Winter Survival: How to Navigate in the Snow
ReadyNutrition Readers, I have written several articles in the past on land navigation fundamentals and the importance of those basics. Most of those basics still hold true in the “Winter Wonderland” of the snow and ice: those basics merely need to be modified for the changes of the season. Once again, as with all things I recommend to you to practice these techniques and familiarize yourself with them prior to something coming up…a significant event where you must do it. Practice does make perfect, and repetition promotes a good follow-through.
That being said, how hard is it to navigate during the winter? Well, it is tougher in several perspectives. First, with snow blanketing the landscape, the appearance of the terrain is changed. Secondly, the landscape is also physically altered: it is a different thing to walk across six inches to several feet of snow. Right now, where I live, I have almost three feet of snow on the ground. The winter weather conditions are another item: it’s a far cry from a summer stroll when you walk into a cold wind that is throwing sleet right into your face in the middle of February.
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