1. Be Expert With Map and Compass: The Complete Orienteering Handbook, by Bjorn Kjellstrom, is the navigation bible. Read it, do the exercises, and stay found. $19; wiley.com
2. The dependable Silva Ranger 515 Compass features an adjustable declination arrow and a mirror for greater accuracy when sighting. $55; 2.4 oz.; silvacompass.com
3. Outdoor Navigation with GPS, by Stephen Hinch. Once you’ve mastered map and compass, make the leap into GPS navigation with this crystal-clear, reader-friendly instructional book. $17; wildernesspress.com
Photos by Courtesy and Julia Vandenoever (Books), Illustrations by Supercorn.