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The Silva Starter 123 Compass is the perfect compass for the beginner and the professional. Its simple design keeps both size and weight down, while not sacrificing the all important compass accuracy Silva is known for.
The idea of Silva compass was born in the 1930's in Sweden, its country of origin. Since 1946, Silva has been available in the United States to Explorers, Survivalists, Military, Law Enforcement and Adventurers. During my Boy Scout days, this was the Boy Scout Compass to have. Because of the long history of accuracy, dependability and ease of use, Silva has come to be known as the compass to have in just about any situation.
The Silva Starter 1-2-3 is an ideal choice when introducing map and compass skills or when a basic compass is the way to go. One of these situations would be a survival situation when you just need to get to help. The Silva Starter 123 baseplate is sized for compactness while still including appropriate markings for map and compass navigation. The clear baseplate makes map reading and course plotting easy.
A movable dial with 2° graduations gives direction for both sport and survival while the baseplate includes both inch and millimeter scales for map work. A lanyard hole allows for use while moving, which would likely be the case while moving during a survival situation.
Why even carry a compass?
In a survival situation, a compass is a must have item. Of course, it is always best to stay in one place if searchers are looking for you and it is safe to do so. However, if you must move, you must know which direction you are going. Equally important is the ability to walk in one direction without walking a circle and ending up back where you started.
Valuable time has been wasted by a victim of a survival situation simply because they did not have the ability to walk a straight line. A Silva Compass is perfectly suited for both survival and recreation. They are dependable, durable and most importantly, do what they are designed to do; keep you going in the correct direction.
Silva Starter 123 Compass Features
Inch and Millimeter Scales