Argos Orienteering Compass £1.99 R&C
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Argos Orienteering Compass £1.99 R&C

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Found 22nd May 2013
Calibrated dial on strong perspex protractor plate with measurement scales, luminous needle, magnifier and carrying cord.

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Thanks - got the last one at my local. Heat added.

Original Poster

Got it for my lad's DoE trip

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Could do with this to find my way back from the pub....

seefman

Could do with this to find my way back from the pub....;)



Ahhhh... The Gop*ss Compass

;-D

I bought one of these, I couldn't find my way out of Argos! At least I ended up with an inflatable mattress, some dining chairs, and a TV, which is nice, pity about all the customers spoiling daytime TV though. Pipe down will ya Lord Jeremy Kyle is about to shout down some chavs and I can't hear a bloomin thing.

Good price. Paid £5 a couple of months ago

Poundland had something similar recently.

Cheers Op....

seefman

Could do with this to find my way back from the pub....;)


It's not Silva, will guide you to your next door neighbours house.

Good in case you're somewhere remote or unfamiliar and your smartphone, tablet computer, TomTom and GPS watch all run out of battery.

I don't know if it is any good as a compass - but this deal is a much better price than elsewhere.

BTW this is a Gelert COM080.

handy to find your way to tesco,s phantom deals

NUMBER8GAMESTER

Good in case you're somewhere remote or unfamiliar and your smartphone, … Good in case you're somewhere remote or unfamiliar and your smartphone, tablet computer, TomTom and GPS watch all run out of battery.


I own and use all these electronic devices so can speak with some conviction. Compasses are designed exactly for remote and umfamiliar places are tough, waterproof and do not require batteries to operate. I cannot imagine anyone with a Tom Tom or Tablet in these situations and smartphone batteries die early and as far as I am aware cannot be replaced on the go.
Read any mountaneering or fell walking expert and they will all tell you not to rely on electronic devices and to always carry a compass.
Whether this one is any good I do not know but I would endorse the principal of a magnetic compass (Silva or Recta brands are very good but are more expensive).

used one as a cheap way to align aerial to local transmitter that was out of sight.
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