When the sun or stars aren't readily available, you'll require another way to get your bearings in the wild - enter the Compact Compass. Secure it with a lanyard and never worry, with no batteries it is always reliable. The durable ABS plastic body will outlast any adventure you may find yourself on.
Bear Grylls, the man who has literally jumped into the wilderness with little more than the clothes on his back, ranks navigation as one of the top survival priorities, calling it an invaluable tool. There are a variety of ways to establish your orientation to the cardinal directions, but most require using the sun or a clear night sky, which are not always available. Take the guesswork out of the navigation equation with the Bear Grylls Compact Compass. By combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools and Bear’s adventure knowledge, this small, lightweight compass is designed to go anywhere.
SIMPLE AND CONVENIENT
Clip it to your jacket, your key chain or stow it in a secure pocket. The built-in lanyard makes securing the Compact Compass to your gear a breeze and, at just half an ounce, you’ll never know it’s there until you need it. Maybe you’re traveling light or your GPS batteries finally gave out. Either way, when you need to orient yourself, a simple compass like this will be your new best friend. It works rain or shine, light or dark and no batteries are required – simplicity at its finest.
The durable ABS plastic housing is designed to take a beating, so clip it to your pack, take it on a hike and your next hunting trip. It’s inexpensive insurance and could come in handy next time your buddy insists he knows a “great shortcut” back to the truck.
This compass is great. When I got it, I wasn't completely trusting its accuracy. But it showed the same direction as my phone. I keep this on my survival backpackwherever i go. Thank you Gerber
With all of these little compass on a lanyard types, any brand: If you fashion a little plastic bottle or other "top", by putting a hole in the bottom of it, and slide that down the lanyard, it makes a nice protective cover to protect the face of the dial. DO THIS.
Remember, a compass, ANY compass is NOT like a knife or other impliment...Instead it is an INSTRUMENT. And you have to give it that kind of consideration and care. And remember, it's IMPORTANT to carry: It will work 100% of the time, whereas your GPS with dead batteries: Won't!
I found this item to be living up to snuff and compared to other pocket survival compasses, I would recommend having this one as a back up to your compass/GPS.