what's the best compass for the /out/doors+
>>1060460The + is a question mark
Your bog standard silva and a good map. Or better yet a gps.
If lensatic - https://cammenga.com/product/compasses/tritium-compass-3h/If orienteering - http://store.silvacompass.com/sighting-ranger-cl
>>1060465>>1060484Be honest with yourself OP, you barely even know how to use a map let alone a compass. Listen to what these guys said. Youre not ready for the best.
>>1060488Not OP, but using both items is retard easy. Young children can effectively use a map and compass, it is not witchcraft.
>>1060465Get a Suunto instead, less gross and chinesey
>>1060499Yeah the a-10 is good for a beginner
>>1060460I like mine. It even tells the time, and I've never broken or lost it.
>>1061886got a pic?
>>1061886>ProtipIf you hold your fingers (not thumb) at arms length then every finger from the horizon to the sun is approximately 15-20 minutes. Dont think it works if you have bad genetics though.
>>1061911forgot to mention, its a way to tell the time until sunset.
>>1061911Yup. Also, remember that when you're in the mountains, the horizon is much lower than where it appears, so that'll add another 30ish minutes.>>1061913After sunset, I use Ursa Major to tell the time and Polaris as my compass.>If my compass weighs 1.989 × 10^30 kg, am I still an ultralightfag?
>>1061886It's cool but if you travel to 60+ N latitudes in the summer, remember the Midnight Sun...
>>1062142True, but in the far north where you'd have that issue, a compass isn't much better. True north and magnetic north can have as much as 180 degrees of difference.
>>1062144Well, I live about 800 km from the Arctic Circle, it is mid-July and the Sun sets at about 2200 today and rises at about 04:00. Roughly 6 hours without Sun. Compass works fine here.At a place that is located at the Arctic Circle, the Sun sets at 23:19 and rises at 02:09. Just to give some idea of how the lighting is /out there. Compass works fine around that place too.
>>1062160And just to be clear, compass without some form of map is a bit useless in those heights, yes. Maps have the magnetic declination adjustment printed to them.
I done with old scout games, now I use osmand or/and trunks moss
>>1060460Buy anything. >So, north is that way and I want to go SW. It's this way.
>>1061893> the entire post--------------------------------> your melon head
>>1062122if I'm in a real hilly spot with water, I just use the surface of the water as the horizon and it works okay