How To: Use a compass and map

Use a compass and map

This video tutorial is in the Disaster Preparation category which will show you how to use a map style compass. The first thing is to get your bearings by sight without a map. The arrow on the compass represents the direction of travel, the N on the compass dial is the compass North and the red needle points to the magnetic North. First align the compass N with the magnetic North. Now say you want to go 90 degrees East. Next you align 90 degrees with your direction of travel arrow. Rotate the compass so that the compass N and the magnetic N are aligned. The direction of travel arrow will now point in the direction that you want to walk. You can watch the video for more tips.

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