## Downhill Skiing. Part 1

On how much you are able to competently navigate directly affects your safety in the area of forest. There exists many ways to determine the cardinal directions, knowing that you can easily determine where the South, North, East and West, and concluded from the above – choose the most rational way of your movement. For example, in a situation where you are confused, but know in advance that somewhere in the south of your location there is a certain locality, you can find the right direction, relying on one way to find the compass. Using items: Compass – the easiest and most accurate device allowing to navigate. Currently, there are many options as electromagnetic – mechanical or fully electronic devices. Using the simplest version of a compass to navigate in the wild possible, but man the uninitiated, holding in his hand for the first time such a device is useful to know. At the entrance, for example – in the woods, you should be back to the edge, take a compass, find the diagonal of the north – south, perpendicular to from degree axis to the center, without changing the position of the compass. That is, to put it more simply – to take a reference to the edge of the forest. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from San Antonio Spurs.

Thus, out of the woods, you'll rely not only on knowledge of the direction of north – south, but also on knowledge forest edge location relative to the compass. Note that the compass, as a kind of magnet and may not work correctly if placed near a metal object (knife, belt buckle, watch), and as natural deposits of iron ore. The same orientation using the compass has a drawback – you can go a few miles from where gone. Mechanical wrist watch – a very useful tool in finding right direction in the absence of a compass. Here there are two rules. The first – the presence of the sun, the second – watch should go right (local time).

How to navigate using mechanical watches: should send clockwise to the sun. At the same time between twelve o'clock and the hour hand, somewhere in the middle, will be located south and on the opposite side of the dial – North. Wire (of metal, capable of magnetized) – should be used in the absence of the above. A small piece of wire (2 cm line) can be easily electrified by the hair (for rubbing on them). This wire should be placed on a small sheet of paper plucked from a tree or bush and placed on the surface of the water. Wind, near metal objects should not be.