NANO BRASS BUTTON COMPASS ('PILL BOX' ESCAPE COMPASS)

During WW2 escape compasses were issued to allied pilots, paratroopers, commandos and SOE agents as part of escape and evasion kits.
The 'pill box' escape compass was the most common model and together with escape maps, a hacksaw blade and phrase cards, they were packed in a
rubberised canvas map pouch. The compass was also supplied encapsulated in a transparent soft plastic pod with a neck lanyard.

The 'pill box' escape compass was designed to be hidden in clothing or other objects including tunic uniform buttons which is probably
why escape compasses are often called 'button compasses', although there are other compasses that are actual buttons, such as the Westkit button
escape compass that has magnetised bar of steel which has been embedded in plastic body during the moulding process and a stamped metal
trouser fly button compass that featured a pivot for placing on a level surface so the magnetised compass card could seek North.

Just like the original WW2 escape compasses our Nano Brass Button Compass is perfect for covert carry and concealment on your person.

Probably the world's smallest compass!

Diameter: 6.0mm
Height: 5.0 mm height
Weight: Less than 1 gram

This is not a cheap plastic compass...

It is made in the U.S.A from corrosion-resistant solid brass with an acrylic lens, sapphire jewel bearing and wear resistant pivot that operates in the most
extreme situations and out-perform plastic, liquid-damped compasses that fail at low temperatures and are prone to air bubbles affecting the compass card/needle.

This compass will come installed in a black plastic pod with a protective vinyl cap and lanyard loop for attaching to a necklace etc.
If required you can remove the compass from the pod. Simply remove the vinyl cap and push the lanyard outwards to eject the compass.

The last batch we had was...

2013 - snakedrblog.tumblr.com/post/50100813564/snake-eye-hybrid-technora-715-euas-ii-bracelet
2015 - snakedrblog.tumblr.com/post/120128094186/go-north-and-get-to-the-border-testing-the

This batch for 2022 is also a limited supply.

01APR2022 SOLD OUT.

Note: Image above shows the SnakeDr FX Pace Counter c.2014 - a field expedient (FX) project that requires 7ft x 550 Cord, lighter and sharp knife...
snakedrblog.tumblr.com/post/78543229487/fx-field-expedient-pace-counter-no-ranger-beads





TYVEK DELTA MAP

ESCAPE & EVASION...

During World War II the British military intelligence unit, known as MI9 started issued silk maps for use by British aircrews.
The silk maps were intended to assist airmen in evading capture after being shot down over enemy occupied territory in Europe.

Out of the 35,000 Allied troops who escaped and made their way to safety, it has been estimated that half had a silk escape map with them.

Escape maps from the Cold War and Vietnam War were printed on acetate rayon and during more recent conflicts such as Bosnia
and Herzegovina (1993), Afghanistan (2002), Iraq and Iran escape maps were printed on Tyvek.



What is Tyvek? - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyvek

Tyvek material makes for an excellent escape map, better than its laminated counterpart.

The Tyvek Delta Map is tear-resistant and waterproof making it ideal for navigation in all environments.
Unlike generations of paper-based materials that had come before, the Tyvek Delta Map stands up to bending, folding, marking on
with pencils, and generally rough handling better than anything else. Additionally, it's lightweight, flexible, smooth and lasts long
beyond the time other maps will have become tattered or faded. It's simply the result of science and superior material.

The Tyvek Delta Map offers a lifespan considerably longer than any laminated plastic; without the glare that makes it almost impossible
to look at the object of your attention unless you're standing in the perfect spot. Overhead lights and even sunlight play havoc with
readability on paper laminated maps.

- Waterproof
- Thin
- Lightweight
- Durable
- Easy to conceal


BARTHOLOMEW ESCAPE MAPS...

Some Bartholomew cloth escape maps made during WW2 were printed solely in black on white cloth backgrounds with a small scale range of
1:1,000,000 to 1:6,000,000 they were regarded as being too small by some; however, MI9 defended the maps as being intended only to give an
escaper or evader an idea of the general direction in which to proceed.

