Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

The Wilderness Route Finder

The Classic Guide to Finding Your Way in the Wild

2000
Author:

Calvin Rutstrum
Illustrations by Les C. Kouba

The Wilderness Route Finder

An indispensable resource for navigating the wild.

In the days before cell phones and global positioning systems, knowing how to find your own way in the wilderness was a vitally important skill. The Wilderness Route Finder, first published in 1967, was the popular resource for anyone venturing into the woods who wanted to find their way out again. Now this essential book is available once more in a handy paperback edition.

In the days before cell phones and global positioning systems, knowing how to find your own way in the wilderness was a vitally important skill. The Wilderness Route Finder, first published in 1967, was the popular resource for anyone venturing into the woods who wanted to find their way out again. Now this essential book is available once more in a handy paperback edition.

As more and more people seek to simplify their wilderness experiences and return to traditional camping methods, Rutstrum’s simple, straightforward, and dependable methods can be appreciated anew. Rutstrum focuses on the tried-and-true techniques that have served wilderness travelers for generations: how to use a map, a compass, a sextant, and the sun and stars. He explains why we sometimes get lost and what we should do when we are.

This is a valuable traveling companion for anyone wishing to hunt, fish, explore, camp, or simply walk through unfamiliar territory.

The Wilderness Route Finder

Calvin Rutstrum (1895-1982) was one of the best-known outdoorsmen of his generation and the author of more than a dozen books on wilderness travel and technique. He is the author of North American Canoe Country.

Leslie Kouba also illustrated many of the works of Sigurd Olson.

About This Book