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Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by dork, Feb 17, 2014.
Well, after reading through the many excellent ideas, I just ordered a whistle from the forum store.
I am sure that if a California or NYC politician sees your post there will be carry and High Capacity whistle laws in the works soon.
Don't jinx us. It could go so far as to limiting the decibels a whistle can produce.
I had one for my keys for a good while and took it off because I never used it. I used it once but only to get the attention of a buddy of mine who couldn't hear me when walking down the street.
From the pockets of a 17 year old prepper.
I work at a canoe rental and need a whistle to get the attention of boaters on the river from the bank. Today we had a flash flood and I tried to use my whistle to get the attention of some boaters on the other side of the river. It was no where near loud enough, and my coworker had to swim across the river because we couldn't get their attention.
I need to find the absolute loudest, easily carryable whistle around. Any suggestions?
Might well not be here today if I did not use to carry a whistle as young lad. Was lost deep in the forest, and the search patrol was near giving up the search when they heard my whistle.
Abandoned it years ago thou. But when I take my backpack into the forest it tend to be in there.. or if I'm in forests that are new to me. Might actually start EDC it again, town is starting to become a bit messy at night.
After reading this I'm keen to get one, at least to have in my backpack.
What's the thoughts on the Nitecore Titanium whistle. It looks nice!
Look for Storm safety whistle. Is the loudest I know of.
ALLHSS To at least compare manufacturer claims it would be useful to know your current model.
Honestly, it's just a simple and cheap aluminum tube with a plastic insert. No brand really.
Then if you don’t want to spend much get one from Acme or Fox40. The Acme T2000 or 636 Tornado, like the Fox40 Classic or Micro, are pea-less (nothing to jam or freeze) and available in a range of colours.
If you’re into titanium, tritium and bling these are not for you.
tr4022, I'm an old movie buff. I often test someone who claims to also be a buff to name the movie that has the sexiest scene ever filmed in which: no one touches, everyone remains fully clothed & no one uses risqué language. I f they cannot IID that scene, I call " Pants On Fire" on their buff claim!
Reading this interesting thread motivated me to contribute my " two cents" on why I carry a whistle in my urban meanderings. I started many years ago. I was ( eventually) a volunteer EMT Crew Chief on a busy urban Corps, in a zone with lots of multi- lane highways. The whistle was a good way to get the attention of/direct arriving back-up units where they were needed. Easier and quicker, I found, than trying to explain it on the radio. Later, I found that NYC cabbies really do reflexively respond to a whistle hail. It was also useful to get attention from drivers while you are jogging or in the event you fall and are disabled in a sparsely trafficked area. Later still, it was a signal to or from the kids that they were lost or in trouble in a crowd/ museum/etc. Finally, in a 911 type building/ tunnel collapse, it might just save my life. Cheap insurance.
I have both the single and double barrel nitecore whistles. I carry the single barrel on my work keys, it gets beat up, sweat through, and dropped daily. Mud dirt sand and salt, and still works well. I feel the need to carry it because I work alone in FL heat. This may save my butt one day, and already comes in handy with disobedient kids and dogs.
The double barrel is on my heavier key set/tool keys.... It rarely gets carried but is still very nice, even feels more solid than the single.
I truly like both. At 20 bucks for the single, it is a security/safety measure I can afford.
I think I might have to invest on the nitecore. Seems like the best size for a compact keychain.
Does it have to be Ti? Is there another of a similar size and quality that's lighter / cheaper?
The Fox 40 Howlers are stupid light, inexpensive. Available in bright colors (including the manly Hot Pink) for easy location. A two-pack is like $8.00.
There are two flavors of attachment points on the Howlers:
My preference is for the latter.
Other candidates of the non-titanium flavor include:
Fox 40 Shark
Tops Knives Survival Whistle (Flat enough to fit in an Altoids tin and sold in 5 packs to stow.... everywhere).
Fox 40 Sonik Blast
Acme Tornado 2000 Whistle
Ultimate Survival Technologies JetScream Whistle
Ultimate Survival Technologies Micro JetScream Whistle
I would advocate for, and I carry a dog whistle with me because you never know when you have to use it on somebodys annoying pet.
Dogs do not have womb-knowledge of dog whistles. With some dogs, a dog whistle will illicit one of these
and then the dog will carry on with their previous activity.
There are very few annoying pets..... there is an overabundance of irresponsible pet owners.
Some should not even be given responsiblity over an ant farm.
this is my work carry along with (on top) my minimal keys, a nitecore single barrel whistle, Boker VAT and a safety pin.
The whistle is so light and small, you will not notice till you need it.