You should own at least a basic compass if you are planning to go into the outdoors. Learn how to use it and you will be in a much better position to follow a map and thank your lucky stars if ever you should lose your way! Here is a range of compasses from the simple to the not so simple.
I think some of the best adventures in life are last-minute, unexpected affairs, and a few months ago I had a surprise opportunity to disappear to Spain for a couple of weeks to join a group of friends and go climbing. read more »