Being able to read a topographic map is an important urban survival skill to have. Here’s exactly how to read one for beginners quickly and easily. In a crisis situation like an EMP attack, the grid goes down and all the power with it. Including phone reception. In that case, we’ll all have to use a map to navigate. At that time, it’s already too late to learn how to read one.
Watch this video from REI on how to read a topographic map.
Have you ever had to read one of these maps in an emergency?