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The Dakar Compass is the workhorse of analog survival tools.
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Hi, Does anyone have an instruction sheet...
Hi, Does anyone have an instruction sheet in English? The compass I was given has only a German instruction sheet.
If you're lookIng for directions on how to use it, any basic compass instructions should familiarize you with how to use it to orient a map, etc. Check the site below for the basics.
Photo doesn't show a hole on the "south"...
Photo doesn't show a hole on the "south" end base, to attach a lanyard ? Is there one ?
If you look at the photo I just uploaded, It appears there is a lanyard attachment point is just behind the optic. This really is a neat idea for a compass, I like how it includes measurements for 3 different scales.. but I have to point out that it seems to lack meridian lines on the dial. But I digress!
I hope this helps.
...but the inner dial hangs up on the pivot, leaving a 3-5 degree variance when trying to fine tune your course. Rarely consistent platform, but the long straight edge is a great idea for map work and I like the see through plate on the sighting side. This allows for a both eyes on target when working at greater distances. Overall, nice idea, but not so hot execution.