Learning how to navigate using a map would only be one step forward in knowing where to go and how. When in a survival situation, you will need to know how to navigate in a variety of ways. These ways, of course, using the environment to your advantage.
One way to use the sun and shadows to help find your way is the shadow-tip method or methods rather since we’ll be discussing two ways of going at it. Another would be the watch method where we use a common or analog watch, to determine direction, that also has hands.
In this series of blog posts, we are going to teach you how to make improvised gear. Of which one can find handy to make for and in survival scenarios. For this post, we’re going to discuss how to make an improvised compass.
You don’t want to get lost in an alien place. So, your best tool is a map because there are times when you don’t have a GPS or phone with you. But do you know how to use your tool? Map reading is one of the essential skills in surviving inevitable odds. Learn the terrain and use it to your advantage.