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Wilderness Navigation #11 - UTM coordinates

This is the clearest and most concise explanation on Youtube about the UTM coordinate system. We start with an overview of how the UTM system works, then you'll learn how to read coordinates from a map, how to plot coordinates onto a map, and we’ll finish with a few good mapping and smartphone resources. 

Knowing to basics of coordinate systems is important for anyone using a map and GPS together.

Recycling MSR IsoPro Fuel Canisters

Isobutane canisters are made of painted steel and plastic valves. Technically they can be recycled as mixed metal. Unfortunately, the process is more complicated than just throwing your spent canister in a bin. Fuel canisters can only be recycled in areas where mixed metal is accepted, and they can only be processed when properly prepared beforehand. Here’s how to make your fuel canister recyclable:

MSR Wind Pro II Stove

The incredible efficiency and versatility of the original WindPro stove, adapted to burn inverted canisters for liquid-feed. The results are increased cold weather performance, faster boil times and a more consistent output over the life of every canister in the MSR Windpro II Stove. 

Delorme inReach - How To Share Location

In this video we will look at sharing your current location using the Delorme inReach SE.

Make sure you have the latest firmware as we'll be using the LOCATION icon on the main screen. Click OK and you will see your current position along with other data fields.

Click on SHARE LOCATION button at the bottom of the screen.

From here you can send your location to an email or cell phone number in your contacts (don't forget to sync your inReach before you leave the house).

Delorme inReach - Tracking

smartphone. The tracking feature is useful feature where you can keep track of your activities or let others know your location.

You can start/stop tracking using the device only by holding down the tracking button (middle) until the LED flashes.

the other method is to use the Earthmate app either on for iOS or Android. The app also includes additional information such as a map display of the track, the number of points sent, time started, time sent, next time to send.

Delorme inReach - How to Pair with iPhone

In this video we will look at how to pair our Delorme inReach SE with an iPhone or iOS device.

First thing is to download the free app Earthmate, this will allow you to download Delorme maps and control the inReach using Bluetooth.

Next step is to take you inReach SE and from the main menu, select SETTINGS, then BLUETOOTH.

Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled and select PAIR INREACH. This will search for a bluetooth device to pair with.

Teaching with Intention

This workshop will utilize some of the educational workshops taught during WMI's Instructor Training Courses to help participants develop a more deliberate approach to teaching. Working with concepts including Three Sentence Teaching, Reverse Planning, and Style versus Curriculum, senior WMI instructors will guide participants through a series of exercises designed to help instructors transition from being instinctive educators to being intentional educators.