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Issue 53 of the Datum Post (APLA) - Survival Article

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Post  Detectist on Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 pm

I want to draw APLA members' (and others who are thinking about joining) attention to the latest issue (No. 53) of Datum Post.  While there are stacks of articles in the world about bush survival this one is probably among the best IMHO.  It is written by Robert Fagan.  It is very comprehensive and easy to read and understand covering issues like the advantages of a good cooee over a whistle, and how to use your analogue watch as a compass (for those who still have such) and gives approx survival times dependent upon water, heat and whether you are stationary or moving.  And LOTS of other good stuff.  

I'm not sure about copyright so I haven't included the article here.
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Post  Nightjar on Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:09 pm

Hello Detectist, I haven't read  Datum Post #53 as yet but would like to add to your mention of using an analogue watch as a compass.
If you know the time of day from other device you can draw an analogue watch dial on a piece of paper or scratched on the ground with 12 0'clock facing the sun.
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Post  Detectist on Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:58 pm

Thanks Nightjar

Pretty simple ... now that you mention it!! LOL

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