Title: Lesson 1 The Compass
1-1. Understand the function of a Lensatic compass and its make up
1-2. Understand what is Magnetic North, and Grid North.
1-3. Understanding why we use the UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator Zone Chart)
1-4. Understand what is map scale is and why there is a difference in maps
1-5. Understanding the colors used on a map
1-6. Understanding a maps layout and structure 1-7. Understanding the declination chart
1-8. Understand when Magnetic North must be converted into Grid North
1-9. Understand how to orientate your compass to read Grid North
Title: Lesson 2 The Grid
2-1. Understand how to read grid coordinates
2-2. Understand what a 4 digit, 6 digit and 8 digit coordinate are 2-3. Understanding the difference between Magnetic North, True North and Grid North.
2-4. Understanding an azimuth
2-5. Understanding Terrain Features
2-6. Understand the difference between magnetic azimuth, and grid azimuth.
2-7. Understand how to plot a grid azimuth and know how to convert it into magnetic azimuth
2-8. Understand how to plot a magnetic azimuth
Problems with a Pocket Compass
In general they are not poorly accurate. And not so reliable in some cases. They may be used for generic direction of North and South, but the dangers of using a pocket compass is that you will have up to a ten degree span distance of error over great distances from that of your desired direction as the bearings are not precise.
In order to sidestep this some you will have to aim to the right or left of the object and use that as your bearing while leaving your true bearing to the left or right of this so that when you arrive toward that area you turn right or left to deliberately offset this. However, the further you are from your desired destination the more larger your aim must be to the right or left to keep from missing it. But mind you, these compasses where not designed to be precise measuring tools.