A compass will tirelessly point you in the right direction, no matter how remote your location. Compasses are peerless when it comes to navigating in off-the-grid areas where you do not have power to charge a GPS. They can help you get back on track if you find yourself off of your map's trail, and they are an inimitable learning tool for adventurous kiddos discovering directions and exploring. A classic tool for navigation, a sturdy and rugged compass is an irreplaceable accessory on any outdoor excursion. Silva and Suunto are two brands that make some of the nonpareil compasses of our time.