Is compass a must in orienteering?

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Should I buy that orienteering compass as a beginner? Some advice.

Orienteering is a navigation sport, involving running (or other means of movement) with map and compass—oh wait, is a compass really necessary? For a beginner in orienteering, or for teachers who promote orienteering, the question of equipment is an important one. Does one need to buy a compass before starting orienteering at all? We tend […]