Scouting From Home
Finding your campsite, a spectacular viewpoint or your way back out of the wilderness won’t always be simple tasks. That’s why a magnetized compass and a paper map—and the navigational knowhow to use them—are part of the Ten Essentials.
This article covers the following concepts:
- Identifying the basic parts of a compass
- Understanding and setting declination adjustment
- Using your compass to orient your map
- Understanding bearings and how to use them