LENSATIC COMPASS PDF

There are so many different kinds of compasses, it can be hard to keep up. Navigation has taken on many forms over the years. Here at Brunton, we manufacture a variety of different compasses for varying needs in the field. A lensatic compass is just one of the many navigational tools we have built. A lensatic compass is often referred to as a military compass, and is typically used by the U.

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Have you ever heard someone say they need to find their bearings? It dates back to the Age of Discovery and refers to the bearings inside a compass that move the directional needle. That saying has lived on and so has the simple compass! Use your index finger to steady the front of the compass. That provides a more accurate direction. Saying an object is at degrees Northwest is more accurate than saying it is Northwest.

You will also see the directions North, South, East, and West. Congratulations, you found your bearings! The lensatic compass is very versatile. You can also use it as you would a standard compass by pulling back the lid and magnifying glass to fully show directions North, South, East, and West.

Hold your elbows tight against your body and the compass near your waist to get your bearings and find out which direction you are facing! Do you have a phone or tablet? Look down and check the battery life. How about the WiFi and cellular service?

Remember, batteries lose their charge and service can be unreliable in some areas. Head into your yard or an outdoors area to begin. You are now part of a group of navigators that goes back hundreds of years. Ancient Chinese explorers learned that they could float the stone on a small piece of wood in a cup of water and the stone would always point to the north pole.

Sailors later discovered that rubbing a needle against a piece of lodestone made the needle magnetic and the evolution of the modern compass began, along with superstitions. Prior to the scientific explanation, sailors thought the compass was a magical object that could tell fortunes and cure illness.

They also thought that onions and garlic could block the magnetic force, so those ingredients never boarded their ships.

Luckily, we know that compasses today are useful tools that help us find our bearings — no magic required. Congratulations on joining the club of compass navigators! This version was used on a ship around Blog post by Eddie Phillips. Graphics by Megan Jones. Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content Skip to primary sidebar. Search this website. How to Use a Lensatic Compass Have you ever heard someone say they need to find their bearings?

Fun Fact The lensatic compass is very versatile. Learn this skill in familiar territory like your backyard or a local park. That way, if you need to use it in unfamiliar territory, you will be ready. Can you com-pass this text? Give it a try! Locate North. What do you see? Locate degrees Northwest. Learn more in Nature Lab!

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Lensatic Compasses

Cammenga is an outdoors products company, known chiefly for producing navigation equipment under contract for United States Armed Forces. They are the official supplier of the M lensatic field compass issued to U. Army and Marine Corps infantry and artillery units. Cammenga was founded in by a group of investors to produce the M 3H lensatic compass to the U. Armed Forces. Since , Cammenga has held the U. The firm develops, manufactures, and distributes a wide variety of products to military, law enforcement, and commercial markets around the world, including land navigation instruments, firearm sighting and loading systems, firearm magazines , tritium knives, and other tritium light source integration services.

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How to Use a Lensatic Compass

Have you ever heard someone say they need to find their bearings? It dates back to the Age of Discovery and refers to the bearings inside a compass that move the directional needle. That saying has lived on and so has the simple compass! Use your index finger to steady the front of the compass. That provides a more accurate direction. Saying an object is at degrees Northwest is more accurate than saying it is Northwest.

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