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Re: Compass

Post by AgentBlack » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:48 pm

the ranger joe's protractor looked like it did not have a hole in the center. this is a handy feature of the RM square (military protractor) if you loop a string (one of the 550 inner cords work well) through the hole, you can pull it tight and shoot a more acurate azimuth/degree/mil on the map wth it.
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Re: Compass

Post by echo83 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm

I'm necroing the hell out of this thread, but only because I didn't see this question answered anywhere else...

What is your EDC compass?

In my GHB I have a wrist compass made by Superior Magneto in 1949.

In my BOB I have the Cammenga 3h. Tritium is almost gone, and I need to upgrade...but I'm torn between regular glow-in-the-dark or tritium.

Since the above two are a bit large for EDC, I'm using a compass that slips onto my watchband. Tiny, useful for direction finding, but I haven't tried to get home with it yet.


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Re: Compass

Post by flybynight » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:08 am

In my GHB
https://www.amazon.com/Silva-2801149-Gu ... va+compass ETA... my mistake . this is not the model I have. Mine is a Silva 27 , which I guess they don't make anymore

In my CCW/EDC bag
https://www.amazon.com/UST-20-310-455C- ... ds=compass

My wife suddenly wanted a compass about five years back. So I got her this. She keeps it in her purse and pulls it ut from time to time to check direction while we are driving or visiting someplace

.https://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Special- ... GI+compass
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Re: Compass

Post by echo83 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:19 pm

flybynight wrote:In my GHB
https://www.amazon.com/Silva-2801149-Gu ... va+compass

In my CCW/EDC bag
https://www.amazon.com/UST-20-310-455C- ... ds=compass

My wife suddenly wanted a compass about five years back. So I got her this. She keeps it in her purse and pulls it ut from time to time to check direction while we are driving or visiting someplace

.https://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Special- ... GI+compass
How is that Rothco working for you? It looks like it's priced significantly lower than the Cammenga...does it still deliver the goods?

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Re: Compass

Post by flybynight » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:58 pm

echo83 wrote:
flybynight wrote:In my GHB
https://www.amazon.com/Silva-2801149-Gu ... va+compass ETA... my mistake . this is not the model I have. Mine is a Silva 27 , which I guess they don't make anymore

In my CCW/EDC bag
https://www.amazon.com/UST-20-310-455C- ... ds=compass

My wife suddenly wanted a compass about five years back. So I got her this. She keeps it in her purse and pulls it ut from time to time to check direction while we are driving or visiting someplace

.https://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Special- ... GI+compass
How is that Rothco working for you? It looks like it's priced significantly lower than the Cammenga...does it still deliver the goods?
I or my wife have never used it for orienteering. My wife wanted a compass just to check direction while out and about. In the light duty it's seen in that respect , it points north, nothing's broke. Of those three the little Silva has seen the hardest use as the compass I used hunting, hiking. Had it since mid eighties.
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Re: Compass

Post by RonnyRonin » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:36 am

I EDC a Suunto clipper on my watch band, I have a laughably bad sense of direction and use it just walking and driving around. Hard to be sure at any given moment there isn't any interference, seems a little more sticky and thus harder to trust then a "real" compass but if I can hold the compass at arms length without it near anything it works great for a quick reference. I have lost it once, depending on which direction you put it on your watch band it can come off when shoving your arm somewhere or when pulling it out, I lost it for months and only found it when I moved, I had reached under a piece of furniture and it had caught and pulled off, so be aware.

I've thought of upgrading to a larger wrist band compass like an M9, but I doubt I'd actually wear it very often so I didn't bother in the end. I keep a traditional compass in my HPG kit bag for when I'm out and about but its mostly just for backup.
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Re: Compass

Post by Laevatein » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:09 pm

Branden967 wrote:Can anyone recomend a good compass? They range from 5 bucks to 300. Whats the difference?


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Re: Compass

Post by gary83 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 am

I'm very pleased with the quality and accuracy of my Suunto M-3. It is reasonably priced also.

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Re: Compass

Post by teotwaki » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:40 am

My EDC compass is the electronic one built into my Suunto Vector wristwatch. My chest rig has a Suunto MC-2 compass, my Camelback had a Suunto Clipper but somehow the compass body got popped out of the clip body. Daypacks usually have at least a Suunto M2 in them. My truck has my heavy but rugged Suunto surveyor's compass in the glove box.

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