Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Finding North

Finding North to Help You Stay Found

by Peter Kummerfeldt
It is easy to find yourself a bit disoriented and, lacking a compass or other navigational equipment, being unable to figure out which way to travel to go home! One of the fundamental skills that an experienced outdoors man or women relies on is the ability to determine the cardinal directions (North, East, West and South) from the sun or from Polaris - the North Star. Blake Miller of Outdoor Quest has done a great job of showing you how to use Polaris to determine North and then based on knowing where North is, determine East, West and South. Check out his blog But what about during the daytime when you can't see Polaris? What can be done then to help you determine your way back to your truck?

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