The baseplate compass for hiker and scouts. The hiking and orienteering compass. Fast, simple and accurate, these baseplate compasses are quick to learn and ideal for navigating with a map and compass. Minimalistic and straight forward. Fast and simple to use. With its simple, straightforward design, the Compass is an excellent choice for the novice hiker. This compact and lightweight compass includes a jewel bearing and a detachable snap-lock lanyard for easy transport. An inch scale is included, and the compass is balances for the northern or southern hemisphere for accurate readings.