You can now have your own MI9 style escape map based on the original Bartholomew WW2 map with a modern twist!
Each map is printed on one A4 sheet of Tyvek with a scale of 1:1,000,000 - click here for sample

Just like the original these maps are also printed soley in black on white and intended to provide a general direction.
The style of maps depends on the terrain; if it's mainly built up areas, streets we will use URBAN, if it's rural with hills, valleys and open spaces
we will use OUTDOOR. The URBAN is a black and white street map and the OUTDOOR is a black and white topo map; both are more suited
to tactical navigation in low light conditions with red or green illumination devices.

Using your delivery address details (centre of map) we will create the MI9 Style Escape Map for you.
For costal locations your address will be off-centre to allow for more land mass to be included.

£5.00 GBP

If you require a map for locations other than your delivery address click here to have a map custom made for you.


ESCAPE & EVASION MAP PACK...

You can now have your own escape maps made to order.

Our E&E Map Pack consists of 3 maps:

- MAP 1, this is a 100m to 300m map to provide detail (house numbers, points of interest etc.) in your local area that can be quickly reached on foot
to serve as a location for an emergency rendezvous. The style of maps depends on the terrain; if it's mainly built up areas, streets we will
use STREET, if it's rural with hills, valleys and open spaces we will use TOPO.
- MAP 2, is 2km to 5km to provide an overview of your area and neighbouring towns, villages, bridges, places of interest, areas to avoid or
navigate to on foot, bicycle or vehicle for a secondary location, extraction etc. The style of map depends on the terrain; if it's mainly built up areas,
streets then we will use STREET, if it's rural with hills, valleys and open spaces we will use TOPO.
- MAP 3, is also be 2km to 5km. The style of map depend on the terrain; if it's mainly built up areas, streets then we will use for URBAN, if it's rural
with hills, valleys and open spaces we will use OUTDOOR. These maps are black and white and more suited for tactical navigation in low light conditions
with red or green illumination devices.

Using your delivery address details (centre of map) we will create the ESCAPE & EVASION MAP PACK for you.
For costal locations your address will be off-centre to allow for more land mass to be included.

£10.00 GBP

If you require a map for locations other than your delivery address click here to have a map custom made for you.

For a reprint of your E&E Map Pack simply provide the title of one of your maps e.g. TYVEK DELTA MAP (STREET 500M) BARNET, LONDON, ENGLAND.




FAST MAP - STREET

We now have maps of the 20 biggest cities in the United States based on population (other cities worldwide coming soon).

STREET, full colour for daytime navigation or non-tactical navigation in low light conditions with white illumination devices.

Each map is printed on one sheet of A4 Tyvek with a scale of 1:200,000 (10km).

Get your map of the city fast...

- Select the map from the drop down menu
- Add to cart
- Your map will be dispatched within 5 working days, anywhere - worldwide.

USA - STREET

£5.00 GBP
USA - STREET
£5.00 GBP

If you would like a Fast Map of another city use the following link to make payment of £5.00 GBP via PayPal
and 'Add a note' with the name of the city and map type (STREET or URBAN): https://www.paypal.me/disruptivethinking




FAST MAP - URBAN

We now have maps of the 20 biggest cities in the United States based on population (other cities worldwide coming soon).

URBAN, black & white for tactical navigation in low light conditions with red or green illumination devices.

Each map is printed on one sheet of A4 Tyvek with a scale of 1:200,000 (10km).

Get your map of the city fast...

- Select the map from the drop down menu
- Add to cart
- Your map will be dispatched within 5 working days, anywhere - worldwide.

USA - URBAN
£5.00 GBP
USA - URBAN
£5.00 GBP

If you would like a Fast Map of another city use the following link to make payment of £5.00 GBP via PayPal
and 'Add a note' with the name of the city and map type (STREET or URBAN):: https://www.paypal.me/disruptivethinking




Standard paper maps require a pouch for protection - Tyvek Delta Maps do not require a pouch they can become pouch!

Follow these instructions to make your own Tyvek Delta Pouch...

- Download Instructions



For an addition £2.50 GBP for each map we can make it for you...





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