Here’s a great series of tutorials on how to read and use a compass, how to read and follow a map, how to figure out where you are, and even how to make your own compass when you don’t have one, from Compass Dude.com. Lots of great information, with a bit of fun attitude to boot. A great guide to a valuable set of “life skills”:
“So, you want to learn how to use a compass today, huh?
There’s actually not a whole lot to it and its a good skill to have
if you’re ever going to step out of your house.
Even if you’re never going to leave the city,
being aware of general compass directions and having a feel
for where you are and which direction you’re heading is important…”
Click here to go to the site!