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MEC Backcountry 101 - Digital (GPS) Navigation Clinic

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Monday, April 20th, 2015
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Join our camping specialists from 5:30pm - 6:30pm for a free one-hour clinic designed to introduce you to GPS and its use in backcountry navigation.

By the end of the session, participants will:
- Understand how the Global Positioning System functions.
- Understand features and functions common to all GPS standalone devices.
- Learn how to apply these features and functions in a wilderness navigation context.
- Distinguish the features offered for mobile devices (i.e., smartphones) from those offered by outdoor-specific units.
- Be familiar with the range of GPS devices available, their various additional features and the possible application of those features to specific activities.
- Be familiar with proper GPS care.
- Be familiar with other navigation resources available at MEC, as well as any additional navigation programming offered.
We will provide all of the materials you need for this clinic. Come with your questions and a sense of adventure!

Please meet in the camping department, in the south end of our store.

Register in-store or online at

Cost: Free Event
Category: Sports | Recreation
Location: Mountain Equipment Co op
1450 Government St, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Elizabeth Brady - Mountain Equipment Co-Op Victoria
[email protected]
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