19. How to Navigate
Need to navigate and are caught without a compass? You can make your own! The best way to do this is with a magnetite rock, which might be present in the area you’re located in. If not, you can use the “shadow stick” method. Simply find a stick that is a straight as possible then find an open area, as open as possible at least.
Hammer the stick a bit into the ground here, keeping it as straight as possible. Find smaller sticks and mark the shadow area with the smaller stick every 10 to 15 minutes. Do this for about an hour and find a bigger stick to put along with the smaller ones on its side. This stick will help you find the true West and true East at the ends. Put another stick in the middle to find the true North and true South.