ORIENTEERING i mean
1) do you prefer your compass in km or mi?
km seems easier;
10th ranger bead = 1km(each bead after 100m)
Army Grids are 100km/sq
Easy to translate scales.. 1:200000 = remove "00" gives 2000 meters, remove "000" give 2km, so 1cm distance on a map=2km in real life.
You just gotta translate 1km=.6-ish mile or 1 mile= 1.6-ish km
Here in the USA, we use miles, and are familiar with how far fractions of miles traveled are.
2) I have a Suunto MC-2 compass. Even though it has a inclinometer built in, it also has degree marking on the side of the lid. any idea how to use them? Are they inclination angles as it would relate to a topo/contour lines map?
3) Say i shoot a azimuth of 236 degree to where i want to travel and i'm not able to pick anything to leap frog to.. and lets also say I dont constantly check my bearing, so due to latteral drift, i notice eventually, I'm not longer on course (dog not in dog house/red not in shed/whatever you wanna call it)... how do i get back on course? I cant just turn my body until I'm on the right bearing anymore, because 236 degree's from where i am now, isnt the same as 236 degree's from where I was.
Pic of markings on the side of compass