Feb 10, 2020

Use a Compass

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#* The '''orienting lines''' are the lines within the compass housing that run parallel to the orienting arrow. <span id="aim"></span>
 
#* The '''orienting lines''' are the lines within the compass housing that run parallel to the orienting arrow. <span id="aim"></span>
 
#Hold the compass correctly. Place the compass flat on your palm and your palm in front of your chest. This is the proper compass stance, when traveling.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3sm-i7KJpM</ref> If you're consulting a map, place the map on a flat surface and place the compass on the map to get a more accurate reading.<span id="twist"></span>[[Image:Use a Compass Step 2 Version 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Hold the compass correctly. Place the compass flat on your palm and your palm in front of your chest. This is the proper compass stance, when traveling.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3sm-i7KJpM</ref> If you're consulting a map, place the map on a flat surface and place the compass on the map to get a more accurate reading.<span id="twist"></span>[[Image:Use a Compass Step 2 Version 4.jpg|center]]
#Find out where you're facing. For a quick basic exercise to orient yourself, it's good to find out which direction you're currently facing or traveling. Look at the magnetic needle. It should swing off to one side or another, unless you're facing North.<br><br>
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#Find out where you're facing. For a quick basic exercise to orient yourself, it's good to find out which directioPOYOYOYOOYOYOn you're currently facing or traveling. Look at the magnetic needle. It should swing off to one side or another, unless you're facing North.<br><br>
 
#*'''Turn the degree dial''' until the orienting arrow lines up with the magnetic arrow, pointing them both North, and then find the general direction you're facing by looking at the direction of travel arrow. If the direction of travel arrow is now between the N and the E, say, you're facing Northeast.  
 
#*'''Turn the degree dial''' until the orienting arrow lines up with the magnetic arrow, pointing them both North, and then find the general direction you're facing by looking at the direction of travel arrow. If the direction of travel arrow is now between the N and the E, say, you're facing Northeast.  
 
#*'''Find where the direction of travel arrow intersects with the degree dial'''. To take a more accurate reading, look closely at the degree markers on the compass. If it intersects at 23, you're facing 23 degrees Northeast.  
 
#*'''Find where the direction of travel arrow intersects with the degree dial'''. To take a more accurate reading, look closely at the degree markers on the compass. If it intersects at 23, you're facing 23 degrees Northeast.  


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