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Night land Nav

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Rangers what was your first Night time orienteer like? what tips would you have for an FNG?
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learn to do an accurate "back azimuth".
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Don't ever use red alcohol markers. :lol:
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Allways remember to "Orr eee in tate" your map.
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My first night orienteer was.......... DARK.........

and always rember, don't vault over the log, there IS a hole on the other side and it is deeper than you are tall.......
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Re: Night land Nav

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PO wrote:Rangers what was your first Night time orienteer like? what tips would you have for an FNG?
It's pretty much like day time except it's dark and harder to see things like obstacles and terrain features, unless there is a 3/4 or full moon, no clouds and you're not under double or tripple canopy. You'll move slower and make shorter strides, so adjust your pace count accordingly. Usually there are more bugs. Hope it doesn't rain...
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and it's harder to terrain associate, so you rely more on dead reckoning.

or just pack spare batteries for the GPS, and leave the backlight on.
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Sleestacks :shock: :shock:
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rgrpuck wrote: Sleestacks :shock: :shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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To my dying day, I will swear Bigfoot walked past our commo site on my first RRD mission that was up there. Jim and I were dug in some thick brush and it is fucking dark out. I think Jim was on radio watch, but I am woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of something big moving through the brush on two legs with no lights. Its just one. Not two, not a squad, just one moving fast. It moves by our hide site probably within 30 feet, never stops just keeps trucking. Well its my first mission with these guys and there is no way I am saying shit cause the last thing I need is Jim going back to the others nd saying I am scared of the dark. Well come daylight, real causal like I mention to Jim, " Hey I thought I heard something big move by the site last night". Jim was like, fuck dude what the fuck was that? Well no shit he heard it, but he said there was no way he was waking up the new guy and having him think he was scared of the dark :lol:
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Horned Toad wrote:To my dying day, I will swear Bigfoot walked past our commo site on my first RRD mission that was up there. Jim and I were dug in some thick brush and it is fucking dark out. I think Jim was on radio watch, but I am woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of something big moving through the brush on two legs with no lights. Its just one. Not two, not a squad, just one moving fast. It moves by our hide site probably within 30 feet, never stops just keeps trucking. Well its my first mission with these guys and there is no way I am saying shit cause the last thing I need is Jim going back to the others nd saying I am scared of the dark. Well come daylight, real causal like I mention to Jim, " Hey I thought I heard something big move by the site last night". Jim was like, fuck dude what the fuck was that? Well no shit he heard it, but he said there was no way he was waking up the new guy and having him think he was scared of the dark :lol:
That is totally funny! That place can definitely be creepy at night!
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bigfoot, sleestacks................I fell down a fucking big ass hillside, you guessed it..........jumping over a fucking log, with SSG White from my plt. :oops:


Im laughing my ass off :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Ranger Luna wrote:bigfoot, sleestacks................I fell down a fucking big ass hillside, you guessed it..........jumping over a fucking log, with SSG White from my plt. :oops:


Im laughing my ass off :lol: :lol: :lol:
I saw one of our PSG's trip over a log and get pinned by his ruck. He was PISSED!!
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Always play with the wildlife. If you get lost look at your map and shake a tree.
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