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Old April 26, 2013, 11:33 AM   #17
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As Kraigwy said, you can find South with an analog watch or you can make a rough sundial if you have a digital. Point the hour hand at the sun and halfway between the hour hand and 12 is relative South.

When I'm out in the great outdoors I tend to depend more on maps and knowing various geographical features. If this is stream X and that is mountain Y then I should be about here.

Here In Washington, if you can see one of the big mountains general directions are a snap. If you start the day with Mt. Adams West of you, it's always going to be West.
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