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Blake Miller
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Retired Naval Officer and Land Navigation Instructor in Oregon
Retired Naval Officer and Land Navigation Instructor in Oregon

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Backcountry Travel Plann
After the loss of James Kim in the Oregon back country in 2006 I wrote a hiker's trip plan and posted it on my blog.  I had input from several valued sources.  I wanted something better for the wilderness traveler.  A plan more than a note to a neighbor.  M...
Backcountry Travel Plann
Backcountry Travel Plann
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The Essentials For Your Day Pack
Always Carry The Right Gear On a warm afternoon in July, a family leaves a trail head
with the goal of summiting the South Sister Mountain in Central Oregon .   It was a rough hike as they took a path not
frequently traveled.   By evening it
became obvious ...
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The Essentials For Your Day Pack
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g Accurate Compass Readings
I found these recommendations a while back when I was researching techniques for using a magnetic compass.  A small error when using a compass can result in significant error in measurement on the ground. To obtain accurate readings when using a compass: En...
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g Accurate Compass Readings
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More About Using a Topographic Map
Reviewing a topographic map is usually the starting point for the planning of any back country trip.  A topographic map is your road map to the outdoors.  It provides you detailed information at a scale that is meaningful and detailed.  For years, the US Ge...
More About Using a Topographic Map
More About Using a Topographic Map
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Backstops for The Hiker and Hunter
A backstop keeps the hiker safe.  By using a natural and man made land features, a backstop keep the hiker in the right area.  Backstops are found by a careful study of a topographic map. One feature every outdoorsman should pay attention to is called a “ba...
Backstops for The Hiker and Hunter
Backstops for The Hiker and Hunter
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Free GPS Maps
There are several sources of Maps for your GPS receiver. In the free category I like and use maps from www.GPSFileDepot.com.  ONYXmaps.com maps are not free but the quality is just superb.  GARMIN has fine maps too but you will have to pay for them. Do let ...
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Free GPS Maps
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Reviewing a topographic map is usually the starting point for the planning of any back country trip.  A topographic map is your road map to the outdoors.  It provides you information at a scale that is meaningful and detailed.    For years, the US Geologic ...
Outdoor Quest
Outdoor Quest
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GPS Tune-up for your fall hunt.
Hunters, this is a great time to tune-up and practice with a GPS receiver.  There are several things that one can do before leaving home.    Here are a few recommendations to consider. Setup Dump those old AA batteries, put in new ones.  If you leave your G...
GPS Tune-up for your fall hunt.
GPS Tune-up for your fall hunt.
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Map Datum
For most hikers, the map datum selection isn't critical.  New and right out of the box, GPS receivers are set to Map Datum WGS84. And for most hikers that setting will be just fine. Out and back - no problem. But if you are going to take coordinates taken f...
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Map Datum
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Foods Toxic to Dogs
My wife and I
have been doing quite a bit of traveling this summer.  In late May we visited our friends in
Virginia.  We had a very long day of flying
and looked forward to a relaxing visit. 
While we were recuperating, the family’s dog was in the guest roo...
Foods Toxic to Dogs
Foods Toxic to Dogs
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