You need to know where you are and where you are going. Without a surefire way to determine your direction of travel, especially if you are bugging out at night, you are going to have issues. Not everyone has the money to purchase a milspec military compass. This compass is a lightweight, and inexpensive way to ensure that you have all of your various bugout bags, and E&E kits with a compass in them. Liquid-filled compass keeps north arrow steady Swivel bezel Extended clear base plate for improved map reading Multiple measurement scales for precise route planning Adjustable marching line Neck lanyard Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.25 x .25 Weight: .8 oz.