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Don't be a sucker!
on April 16, 2011
There are a lot more expensive compasses and unless you're calling in a air strike it is pointless to spend the extra money. With a good topo map and some basic knowledge, included in the pamphlet, this compass is all you most likely will ever need. It is indestructible, light weight and it's easy to get a quick read with. I have been to the Boundary Waters with this compass as well as winter camping, sailing in the Florida keys (Sea Base) and hiking in the Rockies (Philmont) and never found it inadequate in the past 9 years! Even with my GPS I always have a map and compass. This compass even helped me become an eagle scout. Haha modesty isn't in the scout oath or law! The reason I mention my adventures isn't to stroke my ego, I just want to back up my claim to not spend the extra money on such an essential piece of gear. More expensive compasses usually complicate things, which doesn't help anything, they don't put red in the shed any better.