grid lines are and how to use them, teach you to use the metric system, identify major and minor terrain features, and pace counting.   This class will set you up for the field portion where you will earn an SDSOS certification in Land Navigation.  This type of navigation is technical and precise. In the classroom you won’t just be listening, you will be doing all the above under the supervision and guidance of our Military trained  instructors who have used this system in a multitude of real world scenarios.  

Land Navigation $250

-This is a fun course where you get to show your stuff. We will set out points on a map and allow you to plot and find coordinates listed as grids on a map that you will get to find! This will be a fun day full of self test and will to find your way, not only in the wild, but also in your self! In this course you will navigate and negotiate challenging terrain in various areas in San Diego’s back country. Upon successful completion of finding all points on the map, students will receive a certificate of completion! We have two courses set up, one in high elevation in woodland areas with about 15 points and one in the desert with 10 points. There is also an optional night time land nav course one can take if he/she so desires. Will take about 6-12 hours depending on fitness/skill level.

Transportation is provided for the field portion. 

Students will be accompanied by an instructor in the field at all times.

Desert Land Navigation: $250

-In this course you will be put to the test in a hot environment with the sun beating down on you while you navigate through cactus and agave find each point. We recommend taking the intro course for this one as well. 

Transportation is provided for the field portion. 

Students will be accompanied by an instructor in the field at all times.

Night Land Navigation. $250

-In this course you will be looking for points in the dark with the aid of a head lamp and standard navigation gear. Navigation in the dark while lost is one hell of experience, it’s even worse if you don’t know what you’re doing. In this course your sense of direction will be put to the test. This is an advanced course so we do not recommend taking this course unless you have taken the day time land nav course prior to this one. 

Transportation is provided for the field portion. 

Students will be accompanied by an instructor in the field at all times.

Complete Land Nav Package $650

This package includes the intro, field, desert and night time navigation course. Each of these courses can be taken at any time in succession when you want. If you take this class you will receive a Certificate of Completion listing the hours and skills that were put into it by you. You will also be eligible to take the Land Nav Instructor course where you will be taught to set up and teach a land nav course to students. 

Land Navigation Instructor Certification Course.  $1500

In this course you will be taking intro, field, desert and night time navigation courses. Upon successful completion and receiving a SDSOS Certificate of Completion, you will be instructed on how to make maps, set up Land Nav courses, set up classroom instruction with use of a power point, and then instruct a classes of your own under the supervision of SDSOS instructors. You will also set up your own land nav course, conduct your own classroom portion and teach all field portions. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be invited back by instructors to partner with us to teach PAID courses in Land Navigation only.