Time

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by NappyRootz, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. NappyRootz

    NappyRootz Member

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    Does anybody here have any tips for telling the time without a watch?
     
  2. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    I got rid of my watch years ago. By looking at the sun's position and the moon's position, knowing the time of year that it is, etc, I can usually figure the actual time within 15 mins - many times within 5 minutes.

    The best advice I can give to you is to toss out the time-keepers and just practice "sun-time"
     

  3. Jerseyzuks

    Jerseyzuks Well-Known Member

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    A trick that I use a lot when I am boating or camping...

    If you hold out your hand at arms length, and measure the suns distance to the horizon with your fingers, for every 4 fingers it is about an hour until sunset
     
  4. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone know how to setup a makeshift sun dial on the fly?
     
  5. Jerseyzuks

    Jerseyzuks Well-Known Member

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    Poke a stick into the ground. Take a compass, mark 12 facing north, 6 facing south. The shadow cast will work just like an hour hand on a clock.
     
  6. rayparkerjr

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    Mark spots on teh ground to tell shadow positions of an object then you will be able to use a similar object in height to predict the time after practicing.