Wilderness Survival Tips : How to Make a Compass


Making a compass in the wild can be done using a sewing needle, a magnet and some stagnant water, or it can be done using the shadows of the sun to find east and west. Get your bearings in the wild with life-saving tips from an experienced wilderness expert in this free video on surviving outdoors. Expert: Matt Preye Contact: www.weu.com Bio: Matt Preye has been kayaking for 15 years in both whitewater and recreational kayaks. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

8 Comments on "Wilderness Survival Tips : How to Make a Compass"

  1. then you’re dead. 🙂

  2. AnthonyUseryJr | March 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm |

    i did not know how to do that but now i do, thanks that could save my life!

  3. maxestuardo | March 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm |

    just don,t get lost people

  4. SergeantSonic1 | March 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm |

    Im a little confused at this demonstration too. Does the needle point to north when its done spinning? Also, which shadow points indicate east and west? Is it the 3 and 9 positions and when the shadow is at 1 is that north?

  5. voccontact | March 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm |

    what direction was the needle supposed to face after it was magnetized and set on the leaf?

  6. jozman3000 | March 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm |

    what if you don’t have a needle nor a magnet?

  7. asheradensein | March 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm |

    Who the hell is going to have a magnet and needle in the woods?

    All of the needles in a watch are magnetized, it would be much more practical to use those.

  8. That was informative. I learn something new everyday. Thank you, I am going to try the magnet and needle thing using a bowl or glass of water in place of the stagnet water to see how it works.

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