Silva 609 Companion Compass
The Silva Companion 609 Compass is another durable and inexpensive compass that is easy to always have with you. Due to the included connecting ring, this compass can go on a key chain, bag, zipper pull or anything with a loop on it. After all, what good is a compass if you don't have it with you.
The idea of Silva compass was born in the 1930's in Sweden, its country of origin. Since 1946, Silva has been available in the United States to Explorers, Survivalists, Military, Law Enforcement and Adventurers. Because of the long history of accuracy, dependability and ease of use, Silva has come to be known as the compass to have in just about any situation. The Silva Companion Compass is no exception.
The Silva Companion Compass makes it easy to check bearings at a glance. This easy to read, "go anywhere" compass is the perfect survival or emergency compass. It quickly shows your general direction, usually all that is needed in a survival situation, but at a closer look even shows your refined heading down to 5°. The liquid filled capsule keeps the needle from "jumping around" while moving.
A fixed dial with 5° graduations gives direction for both sport and survival. A lanyard hole, with an attached non magnetic brass ring, allows for use while moving, which would likely be the case during a survival situation.
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.
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 Silva Compass is perfectly suited for both survival and recreation. They are dependable, durable and most importantly, do what they are designed to do; keep you going in the correct direction.
Silva Companion Compass Features
Liquid Filled Capsule
Lanyard hole and non-magnetic brass ring