Making a homemade compass for survival in extreme situations, a homemade compass from a needle, pin and razor.

In the event of a compass breakdown, it is easiest to remove the compass needle from it and make a home-made compass by attaching the arrow to the tip of a vertically placed needle. Then wait until it unfolds in the north-south line. But in this case it will be very difficult to navigate in a degree reading. Therefore, it is desirable to preserve not only the arrow of the worn-out compass, but also a scale that can be attached with a thread or resin to a flat piece of bark or foam. 

Making a homemade compass for survival in extreme situations, a homemade compass from a needle, pin and razor.

In the center of an improvised home-made compass, a small needle or a sharp, dry fish bone, on which to put an arrow, must be thrust with your ears down. The main disadvantage of such a compass is that after each use, the arrow has to be removed from the axis and safely hidden.

, mark the north end with paint. In emergency conditions, you can use for this purpose a magnet located in the dynamics of any portable receiver. In the headphones of the music player or try to magnetize the needle using electricity.

To do this, you must have a power source (battery, battery, solar panel from a powerful calculator or other portable electronic device, flashlight, bug, etc.) with a voltage of at least 2 Volts (some sources indicate 6 Volts), as well as a piece of wire in isolation. When working with varnish insulation, extreme care should be taken, as it is easily damaged. If the wire is bare, then the needle must be wrapped in several layers of dry paper, plastic film or other insulating material before magnetizing.

ways to determine cardinal points, for example by stars.

Based on materials from the School of Survival in Natural Conditions.
Andrey Ilyin.

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