I just lived a life where my sister found a better place several biomes, I’d say about eight, North of us. She also found Another place she left kids at NW. I found yet another place North of where we moved to. So the Eve Spiral is real. Most people report having luck going straight N or S. The guide suggests going NE, NW, SE, or SW. I tend to do that and check out swamps, green biomes when I cross them. Look for signs of life. Milkweed stumps, tulle stumps, ponds with eggs, flowering or fruiting cactus, bunnies already out of their holes and bunnies with babies. Explore around the signs of life. I usually find something.
Set a home marker where you’re born for a reference point. When I get far enough away, say five minutes walking, I head the opposite direction in a straight line until I’ve hit the opposite point on the marker. So, if I were walking SE once I’d walked five minutes that direction I turn and walk direct W. Then I head back up toward the home marker in a NE direction.
I usually find something, a small startup, BAD camps, bigger villages a fair amount of time.