Standard Guide for Level I GPS Wilderness Navigator (GPS-IW) Endorsement
|Publication Date:||1 July 2013|
This guide establishes the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required to navigate in the wilderness using a GPS receiver.
The information in this guide is for navigation on land, off-road, wherever GPS signals can be received.
This guide does not define the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for navigating by GPS on roads, in urban areas, on the water, or in the air.
A person who meets the requirements in this guide is only prepared to navigate with a GPS receiver. Further training in wilderness travel and survival is required for users to operate in a wilderness environment.
This guide does not imply that a GPS receiver is an alternative to navigating with map and compass. Use of map and compass is strongly recommended as a backup for GPS navigation.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.