In a survival situation, you will be extremely fortunate if you happen to
have a map and compass. If you do have these two pieces of equipment, you
will most likely be able to move toward help. If you are not proficient in
using a map and compass, you must take the steps to gain this skill.
There are several methods by which you can determine direction by using
the sun and the stars. These methods, however, will give you only a general
direction. You can come up with a more nearly true direction if you know the
terrain of the territory or country.
You must learn all you can about the terrain of the country or territory
to which you or your unit may be sent, especially any prominent features or
landmarks. This knowledge of the terrain together with using the methods
explained below will let you come up with fairly true directions to help you