Silva Starter 1-2-3

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Great simple hiking compass. Run some para-cord to…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

Great simple hiking compass. Run some para-cord to a buttonhole, and drop her in your shirt pocket, even if you go without your pack, it is always with you. I always like to be aware of my basic heading, and take readings periodically when off the hiking trail.

I do have a backup in the rucksack, but I run the Starter as my main. After 11+ years in the military with the S&Y lensatic compass, you would think that is what I would run now, but the 1-2-3 does the job just fine without the bulk/weight, and carrying is a breeze so you won't go without.


As an ex-marine and survey if for trail work you can't…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $8

As an ex-marine and survey if for trail work you can't find your way with this you need more map classes. Realiable and simple.

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The Silva Starter 1-2-3 is an ideal choice when introducing map & compass skills or the world of orienteering. The Silva Starter's base plate is sized for children's smaller hands. The clear baseplate makes map reading and course plotting easy.


Silva Starter Compass - If youre a beginner, the Starter Model 1-2-3 compass is a great tool for working with maps and orienteering. Its base plate is designed especially for childrens smaller hands. The rotating capsule has 2 degree dial graduations and the clear base plate makes it easier to read a map and plan the course. Inch and millimeter scales are provided for mapping or plotting. Plus, a lanyard hole on the base plate makes for easy carrying

- Massey's Outfitters

The Silva Starter 1-2-3 Compass has an improved ergonomic base plate designed for those with small hands. A declination scale allows quick adjustment of map bearings. The large rotating capsule with 2 degree graduations is easy to read. Also included are inch and millimeter scales plus a lanyard hole. PRODUCT FEATURES: Dimensions: 2" x 3" Wt: 0.9 oz

- Appalachian Outdoors

The Silva Starter Compass gets you going and back again. This easy to use compass has a smaller baseplate that even kids can hold. Anyone wanting an affordable guide in the outdoors can put the Starter Compass to use. The clear baseplate has inch and millimeter markings to determine distance on a map a lanyard holes so you can wear the Starter around your neck. Put it to use and you'll always make it home.