Tag: Map & Compass Skills

Free 7-part course in basic map & compass skills

Someone asked on a FB group that I belong to about what to look for in a good compass.  In addition to that information, he got a lot of free advice about learning how to use a compass. Well, it just so happens that I have a series […]


How to read a heading

(Sixth in a series) So, you’ve managed to find Old Mad John Redrum’s treasure map and you found the rock that looks like a witch’s nose, and you’ve used your trusty compass to figure out what direction to go. Did you ever wonder, how did Old Mad John […]

How to orient a map

(Third in a series – Before you go on an outdoor adventure,  get a good compass and find some useful maps.) A map with all its squiggly lines and colors can, at first glance, seem like a confusing jumble.  One of the first things that you’ll want to […]

Where to get trek maps

Yesterday I posted a couple of suggestions about getting a good compass to keep you safe and on track in your outdoor activities, and soon I’ll be posting articles about how to use that compass effectively, but first we need to get a good map to go along […]