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Use Your Watch as a Compass

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If you wear a watch with hour and minute hands rather that a digital one you can find the direction South without a compass.  This works easiest on a clear day when you can see the sun, but if it is cloudy, simply look for the brightest part of the sky.  Point the hour hand of your watch at the sun.  South will be halfway between the hour hand and 12 o’clock anywhere you are in the Northern Hemisphere.  If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, North will lie halfway between 12 and the hour hand.

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