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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:31 PM

My New Compass

Love camping, saw this on Amazon and it was love at first sight.

Can give the grade of slopes, and also apparently with a little trig is a rangefinder and can give the approximate height of distant objects.

Has a bubble level for taking accurate bearings.




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Reply My New Compass (Original post)
wonderwarthog Feb 14 OP
BuzzClik Feb 14 #1
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #4
Grumpy Pickle Feb 14 #2
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #3
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #6
Grumpy Pickle Feb 14 #11
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #12
Andronikos Feb 14 #5
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #7
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #8
marmot84 Feb 14 #9
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #10
marmot84 Feb 14 #14
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #15
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #17
marmot84 Feb 15 #20
wonderwarthog Feb 15 #23
Currentsitguy Feb 15 #22
wonderwarthog Feb 15 #24
oflguy Feb 14 #13
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #16
oflguy Feb 14 #18
wonderwarthog Feb 14 #19
akaConcernedCanuk Feb 15 #21
wonderwarthog Feb 15 #25

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:35 PM

1. I predict you get eaten by a bear.

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Response to BuzzClik (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:52 PM

4. Saw 2 here already

They were entirely uninterested.


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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:36 PM

2. Those are the kinds of compasses RUSSIAN spies use.

Going out on maneuvers, Wart ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:51 PM

3. At my age

Maybe by July!



Correction - I already am in the woods!

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:12 PM

6. ...



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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:40 PM

11. Nice....What State you in ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:42 PM

12. Penns Woods

In the Northwest sector.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:09 PM

5. Provide a link?

I want one.

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Response to Andronikos (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:16 PM

7. Arino compass

Amazon.com!


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Response to Andronikos (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:18 PM

8. $29 plus shipping

Pretty sweet!

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:28 PM

9. With you totally on this one!

These days tough I have one in the backpack but I just use the GPS, now on my watch. Ancient technology is cool but living in the 21'st century is fun too.

Where do you hike? I'm partial to Colorado mountains but I've also done serious hiking in Washington, Minnesota, and Wyoming.

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Response to marmot84 (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:39 PM

10. Penns Woods

In Gods country.

Did some primitive camping the last few years, I enjoy a mimimalist approach.

I like to incorporate a survival practice element while still keeping it fun.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:11 PM

14. Very cool

I'd be into that too if I were a touch younger.

I have mountaineering training and I'm certified to climb Everest with Alpine Ascents (the guide company that lost 15 sherpas in an avalanche in the Kumbu Ice Fall three years ago.) I've twice made the summit of Mt. Rainier. I don't have the money or the interest in Everest but I've dreamed about attempting Denali. I turn 60 this year so I probably won't make my age window unless my fitness and finances both take a sudden turn for the good.

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Response to marmot84 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:21 PM

15. Thanks

Pushing 60 here, have slowed down considerably!

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Response to marmot84 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:27 PM

17. Man

That is a lot of training!

I remember hearing on the news about the Sherpas.

Ranier is quite an accomplishment - it is a dangerous climb, iirc.

The people of the Himalayas are something special.

Tough as nails and part mountain goat!



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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:29 AM

20. Yes, climbing is indeed very dangerous

The Alpine Ascents instructor who was our lead guide on Rainier in my 10 day mountaineering class was killed on a climb of Rainier two years ago. They were attempting the Liberty Ridge Route. Because of a late season avalanche they fell 3000 feet. It made national news.

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Response to marmot84 (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:37 PM

23. Sorry to hear that.

Mountain climbiing is, I would guess, a spiritual experience in some ways.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:39 AM

22. Ever try the hiking trails at Oil Creek State Park?

They have a very nice camping shelter system. They are still pretty much open, but each has a fireplace and they provide wood and water.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:38 PM

24. I am very close to there

Thanks for the tip - will check it out!

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:02 PM

13. make sure you have one of these

https://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Ma24e453772375a5378497341cc64132co0&w=206&h=206&c=7&qlt=90&o=4&dpr=1.25&pid=1.7

Any mirror will work, but the hole in it makes it easier to line it up.

I have seen one of these in use by someone on the ground pointing it at an airplane. The flash is blinding to someone in the airplane.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:21 PM

16. Thanks

That is very cool!!!





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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:30 PM

18. I recently watched an episode on TV where a guy took a hike to see a volcano

He got lost on his way back. After three days of trying to get the attention of tourist helicopters, he finally used a mirror to reflect the sunshine up to a helicopter. The pilot landed to save his life.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:45 PM

19. Good move

On his part.

It is a lot easier to get disoriented than people realize.

Twice this winter I have lost my way in fog on these dirt country roads.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:25 AM

21. One of mine is almost identical

Only thing different is that mine does not have the Clinometer



Yup - from Amazon - 14 bucks or so.

Here's one of my other ones, good for laying out on a map . . .



I got over 28 acres to explore b4 I pop - and hundreds acres of crown/public land around me.



My property is pretty much everything to the left of the white divider I put in the image . . .

Here's a zoom in at my "estate".



Did I mention I love it here?





CC

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:41 PM

25. Gorgeous, CC!

Nearly identical compass.

With the way things are going here, I may be using mine to find my way up to you for asylum.

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