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SunnyWalker
2009-12-30, 23:00
For use on CDT where a compass is quite necessary I thought I'd use the Cammenga Lensatic. Won't freeze up on me, no bubble to worry about, can't hurt it, accurate, easy to use, and its trustworthy. If I am packing light I can make up the weight in other areas (all). Has anyone done the CDT with the Cammenga Compass? If not, what compass did you use? Thanks.
:aetsch: -SunnyWalker

Mags
2010-01-01, 17:18
If not, what compass did you use? Thanks.
:aetsch: -SunnyWalker


I used a very simple one on the CDT (and currently). Did not find a need for anything fancier:

http://www.suunto.com/suunto/main/product_long.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=1013419867393 9946&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=9852723697223380


FWIW, I did no carry a GPS either.

SunnyWalker
2010-01-01, 20:46
Yeah, I was not giong to carry a GPS. I own one but see no need. However, I do see the need for good maps and good compass. Sunto and Silva are great compasses. Easy to use. So is the Cammenga. Especially when you use the G M angle and a protractor.

Mags
2010-01-02, 00:16
Yeah, I was not giong to carry a GPS. I own one but see no need. However, I do see the need for good maps and good compass. Sunto and Silva are great compasses. Easy to use. So is the Cammenga. Especially when you use the G M angle and a protractor.

If it works for you, cool. I like to KISS and not carry extra equipment (protractor) and a lensatic compass is probably overkill for the type of orienteering you need to do on the CDT ..but, hey, its all good. :beer:

ps. I am sure people have used a lensatic compass on the CDT. I just don't know who off hand. :)

SunnyWalker
2010-01-02, 21:41
Mags, did you ever have probs with your liquid filled compass getting too cold?

Geo.
2010-01-03, 00:40
I use the same compass as Mags - so what Mags said. :)

(I don't think you'd have too much in the way of temp problems, as Suunto reckon their compasses are built for -40C to +60C / -40F to +140F)

Mags
2010-01-03, 02:08
Nope.

If I am ever in -40F temps hiking...well hell, I am a lot more burly than I ever thought I was. :D

SunnyWalker
2010-01-05, 15:35
Oh, I guess I did not know they were rated to go to such a low temp.

SunnyWalker
2010-04-07, 23:18
I've been working with the Cammenga. Yep, its harder or more complex to operate then a good ole Silva or Sunto style. Oh well . . . . it was a good thought. (Man I can't have any toys!!}