Put in a long-distance call for rescue.
- Item #AMK0139
- Q & A
my idea of the industry standard
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
For the past few years I've been making pocket survival kits for friends and family. I'll spare you the details but included in each of them is a signal mirror. The first few I assembled I purchased the least expensive shatterproof mirror with an indexing window that I could find. After becoming familiar with 3 or 4 different manufacturers products it became apparent that the SOL mirror stood apart. Even experimenting with artificial light you will notice that the SOL Rescue Flash redirects the brightest most compact beam of light. (it also received the most animated reaction from my cats) A coworker of mine is a pilot and we decided to conduct an experiment with the SOL Mirror and his crop duster. At three different altitudes I was able to put a beam of light in his cockpit window on each pass. What more could you ask?
I like it!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This last summer our boy scout troop was doing an event where we signaled with mirrors from one mountain peak to another. While everyone else was using the huge 12" X 12" mirrors to signal, I pulled out my little mirror and started signaling away. I found it was very easy to sight in or aim the mirror and actually quite fun. I like how it's small and lightweight for easy packing. I purchased a handful of these for all of my 72 hour emergency kits.
Powerful, small, and unbreakable
What else could you want from a signal mirror? I bought it as a cool addition to my emergency kit. So far haven't used it for anything but to make a cat chase the reflected light, but it seems like it's extremely reflective. Cats love it, hence the five stars.
SOL Rescue Flash Mirror
AMK Sales rep and Professional Adventure Racer Kyle Peter demonstrates the SOL Rescue Flash Mirror, a polycarbone signal mirror that includes a retroreflective aiming aid capable of sending a signal over 30 miles.