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  1. Book Review: Navigating With or Without a Compass

    Book Reviews
    This rather small book (slightly over 100 pp) is intended as an introduction to overland navigation. Although it has some useful tips such as how to find South using an analog watch and how to determine the hours of daylight left using your hands, most of the material is just too basic for most...
  2. Video - Keeping Your Bearings While Hiking

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Video I put together for AllOutdoor talking about keeping your bearings / not getting lost in the woods. Dogs were having a great time making this video. Be sure to subscribe to the AllOutdoor YouTube channel - Full article -...
  3. Article - Testing a Pocket Compass and Hiking With The Dogs

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    Awhile back we talked about a 50 cent pocket compass I ordered off Ebay. Rather than buying the compass from an online store, just go straight to the source and cut out the middle man. Paracord zipper pulls were added to my packs, and then the compass was attached to the paracord. Is the...
  4. Low cost survival Gear: 31 cent compass

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Part of my videos for 2018 are doing reviews of low cost survival gear. I wanted to start with compasses, just because. The first video was about a 50 cent compass. I got on Ebay and looked around for a compass that cost less than 50 cents. There were some with a shoe string attached to...
  5. Video: Outfitting your packs with a 50 cent compass?

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    While scrolling through Ebay I found a 50 cent compass and decided to give it a try.
  6. What about a compass?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was just thinking back to my Army days in my scout platoon where land navigation was essential to completeing missions and thinking maybe I should share this information as an option for some to get to their BOL in the event you find yourself unable to navigate the roads or better yet, it's...
  7. compasses and land navigation

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am currently holding onto a silva guide model 426. If you are not familiar with it weighs less than an ounce, can float, has a rotating bezel, is a mirror and baseplate compass. I have been using this for about 2 months now and i would like to put this in my kayak. but I would like some...
  8. Compass Warning and Question

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello All, Many survival Gurus recommend the Silva Ranger compass, which is not even made by Silva of SE anymore, and is made in the near east. Others say that the Brunton 15TDCL is the same as the old Ranger and is made by Silva of SE, which is no longer true, they are made in China! So...
  9. SHTF Navigational Systems?

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    I am debating on a constant no matter what happens nav system. I am looking into world compass styles or star navigation. Can anyone recommend an awesome star navigation book or a compass that will work during most SHTF possibilities? For instance is their a compass that will always work...
  10. Foundthis in my closet today-forgot about, but now in my BOB

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I got this in a "mystery box" off the Internet. Have gotten several useful items in them and sell the rest. I put it in my closet, but now in the BOB. It is an igadget 7 in 1 gadget. It has a FM radio, compass, thermometer, whistle, signal mirror, magnifier and led flashlight. Not a bad find...
  11. Help! Compass Fluctuations In Your Location?

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    Okay, reading online about the global bird/fish kill, my wife pulls out her iphone (with a compass app) and sets it on the table. I've been watching it for 10 minutes or so far, it's a near constant variation of up +/-5 degrees. I'm not sure how accurate the iphone compass really is. Can...
  12. Get the right compass

    Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Buying a junk compass can cause problems. This is the compass I use.
  13. Cammenga Model 27 Compass

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I found one for about $50 out the door. It has a date stamp 05-08-77. Looks unused or little use. Is this a good price? Would you buy one for that price? From what I've read, it's a good compass.
  14. Navigation tips and tricks, recapping.

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Navigation is always neglected and I'm hoping the newbies to our world can pick up on some tips from the veterans of survival. Grids, reading compasses, shooting an azimuth, maps, topology, magnetic north, etc, etc. I tried this in another (unmentionable) forum and it was monopolized by a...
  15. 5-in-1 Multi-purpose Tool

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    so while looking for a compass on, i came across this neat little combo. and now i think i may buy it. combo comes with. 1.hatchet/hammer head 2.saw 3.pickaxe 4.shovel 5.compass 6.carry pouch $17.97 anyway, what...
  16. Compass recommendation?

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    I am looking for the best "value" compass for hiking.
  17. What's your compass of choice?

    Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I have a Cammenga GI issue. I love this compass. It's waterproof, well made and works flawlessly. First mod was replacing the neck lanyard with one I made from 550 cord. I also have several pin-on ball, orienteering and engineer versions, but the Cammenga is my go-to. Love to hear what...
  18. GPS does have its limitations

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    GPS units are great. I own one, I use it, BUT I do not rely upon it solely for my navigation aid. Having said this, with the advent of dirt cheap GPS units available and who knows how many armchair Rambo types armed with their shiny new GPS gadgets from the holiday season, is it any wonder we...
  19. Recommend a good quality compass

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    I wanted to put a orienteering compass on the Christmas list. I would like some thing liquid filled .Don't know about the mirror if that is a good or bad Idea?? Just wanted to sea what folks are using out there the Silva's looked good. BTW If your compass has any special feature or function be...
  20. Decent compass

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    Can anybody point me in the direction of a decent compass? I don't need one that glows or has a gps or anything, just one that will always point to true North. I saw some "military" compass's on ebay with the Alice pouch, would that be a decent idea? I really know nothing about compass's...