Intro to Navigation
Before you set off on an outdoor adventure, it’s important to learn a few basics about navigation. In this series, we cover everything from using a compass to reading a topo map to help you find your way through the wilderness.
How to Use a Compass
It's one of the Ten Essentials, but do you know how to use your compass? Learn the basics of declination, bearings and how to use them.
How to Read a Topo Map
A topo map is an indispensable navigational tool, but only if you know how to read it. In this article, we'll teach you the basics.
How to Choose and Use a GPS
Learn the capabilities, basic functions and key features of handheld GPS receivers and get tips on how to use your new GPS unit.
How to Adjust the Declination on a Compass
Declination, the difference between magnetic north and true north, is key to accurate navigation. Learn how to adjust for it on a compass.