Navigation

Learn to navigate or …. get lost.

Navigation by the Stars

Navigation by the Stars, in the southern hemisphere, is pretty easy, ‘X’ marks the spot. In the Northern hemisphere, We really on Ursa Major a.k.a. ‘The Big Dipper’ a.k.a. ‘The Great Bear’ to mark our way to Ursa Minor ‘The Little Bear’ – similar in shape but much much dimmer. …

Navigation by the Sun

The sun can be used to navigate – get a rough feeling of North. It’s approximate but potentially life saving. Assumptions which affect accuracy. Sunrise is West, at 6am, Sunset is East at 6pm – a 12 hour movement. Far away from the equator (close to the arctic circle), this 12 hour figure can become significantly …