About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Texas Offroad Rider’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain off-road education certification from Offroad Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about off-road safety.

When visibility is subject to change, such as from hills or fog, take a bearing on your destination while you can see it. Then, when it’s out of sight, use the bearing to find your direction. To take a bearing:

  • Hold the compass level, and point its direction-of-travel arrow toward your destination.
  • Rotate the azimuth ring until the orienting arrow lines up with the magnetic needle. Be sure the north end of the needle (usually red) points to N, not S.
  • Find where the degree markings around the azimuth ring line up with the direction-of-travel arrow. That degree mark is your bearing.