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These are the contents of SURVIVAL sub-page re-organized in book order for coherent reading.

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NAVIGATION (Celestial).

The Sun, the Moon and identifiable stars are used to work out North direction and time in this section.


Finding accurate directions by a watch .. Posted on May 12, 2015.. This is my novel technique.


Finding accurate directions using a watch, posted on May 19, 2015 . This is my novel technique to replace the horizontal watch method.


Caution in finding North by bisector line of a horizontal watch. Posted on October 28, 2015: The commonly known “Scout method” using a horizontal watch may give directional errors of up to 180 degrees in some circumstances.

, posted on 2018 July 10

Find North By Fingers
, posted on May 06, 2015 . <<<—This is my MOST USEFUL novel technique.


find North by the Sun


Finding North direction and time using the hidden Sun via the Moon . Posted on July 6, 2015This is a useful technique.


Finding North direction and time accurately from the horn line of the Moon. Posted on August 12, 2015. This is my novel technique.


Finding North direction and time using the Moon surface features. Posted on July 1, 2015. This is a useful technique.


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Finding North and time by stars. Posted on August 28, 2015

Sky map Northern 3/4 sphere

Sky map Southern 3/4 sphere

Finding North and time with unclear sky. Posted on October 17, 2015. This includes my novel method for finding North and with unclear sky.



posted on October 21, 2016


. Posted on May 25, 2016


. Posted on April 05, 2018

star map mercatorx1p6

. Posted on April 12, 2018

. Posted on May 13, 2018

. Posted on September 16, 2018

Find North with Orion Equatorial stars

, posted November 3, 2016


Slide Sky-Map for displaying tropical stars, posted on October 7, 2016


, posted July 22, 2016


Finding time to Sunset with bare hands. Posted on November 11, 2015 .This is my novel improvement for improved accuracy.


Finding time to Sunrise with star maps, Posted on January 9, 2016 . This is a novel application for star-maps.


Finding direction, distance and navigating to a distant base by stars (Part 1). Posted on January 27, 2016 . This is a novel application for direction of stars in the sky.

Sky map Northern 3/4 sphere

Sky map Southern 3/4 sphere

Finding direction, distance and navigating to a distant base by stars, fine reading of latitude (Part 2).. Posted on February 6, 2016. This is a novel way of accurately arriving at any chosen destination latitude using no instrument.


NAVIGATION using only constellations.

The Orion constellation., posted December 26, 2016

The Scorpius constellation, posted on January 8, 2017

The Southern Cross Pointer stars, posted February 26, 2018

NAVIGATION (Terrestrial).

Measuring angles and distances for outdoor survival, posted on June 29, 2016


NAVIGATION (Instrumental).

Finding North with a lensatic compass, posted on August 21, 2017


Determining local magnetic declination by a magnetic compass, posted on March 31, 2016


, posted on June 14, 2016

compass Reversal

Selecting and using magnetic compasses, posted on July 9, 2016

Compass Lensatic Jap

Shadow stick navigation and graph of solar paths, posted August 19, 2016


Using GPS in off-grid situations, posted December 06, 2016

Adding longitude and latitude lines to a map, posted August 23, 2017

Map w Coordinates

Navigating with an AM MW radio receiver, posted January 17, 2017

radio sony

Finding North direction and time using geological features, plants and animals, posted August 04, 2017


Making fire and lighting cigarettes with sunlight. Posted on February 27, 2016


Quick fire making using sunlight, posted on January 4, 2017


Mirror for making fire using sunlight., posted on April 13, 2016


Predicting-the-temperature-of-a-habitat, posted on August 31, 2017

compass thermometer

, posted October 23, 2018

Pushing away


Rice as emergency food., posted December 24, 2016


Dried-sweet-fruits-as-energy-food, posted December 24, 2017

Air-grown-mung-bean-sprouts-for-food, posted March 07, 2016


Old maps:

Interesting maps of old Saigon , posted on March 20, 2016 .


Detecting Counterfeit Currency

Detecting Counterfeit Currency, US dollars, posted on July 15, 2016


, posted on November 15, 2016

polymer 5 dollars transparent stripe

Cashless bartering

Cashless-bartering-for-survival, posted on February 20, 2017


Other languages:

Survival-topics-available-in-other-languages , posted on june 18, 2017 .

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