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Survival Bracelet for Suunto M9 Compass

By John D. McCann

I have always been interested in wearing one of the Suunto M9 Wrist compasses, as they are handy as a backup compass, and can be aimed through the side.

However, I always wear a watch on my left wrist and a survival bracelet on my right wrist. I really didn't want to give up either. Then looking at the wrist compass and my survival bracelet, I thought I might think outside the box, and make a survival bracelet for the M9 wrist compass. The slot on the compass is twice as wide as the small Fastex fasteners I use for survival bracelets, so I started at the center of the compass slot, went through the fastener, then back through the compass slot on the outside. I then started the macramé square knot (I mean Cobra Stitch...). This is how it came out.

Suunto M9 with full band

The Suunto M9 Wrist Compass on it's new band.

M9 Worn on Wrist

A view from the top on wrist.

Buckle on the Bracelet

A view from the bottom on wrist.

Aiming the M9

A view sighting through the compass.

Well that's how it turned out. I now have a compass and a survival bracelet on one wrist.

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