Thank you for the input;
I would never suggest hanging anything around the neck. I put a couple of knots in the compass lanyard just so it cannot be put around neck. A belt loop or a button hole is a much safer place to secure a lanyard.
The experience's from those that have been there are so good to get, after all most of the safety rules/ideas come from correcting our ignorant behavior. What a powerful, repulsive word "ignorant" is, when all it means is we haven’t learned.
Carelessness is far worse as there is knowledge and it is ignored, Now that is repulsive!