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Discover The Incredible Range Of Camping & Hiking Compasses At Anaconda

Whether camping or hiking, a camping compass is an essential tool for any outdoor enthusiast. A compass helps you determine your direction accurately, which is crucial for navigating through unfamiliar terrain. It ensures you can find your way back to camp or reach your destination safely. If you become lost or disoriented in the wilderness, a compass can be a lifesaver. It can help you travel in a straight line, following a bearing, until you find a known landmark or trail. With many big-name brands including Spinifex and Silva, our range of compasses is made from high-quality materials and features detachable lanyards, declination scales, rubber grips, map measuring scales and much more. We have compasses suitable for all experience levels, from beginner friendly compasses great for school trips to advanced expedition compasses.

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A camping compass is a fundamental tool for outdoor activities that enhances safety, helping you to stay on course and adding an element of self-reliance to your outdoor adventures. Orienteering compasses are advanced tools which have great features such as built-in magnifiers for reading detailed maps or assisting in creating a fire for survival. Convenient lanyards are a must have for keeping your compass handy when out in the wilderness. It's a small investment that can make a big difference in your outdoor experiences. Explore our entire range of compasses for hiking and camping at Anaconda online or in-store today!

Camping Compasses FAQs

How to read a compass?

To read your compass, hold your compass out flat in the palm of your hand and make sure that the travel arrow is pointing directly at the landmark or direction you wish to travel and away from you. Start rotating the bezel until you see the magnetised needle inside of the orienting arrow. Now simply look at the index line to read the bearing.

How does a compass work?

Due to gravitational pressure, our Earth has an iron core which is part solid and liquid crystal. Because of this, it's believed that movement in the liquid part of the outer core is what creates the Earth's magnetic field. The way a compass works is by detecting and responding to the Earth's magnetic fields.

Do you need a compass for camping?

You don't need a compass - but it definitely helps to have a compass when camping. While GPS devices and smartphone apps are common for navigation, they can fail due to battery issues, signal loss or damage. A compass is a reliable backup that doesn't rely on batteries or connectivity.

Are compasses good for hiking?

Yes, compasses are very good for hiking. Apart from the obvious reasons, compasses for hiking that come with clinometers can help you assess slope angles, which is vital for avoiding hazardous terrain, such as avalanches or steep cliffs. Also some compasses have luminous dials or built-in lights, making them useful for navigating in low-light or nighttime conditions.

Shop The Amazing Range Of Camping Compasses Online Or In-Store At Anaconda

Check out our incredible range of compasses including compasses for hiking and compasses for camping, and make sure that you have the best gear for your next outdoor adventure! At Anaconda, we offer gift cards, Club deals, payment options and new arrivals that you won't be able to resist. Browse our entire camping and caravan range including communication & navigation, UHF radios, GPS, maps & atlases and more, and check out our Adventure Centre for helpful tips and exciting destinations such as our Hiking Essentials Buying Guide and The Ultimate Camping Essentials Checklist. Anaconda is your one stop adventure retailer, being the destination for all your equipment needs, shop the amazing range at low prices online or in-store today.



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