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Make a Compass from a Sewing Needle

Donít get caught in the wild trying to survive without a map and compass. Just donít. But if youíve got a sewing needle, a magnet (or a wool sock!), some standing water, and something that floats, you can solve half your problem and build a compass. Hereís how.

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1. Assemble your materials Ė magnet, needle, and a ľ-inch section of cork.




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Nona
Jun 27, 2014

Oh, OK BPM, I'm sure we'd have all those things "in the wild" when we didn't have a compass. Yeah, I'll bring my suitcase full of junk out there but not my little compass?

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