Speaking for myself, I cannot tell one star from another in the night sky. I had tried a few times to use a sextant, but was unsuccessful.
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Time keeping without using watches.
Wheneveran expedition camp is set up there is always a need for time keeping in the camp. Time keeping is requiredto get everyone back to base at the same time for meals or for camp activities. In the Eastern World, people hadpracticed reasonably accurate time keeping WITHOUT USING WATCHES since more than 2000 years ago. Their technique has been fairly accurate andis explained here so thatit can be appreciated andbe useful to modern campers when separated from their watches.
1. The vertical shadow stick for finding time and finding North.
In the old time in Eastern World, each castle has a time keeper. It is interesting to learn the tricks of such a timekeeper. His main instrument is the vertical shadow stick the operation…
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