Know your compass

Most of you probably own a compass and have it packed away in your survival backpack or in some type of wilderness kit. Many of you may never have been in the situation where you needed to depend on that compass to help you find your bearings and navigate in the wild. Most of the time when I’m out in the wilderness I’m in familiar territory and I don’t need a compass myself, but once in a while when I’m in an unfamiliar area it can be very helpful to have a compass. Make sure you understand how to use your compass before you venture too far into the woods.