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how to check direction for home

  1. Use a compass: A compass uses Earth’s magnetic field to determine North, South, East and West.
  2. Use the sun: In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
  3. Use GPS on a smartphone: Most smartphones have GPS that can determine your location and provide directions to your home.
  4. Ask for directions from someone you trust.
how to check direction for home
how to check direction for home

how to check direction for home with compass

To check direction for home with a compass:

  1. Find magnetic north: Hold the compass level and still, then turn your body until the needle is aligned with the orienting arrow, indicating magnetic north.
  2. Locate your destination: Know the general direction and approximate distance of your destination (e.g. home) from your current location.
  3. Set the bearing: Rotate the bezel (outer ring) of the compass to align the north (N) mark with the magnetic needle.
  4. Follow the direction: Keep the compass in front of you, and walk in the direction indicated by the needle on the bezel. Repeat steps 1-3 if needed to make any necessary course corrections.
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