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You can shout yourself hoarse, or let the ACR WW-3 whistle do the work. Your choice.

Strap the ACR WW-3 Survival Whistle to your pack or PFD, and you'll be heard in an emergency. The WW-3's flat, bright orange design is lightweight and visible in low light, so there's no reason you shouldn't have it close at hand. Dual chambers flush water and debris easily, and the shrill dual tone can be heard over rushing rapids, high wind, and engine noise. Currently in use with NASA and the U.S. Navy, the ACR WW-3 Survival Whistle is USCG and SOLAS approved.

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5 5

Painfully loud

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this as a just-in-case hiking safety item, and the thing nearly blew my eardrums out when I first tested it...I did use the whistle to signal family while hiking out on lava fields; they were barely within eyesight, but flagged me easily after a few whistle blasts...For $2 a pop, why not keep one of these in your emergency and outdoors kits?

5 5

You have never heard a louder whistle.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Low profile and packs a punch. Right now its tied to my white water vest. Getting some more to drop into other gear packs. Tucks away very easily.

4 5

does the job

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

cheap insurance while on the trail or outdoors

5 5

Rape Whistle!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I needed a better whistle for canyoneering besides the old ball whistle. This works great and is nice and cheap. Now to find a way to attach it to my helmet so it is easily accessible without it smacking me in the face...

As Patrick said...no reason why not...

As Patrick said...no reason why not...

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I keep it in the little side pocket of my hydration pack, easily accessed. Also keep in these little pockets: tissue, lip balm, clif bar, and a small pepper spray (but that's mostly for the dangerous 2-legged animals!).
Just never know when a little thing such as this whistle can possible even save your life, or at least assist getting help, quicker.

5 5

I can't think of a better whistle

I think this is the best whistle you can get. It is so inexpensive and you should have one for any outdoor activity - hiking, biking, boating, diving, etc. So get a bunch of them. It is loud! And easily attaches to a pack, BCD, hydration pack, whatever. No excuse not to always have one of these with you. it could save your life - or at least minimize your misery or frustration. Make sure everyone in your party has one too!

5 5

A little added 'insurance'...

To chime-in on Joey's tip...smart idea to have on hand for us city dwellers (and pepper spray, on-board biking, too). Also, even in our big-city parks, there have been more & more coyote & even black bear in the burbs (!) which even though normally won't bother the two-legged animals; you just never know (even the rangers have posted signs suggesting to carry a whistle for this reason). This little item could make a big difference in out-come! Good for all of the other obvious reasons, too!

5 5

LOUD, Light, and Cheap

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

You get more than you pay for. I keep one of these in my camera bag, one in my ski touring pack, and one in my mountain biking backpack. Never hurts to have a way to signal your friends or signal for help. The bonus: this method of signaling for what you need doesn't depend on batteries.

5 5

Just Great!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Im a ski patrol and use it a lot, its a great product, and incredibly cheap!
Works great even if theres some water inside. Remember that the best place for a whisle is on ur shoulder, so u dont need ur hands to use it!!

5 5

works well as a rape whistle

i keep this for those nights where you have to walk through the parking lot to get to your car in shady neighborhoods.

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Excellent tip...Listen-up ladies (or even gents), wherever you may live.

5 5

Ultra-light, superloud

This thing is nowhere near the 40 grams claimed in the tech specs over there. I put it on my digital kitchen scale and it weighed in at 7 grams, with the little lanyard included. Light enough that you (quite literally) won't even notice you're carrying it. Oh, and it's loud and small, and the lack of a pea makes it so it won't rattle around in/on your pack. well worth 2.50.

5 5

Loud, light, and cheap!!

Plus it's plastic so it won't stick to your lips if it's cold...

Write your question here...The lakes I...

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Write your question here...The lakes I fish are frequented by high
speed bass boats. Can this whistle be head over motor noise?

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Hey Dan, Yeah probably but hard to say what kind of motors, etc you are dealing with... a motorcycle/snowmobile, wide open, is ~100db, pain in the ears from sound begins at ~125db... real world testing shows this whistle at ~94db... the loudest whistle on the market is a Storm whistle, rated at +130db...

5 5

Yup...

...it's loud. For years I used a Fox 40, but then someone dropped it overboard. This is a great replacement.

Serious bonus points for using a sheet bend on the lanyard.

5 5

This thing is GREAT

VERY LOUD. I tried it full bore inside and rang my ears. lol The dog ran and hid under the bed. :)

Super lightweight, no pea to come loose. I just bought four of them and will grab a few more for putting into 72 hour kits.

5 5

ACR SURVIVAL WHISTLE REVIEW

Gotta love this whistle. Although not the loudest I've ever tried, it's orange, small and able to be used on a lanyard /zipper. What more could you ask for? They outta make one glow-in-the-dark. but man this rules. I'm a survivalist and highly recommend this.
There's no reason not to have one.

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Real glow-in-the-dark wouldn't make them very useful for the military..., but it might be a good option for civilians.

How far away can this be heard? What is...

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How far away can this be heard? What is the dB level? Do you have information on frequency?

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it's good enough for nato it should suit u fine