April FTX will commence, once again, at Tom’s pond at 0900 on the 28th.  A continuation of mapping and LandNav will include discussion of UTM/MGRS mapping tools.  It will be to your advantage to acquire your own compass for use at the FTX.  There have been frequent requests for a  demonstration on how to pack a three-day assault bag and we will try to pull one together for the April FTX.  Since we have avoided the subject of standardized gear, this demo will probably result in many questions.  Bring your own overloaded bag and get in on the discussion.

Mapping tools can be found at:

http://www.maptools.com/index.html

http://www.rangerjoes.com/Protractor-Ranger-Joes-P350C221.aspx

General background info on MGRS can be found at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_grid_reference_system

Also, this will be final planning session for NCPATCON on 2-6 MAY.

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