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Don't be a sucker!,
This review is from: Suunto A-10 Compass (Sports)
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.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2011 9:14:38 PM PDT
Jason W. Fudge says:
Posting where you have used this tool isn't stroking your ego. It really helps, knowing that you have used it in real situations and not just in the parking lot of a store where you picked it up.
Posted on Nov 3, 2011 7:06:22 AM PDT
As it happens, I was considering calling in an air strike on the ex-wife. What compass would you suggest for that?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011 1:07:44 PM PST
Gerald W. Carlson says:
An Eagle Scout - The path to responsible, productive citizenship, guided by a great compass! What better combination for a recommendation!
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2013 7:33:44 PM PDT
Hahahaha! An extremely accurate one! Laser guided!
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 6:51:33 AM PDT
Good suggestion. I'll swap my trusty A10 Compass for a down payment on an A10 Warthog.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 9:04:47 AM PDT
Good luck and bombs away! Lol!
Posted on Oct 28, 2013 12:15:45 AM PDT
J. Walton says:
haha, great review and great comments! i'm sold
Posted on Oct 15, 2014 1:38:55 AM PDT
How does this review or any of the comments help random people in trying to determine this compass' quality as a piece of survival gear?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2014 9:51:33 AM PDT
It Is A Good And reliable compass That Will Serve You Well As A Primary Or Back-up As Long As You Augment It's Use With proper Training.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2014 10:39:49 AM PDT
As an inexperienced regular Joe where would I find proper training?