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.