No roads. No paths. No one but animals and trees. Nowhere can be a really nice place to be. It's not the waterfall you found a picture of on Google and downloaded the map to. It's not the lookout at the end of a trail hike and it's not the lake along the route of your GPS guided car trip. It's the places in between that you didn't know about and weren't planning on. The unexpected meadow you found while exploring a deer trail. The perfect climbing tree you discovered while trying to figure out where an interesting bird call was coming from and the amazing view from the top of that tree where it felt like you could see the whole world in one glance. And it was all new... every step a frontier on the map of your experience.
There's only one catch though. In order to explore Nowhere you have to know how to find your way home.
Knowing how to use a compass can help you find your way there and back again.
Classic Sighting Compass
How to use a compass alone
How to use a compass with a map
Magnetic declination and uncertainty
Compass activities (like scavenger hunts!)
Orienteering for the young (great information and string course activities)
Finding your way if you don't have a compass