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Old 01-02-2008, 08:26 AM   #1
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Watch video ----------very easy
http://www.instructables.com/id/Find-north...hout-a-compass/
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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Might work just fine and dandy. In the afternoon. But, since the sun is in the east in the morning and the rays are projected toward the west, what then? Looks like directions will be much different. Besides, I don't think I am going to go to all the effort to find a straight stick. No sir. Too complicated. I think I will just look at the moss growing on a tree. The moss always is on the north side. See? You can never get lost doing that. If you are lost in a swamp. Don
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:41 AM   #3
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the moss trick i already know but if i remember right i couldn't find any moss when living out in the az desert......and the stick compass seems very interesting and will definitely test it during all times of the day
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You could also try this
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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I think I will just look at the moss growing on a tree. The moss always is on the north side. See? You can never get lost doing that. If you are lost in a swamp. Don
Here in the Pacific NorthWET moss grows in all directions including up and down. The only thing you'd find out by checking the moss for directions is the absolute certainty that YEP yur lost
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:14 PM   #6
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Geez... you guys... why make this so difficult?

If you're facing the Pacific, north is to your right. If you're facing the Atlantic, it's to your left, and if you're facing Mexico... well, it's behind you!



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Old 01-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
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You could always just ask somebody.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:58 PM   #8
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Why would I want to know which way North is??? I like Florida
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Or, for most of us, just point at Ches, and you'll be pointing north.

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If you're facing the [b]Pacific, north is to your right. If you're facing the [b]Atlantic, it's to your left,
Growing up on the East Coast, I always knew that when I faced The Ocean, north is to my [b]left.
Then I moved to the West Coast; where The Ocean is [b]on the wrong side!
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:41 PM   #11
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You could always just ask somebody.
That may not work. You could be asking a SA.

I had a neighbor once, who had recently moved from New Jersey to Tennessee, ask me "Which way is north?" It was all I could do to keep from replying "It's the way from whence you came."

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The key to this method is that regardless of time of day, you first orient the stick so that it throws NO shadow at all (IOW, the straight stick is pointing straight at the sun regardless of whether it's in the east, west, south (winter) or straight overhead). As the sun moves past the stick aim, the shadow points east because the sun's going west.
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I don't know why all this fuss about finding where north is. North is not the important thing nor south nor east nor west. All a compass or these tricks do find north when all you really want to know is in which direction is camp. Now you can find a compass or a stick trick that will do that you've got something useful.
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Me not lost. Me right here. Teepee lost.
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