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  • #2
    As for my self a compass is very lite to carry
    or get a Casio Pathfinder Watch it has a night-bright back light,Digital compass,Altimeter,
    Barometer,tells time,day,date all in one at Wal-Mart. good luck

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    • #3
      You point the hour hand at the sun, I use a small twig or stick and let the shadow fall across my watch. If the shadow covers the hour hand all of the way to the center point, you are doing it right.
      If daylight savings time is on, due south is directly between the hour hand and the one. If there is no daylight savings time, due south is directly between the hour hand and the twelve.
      If you are south of the equator, those numbers will give you north. Hope that helps.
      I am not trusting of any battery operated device when I go into the wilds. In my experience, when something bad happens and your really need that device, my old nemesis Mr. Murphy will show up and drain the batteries or otherwise render the piece of equipment inoperable. I use an automatic watch, what some people call self winding, and have for more than twenty years. I am too old to start changing now.

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      • #4
        Hey Bo,
        I like your salf feel the same, The casio pathfinder is Solar Powered with Atomic Accuracy
        I have mine for 5yr keeps on ticken

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        • #5
          i have no clue what u r talking about, but if it’s trying to find where N,E, South or west, it’s easy. The sun RISES in the east and SETS in the west, it’s at the HIGEST in the sky at 12:00PM ( u don’t need a watch to know if it is 12PM) I don’t know y u would need to do that trick with your watch and trying to remember it.

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          • #6
            MNwhitetailHunter, eventually anyone who spends anytime out in the wilds will get confused about directions. If you only hunt places that you know very well, it is not a problem, because you can use landmarks to tell you which direction is which. For those of us who venture forth to other areas, knowing direction can be a critical factor in whether or not you are alive at the end of day.
            I carry a compass; the one time in the last 25 years that I did not, I needed it. Because I got confused in which direction is which, I walked much further than I really needed to.
            For those who say they never get confused about direction, I have been out with friends who said that; it is amazing how many tried to tell me that my compass was wrong and so was my watch when it agreed with my compass... It is very easy to get turned around.

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