As GPS becomes more and more ubiquitous, it’s easy to forget that explorers once discovered entire continents using little more than a compass, the stars, and their own wits.
The time is ripe to take a lesson from these brave men and learn how to navigate for ourselves again. Not that you need to start pulling out the sextant to plot your morning commute—but having this type of basic survival skill to fall back on is just plain common sense.
This compass is an example par excellence of the everyday carry, something to be slipped into a pocket, wallet, backpack or purse and kept close at hand all day, every day. At just one inch in diameter it won’t take up a lot of real estate, but in a tight place or during an unforeseen emergency, it could just save your life.
Small and unassuming, this compass fits neatly into the palm of your hand or slips easily onto a keychain. Built like a tank, it’s machined from solid brass, sealed against moisture, and is backed by a lifetime replacement warranty regardless of circumstance.