Learning to use a compass
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Sean Passanisi
(passanis) - MLife
Learning to use a compass on 06/19/2013 20:13:44 MDT Print View

Hello. Could anyone recommend a good Youtube video on compass instruction? Thank you.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Learning to use a compass on 06/19/2013 20:22:13 MDT Print View

Not a video, but . . .

For a good starting point, look at Brian Green's "Using A Compass -- The Basics" here:


Then, pick up a compass + book like one of these and practice:




If you have an REI in your area, they offer basic compass classes. Other outdoor stores might, too.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Learning to use a compass on 06/19/2013 22:07:28 MDT Print View

I like this video:

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
The Best Learning to use a compass Book on 06/19/2013 22:32:59 MDT Print View

This book is by far the best on the market for this subject. It has far more detail than a YouTube video, with chapter tests to help you remember the material. Its great for a teaching situation.

Wilderness Navigation

Edited by bestbuilder on 06/19/2013 22:35:33 MDT.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: The Best Learning to use a compass Book on 06/20/2013 09:51:04 MDT Print View

Tads book recommendation" Wilderness Navigation" is great,I read the book and then took the navigation course at the Mountaineers Club here in Seattle.

Edited by annapurna on 06/20/2013 09:57:41 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Learning to use a compass on 06/20/2013 15:59:30 MDT Print View

YouTube is good for drunken acts and mindless entertainment.
If you want to actually learn something, get a book.