How do you know which way is which without a compass or GPS?

How do you know which way is which without a compass or GPS?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The position of the sun

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The position of the sun
      But it keeps moving!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If it's overhead just wait an hour or two, if it's dark wait til morning.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes, that's why using the sun works

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The sun may rise in the east at least its settled in a final location (west). Wake up, see the sun rising, that’s the east. About to go to bed, see the sun dip below the horizon, that’s the west.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it's cloud well fuck idfk

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    google maps

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You dont keep a mental compass on which way is north?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Easiest and most precise is sun and analogue watch at day or polar star/southern cross at night. There are multiple methods which are less accurate but often times sufficiently accurate.
    As long as you have a minimum amount of sunlight and are not inside a structure, a stick will do for daytime, but it might take a while.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Paper maps and landmarks

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Smoke DMT and ask the spirits for directions.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ask the owls for direction

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sun or stars are the most reliable if there are no landmarks to go by.
    If there are trees around you may be able to look for moss. In the Northern hemisphere moss tends to prefer the north side of trees and other objects, since the north side receives the least direct sunlight, keeping it more damp.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >moss tends to prefer the north side of trees and other objects, since the north side receives the least direct sunlight, keeping it more damp.
      Huh, never knew that was the reason, i always assumed it was magnetism or something

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        all revers in the northern hemespher flow south so i just look for water and follow until i escape my perdiciment

        [...]
        >is this the power of american education?

        rever flow south mos grow north. you never can loss fren 🙂

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Position of sun, at given time. Lots of natural things. Trees, anthills, how moss and lichen grows innawoods around rocks and trees.

      Lichen on rocks and trees tend to be on south side because it is warmer and drier in the sun.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all revers in the northern hemespher flow south so i just look for water and follow until i escape my perdiciment

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >moss tends to prefer the north side of trees and other objects, since the north side receives the least direct sunlight, keeping it more damp.
      Huh, never knew that was the reason, i always assumed it was magnetism or something

      >is this the power of american education?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        [...]
        rever flow south mos grow north. you never can loss fren 🙂

        It's not always the case because local objects can cast shadows but it tends to be on the north side if conditions are right. It's not surefire but it can be useful if you can see the trend on multiple trees.
        Even buildings tend to get mold and mildew on the North side more than the others.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>is this the power of american education?
        Rent free, bugman

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >what is Nile
      >what is Rhine
      >what is Loira
      >what is Nelson
      Anon, I hope you never get lost.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As long as you know which hemisphere you are in, and you're wearing an analogue watch (set to the correct time), it's easy.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Trees tend to have slightly more branches and leafs on their southern side, since the sun shines from the south.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stars and position of the sun bro

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 2 stars that comprise the "outer edge" of the cup of the big dipper "point" to Polaris, which is the first star in the handle of the little dipper

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Typical the sun and stars. Changing hemispheres can kinda fuck that shit up for you, I usually try and find north and keep that on the back of my mind till I adjust to w/e. Aside from hemisphere stuff you do kinda got to go out each night and look at the stars regularly to really get a good idea of what you're doing depending where you are with light "pollution" and hemisphere you might only see a couple of constellations and know which way is which automatically from glancing at it

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Barring the sun: maps. Use geographical features to orient yourself. If you don't have a map, congratulations. You've fucked yourself into an un-unfuckable situation through gross negligence or profound mental retardation.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stars, at least in the dark.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Easy. Start with the direction you're facing. That is This way. Directly behind you will be That way. Last two directions are left and right. Never failed me once.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THREAD THEME

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only remember that the sun rises in the East because Japan is Sunrise Land.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You remind me of someone I know, and you're half way between knowing all four directions, if east is that way, west is the other. So you got 50% of this down by knowing 25% of it. That means you 100% know 2 of the 4 ways to go in cardinal directions.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well I never eat soggy wheats so 25% should be good enough.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    After a while of being mostly outside you just kind of know it. I know it sounds strange but it is how it is.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i just know

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If Im near a major river it usually runs north to south where I am.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stars, sun, looking at terrain features and figuring out where you are on a map.
    You do have topographic maps of your local area right?

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