Basic Illustrated Map and Compass [EPUB]

Basic Illustrated Map and Compass [EPUB]
Basic Illustrated Map and Compass by Cliff Jacobson
2008 | EPUB | 5.97MB

Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.

Discover how to:

  • Choose and use the right type of compass
  • Use a map and compass in concert with a GPS receiver
  • Read and understand contour lines and other map features
  • Plot a course and find your way through the wilderness
  • Use the stars to navigate rivers, streams, and trails at night
  • Find and order the maps you need

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain [EPUB]

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain [EPUB]
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain by George Mahood
2013 | EPUB | 1.31MB

The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problemů they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.

During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations. Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh (you may even shed a tear). It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.

Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole [EPUB]

Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole [EPUB]
Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole by Felicity Aston
2011 | EPUB | 0.5MB

Could you ski to the South Pole? That was the challenge that British Adventurer, Felicity Aston put to women from around the Commonwealth as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the South Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but 'ordinary' women who wanted inspire others to follow their dreams or make a change for the better in their lives. She received more than 800 applications and embarked on a three-month journey around the world to interview candidates. 'What is skiing?' was the question that greeted her in Ghana. At the close of 2009, Felicity led a team from places as diverse as Jamaica, India, Singapore and Cyprus - some of whom had never even seen snow or spent the night in a tent before joining the expedition - on a 900 km skiing trek across the Antarctic, one of the toughest and most notoriously hazardous journeys on the planet. Eighty-mile-an-hour winds ripped through base camp; frostbite and injuries were an everyday occurrence; and, deadly crevasses emerged from the cracking ice beneath their feet. But they also shared beliefs, ideas, philosophies and laughter, made lasting memories and broke no less than six World Records.

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