Why even carry a compass?
In a survival situation, a compass is a must have item. Of course, it is always best to stay in one place if searchers are looking for you and it is safe to do so. However, if you must move, you must know which direction you are going. Equally important is the ability to walk in one direction without walking a circle and ending up back where you started, or even worse, where you did not want to go.
However, what good is a compass if you don't know how to use it. At Best Glide ASE, we feel that knowledge is often better than equipment and equipment without knowledge of how to use it is wasted equipment. Food, water and matches are easy. But a compass, or firestarter or even signal flares...these take and necessitate practice BEFORE the emergency occurs.
Valuable time has been wasted by a victim of a survival situation simply because they did not have the ability to walk a straight line. A compass is necessary and fun for survival and recreation. A quality compass, like our Silva or Adventurer Series Compasses are dependable, durable and most importantly, do what they are designed to do; keep you going in the correct direction.
Silva Ranger CL Compass Features (This compass is packed with them!)
0° - 360° dial
2° graduations (for increased accuracy)
Sighting mirror, etched sighting line
1/20 inch and millimeter scales
1:24,000 map scale
1:25,000 and 1:50,000 Romer scales
Luminous points for night use
Geared declination adjustment
Lanyard with adjustable slider and screwdriver
Silva Ranger CL Compass