I can give you sixteen reasons why you should carry a compass when you go ice fishing, but I just don't have the time. Just consider this...
You drop your cell phone down the hole, get mad...go out to start your car/truck/atv...etc...and it is dead.
To make matters worse, a snowstorm is starting...
How are you going to tell which way to walk? A simple
little compass will help you.
They are cheap. Get one.
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