the land navigation class sold out last year - register now!
Is it really only oTHER people who get lost ...
or could it someday be you?
LAND NAVIGATION - MAY 16, 2020, 9 - 4 PM (OZARK, MO)
Join Hiking the Ozarks Founder, Dan Nash, to learn essential navigational skills suitable for anyone who spends time in the outdoors and is willing to learn navigation essentials and, most importantly, how to apply those skills to guide you in the wilderness.
You could rely on your gps ... but what if it breaks?
Emergencies happen to everyone.
You could rely on your GPS device - except that when you get lost you don't always have any reception. So you're screwed. Besides, do you really want to have to rely on a device that can break? And what happens if others are relying on you to get you from place A to B safely? 

Join in for a two-part day, the first in the classroom learning the land navigation skills you've always wanted, and the second half of the day at Busiek to put those skills into practice.

This is a ONE OF A KIND class in the Ozarks taught by Dan Nash, one of the best instructors in the Midwest ... if not the country!

Manage yourself in the outdoors ...
Join Dan Nash, Hiking the Ozarks Founder
Dan Nash founded Hiking the Ozarks in 2007 and grew up exploring the Ozark Mountains; its thousands of miles of beautiful and rugged terrain was the playground his father introduced to him and his brothers. He has led expeditions, backpacked, hiked and rock climbed in 14 countries. 

As President of Hiking the Ozarks, Dan coordinates and leads the company's various education and guiding programs. He has tested and reviewed gear for dozens of companies and provided hundreds of written and video gear reviews for major publications.

Dan is also the Founder & President of Satori Adventures & Expeditions, an international guiding and mountaineering company with affiliates in Nepal and South America, which provides dozens of hiking, backpacking and mountaineering expeditions in over 20 countries.  Satori, based right here in Southwest Missouri, is the only company that operates on all 8,000 meter peak mountains around the world
why do it?
You could continue to rely on your GPS, or on others to do your navigation for you ...
... but that's not the best way to manage yourself in the outdoors. 
Too many tragedies occur that might otherwise be prevented. 
You may recall some years ago an experienced hiker took his young children for a hike ... and got lost. As can happen here in the Ozarks, the temperature dropped significantly and the father and both sons tragically lost their lives.

It was a heartbreaking story and, while we can't ever know if navigation skills could have saved them, surely they could have helped. We just never know ... and that's why we all need to have the skills that can help keep us safe. 
take control
Find empowerment by improving your navigation skills and take your outdoor skills to the next level.
Challenge yourself and learn skills most people will never have ...
reserve your seat
Save $20 and register now  ...
Advanced registration is strongly recommended. Door registration is not guaranteed, other than for All Access Pass holders. If spots are available you may register the day of the event but you will not be eligible for the early bird price (same day registration is $70, if spots are available).  We will update via social media the status of class registration for your planning purposes. 
each student should bring
* ​​Water, lunch and snacks (although we will break for lunch if you'd like to run out and get a quick lunch nearby)
​Materials for taking notes
​* Orienteering compass
* Topographic map, if you have one
→ class location
Life Point Church, Ozark, MO
May 16, 2020 @ 9 am Central
Spend the morning session in the beautiful lecture space of Life Point Church in Ozark. Following the lunch break, you will assemble at Busiek State Forest where Dan and instructors will help you implement the expertise you developed during the morning session, with a variety of practical navigation exercises to solidify your learning.
maybe you won't get lost ... but what if you do?
Take advantage of this very popular class and learn proper navigation skills that have the power to keep you alive.
you asked
We answered ...
Are there any refunds, or can I pay for a portion of the class?
There are no refunds and, while you can choose to attend all or a portion of the class, the fee is a one-time flat fee. If you register and cannot attend class for any reason, YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED A REFUND. But we will miss you. You can register at the event if there is space, but the fee will be $70 per person.
Is there a discount for families or children?
No. We feel the value of these potentially life-saving skills delivered in this all-day class is well worth the relatively low cost. Children of many ages have attended this event and had a great time, although you are the best judge of your child's capacity for this material. Navigation can be a challenge, but that is why we have the afternoon session at Busiek to help implement skills learned in the classroom.  
can i send my child under 17?
ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 17 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN FOR THE FULL COURSE OF THE CLASS. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. But otherwise children are most welcome assuming you judge the experience suitable to them. 
What do I need to bring?
Bring along water and food to keep you happy during the day (although you may choose to run out for a quick lunch during the lunch break), a notebook and writing utensil, an orienteering compass and a topographic map if you have one. Be sure to have appropriate clothing for the afternoon session at Busiek.
will the class be held if the weather is cold or rainy?
We do not cancel the event for weather conditions, OTHER THAN if we, in our sole discretion, deem it unsafe for people to attend the class in extreme weather. In that event, all registered students will receive a full and prompt refund. Please note that cold or rainy weather is in fact an excellent circumstance in which to practice the skills you will be learning. We believe in you!
i can't make it on May 16. Will the class be held again?
At this time, this is the only Land Navigation on the calendar and we have no plans to add another in 2020. We are also working to add an ADVANCED Land Navigation class to the calendar this fall, in addition to an all new TRACKING class (details to come - it will be fantastic). This Land Navigation class will be a PREREQUISITE to these advanced classes. 
bring your skills to life
Be the master in the outdoors you've imagined yourself being.
Land navigation is a powerful tool that can catapult your confidence in the outdoors like you've never imagined ...
Advance registration will guarantee your spot and save you money.
Outdoor education is not just for the most serious backpackers who spend weeks out in the woods. It's for everyone. Besides, the skills you learn in your outdoor education will provide you life skills you may not expect. 

Take advantage of learning from one of the best outdoor education instructors in the Midwest (probably the world) and reserve your spot now.
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