How to use a Compass

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How to use a Compass

Post by johnhens » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:53 pm

Good basic info on the use of map and compass. ... dium=email

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Re: How to use a Compass

Post by hooky » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:47 am

When I took my son on his first back country trip, I made him count paces and use a map and compass to plot the trip r\progress. He grumbled the whole time about not being able to use a GPS. For his 16th we went to Yosemite and then it became a bit more of a game with all the landmarks that made it easier to orient yourself. Batteries go dead. Electronics get wet, dropped and/or have gremlins. Everyone should know the basics of map and compass work.

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