Capt Mykel Hawke (Military Veteran & Survival Expert)
I am a huge fan of the Ottoman Compass and the Viking Sun Stone, to the point that I have used both in my survival TV shows in the past.
I have been very impressed over the years of working with my South African Brothers, by their skills and expertise. I think most true survivalists and enthusiasts of the "old ways", agree and prefer to know how to do things if and / or when, technology fails.
To that end, the African SunCompass, designed by Timm Irvine-Smith, combines the old ways with modern technology to provide you with one of the most useful and fascinating tools you can own.
The African SunCompass can help you navigate on land as a compass, give you a daily GPS fix and can then triangulate your position down to 20 meters - using nothing but the sun and a map!
I love that Timm pays respects to his teachers as well as our mutual friend and venerated survivalist, Ron Hood (R.I.P).
The African SunCompass costs very little, only takes a little practice & math to master, but the skills you'll have are invaluable.