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    Re: Watch into Compass?
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Feb 11, 16:11 -0500

    The way I recall the Boy Scout method was to use a tall stick, and scribe a
    circle in the dirt around it. Boy Scouts carried a compass and that was how
    N and 1 was oriented. Then it was just a matter of dividing the circle into
    12 ths or more.
    
    The shadow pointed at the time.
    
    Joel Jacobs
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Dan Allen" 
    To: 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 1:56 PM
    Subject: Watch into Compass?
    
    
    > On Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 10:27 AM, Royer, Doug wrote:
    >
    > > 1. Emergency or lifeboat Navigation
    >
    > This is an interesting topic.  In a recent book on survival which I
    > bought, (a US Air Force Training Manual entitled "Search and Rescue
    > Survival Training" AF publication 64-4 which may be online as a PDF),
    > there is some good material on emergency navigation.
    >
    > One technique that is presented which I remember learning in Boy Scouts
    > is using a watch to determine North or South.  In the Northern
    > Hemisphere, one points the hour hand of a watch at the sun, and then
    > the midpoint between the hour hand and noon is the direction of South.
    > In the Southern Hemisphere the midpoint would point to North.  If
    > Daylight Savings Time is observed by the watch, then one hour should be
    > subtracted from the actual time for the hour hand pointing.
    >
    > I seem to recall somebody declaring this procedure useless, but I do
    > not remember the details.  Is this okay for emergency navigation?
    >
    > Dan
    >
    
    
    

       
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