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If you’re not carrying one when you hit the trail… why not? An emergency whistle is an essential piece of signaling equipment which you should bring with you on every hike.
Why might you ask? There are many reasons… you may be injured, to weak or frail to shout, you might not be seen, you may be miles away from the next person, if you are injured near a waterfall – no one will hear you over that. Getting the picture?
An emergency whistle is much louder than the human voice, and is easily distinguishable from ambient sounds, due to its high pitched shrill sound.
Also, they are good to bring when camping with kids. Kids often run off and go play by themselves in the woods when camping, they…
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