The Handbook of Iowa All-Terrain Vehicle, Off-Road Utility and Off-Road Motorcycle Regulations
The Official Off-roading Handbook of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Web Version
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What to Bring Along
Map and Compass: Topographic maps provide the most useful information for navigating terrain because they show the area in three dimensions. Purchase a good orienteering compass and learn how to use it with a topographic map.
First-Aid Kit: Carry a first-aid kit, and take a first-aid course so that you'll know how to respond in an emergency.
Survival Kit: In addition to the items listed above, you should carry:
- Waterproof matches
- Hand axe
- Signal flares
- High-energy snacks such as candy bars
- Emergency food and water (enough for one day for long day trips)
Other useful items:
- Radio to hear about approaching storms
- Mobile phone and GPS unit
Global Positioning System (GPS)
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system based on a network of 24 satellites. Users with a GPS unit can determine their exact location (latitude and longitude) in any weather condition, all over the world, 24 hours a day.