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How to Use a Compass

How to Use a Compass

Where is Magnetic Declination Highest and Lowest?

It is easiest to answer this question with a picture. Check out the map below from the National Geophysical Data Center.... 


Making a Declination Correction on Your Non-adjustable Compass

Making a Declination Correction on Your Non-adjustable Compass

If your compass does not have a magnetic declination adjustment, you may need to add or subtract degrees from your direction... 


Understanding Magnetic Declination

Understanding Magnetic Declination

Magnetic declination is the difference between the direction your compass is pointing, called magnetic north, and the direction... 


Compass Directions

Compass Directions

There are a few different methods for describing the direction you and your compass are facing.  Mariners use a slightly... 


How a Compass Works

How a Compass Works

Humans have learned a lot of tricks for finding their way around this planet—the location of the sun as it sets on the... 


How to Use a Compass to Determine Direction

How to Use a Compass to Determine Direction

This article explains how to use a handheld compass for land navigation on foot or horseback.  Different types of compasses... 


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