Just had this article published about how compasses operate and how to use one. Knowing how to use a compass can keep you out of a lot of trouble! I give talks on land navigation a few times a year and itís always interesting to hear how people think that compasses are difficult to use or that a GPS does the same thing that a compass does. Compasses donít have batteries to fail and are my choice whenever I really need to get from point A to point B. Iíll post again when I complete the second section on how to use a compass and map together.
Here's a link to the article