An essential for each member of your family!
I just ordered 4 more whistles to save for our bug-out bags. Plan to create a code of whistle signals inorder to communicate with each other in emergency situations.
I keep a large cow bell at the side of my mother's bed. This sounds silly but I have heard that people can't speak if they are having a heart attack. If I recollect correctly, heart attacks happen mostly in the middle of the night. I often think the bell might not be loud enough. This whistle is perfect to replace that bell and also have one for working outside too. If I am gone, she can blow the whistle and the neighbors can hear she is in trouble.
Better than "Basic"
A whistle is a simple device that creates a loud tone with minimal effort on your part. However, this whistle seems more sturdy than other cheap (or "basic") whistles on the market. I would recommend this to others looking for a whistle for their bug out bag!
As my oldest son says "This whistle sounds like an umpire's whistle on steroids" I can't think of a better way to describe it... Buy this.
Perfect for little hands.
I love the ergonomic design of this whistle. It fits well in my hands and in the hands of my young children. It will not slip out of your hand.
This works amazingly well, but please do not blow it while sitting next to someone or in an enclosed room; it really is that loud. I like that it even works underwater.
Great for small people, but pricey
I packed this in my small children's emergency backpack. Whereas an adult may be able to be heard using the standard, less expensive whistle, a child may need to create a louder sound with less breath. This whistle is VERY loud.
On a boat, you need to be heard from very far away sometimes. This even works underwater, which I thought was interesting. It is a lot more than a cheap whistle, but for kids or the elderly, they might need it.