Silva Explorer Pro Hi Vis Compass
The Silva Explorer Pro (Hi-Vis) Compass is Exploration Ready. This Silva Compass is not only perfect for survival and adventure, but it is the ultimate base plate model for topographic use. The Silva Explorer is a definite step up from the basic Silva Compasses included here, which are already great compasses.
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 Explorer Pro is no exception.
The Explorer Pro is the ultimate base plate model for topographic map use. The improved design utilizes the Silva Ranger bezel with the high-visibility/high-contrast coloration, easier dial rotation and better grip due to the increased knurling on this bezel, new luminous paint which is four times more intense than the old paint, which does not degrade over time and a comfortable fit in your hand due to the ergonomic baseplate.
A movable dial with 2° graduations gives direction for both sport and survival while the base plate includes both 1:24,000 and 1:62,500 scales for map work. A lanyard hole, and lanyard, 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 Explorer Pro (Hi-Vis) Compass Features
2° dial graduations with High Visibility colored high contrast cardinal markings
Built-in magnifier for map details
Lanyard hole and lanyard
Gear driven adjustment for declination adjustment
Clinometer for measuring angles of slope
1/10 mile scales for USGS 1:24,000 and 1:62,500 maps
Luminous points for night use