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what's the best compass for the /out/doors+
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>>1060460
The + is a question mark
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Your bog standard silva and a good map. Or better yet a gps.
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>>1060465
nice
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If lensatic - https://cammenga.com/product/compasses/tritium-compass-3h/
If orienteering - http://store.silvacompass.com/sighting-ranger-cl
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>>1060465
>>1060484
Be 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.
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>>1060488
Not OP, but using both items is retard easy.
Young children can effectively use a map and compass, it is not witchcraft.
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>>1060465
Get a Suunto instead, less gross and chinesey
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>>1060499
Yeah the a-10 is good for a beginner
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>>1060460
I like mine. It even tells the time, and I've never broken or lost it.
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>>1061886
got a pic?
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>>1061886
>Protip
If 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.
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>>1061911
forgot to mention, its a way to tell the time until sunset.
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>>1061911
Yup. 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.

>>1061913
After 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?
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>>1061886
It's cool but if you travel to 60+ N latitudes in the summer, remember the Midnight Sun...
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>>1062142
True, 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.
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>>1062144
Well, 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.
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>>1062160
And 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.
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I done with old scout games, now I use osmand or/and trunks moss
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>>1060460
Buy anything.

>So, north is that way and I want to go SW. It's this way.
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>>1061893
> the entire post
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> your melon head
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>>1062122
if I'm in a real hilly spot with water, I just use the surface of the water as the horizon and it works okay




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