NAVIGATION – WITHOUT A COMPASS

You can find the same advice all over the place, so I feel justified in lifting the following from a Guardian of 2006 …
Simply point the hour hand of your watch at the sun. South is to be found halfway between the hour hand and 12 o’clock (presuming you are in the northern hemisphere). If it’s British summer time, use the point midway between the hour hand and one o’clock. If you don’t have a watch, poke a stick into the ground so it’s standing vertically, and place a stone where the top of the stick’s shadow falls.
Wait 15 minutes (during which time the shadow will move round a bit) and again place a stone at the top of the stick’s shadow. The first stone is west (again in the northern hemisphere), the second is east. Stand on the line between the two, with your left foot on west, and you will now be facing north.

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