Alright, guys. In this world of GPS and Google Maps on your iPhone, the age-old man skill of navigating seems like something for guys named Henry. Well, it’s not. It’s for guys named YOU.
Every now and then (and I know, it’s not often) someone will quizzically ask no one in particular, “what direction is that?” If your response is to pull out your phone and open the compass app, cut it out.
Let’s start with basics, guys. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. So take a look up, see what time it is, and figure it out. If you’re in your hometown, it helps to know what direction some important landmarks are (mountains, bodies of water, big buildings) and what direction a series of streets go. In San Francisco, you know that Folsom is South of Market (that’s why it’s called SOMA, genius).
Alright, that’s the basics.
Now, men, on this the 25th Day of Movember, we resolve to take a gander at this article and video, practice a little direction telling, and feel confident that in the wilds of nature or the New York jungle, we can figure out where we’re going…without asking for directions…like a man!
How to Tell Directions Without a Compass: