Do you need all of these items. We hope not but chances are if you like to do things out in the woods-hunting, hiking, skiing, etc there is a good chance you could become disoriented at some point. Signaling Devices simply put are whistles, lights and mirrors that can be used to show people where you are located. All have value.
Many experts will stay that if you become disoriented on land that you should stay where you are located and try to alert people as to where you are. If you try screaming the odds are between the stress and everything else you may loose your voice hence all the whistles.
If you are lost on a body of water or on land it may be difficult for search and rescue teams to pinpoint your location reflective mirrors and strobe lights both work well to give away your position.
You can not always count on a cell phone or gps to find your way out or get assistance. If you have a compass and map but can not pin point your general location the same problems exists.
Barre Army Navy Store has a lot of choices for signaling devices:
Boatman's Whistle -- AKA Boatswain's Pipe TRADITIONAL BOATING & SAILING WHISTLE GOLD COLOR W/LONG CHAIN
Brass Whistle - Police Style --COMPLETE WITH 30" O. D. LANYARD IRON MATERIAL w/NICKLE-PLATED & BRONZE FINISH ON SURFACE (IN BRASS COLOR)
Emergency Strobe Light -flashes 60 times per minute 1 mile visibility, tough ABS plastic Meets Coast Guard specs Shock & Water resistant 1 year limited warranty
Fox 40 Whistle -- the whistle of choice for professional sports and Olympic competitions. It has a patented 3 chamber design and no "pea" to stick and impede sound. The harder you blow, the louder the sound.
Fox Micro Whistle -- there is no color choice on this items. The Fox 40 Micro sports an innovative ergonomically-shaped design. Compact, small, and flat, this 3-chamber whistle has no pressure points. Attaches easily to anything - life jackets, clothing, or backpacks.
Grabber Emergency Strobe Light -- is powered by a sophisticated electronic package encapsulated within a plastic dome. The powerful beacon of bright, high intensity white light is visible for up to 3 miles. It flashes at the rate of 50-60 times per min. for 16 hours, then will continue to flash at a diminishing rate for up to 40 hours depending on battery life and outside temperature. It easily attaches to a backpack, belt, or clothing by a stainless steel locking pin. Durable, waterproof construction provides dependable performance. Powered by an easily replaced D cell alkaline battery (not included). DO NOT USE LITHIUM BATTERY.
Hot Shot Signal Mirror Combo --The Hot Shot Signal mirror packaged with a float and a flat rescue whistle. A must have item if you are on the water.
Jet Scream Whistle -- was developed by former U.S. Air Force survival expert, Rick Stewart, who sought to develop a low profile, pea-less whistle for survival, safety, and communication purposes. This unique whistle focuses manmade air streams through harmonically tuned chambers to create a piercing shriek audible over most other natural and manmade noises. Due to its pea-less design, JetScream™ even works when wet, making it the perfect accompaniment to all outdoor activities near rivers, lakes, or oceans. Flat enough to fit in your pocket and attached to a lanyard, the JetScream™ is just as useful in the city as it is in the woods. The JetScream™ can be found in the survival kits of some of the most elite government forces, including the United States Air Force and the Navy Seals. SPECIFICATIONS Length: 2.3 inches (5.8 cm) Weight: 0.3 oz (8.5g) Color: Black
Marine Flat Whistle --POWERFUL, RUGGED AND RELIABLE FLAT WHISTLE MADE FOR THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT, FROM NONCORRODING, HIGH-IMPACT PLASTIC NO METAL PARTS TWO WHISTLES PER PACK SAFETY ATTACHMENT LANYARDS INCLUDED
Signaling Mirror -- Signaling Mirror Mirror made of 1/4 Laminated Glass Center Sighting Hold Available in 2 different sizes!
Stainless Steel Mirror -- $3.95 -- Stainless Steel Mirror Handy for backpackers or other travelers. Unbreakable and compact (3.75 x4.25"). Polished stainless steel.
Star Flash Mirror -- has a flash that can be seen for up to 100 miles, the StarFlash® Signal Mirror has been called the most underrated tool in a survival kit. Three men stranded on a frozen pinnacle of ice were rescued after a passing ship noticed a flash on the distant horizon - a flash from a signal mirror hanging from an unconscious man's neck. From this true story comes the wisdom, "Never underestimate the value of a signaling device." The StarFlash® Signal Mirror is the most valuable daytime means of visual signaling. Even on overcast days, this signal mirror can be used effectively to obtain rescue. You can't be rescued if you can't be found. Survival Inc.'s StarFlash® Signal Mirror can help you be found, and can save your life. Every military survival kit is required to include a signal mirror and all personnel are trained to use one. Unfortunately, the majority of the general public possesses only limited understanding of the value of a signal mirror and its ability to save their life. Survival experts worldwide agree that no person should ever venture into the woods, travel off-road, get on board their boat or plane, or engage in any other outdoor activity without a signal mirror and a whistle. Why choose the StarFlash® targetable signal mirror, when other, less expensive mirrors are available? The U.S. Air Force asked that very question before deciding to include StarFlash® in all of their kits. Our mirror is far lighter than glass and is virtually indestructible. It floats, which allows you to recover the mirror if you accidentally drop it overboard. Perhaps most important, however, is the trademarked StarFlash® technology that enables you to aim the flash as far as the eye can see with pinpoint accuracy. Best results with the StarFlash® Signal Mirror are achieved when the air is clear and the sun is well above the horizon. However, visible signal flashes can be created even on hazy or overcast days. Signal flashes can and may be seen even when you cannot see the aircraft, boat, or other means of rescue. So when signaling and no specific targets are in sight, be sure to continually sweep the horizon to maximize your chances of being seen. At night, flashlights, headlights, and moonlight can produce effective signals with your StarFlash®. While StarFlash® is a state-of-the-art mirror, it also is a practical, multipurpose outdoor tool. It is one of the most important pieces of outdoor equipment you can add to your personal gear. Use it around camp for shaving, to apply makeup or camouflage, or for inserting contact lenses. Use it as a silent communications tool to signal an outdoor companion, or for looking around corners or into tight spaces. Attract the attention of another hunter several ridgelines away. Use it for emergency signaling to send a pinpoint flash to a rescue plane, helicopter, vehicle, or distant search party. SPECIFICATIONS Mirror Material: 100% Lexan polycarbonate Mirrored Surface: Vacuum deposition metalization Targeting Star: Retroreflective encapsulated bead fabric. Size: 2" x 3" (5.1 x 7.6 cm), Weight: 0.7 oz
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Storm Safety Whistle -- WORLDS LOUDEST WHISTLE WORKS UNDER WATER USED BY THE U.S. MILITARY, POLICE, FIRE FIGHTERS, CAMPERS, AND MORE AVAILABLE IN SAFETY ORANGE OR BLACK
Unbreakable Mirror -- made of strong, unbreakable acrylic material, this mirror provides a very clear image with no distortion. Ideal for the backpacker or traveler. Measures 2.75x4.25". Weighs only 1oz. Blister carded.
Wilderness Survival Whistle -- is nickle plated brass - won't rust, with lanyard.
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