Hard Patch - Land Nav Tool (Ranger Bead style Distance Marker Holes)
HARD PATCH: LAND NAV TOOL
(displays references for navigation & includes built-in Ranger Bead style distance tracking device)
This patch can be referenced as a reminder for recalling the equation for finding a "back azimuth", reading a map, or recording your pace count. It also includes a marker hole system that works similar to "Ranger Beads" by allowing you to keep track or multiple series of distances traveled. The 9 holes can represent 100 yards traveled (your pace count being reached). The 4 holes can represent every time you've traveled 1,000 yards each, for 5,000 total. Simply use the included kevlar cord to run through each hole (pre-thread it first), then pull it out of each hole as you obtain the associated distance. Tuck unused cord behind velcro patch to secure its position. Alternatively, you could slide in a paperclip, pine straw; or really anything that stays snug in the hole, and move the marker from hope to hole as you go. This isn't a go-to tool for routine use, ranger beads work way better and require no improvisation; but in a survival scenario having this patch with you (on your backpack for example) can aid in finding your way to safety.
Displays equation for finding a "back azimuth", reading a map (direction for grid lines), or recording your pace count.
Patch is constructed on approx. 3"x1.8" laser-engraved acrylic (0.2" thick) card.
Includes improvised Ranger Bead variant distance tracking tool.
Includes length of kevlar utility cord for use as marker hole filler.
Top border displays a 3 inch ruler with half-inch increments.