Survival Skills

Learn compass map survival navigation

How to use a compass and map

Survival experts teach you the basics of using a map and compass in this one page tutorial. Learn how to orient a map, find where you are, and plot a course. Read more
Beginner's guide to maps

How to read maps

Summary: Scale is how zoomed in or out a map is, such as one inch equaling one mile. The first thing you should look at in a road atlas is the legend, which explains what lines and symbols mean. Other important atlas features: the index, which gives page numbers for all major locations and tables Read more