Author Topic: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.  (Read 1655 times)

bricam2096

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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #15 on: 19:32:28, 15/02/18 »
Now that explains a lot.

@ Pleb this why you get lost so many times  :D

It's the magnetic implants in his head, lol
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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #16 on: 19:34:03, 15/02/18 »
It's the magnetic implants in his head, lol

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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #17 on: 22:19:33, 15/02/18 »
If going on some serious hill/mountain walks, best to have a spare compass. I had one which was faulty. Hard to believe  it was at the time. I never have mine near any metal. The mountains on Skye can play tricks with compass readings.............


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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #18 on: 19:14:54, 16/02/18 »
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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #19 on: 10:29:03, 18/02/18 »

How do you actually check the accuracy of a compass?
After a prolonged search I found where I had hidden my spare one, and compared the two.  Yesterday they were both the same, so I reckoned they were accurate, but that might be wishful thinking.  Today there was a difference of about 10 degrees, but how do I decide which one is wandering a bit?
I had put them on the kitchen windowsill, thinking I had a fair idea of the alignment of the house, where there are a few pebbles collected from various special places.  Thinking one might be affected by  one of the rocks I moved them both to the table, where they lined up again.
Can two compasses affect each other?
Check them against the gps on a phone?  But I don't have that kind of phone, and anyway, apparently phones affect them. 
I do remember the compass being way out at the top of Cross Fell.  Luckily it was a sunny day and we could see where we were going.  I had heard compasses were affected up there, and had really only got it out to see if it was true.

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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #20 on: 11:02:08, 18/02/18 »
Always been wary of compasses, useful tool but like anything they can go wrong so important to use them in conjunction with the map to confirm the bearing etc.  It's another benefit of a GPS that uses your movement to determine bearing etc. 
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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #21 on: 11:24:49, 18/02/18 »
How do you actually check the accuracy of a compass?

Take it with you when you go anywhere where there is an outdoors shop or store, and compare yours against the new ones. That's what I do.
Unfortunately they are often behind the counter or in locked cabinets these days, thanks to all the light-fingered people.

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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #22 on: 18:18:25, 21/02/18 »

Can two compasses affect each other?



Yes.  Hold them about a foot apart to stop their own magnetic fields from affecting each other. 
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Re: Hillwalkers warned about magnets in clothing.
« Reply #23 on: 10:47:48, 22/02/18 »
Now that explains a lot.

@ Pleb this why you get lost so many times  :D
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