How to use a map and compass

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Long before GPS, people were using maps and compasses to find their way around. You may be surprised at what you can do with these two important tools.

Contents

Terms

Map

  • This is what a map is when we talk about a map in this article
  • And this is what it isn't

Compasses

  • Clear this up too.


Techniques

Following a bearing

Blah


Aligning your map and compass

Bloo


Determining your location on a map

Yes, it can be done without a GPS


Figure distance

Blee


Summary


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