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Submitted by:Steve D. on 05/04/2021
Held:Not Yet
Category:Hike
Typical Duration:120
Skills Required:Physical
Difficulty:Moderate
Location:Combined
Time Frame:Unimportant
Work as:Team
Equipment Needs:Average
DescriptionTeam is split in half. Half are Field Operatives and the other half are Control. Control has a map to several location and must explain where to go next to the field operatives without using the names of directions.
BasicsTeam is split with half the team at home base (control) having a map to a specific location. They communicate with the other half of the team (field ops) to direct them to the destination. At the destination is a map to direct the other half of the team (now field ops) to a final destination. Control can provide instructions but must not name a cardinal direction, bearing, or actual name of the building or geographical feature. Can use generic terms such as hill, building, stream, road, etc. Field ops answers with a yes/no.
Why is this something we want to do?Orienteering is usually fun. This is more like a compass course but with no bearings.
Variations:Communication can be more than yes/no questions, but cannot involve names. A single person is at home base. Everyone else is field ops. First destination is close by (about a quarter mile). This must be found without radios or phone. Communication of the quarter mile may be done as a sound hike or pony express with folks spaced out about 40 yards apart. A number is posted at the first site which tells the control person at home base which envelope to open. The correct envelope has a map to the final site. At this point radio or phone communication may be used to direct the field ops group to the site.
Preparations:Need to create a set of points for the teams to be guided to which is relatively equally challenging for all teams.
Equipment List:Clues
Reliable communication between teams
Compasses
Mitigated Risk:IIIE (Details)
Reviewed Date:2021-06-23
Reviewer:Ethan Rein