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The FOB Rasor Land Navigation Event

March 2 @ 9:00 am CST

$50 – $100

The FOB Rasor Land Navigation Event

Test your land navigation skills and/or learn from local veterans at our first ever land navigation course.

About this event

The purpose of the event is to bring community awareness to the suicide epidemic in our nation’s warrior community, have some fun, and raise funds for our suicide prevention program.

What is Land Navigation?

Land Navigation is the discipline of following a route through unfamiliar terrain on foot using maps with reference to terrain, a compass, and other navigation tools. These skills are an essential part of military training.

Start the day with a Basic Land Navigation class taught by Gunnery Sergeant Pete Sawyer, USMC / Retired.

Our Basic Land Navigation class teaches the fundamentals of Map and Compass Reading, Terrain Association, and Obtaining your Pace Count. Our Basic Land Navigation Training course is appropriate for all ages and is a 1 day course. Students will learn the basics of a compass and learn how to read and use them.

What is terrain association? Terrain association is the ability to identify terrain features on the ground by the contour intervals depicted on the map.

What is a pace count? A pace count is a way to measure ground distance by walking an accurately measured distance of 100 to 600 meters. A pace is equal to one natural step, about 30 inches long. To accurately use the pace count method, you must know how many paces it takes you to walk 100 meters. To determine this, you must walk the accurately measured course and count the number of paces you take. A pace course can be as short as 100 meters or as long as 600 meters. The pace course, regardless of length, must be on similar terrain to that you will be walking over. To determine your pace count on a 600-meter course, count the paces it takes you to walk the 600 meters, then divide the total paces by 6. The answer will give you the average paces it takes you to walk 100 meters. It is important that each person who navigates knows his or her pace count.

This course is designed to be educational and fun. It will not be the back breaking course that some of our military folks remember from their service on active duty.

After the class we will split into teams and our course will be begin. You will be assigned 4 checkpoints that your team will be tasked with locating. You will then calculate the direction (in degrees) and the distance (in meters) from each check point to the next. At each checkpoint your team will meet a Lifer for Life (a member of FOB Rasor). You will record the name and the branch of service the Lifer for Life hails from or what type of First Responder they are. After you have found all 4 of your check points or at 3PM (whatever comes first) you will make your way back to the classroom site for some awesome chow served by W-Industries and receive your completion kit of FOB Rasor gear.


The Details


169 Forest Dr 208B, Richards, Tx 77873


March 2nd, 2024


0800 to 1630



Check in / Registration

Command Post


Intro to Land Nav class, Pace Count PRAC-AP & Safety Brief

Field Expedient Classroom


Exit friendly lines.

National Forest


Re-enter friendly lines & confirm check points

Command Post


Field Mess by W-Industries

Command Post


End of Day

Additional Information

This is a field event. Long pants and comfortable shoes are encouraged. Wearing a small backpack is recommended. Water will be available at the Command Post, but it is recommended that you bring your own water and snacks for your time on the Land Nav Course.

FOB Rasor will have a safety vehicle and Medic staged at the Command Post.

The Land Navigation Event will happen rain or shine.

Completion Kit Will Include

FOB Rasor T-shirt

Hydration Pack

Limited spots available.


March 2
9:00 am CST
$50 – $100
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Derek Rd
Derek Rd
Huntsville, TX 77340 United States
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