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The method of the thumb. Determination of the distance

Определение расстояния методом большого пальца

In order to develop a good eye, one should constantly exercise in determining the distances, often measure by eye and with the help of calculations, determine the steepness of the slopes, the width and speed of the flow of rivers, etc., for example, on a hunt or on a walk, Any surrounding objects and check it in steps. And the more such tasks the hunter decides, the better. Good, experienced hunters, as is known, determine the corresponding distances with a very high accuracy.

Ориентирование на местности

Let's say that you need to measure the distance to the pedestrian. In this case, it is necessary to pull forward the hand with the raised thumb and close one eye (the right eye closes when the pedestrian moves from right to left). At the moment when the pedestrian will cover with a finger, you need to close the left eye and open the right one. The pedestrian will seem to be pushed back.

Ориентирование на местности

Now you need to count how many steps the pedestrian will have time to make until the moment when he again covers his finger. The distance to the pedestrian will be equal to the number of steps multiplied by 10. Suppose that he managed to make 16 steps: 16x10 = 160 steps. If, at the same time, it is assumed that the human step is equal to an average of 0.75 m, then to a pedestrian 120 m.

Метод большого пальца. Определение расстояния
Метод большого пальца. Определение расстояния
Метод большого пальца. Определение расстояния

Quick evaluation of the distance with the thumb

Метод большого пальца. Определение расстояния

What is visible and how at a distance

Метод большого пальца. Определение расстояния

Time determination with the help of a hand

Метод большого пальца. Определение расстояния