How To Make Your Own Survival Compass

When you're out in the wilderness with limited resources, you need to know which direction civilization is in. Otherwise, you're going to find yourself in even deeper trouble, and without food or water. That's why it's important to know how to create your own kind of compass.

How to make a DIY Survival Compass

First you'll need the following:

  • Cup of water
  • Needle (or any metal object that sticks to a magnet)
  • Survival Knife
  • Small piece of paper or leaf

Magnetize The Needle

First you will want to use your knife to scrape downward on your needle.  You will want to do this up to 100 times.

This will give your needle a magnetic charge.

Your Needle Needs a Raft

Now use a leaf or cut out a small round piece of paper that is slighter smaller than your needle.

Let the needle orient itself

Now place your little raft in the cup of water and watch as the needle adjusts itself for

North and South.

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