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Friday, April 17, 2009

Survival Kit Essentials - The Whistle

One of the items that everyone should have in their survival kit is a whistle. As a signaling device for when you are in trouble it is unmatched. When hiking with my children when they were younger, I always made sure they had a whistle on a lanyard that was with them at all times.

Long after you’ve gone hoarse from yelling or screaming, a whistle will continue to function and be heard a lot quicker. A shrill high pitched whistle will carry a long ways and be heard when your voice may not.

I still carry a whistle on my keychain as part of my EDC (every day carry) and have for years. There is nothing that can quite equal a whistle when getting someone’s attention.

I also have a Silva Four-in-One-Tool that I got from Cabelas in my BOB (bug out bag). It’s a combination whistle, thermometer, compass, and magnifying glass in a compact unit that weighs less than an ounce.

Here is a link to the Four-in-One Tool:

Cabelas Four-in-One Tool

The best thing I like about it is that it will stay above the water line because it floats!

Staying above the water line!


Original: http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2009/03/survival-kit-essentials-whistle.html