Preface to the Third Edition v Introduction The Art (and Science) of Orienteering 1 The Map and Compass in Your Everyday Life 3 The Map and Compass in the Outdoors 5 Map and Compass for the Family 7 Map and Compass Bringing People Together 8 Using the Map and Compass in Education 9 The "Romance" of Orienteering 10 Part I Discovery: Fun with Maps Alone 11 What Is a Map? 12 What the Map Tells 20 Traveling by Map 52 Part II Exploration: Fun with the Compass 65 The Origin of the Compass 67 Compass Design Basics 73 Traveling by Compass Alone 74 Test Your Compass Skills 85 Fishing and Hunting: Special Use of Your Compass 102 Part III Adventure: Fun with Map and Compass 109 The Excitement of the Uncertain 112 Traveling by Map and Compass-Orienteering 126 Hints on Wilderness Orienteering 143 Part IV Challenge: Competitive Orienteering 149 The History of the Sport of Orienteering 151 Your First Orienteering Race 171 Hints on Competitive Orienteering 180 Organizing an Orienteering Event 195 Preparing the Course 196 Running an Orienteering Event 212 Answers to Tests 223 Glossary 227 Map and Compass Resources 231 International Orienteering Federation Control Descriptions 233 Index 239
The late Bjorn Kjellstrom was a Swedish champion in orienteering who loved to share his passion for the outdoors. His writings on the subject have been published in several languages. He helped invent the modern protractor-based compass and cofounded the internationally renowned compass company Silva. He is credited with introducing orienteering to the United States. He was also one of the founders of the Swedish and U.S. Orienteering Federations. Carina Kjellstrom Elgin developed her love of nature and of orienteering by literally following in the footsteps of her father, Bjorn Kjellstrom, on daily childhood excursions.