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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Mini compasses on 02/27/2007 09:51:23 MST Print View

In researching survival kit parts, I ran across this company. I have no experience with their products, so the usual caveat emptor:

http://www.suncompany.net/SubCategory.php?pageNum_Products=5&SubCategory=Compasses

Gene .
(Tracker)

Locale: New England
Re: Mini compasses on 02/28/2007 12:45:22 MST Print View

Dale these tend to be the ones you see at the checkout counter walls like in West Marine, Ramsey Outdoors, and other big box stores. They don't settle that quick IME and are small, so for those eyesight challenged folks they're pretty much a no go IMO.

Steve Smith
(bardsandwarriors) - F

Locale: Wales
Sun MiniComp II on 03/05/2007 19:15:08 MST Print View

I have one of these -
http://www.suncompany.net/details.php?ID=49
Sun MiniComp II

Picked it up in an outdoors shop in the UK for about £8. It has lasted about 5 years so far, and is quite well made. I use it for everything - cycling, walking, visiting new towns, etc. I keep it on a lanyard around my neck, along with maybe a micro torch and a whistle.

In my survival tin I also have a tiny plastic 'button compass' as a backup.