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A compass is a valuable piece of gear that could get you out of a lot of trouble. My favorite style is the Suunto mirrored type.

A compass is a valuable piece of gear that could get you out of a lot of trouble. My favorite style is the Suunto mirrored type.

Teaching Kids Map Reading Skills

Map skills are an essential outdoor skill. Here& a successful method for teaching kids map reading skills.

Pocket sundial craft - Daytime astronomy or nighttime take-away? Could also build a giant one at camp :D

Pocket sundial craft - Daytime astronomy or nighttime take-away? Could also build a giant one at camp :D - Gnomonica

How to Find True North Without a Compass — Basic survival skills are essential for anyone living off the grid, whether it’s by choice or in a SHTF situation. In the event that you have to navigate without landmarks, technology, or even a compass, you need to know how to find true north.

How to Find True North Without a Compass

How to Find True North Without a Compass — Basic survival skills are essential for anyone living off the grid, whether it’s by choice or in a SHTF situation. In the event that you have to navigate without landmarks, technology, or even a compass, you need

Mapa Topográfico - O que é? O que indica? Como utilizá-lo? :: Clube Arautos do Pantanal

Mapa Topográfico - O que é? O que indica? :: Clube Arautos do Pantanal

It's really not rocket science. Knowing how to use a $5 compass might just save your life and will only take a few minutes to learn properly.

So you own a compass, but do you really really really know how to use it? Other then thinking it always points north? Well, here is your chance to be a pro! Saving this because I've never used that type of compass. Army only uses lensatic compass'.

Orienteering.  Imagine April, month of rain, being dropped in a place near dusk, and having to walk back 4 miles without a map.  Yep that happened to me.  I wouldn't mind actually doing it with a map.

A compass is one of the most important survival tools you can have in your possession. Learn how to use a compass in this article from Stacy Bravo.

ISU's "Art of TEaching Map and Compass: Instructional Techniques, Curricular Formats and Practical Field Exercises"

ISU's "Art of TEaching Map and Compass: Instructional Techniques, Curricular Formats and Practical Field Exercises"

navigation-basics: map and compass

How to Use a Compass: Compass/Map Navigation

Hobo symbols, in all honesty, common sense says that we all should learn these things And we need to teach them to our children if only to keep them safe in case in any area that they should not be or ever in need of help.

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Hobo Symbols: Dating back to the Depression, when many people were homeless and on the move, this code of signs were used be Hobos to communicate good spots to stay & places to avoid. "Here is the place!

How to Read a Compass: More than just finding North! Also, this reader comment was good: How did the author completely forget to explain that the user must compensate for declination from true north? Since magnetic north is not the same as true north you must add or subtract a certain number of degrees, depending on where you are, to compensate. Many of today’s compasses have an adjustment that can be made to compensate. Google the declination in the area where you are using it.

How to Use Any Compass for Navigation

2. Set the compass heading by turning the compass Dial until the “N” on your compass aligns with Magnetic North on the map.

Set the compass heading by turning the compass Dial until the “N” on your compass aligns with Magnetic North on the map.

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