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Discussion: Compass

in: Thompas; Thompas > 2017-11-11

Nov 11, 2017 10:31 PM # 
Common problem in the cold. It still works with bubbles, but you gotta give it more time to settle.
Nov 12, 2017 1:57 AM # 
Yes, but it is only 1/2 year, another 1 1/2. We have Silva compasses that are 15 years old and have traveled with them same places, no bubbles.
Nov 12, 2017 2:27 AM # 
I have an extra compass...
Nov 13, 2017 10:06 PM # 
Sometimes compasses last years. But sometimes altitude and weather changes kill them quickly. Always have a spare and check before you go to the start that the one you take is working. And get lots of practice navigating in subtle terrain without a compass, so when one does go bad, it's less mentally stressful.

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