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Backcountry Quick Reference Navigation Cards - Topography

Navigation and general tips and tricks card set for when you plan to navigate in the backcountry. 

You don’t need an internet connection to have the piece of mind of information at your fingertips. As experts in the field of observation and navigation, Brunton offers this lightweight and durable eight page reference set that can help you better explore the backcountry.

This set was created to be used with any map and compass and also stows neatly in the rubber foot of the TruArc 20 (not included). They contain essential references and tips and techniques for efficient and safe wilderness travel.  Our cards can help you calculate and determine distance and location on a variety of topo maps and will give you many of the basic tools and concepts that can help you make better decisions in the backcountry.


Waterproof, durable, and lightweight cards can handle exposure to any type of weather.

Eight-page reference set includes:

• Map Slope Indicator Scale (works with both metric and standard map scales)
• How to Orient a map to true north
• Taking a map bearing
• Sighting a field bearing
• Travel a compass bearing
• Triangulating a location
• How to use Romer Scales
• Suggestions when you are lost
• Water tips
• Common knots
• Calculating hike times
• Metric and Standard Topo Buddy scale cards



• DIMENSIONS: 2.5 x 3.7 x 0.06 in | 6.4 x 9.3 x 0.2 cm
• WEIGHT: 0.5 oz | 12 g