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Compass

When hiking or doing survivalist activities, it is important to be well equipped to face any situation. Thus, it is impossible to go without a survival kit, a water kit, a lighting kit and a signaling kit. And because it is essential to know how to orient yourself in order to stay on the trail, the compass is just as important.

The compass, a must have for outdoor activities

Besides the map, first aid and survival kits, the compass is a must-have tool if you plan to engage in any outdoor activity. The reason is that it allows you to better orient yourself when you find yourself in a hostile forest. Introduced to the market centuries ago, the compass has now taken on a revolutionary design. It is no longer as large as it used to be and is more accurate than ancient models. At Hattila, you will find the different possible variations of the latest generation of compasses: folding transparent compass, waypoint compass with magnifying glass and Lensatic compass.

The different types of compasses

There are many different types of compasses on the market to suit all needs. This means that for one type of model, there is a specific use. For hiking, you will find:

The flat compass

The flat compass is the model often found in large stores. As its name suggests, it is a flat, transparent compass that is equipped with several elements. The magnetic needle, for example, is the element that indicates north. The directional arrow shows the direction to follow once you have drawn the azimuth. The side scale is the equivalent of a ruler and will allow you to measure a distance according to the scale indicated on the map.

The thumb compass

The thumb compass is the most compact compass as it can be attached to your thumb when you are walking in the wilderness. This type of model is characterized by an adjustable hanging point, a needle that indicates north, a numbered dial and a directional arrow.

The folding compass

The folding compass is the most popular among hikers and survivalists. The reason is that it is equipped with a case that provides better protection against shocks and falls. Apart from the basic elements that you will find on most compasses, the folding model has a reticle for aiming.

Downloadable compasses applications for mobile and smartphones are not always recommended. For one, the thickness of the phone is not always suitable and does not ensure a comfortable grip for orientation.

How to use a compass?

The use of a compass allows all hikers and survivalists to find their way on a map. To do so, you just have to match the north on the map with the north indicated by the needle of your compass. You will have to put the compass on the map and rotate it until the 2 norths are on the same line.

The compass is also a piece of equipment that will give you the opportunity to locate yourself on a trail in relation to your map. To do this, you will need to point the aiming arrow towards the point you wish to identify. Then, position your map correctly under your compass. This will allow you to locate where the line of sight connected to the arrow intersects the trail.

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Fluo Compass
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Compass

Hattila
HAT-100108
€10.00
Fluorescent compass with measuring scales and cord
Lensatic Compass Lensatic Compass 2
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Compass

Hattila
HAT-100102
€9.90
Lensatic folding compass, mirror, magnifying glass, measuring scales and cord
Army metal compass with case
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Compass

HAT-15789000
€15.95
For a better orientation during your survivalism activities, the army metal compass with case is a "must" ! This compass is ultra efficient and easy to use.
British metal lensatic compass
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Compass

HAT-15791000
€13.95
Choose this british metal lensatic compass so you don't get confused during your survival activities ! This survival equipment helps you locate yourself, even in the most remote locations.
Italian metal compass
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Compass

HAT-15791200
€15.95
Always be in the right places with this italian metal compass ! This tool helps you orient yourself and find the right direction in no time.
US OD Ranger metal compass
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Compass

HAT-15792000
€15.95
Check your direction with this US OD Ranger metal compass ! Featuring a very stable metal casing, this device proves to be effective in all circumstances.
US OD Import metal compass
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Compass

HAT-15793000
€7.95
Combine this US OD Import metal compass with your survivalism gear ! This tool, in addition to all its advantages, is designed for all budgets.
US Engineer black metal compass
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Compass

HAT-15794000
€8.95
Make sure you're in the right direction with the US Engineer black metal compass ! The compass is an survival equipment, which remains effective and reliable in all circumstances.
US (Engineer) plastic case black compass
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Compass

HAT-15796000
€3.95
Make sure you're heading in the right direction with this US (Engineer) plastic case black compass ! For your expeditions or survivalism activities, this compass is the must have accessory !
US OD M2 Artillery plastic compass
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Compass

HAT-15796500
€14.95
Keep the right direction during your expeditions with this US OD M2 Artillery plastic compass ! With a plastic casing and a fluorescent display, it's the perfect accessory for any survivalism related activity.
Map compass with cover
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Compass

HAT-15797000
€5.95
Be sure you're borrowing the right direction with this map compass with cover ! For your expeditions or survivalism related activities, this compass is the perfect accessory that you absolutely must have !
Map compass
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Compass

HAT-15798000
€4.95
Find the right direction during your survivalism activities with this map compass ! This compass features liquid dampening.
Strap compass 360 graduation
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Compass

HAT-15799000
€1.95
Get this strap compass 360 graduation to find your direction during your survivalism expeditions ! It features a polycarbonate cover.
Compass '10 functions'
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Compass

HAT-15799700
€6.95
Opt for the versatility of this compass '10 Functions' ! This small and compact compass is the perfect companion for survivalism sessions.

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