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How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
This trick is mentioned often, but it's a bit over-complicated for what is really a very simple idea. In the northern hemisphere the sun is east at 6am, south at noon and west at 6pm. You can forget about this technique for getting a very accurate direction anyway; and that idea is sufficent to get a rough idea of direction. For example if it's 3pm, then the sun is (roughly) south-west. This is reversed if you're in the south hemisphere and "it's complicated" if you're between the tropical circles.