The Silva compass is a versatile tool. No forester should go into the field without a good compass. Unlike a GPS receiver it will always work. Here are a few things to keep in mind when using a compass:
— Keep it level so the needle can rotate freely.
— Avoid big belt buckles and other sources of local attraction.
— Don’t squint when sighting with the mirror.
— Relax. you will get better readings with practice and confidence.