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Navigation: Exploring Off-Trail

When your route takes you off-trail you can still be on course with these navigation tips.
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Key Gear
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.

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