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Planetary Parasol is the largest watch you’ll carry

It’s always really amazing how hunters or trackers in movies could tell the time by the position of the sun. I always wished I could magically learn how to do it, but never had any proper guidance. Living in the city makes it a little difficult to find someone who is knowledgeable in direction and the position of the sun.

The Planetary Parasol is a compass, clock, and umbrella combo that will teach you how to read time by the sun, and make sure you never get lost. A compass on the handle should have the “N” pointing to yourself, and the “S” is pointing to the twelve on the inside of the umbrella, and that will give you the time of day. This is basically the same concept as a sundial. This is a little expensive sitting around $74 USD, but seeing as it does three jobs in one, it’s not hard to understand why it’s so pricey. The only problem I can see is that you would need a sunny day to be able to tell the time, so you’d have to tote around an open umbrella on a perfectly sunny day if you wanted to know the time.

Scott – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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