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Solar Navigation: Using the sun to find direction, Wilderness survival skills


Navigation techniques without using a compass, by using the shadow cast by a stick we can determine our direction.

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19 Responses to “Solar Navigation: Using the sun to find direction, Wilderness survival skills”

  1. HobieTyourtube says:

    Thank you———-when it snows in NY city-at least I will know—North?

  2. tbhan55 says:

    @PeakSurvival Sorry. Did not pay enough attention. Thought you placed the stones on a circle drawn around your stick when in reality you placed the stones at the end of the shadow. Yes it do work.
    Best of wishes.

  3. tbhan55 says:

    Sorry. Did not pay enough attention. Thought you placed the stones on a circle drawn around your stick when in reality you placed the stones at the end of the shadow. Yes it do work.
    Best of wishes.

  4. PeakSurvival says:

    @tbhan55 Have to disagree works all day but listen to the caviat on variation during the year

  5. MSR465 says:

    An easier way to remember this technique is after you place your rocks, stand on them with the sun to your back and you will be facing north. (In the states) I know its hard to believe but many people dont know their left from their right for some reason.

  6. DEMCAD says:

    Wow, great info. This will help a lot.

    Cute lady + Survival Tips = Why didn’t somebody tell me about this sooner!

    lol
    I subscribed!

  7. Verradonairun says:

    guessing by the movement of the sun, it doesn’t matter when. :)

  8. RedHorizen says:

    Awesome. This direction finding video is probably the most simple and easy way to find North and South that I have seen to date. In a real survival situation, simple is remembered first. Thanks for sharing.

  9. outithewoods says:

    better results between autumn (fall) amd spring as summer casts very shor shaddows but still works but if its a clear summer night just use Polaris if you in the northern hemisphere

  10. RavenBlaze says:

    @outithewoods that is bad, but oh so funny, I bet Jose is really good with finding direction!

  11. tim3jones says:

    It work”s

  12. spartencamp says:

    it works but it should only be done around mid day.

  13. drumgodtim says:

    Interesting. Does it matter what time of the year this is being read???

  14. MrBankRuns says:

    It doesn’t matter what time of the day? That cannot be possible. If I am in New York and do the Stick Thingy in the evening. It would have me pointing NorthEast at Best.

  15. outithewoods says:

    Is that jose jalapeno’s Stick or did you get it from Peanut ..

  16. outithewoods says:

    Does Jeff Dunham know you have got joese halapinos stick ? :0)

  17. superfisto says:

    edit the title, cutiepie

  18. tcbink says:

    Any size stick will work as long as it produces a shadow. With a shorter stick you won’t get such a long shadow. Other wise well done.

  19. paperas24 says:

    very useful great video!

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