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- Subject: [pct-l] Watches
- From: email@example.com (Richard Calliger)
- Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 11:09:17 -0800
Also- u can get a **very** good estimate of
Southerly direction by making 2-3 gueses at the time and drawing lines
for each time guess, and noon for each time.
Then, average the halfway distance between each noon and each time guess.
Most people can tell whether it is 7,8, 9 or 10 am (at least by their
need for food ha ha ha) so u can get very dern close to knowing south...
or at least get pointed in the correct quadrant of SE,S,SW
Just dont look for moss on one side of the tree :-)
At 10:59 AM 2/23/01 -0800, AsABat wrote:
>>> Another is, it can be used as a compass somehow........
>>Veeery tough to do with a modern digital watch...... ;o)
>I do it all the time. You don't have to have a watch, you just have to know
>the time. If the digital watch says it's 8:00, draw a line in the dirt
>pointing to the sun. That's the 8:00 position. Now draw a line pointing to
>where 12:00 would be on a clock face. Half way between the lines is south.
>I've used this enough to do it just be pointing to the two positions with my
>hands, then facing half way between them and I'm facing south.
>Remember you have to use standard time, not DST, so during the summer
>subtract an hour from the clock time.
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