Post 122 - Marine Emergency Signal mirror & whistle:
Jetscream & Signal mirror combo:
Also from ‘Ultimate Survival Technologies’ and given to me to review by the team at ‘Surplus City’ in Parramatta, is this offering of a combination ‘Jetscream (and believe me it’s well named) and Signal mirror set.
Second only to actually saving your own life, invariably the next step in an emergency situation is a call for help. I’ve written before in this subject, mostly around communication and the humble mobile phone, but communication and signalling distress comes in several forms, and this is where this little item comes in.
Water is noisy. Just staying afloat creates noise and if you’ve ever tried to attract someone’s attention with just your voice while in water you know what I mean. The pictured ‘Jetscream’ whistle is rated at an ear-piercing 122Db and is made from very durable ABS plastic and with no moving parts the Jetscream is tough, and tough in the survival vernacular means you can rely on it.
In addition to this simple ability to literally ‘scream for help’ this combo set includes a very handy and sturdy Signal mirror with centre aiming view and written directions on signalling on the reverse side.
A great little set, and again I don’t think it should be limited to water use but would be equally at home in any hiking or camping kit.
Retailing for around AUD $25 it represents good value. Overall, it’s a 4.5 out of 5 from me, and the only reason it’s not a 5 is that as it’s a combo kit would be good if some more general survival tips could be available along with the signalling ones.
To see the actual test footage - please go to post 120.
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