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How to Navigate by Compass in 5 Steps

The creation of compass navigation has made it possible for humans to know which way they’re headed, even with an overcast sky or blanket of fog. Compass navigation helps people find their way without using visible landmarks or reception areas. Using a compass kept sailors on track during their voyages, even out at sea and …

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How to Navigate by The Stars: The 5 Best Methods

If you’ve ever watched movies or shows where people are stranded in the woods, at sea, or in the middle of the desert, you’re tempted to think about what you would do if you were in a similar situation. Without a compass or map to guide you, it would be easy to feel hopelessly lost …

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How To Make A Compass In The Woods

No one thinks that a simple hike will end up in a survival situation. When reading news accounts of people who have become separated from a group, or who disappeared during a hike, you often hear friends and family talking about what an experienced outdoors person they were. The truth is, nature doesn`t care.  An …

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Navigation

In a survival situation, it is important to be able to determine not only your location, but also the most logical route to help and civilization. If you have even a general idea of where your are, you can increase your chances of surviving your situation. Finding your Bearings Books Night Navigation Map Reading Using …

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How a Compass Works

No matter where you stand on Earth, you can hold a compass in your hand and it will point toward the North Pole. A compass is an extremely simple device. A magnetic compass consists of a small, lightweight magnet balanced on a nearly frictionless pivot point. the magnet is generally called a needle. One end …

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Compass

A compass is a magnetized needle that, when allowed to move freely, points in one direction, and that is Magnetic North. This needle gives you a reference point for measuring all other directions. All compasses do essentially the same thing, but more expensive models offer more features that make them easier to use. One convenient feature …

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Wristwatch

On a sunny day, you can use a non-digital watch as a compass. Hold your watch with the flat bottom parallel to the ground. Turn it, while keeping it parallel, until the hour hand is pointing in the direction of the sun. If it’s morning, you’ll find south about halfway between the hour hand and …

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