HOW TO USE A COMPASS
SO, YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO USE A COMPASS
How to Use a Compass & Map [Compass Navigation Tutorial]
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.
The Picture Above Is A Diagram Of A Compass
- Base plate
- Direction of travel
- Index pointer
- Direction marks
- Orienting arrow
- Orienting lines
Steps By Step Compass Use
- Learn the parts. ...
- A base plate compass, which includes a direction-of-travel arrow, is best for beginners.
- Hold it correctly. ...
- Turn around. ...
- Choose a direction to travel. ...
- Adjust for magnetic declination. ...
- Check your map for the declination in your .
- Walk that way.