ITS Land Navigation Starter Pack

    • Takes the Guesswork out of Land Navigation
    • ITS Baseplate Compass
    • Compact Pace Line
    • DIY Pace Count Beads Kit w/ 26” Length of Paracord and 13 Beads (paracord color may vary)
    • UTM, MGRS, USNG Reference Card
    • Declination & Compass Rose Reference Card
    • Time, Speed, and Distance Reference Card
    • Millimeter Grid Reference Card
    • Inclinometer for Slope Angle Reference Card
    • Pocket Magnifier
    • Pocket Sized UTM Slot Tool (Protractor)
    • ITS Golf Pencil
    • Book - Using your GPS with UTM Coordinates (3rd Ed.)
    • Map Math Instruction Sheet
    • North Reference Sheet
    • USGS Topographic Map Symbols Pamphlet
    • Locating Coordinate Grid Information on USGS Maps Pamphlet
    • Tools for Working with UTM, MGRS and USNG Coordinates Pamphlet
    • Includes Everything but a Map
  • Land Navigation is an important skill-set to have in your toolbox, but getting started can be a little daunting. With all the different systems and tools, it’s difficult to know which direction to head.

    We’ve taken out the guesswork with the ITS Land Navigation Starter Pack. It includes reference guides and tools, the all-important protractor and everything you’ll need to make your own pace count beads. Just grab a local topographic map and hit the trail!

    When you pick up your kit, be sure to check out our comprehensive eBook on learning how to navigate with the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS). The eBook also describes in detail how to use the included UTM Slot Tool (protractor) for MGRS.

    To determine your pace count, check out the "Pace Line Instructions" tab above.

  • When you first receive the ITS Compact Pace Line, measure 18 feet from both ends and mark that measurement with a permanent marker, duct tape or other marking system. Something contrasting with the Blaze Orange will make finding this measurement easier while deploying the pace line.

    When you're ready to measure your pace count, tie the Pace Line around a solid object such as a tree or tent stake and unspool the cordage fully until you reach the other end. Now tie that end of the cordage around another object.

    Starting with both feet together on the first 18 foot mark you made, step off with your left foot and walk the length of the pace line, counting each time your left foot touches the ground (including the first time.) When you reach the other 18 foot mark you made, write that number down in a notebook or other device.

    Now turn around and repeat the process in the other direction. Once you’ve reached the original starting position, note this number and walk the pace line down and back another full time. After you’ve walked four pace line lengths, you should have four numbers written down. Add these numbers together, divide by four and then multiply that number by two for your final 100-meter pace count.