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Land Navigation Handbook

Land Navigation Handbook

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Published by: United States Militia on Sep 18, 2009
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A watch can be used to determine the approximate true north and true
south. There are different procedures for each temperate zone.

• North Temperate Zone. In the North Temperate Zone only, the hour
hand is pointed toward the sun. A south line can be found midway
between the hour hand and 1200 hours, standard time. If on daylight
saving time, the north-south line is found between the hour hand and
1300 hours. If there is any doubt as to which end of the line is north,
remember that the sun is in the east before noon and in the west after
noon.

• South Temperate Zones. In the South Temperate Zone the 1200 -
hour dial is pointed toward the sun, and halfway between 1200 hours
and the hour hand will be a north line. If on daylight saving time, the
north line lies midway between the hour hand and 1300 hours.

*The watch method can be in error, especially in the lower latitudes,
and may cause circling. To avoid this, make a shadow clock and set
your watch to the time indicated. After traveling for an hour, take
another shadow-clock reading. Reset your watch if necessary.

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Land Navigation Route Card

CHECK
POINT

GRID

AZIMUTH DISTANCE

PACE

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Land Navigation Route Card

CHECK
POINT

GRID

AZIMUTH DISTANCE

PACE

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Land Navigation Route Card

CHECK
POINT

GRID

AZIMUTH DISTANCE

PACE

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