Silva Polaris 177 High Visibility Compass
The new Silva Polaris 177 Compass is another great Silva Baseplate and Map Compass. Of course, because it includes the famous Silva dependability, it is also the perfect survival, recreational or orienteering compass.
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 Polaris 177 (Hi-Vis) is no exception.
The Silva Polaris Compass provides the excellent value and superior accuracy Silva is known for. Because of the (Hi-Vis) trait of this compass, the Polaris now has a bright, stand out dial which makes it easy to read and locate. With the Polaris 177 Compass, it is easy to read a map, set bearings and plan a trip. Large compass headings every 20°, a clear baseplate, inch and millimeter rulers and a 1:24,000 scale make this a loaded, yet inexpensive compass for just about any outing or 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 Polaris 177 Baseplate Compass Features
2° dial graduations
Declination scale for quick adjustments of map bearings to headings
Bright high visibility (hi-vis) dial with hi-contrast markings
Inch and millimeter rulers
1:24,000 map scale