Compass Basics

Reading a compass seems like an intimidating skill to many people. However, once you learn the basics and practice a little, you will find that you can read a compass with ease. This skill is useful for those who like to hike in the wilderness, and is important for sports like orienteering. These directions are […]

Compass Skills

The main functions of using a compass are:

to tell which direction you are traveling – your heading to tell which direction an object is from you – its bearing to keep you following a straight line of travel to help orient a map and align it with the actual land to perform triangulation and […]