Army Sighting Compass Olive


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Navigation in the bush is a vital skill and could be lifesaving in the right situation.  You cannot always rely on your electronic devices to function so if you are using those as your only form of navigation you may find yourself lost. Having a traditional compass to help find your way is important, as are the skills needed to use it!

A lensatic compass is also commonly referred to as a military compass, which is typically used by the U.S. Military and as such has a very rugged design. A lens located on the rear side of the compass aides in the orienteering process.

A lensatic compass is made up of three different parts: the cover, base, and reading lens. The cover is there to protect the compass as well as incorporating the sighting wire, which helps you determine your direction. The base features the compass dial, bezel, and the thumb loop, with the thumb loop used for stability and a more accurate reading. Finally, the reading lens also helps cover the compass and folds out; this is where the term “lensatic” comes from.

  • Rugged metal construction
  • Sighting wire
  • Thumb loop
  • Ruler markings
  • Fold up lens and sighting slot
  • Bezel ring
  • Floating dial