Pace counting with Ranger BeadsBeing able to navigate yourself to safety has become an ofter overlooked skill. Fortunately many hikers, outdoors men and women, and preppers still use compasses and maps to find their way, but they still need a method to measure the distance traveled from the last way point, so they know how far until the next. This is where Ranger Beads come in handy.
What are Ranger Beads?Ranger beads, which are really just pace count beads. Army Rangers are condsidered experts at land navigation, which is why these pace counting beads are often referred to as Ranger Beads.
Where can you get Ranger Beads?You can purchase pre-made Ranger Beads, in many cool styles. They come in all colors and with various interesting beads (even skull beads....spooky). I made my own Ranger Beads with a piece of paracord and .... you guessed it, some beads. Supplies Needed:
- 30-ish inches of paracord
- 6x9mm beads (I borrowed 14 Pony Beads from my daughters. Luckily they had some brown ones in their stash).