AlphaSAR / HTXoutdoors Navigation Class

Search and Rescue Members Training with Compass on Land Navigation

AlphaSAR is hosting a Navigation Class with HTXoutdoors. The class the fee is $25. If you have any questions about the class, please contact us at info@alphasar.org.  In order to sign up for this event, please visit HTXoutdoors’ event page. Topics to be covered: Intro to Map Reading GPSes and Compasses How to use your compass […]

Mapping Class – Friendswood

Search and Rescue Members Training with Compass on Land Navigation

This mapping and navigation class is taking place instead of normal Team Training. Please make sure to email info@alphasar.org in order to sign up for the class. This insures that we print enough handouts and practice maps for everyone who shows up. Topics Covered: – Type IV – Satellite Imagery – Type IV – Basic […]

FUNSAR / SARTech II

SARTech II Grid search Route Search playing cards

We will be hosting a joint FUNSAR / SARTech II. The first weekend (September 22-24) will be mostly classroom with a few outdoor activities. The second weekend will consist of the written test on Friday, September 29th and the rest of the weekend will  be all of the FUNSAR outdoor activities and the SARTech II […]

Mapping and Compass Class

SAR Canine Merlin Searching an Area in Training

This is AlphaSAR’s Mapping and Compass Class. We will be discussing coordinate systems, compass features, map reading, navigation, compass skills, and best practices. Please send an email to info@alphasar.org for more information on what topics are being covered.

Mapping Class

Search and Rescue Members Training with Compass on Land Navigation

This will be a classroom training focused on map reading skills. We will go over how to read a UTM / USNG map, how to find your location on the map, how to navigate in the field using a map and how to use your compass with your map. We will also be talking about […]