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    Re: Accuracy of backpacking compass
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2012 Nov 6, 05:31 -0800

    I would also highly recommend the Cammenga lensatic. And Bruce, a pouch is probably a good idea. I've been carrying mine in my hip pocket for several years now, and recently noticed the magnifying lens had come loose and cracked right down the middle. It's no surprise, I put it through a lot of abuse. So anyone reading this: don't think these compasses aren't well made. They are. Very much so.

    I emailed Cammenga about getting a replacement lens, but unfortunately, they only do repairs in-house and do not sell replacement parts. They did offer to refurbish it (free of charge, IIRC), but I declined as the crack really doesn't hinder use of the compass at all. Overall an outstanding product.

    And in case you guys didn't see it in my earlier post, there is a great website with loads of info on how to use this compass here:

    http://www.landnavigation.org/
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