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ButterflyEffect  ·  346 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Could I Get Lost? [A Usenet thread from 1991]

I just took a 3 hour basic map and compass navigation course through REI, it was actually really well done. Went through map and field bearings and some useful rules of thumb for triangulation. I know exactly what you're talking about with that fuzzy feeling, if you're on a long hike or run in unfamiliar territory it's probably good to have a compass just in case.