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Are Back Bearings Obsolete?

A back bearing is exactly the opposite direction to the direction of travel arrow on your compass i.e. it’s 180 degrees’ difference. If you’re navigating with map and compass alone, simple back bearings can be extremely useful. Here are three situations when they come in handy.  Check out the diagram, then add back bearings to your navigation ‘tool box’.

Are Back Bearings Obsolete