Using a map and compass is an essential skill if you have a pre-designed course that you want to take in the wilderness. Lost proofing is more about awareness of your surroundings but when you have certain places you want to go and things you want to see then knowing how to use a map can be really important. This is an entire series of videos on how to use a map and compass to navigate and it covers the military methods of land navigation. Watch the videos and post comments in the forum. Thanks!