2023 TERT Indoor Training – March 18

At long last the time has come to gather again as we enter the 40th year of TERT.

This is a friendly reminder of the Indoor training in March. There will be perennial favorite topics alongside subjects not previously covered by TERT. We will post the agenda soon.

Date:Saturday, March 18th
Time:08:00 (am) for new members (application info here)
09:00 (am) for returning members
Location:Utah County Health and Justice Building
Room 1600 (First floor)
151 S. University Ave, Provo, UT

Parking is on the east side of the building. You may use the open air parking to the northeast, or the multi-story parking structure to the southeast. Enter the building near the center of the east side of the building where the rotating door is located. Our room is straight into the lobby, and just past the restrooms on the first floor.

One item of preparation before we meet:

We will cover the use of GPS coordinates, learning to communicate this crucial information the same way that LifeFlight, AirMed, Dispatch and SAR all use and expect them. Please have a mapping application of your choice, AND some offline map areas downloaded beforehand as a preparatory measure. Offline areas to consider downloading ahead of time are the Mt Timp area and/or Utah County if you have enough space on your phone. Here are some mapping application options and information from the instructor, Scott Boyce:

IMPORTANT: NONE of the apps/maps will work unless you download the maps beforehand at home. After downloading the application and some offline maps, test by killing the app, putting your phone in airplane mode (no WiFi or data) and then re-launch the app and see if you can use it to browse maps. The larger commercial apps (Gaia, AllTrails, CalTopo) have free versions, but offline mapping is universally excluded until you pay. As a frugal person, my preference is AlpineQuest for Android, and Topo Maps US for iOS. Neither has ongoing subscription costs. Google Maps works fine on either OS as well, you just have to be certain that you have saved the topo layers offline.



Utah County Health and Justice Building main entrance.
Utah County Health and Justice Building parking lot.