How to make a compass in the wild
Did you know that you can use a needle and a little bit of water to make a compass?
Option 1 – You can take a magnet and touch the south pole of the magnet to the point of your needle and touch the north pole of the magnet to the eye of the needle. You can also do this with a bit of wire.
Float it in a puddle of water on a leaf and you have yourself a compass
Option 2 – Chances are you are not going to have a magnet out in the wilderness, so instead use a little bit of silk or wool from your clothing to magnetize the needle. Rub the needle from eye to point around 100 times and the needle will now be magnetized.
Now float the needle on a leaf or piece of paper.
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