Compasses are made of durable materials and have liquid-filled capsules for steady needle operation under the most severe weather conditions. All the compasses are individually balanced for geographical zones, with the exception of some models that have global balancing and thus can be used all over the world.
Compasses purchased in New Zealand will normally be balanced for the Southern Hemisphere. If you want a compass that works everywhere in the world, be sure to get a global compass.
A-10 General purpose base-plate compass
A-30 Luminous bezel with large magnifier
Clipper A great micro compass
M-3G Global compass with magnifier and extended base-plate
MC-2G Global mirror compass with adjustable declination
MB-6 A feature-packed compass in a handy matchbox style case
Precision Instruments (none in stock currently)
KB-14 A hand-bearing compass with high accuracy
PM-5 Clinometer A hand-held device for measuring heights
Tandem Precision compass and clinometer in one
Field has 1:50,000 scale to match NZ topos
Ranger base-plate compass
Terra Ranger S classic sighting compass
Ranger SL advanced sighting compass
Expedition a base-plate compass
Terra Expedition S a mirror-sighting compass
Silva Thumb Compasses
Arc Jet Spectra an optimal thumb compass for orienteers
Silva 55 6400/360 mls military compass
Suunto MC-2/G 6400/360 mls military compass
Compass / Map Related Information
Two North Poles: read about this here
Map Reading: read about this here
Using a compass: read about this here
Map Reading Guide: read about this here
Compasses measure direction in degrees, which, on a compass, increases clockwise:
East is at 90 degrees
South at 180
West at 270
North at 360 or 0 degrees.
How to use a compass
How to use a map and a compass.
All you ever wanted to know about compasses.
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