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One more question, I think it says it in...

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One more question, I think it says it in the description but I would just like to confirm: can this be used as effectively in the southern hemisphere (i.e. patagonia)? Is there an adjustment that I have to make (i.e. adjust declination, etc.)?

Thank you!

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Oh and what is the difference between this compass and the MC-2G (http://www.backcountry.com/suunto-mc-2g-navigator-global-compass) other than the price?

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The MC-2G is a "Global" compass which means you can use in the southern and northern hemisphere. The MC 2 is not global(you cannot use in patagonia). Does that answer your questions?

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THE MC2G IS THE GLOBAL COMPASS....YES, YOU CAN USE IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE. YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT....SPECIFIC IN THE OWNERS MANUAL.

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The price gets you the Global needle which sits flat wherever you are in the globe, and is the most stable needle in any compass. An additional benefit is that it will work well even if the compass is held at an angle of up to 20 degrees. Declination will need to be adjusted (or allowed for) wherever you are in the world - there are maps for this and it varies quite a bit across North America.