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Maps: How to Orient a Map to the Surrounding TerrainMaps are invaluable for navigating unfamiliar terrain, but without this basic step, you might just be spinning in your tracks.
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1) You're looking at the land, and your map, but it's still easy to get turned around. First, orient your map properly to True North (TN). Then you can correlate paper landmarks to real ones.