Need a compass? This is a compass. It will work for you.
James Wyatt "justabaldguy", Amazon
19 October 2014
Summary: Everything you want in a compass. Easy to use and no frills. Bought this for my dad to fool around with while learning his new cities (he recently moved from one place to two others, living in apartments a little in each). He carries it while walking around to help acclimate himself to the land.
Summary: This is a great compass for the money and as a result of it's slim compact size is easy to slip into your pocket for any type of outing. This saved me and my family from getting lost on a long day hike when some other hikers thought it would be funny to tamper with the trail markers.
Summary: While I have not had the opportunity to really do much with my compasses, I gave them a quick inspection upon opening the packages and they seem to do what you want a companss to do. They point North and South and do it smoothly.
Summary: This is a simple compass with a smooth function in a well constructed case. I have no idea how it will stand up to time and the elements, but for now it is exactly what I had in mind. It is well worth the money.
Easy to use & passed a search and rescue pack check
30 January 2012
Summary: I got this for my search and rescue pack check, and for the orienteering quiz they gave us as part of the field certification. It worked beautifully and I keep it in my pack now in case I want to go off trail to find some cool, unvisited lake in the mountains...
Summary: So I cut the cord and canceled my cable. I bought an indoor antenna Winegard SS-3000 Amplified Indoor UHF/VHF Antenna but it needs to be directed towards the signal. Rather than fiddle around trying to get it to lock in I bought this compass.