In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, as you may remember, Johnny Depp's character, Capt. Jack Sparrow, navigates with a magic compass whose needle points toward the object of the heart's desire. Orienteering differs in that a topo map has contour lines in place of the galaxy imprinted on Sparrow's compass, and the needle on a compass points to the magnetic pole of Earth. These tools can still lead you to the object of your heart's desire—be that a lake teeming with brook trout or base camp after a day of tracking elk. But to harness the true magic of orienteering, you'll have to master the skills here.