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Old 09-29-2016, 01:33 PM   #1
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Help Getting Started With Compassing

Looking to move on up to an Adult compass, lol. Currently I just carry a basic crappy cheapo that does me good enough because I am generally following well marked trails in areas I am familiar with. As I have been branching out into newer and deeper territories, I am looking to upgrade my compass and learn how to properly use it. I think I understand the basic skills, but want to upgrade my gear and really hone it in.

Product selection.I have found a few selections but I would like to hear opinions on these or other products. I don't want to break the bank, but I also want to make sure that I purchase a quality product...I have heard talk about Silvas..I have found two, the Lensatic 360
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EQ81QK...I3CUW1ZK28DRE4

and the Explorer,
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000K6F3ZQ...I1V23302NG5Q7C
both right around $20...

Currently massdrop is offering a Suunto MC-2 for $37.00 https://www.massdrop.com/buy/suunto-mc-2-compass ...

Seeing as this is new territory for me, any help or direction (no pun intended) on which products I should be looking at and any material to start reading to learn how to properly use a map and compass would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
-GP
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