3 Compasses That Could Save Your Life

3 Compasses That Could Save Your Life

Any bug-out bag needs a compass. Batteries go out. GPS reception can be spotty. The ability to navigate with a compass could save your life. Land navigation is a critical skill whether hiking or running away from Zombies. We’ve selected three popular compasses that would make a welcome addition to any kit.

1. Suunto M-9


The Suunto M-9 wrist compass is designed for maximum usability while keeping your hands free. The large luminous card has 5* increments for navigation and is great for geocaching, hiking, scrambling, or traveling in an unfamiliar city. The compass features a side window for taking bearings and a ratchet mechanism allows you to set a desired direction. The strap features a brass buckle and can be worn over a light jacket.Operating temperature: -22 to +140F (-30 to +60C).

2. Cammenga 3H Tritium Military Compass

The Tritium Lensatic Compass is built to the demanding specification MIL-PRF-10436N. Battle tested through rigorous shock, water, sand proof, and functional from -50o F to +150o F. Seven Tritium Micro Lights allow for navigation in low-light conditions, without the need for a flashlight or any other light source. Tritium Micro Lights remain luminous for over twelve years, maintenance-free. Equipped with a magnifying lens, sight wire, and dial graduations in both degrees and mils to ensure accurate readings. The Copper Induction Damping System slow the rotation of the magnet without the use of liquids. Built to last with an aluminum frame and waterproof housing. The Cammenga compass is depended on by fighting forces, government agencies, and adventurous outdoor enthusiasts around the world. Features:- Luminosity: Tritium- Jewel Bearing: Sapphire- Rotating Bezel: Bi-Directional- Climate Capacity: -50 F to +150 F- Frame Materials: Cast Aluminum- Waterproof: Yes- Expected Luminous Life: 10 Years- Accuracy: +/- 0002 mils- Dial Readings: Degrees & mils- Casting: Aluminum- Damping Process: Induction- Carrying Pouch: LC-1 w/Belt Clip- Lanyard: Included (No Liquid Req.)- Colors (Body): Olive Drab.

3. Silva Lensatic 360 Compass


Traditionally used by the military due to its highly accurate bearings in land navigation, the Silva Lensatic 360 compass offers a classic design that will stand up to your most rigorous hikes or orienteering outings. It's protected in a black powder-coated aluminum housing. The liquid-filled compass features 2-degree increments, sighting-slit unit/top cover, and a quality lens in sighting arm to magnify dial reading. Luminous points on rotating bezel aid readings under low light conditions. It measures 3.1 by 2.1 by 1 inches and weighs 3 ounces.


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