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Old 06-04-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy a cheap compass for my trip. anybody have suggestions as to where I can purchase one for minimal cost?
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Anywhere you can buy camping gear, tents or sleeping bags... Also fishing and hunting stores will stock them, as will any place for cross country runners. Even Walmart will have cheap compasses once in a while.
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Wal-mart usually has at least the Coleman variety.

I would caution you, however... if you're going backcountry, a compass becomes part of your life-support equipment... how cheap do you really wanna go?

I prefer the U.S. military "Lensatic" compass... if you don't get the tritium variety, they run about $35 bucks new, and $15 used... Durable, accurate and simple... if you get a used one, make sure the dial moves smoothly and doesn't stick when you turn.

They'll last you forever, and they're hard to destroy...
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