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Pace Count Beads for Orienteering and Land Navigation - Phosphorescent "Glow in the Dark" Beads

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Pace counters, or "army ranger beads" have been long used by the military as a manual counting tool used to keep track of distance traveled through a pace (step) counting process. The principal dates back to the Roman empire, and relies on a very basic and counting method similar to an abacus. This tool, when paired with a compass and map can be a valuable and reliable navigational process while Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Geocaching, etc.  The set attaches to a belt or a backpacks D-rings or Molle straps using a simple hardware free loop. They weigh only 3/10 of an ounce, measure 10-1/2" long, and include 13 beads which will allow you to track up to 5 kilometers.  Using it is very easy to learn, and we've even included easy to follow instructions. We hand make these here in the USA using domestically produced cord and beads.  These days it's easy to simply rely on GPS technology, but what happens when that tech isn't available? Basic navigational skills like this and others that our ancestors used can make the difference when all else fails. They can be used for any other activity that requires keeping a count such as golf strokes workout reps, track laps, etc 

  • SIMPLE - Process is easy to learn and teach, and doesn't rely on anything beyond your ability to walk and count your steps.
  • VERSATILE - Can be used for any activities that require keeping a strokes workout reps, track laps.
  • RELIABLE - Requires no batteries, external power or technology.
  • PHOSPHORESCENT - "Glow-in-the-Dark" 
  • USA MADE - Hand tied right here in the Pacific Northwest

We stand by all of our products with a no-hassle guarantee; if you're not satisfied for any reason we'll make it right. 

Technical Specs:
  • Weight:  .3 oz
  • Dimensions: 10-1/2"
  • Bead Material: Plastic
  • Bead Color: White (Phosphorescent)
  • Bead Diameter: 9mm
  • Cord Color Options: Hi Viz Orange, Black, OD Green, White
  • Package Contents: (1) Assembled pace bead set
  • Part Number: CB-202073

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