I go out in the woods often by myself, I can not tell you how many times I have had that drop in my gut that you feel when you think your screwed, and lost… How many times have you had friends or relatives show you a expensive GPS system or some kind of mapping APP for your phone for example “On X”. They claim this is the best tool to get you into and out of the best spots. How many times have you been out of service? Maybe you have one of those expensive hiking GPS’s run low on battery to the point of worry, and you constantly turn around early from a hunt? Or maybe a constant loss of GPS signal that loses your tracks? Try going back to the basics with a compass!
A few years back my wife bought me a Cammenga Military Compass… Well I told her I had! to have it ha! But she also wants me to come home safe, and not a pile of bear crap, or frozen to death in a old load mining shaft due to being lost. Well now I use my compass regularly, and I trust it!
How to shoot Azimuth- I usually get to the site I want to hunt in my truck, get out and point my back to where I am directly heading, ( My back facing the mountain or ridge. ) Then open the compass, and point it directly at my truck. It will give you a direction with a “degree number” (Example S.E 120Degrees ). The degree number is what you need to remember. Where ever you go up and down the ridges and mountains, If you point your compass at 120 Degrees you will find your truck! No batteries needed! No big brother tracking your every move! Oh did I mention they are either Phosphorescent, or come with Tritium! Yes they glow in the dark in the worst scenarios!
The military brand Cammenga is the best compass I have ever used. With the stats bellow, If you go into the woods as often as I do, especially by yourself… you should not be without a real “analog” GPS.
“Cammenga quality. Modest price. For those who prefer a more cost-effective means of navigating terrain, we offer a Phosphorescent Lensatic Compass option. This compass is essentially the same trustworthy model supplied to the U.S. Military. The only difference is this version employs a phosphorescent paint for lightless visibility instead of self-luminous Tritium.” – Cammenga official website.
- Shockproof, damage-resistant design.
- Waterproof to considerable depths.
- Sandproof for extra durability.
- Accuracy +/- 40 mils.
- Performs flawlessly in temperatures ranging from -50° F to 150° F.
- Uncompromised by temperature changes due to its non-liquid filled needle housing.
- Uses a copper induction-damping ring that slows, settles and steadies the compass needle quickly.
- Constructed with a powder-coated, aluminum frame for optimal endurance.
- Proudly made with the highest quality in the U.S.A. 🇺🇸
- NSN: 6605-01-571-6052
Price: $68.50 – $95.75