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Adding A Helphos Light To My Rally Toolbox

The newest piece of rally kit that I have added to my rally navigator’s toolbox is a Helphos spot light.  This is a light that mounts inside the car on the windshield.   451 more words

Why I trust in the big universal GPS when setting goals

“What are we believing that costs us our freedom, our happiness and the awareness of our own true nature, which is love?”—Byron Katie

My ship landed in Bermuda this morning. 224 more words

Archival Gear - The First "Hootchie and Swag" challenge

Bushwalking in the Old Style – Australian conservation pioneer Myles Dunphy in the Blue Mountains in 1915. Dunphy and his companions traveled the length and breadth of New South Wales’ wilderness areas in the first half of the 20th century, often living for weeks at a time out of a traditional Aussie swag bedroll. 2,474 more words

A look at some WWI Compasses

Through my recent eBay adventures, my vintage compass collection has increased dramatically. Some of my favourite new acquisitions are a pair of 1918-vintage US Corps of Engineers military marching compasses both made by Cruchon & Emons in Switzerland. 1,057 more words


The Fake Compass Smackdown Part 1 - Pre-game Brief

If you’ve been in the market for a new compass lately, particularly if you’re in the US, you’ll have noticed it’s a minefield of cheap baseplate compasses, ball compasses, pocket watch compasses, watch band compasses, lensatic compasses and even prismatic compasses all of unknown origin and accuracy. 1,174 more words


Find Your Own Way - Vintage MKIII Marching Compass - Part 2

How to tell a fake from the real thing. In this post we will be looking at side-by-side comparisons of this writer’s own genuine MKIII Marching Compass, and one of the most common of the fake types. 853 more words


Find Your Own Way - Vintage MKIII Marching Compass - Part 1

This is the first in a short series of posts on a particular work of art masquerading as an obsolete military direction-finding instrument. My intent with this series is to provide the reader with a wealth of information on how to identify these valuable artefacts, how you might repair or restore them if necessary, and most importantly, how to use them for the purpose for which they were designed so they may enjoy a second or even a third useful working life. 976 more words