The menu is very helpful to record places like the location of major trade hubs, super secret starbases, and many other places. Now how do bookmarks help us in surviving low sec? One important feature of the bookmark is the ability to save the location of any place in space where you can fly your ship to, this includes anomalies and exploration sites, positions in a battlefield, or in the middle of nowhere. These places in space can help a capsuleer quickly move around to avoid (or engage) danger. So to create a bookmark in space, open up your People & Places menu while in space and click the Add Location button. Another menu should appear asking you to name the place and which folder to save the bookmark in. Write a helpful name and save the bookmark. You should now have a bookmark of a place in space which you can warp to. Just be sure to be 150 km or greater away from the place to be able to warp to it.
Instant undock bookmarksTime to use bookmarks to increase our chance of survival! One of the first activities any capsuleer should do when calling a new station their home (or even temporary home) is to create instant undock bookmarks. These are bookmarks created 150 km or more away (most of the time extremely far away) from the undock of a station. The reason they are called instant undock is because as soon as your ship undocks, your ship is going at enough speed to allow it to warp away. So with a carefully placed bookmark, your ship will be able to instantly warp off from the station as you undock, avoiding those nasty station campers! So how to create an instant undock bookmark? First undock your ship and go full speed ahead until you get to the distance away from the station where you want to save the bookmark. Sometimes your ship will drift a bit in the direction it is heading which can cause bookmarks from long distances to be not aligned with the undock, to fix this it is common to immediately stop your ship as you undock and then go back to full speed and make your bookmark.
The next part of the guide will cover creating bookmarks in safe spots and instant dock bookmarks.