HOW TO USE A COMPASS

SO, YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO USE A COMPASS

COMPASS

An instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.
How to Use a Compass & Map [Compass Navigation Tutorial]
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Earth's Magnetic Field

The picture above is Earth's Magnetic Field


Since the north pole of a magnet attracts the south poles of other magnets and repels the north poles, it must be attracted to the south pole of Earth's magnet. The dipolar field accounts for 80–90% of the field in most locations.

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The Picture Above Is A Diagram Of A Compass

  • Scale
  • Base plate
  • Direction of travel
  • Magnifier
  • Index pointer
  • Dial
  • Direction marks
  • Orienting arrow
  • Orienting lines
  • Needle
  • Housing

Steps By Step Compass Use

  1. Learn the parts. ...
  2. A base plate compass, which includes a direction-of-travel arrow, is best for beginners.
  3. Hold it correctly. ...
  4. Turn around. ...
  5. Choose a direction to travel. ...
  6. Adjust for magnetic declination. ...
  7. Check your map for the declination in your .
  8. Walk that way.