5-in-1 Survival Whistle



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The shrill sound of a survival whistle can carry a long distance, making it very helpful in locating people who are lost. The additional components on this emergency whistle make it a fantastic item for your camping and emergency needs. The shrill sound of a survival whistle can carry a long distance, making it very helpful in locating people who are lost. The additional components on this emergency whistle make it a fantastic item for your camping and emergency needs.
Each survival whistle features:
  • waterproof match box (matches not included)
  • liquid-filled luminous dial compass
  • shrill signal whistle
  • signal mirror
  • and flint fire-starter

Good Item to have

No, this will not be the thing that saves your life if stranded out in the elements somewhere - DUH!

The Whistle is LOUD and can be hear FAR away, which is what you want. The mirror is just that - a small mirror. As one reviewer said - it is not much (but hey what can you pack into such a small item? The flint starter is not the best,, but hey in an emergency where nothing else works, this may be the thing that helps you out in a pinch. the starter does spark - couple this with Magnesium and you may have a rip roaring fire in no time (not tested). The MOST useful feature is the water proof match container. I put matches in there and a small wadding of dryer lint for emergency tinder.

Posted on 4/7/14 by Anthony

Nice for a Kid's Gift

Honestly, if you're serious about having decent emergency or survival equipment on hand, you can do better than this. If, on the other hand, money is an issue and you have ZERO emergency/survival stuff, then maybe this is for you. It's better than nothing.

What this IS good for is as a gift item for a child, especially on a camping trip. What I've done is explain to the child that the whistle is to be used ONLY if they get lost (and we go over what that means), and then they are to blow on it 3 times, wait, blow 3 times more, and so on. To get that urge to blow their whistles out of their systems, we practice playing "lost" so they can blow away for awhile. But after that, no whistles in camp (please), except in emergency.

The cap on one end screws off - for an adult, a great place to keep matches. For a child, it's a perfect container to put a special souvenir pebble or pretty (non-poisonous) leaf... maybe even a bug or two - temporarily.

The mirror is so small it's pretty much useless as a signal mirror, and the flint fire-starter is less than useless (but that's good if this is given to a child). Having never used the compass on this item to find my way through the woods, I don't know if it's any good.

The price is reasonable enough that on your next camping trip you can get one of these 5-in-1 Survival Whistles for every child in your party - and a few more to give away to the camping friends your child might meet along the way. That, to me, is the BEST use of the 5-in-1 Survival Whistles.

{Response from Emergency Essentials - Great ideas SandyE. We like all of the features packed into this small item (which at the time of this response was $1.50). I'll be sure to take some with my the next time I go camping with my kids.}

Posted on 11/25/13 by SandyE


Bought a couple over the years and feel it's a pretty decent device. I'm not part of Myth Busters or the Consumer Product Division and subject them to exhaustive testing so my opinion is just that, my opinion. Whistle is loud as most of the other survival whistles out there, no decibel measurements. Mine had peas in it and everyone says remove them so they don't freeze up, so I did. If you're in conditions where the Pea would free, you're probably in over your head, if it does put it in your armpit. Whether a whistle with or without a pea attracts more attention is subjective at best. Match store is watertight. I always remove the O-ring and wipe it down with Armor-all to keep it flexible. Still I wax dip matches. If you use it for a pill container and the medication is critical I'd put it in a small zip pill bag too. The Mirror under the cap might not be big enough to attract attention, I'd like to test it outside and see, but the sides of the cap are going to act like a lens shield. Mine is a reflective foil sticker, not a real mirror. The Compass is adequate. The Fire Steel insert is small, I've produced sparks big enough to start dry tinder, but it's not a substitute for a Swiss Steel or Magnesium Block type that will rain spark. All-in-All an okay device.

Posted on 4/15/12 by Bill


but it IS cheap...

Posted on 5/6/09 by Aaron K

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Tech Specs
Weight: shipping weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions: approx. 5” long x approx. 1” diameter
  • 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
  • 5-in-1 Survival Whistle
  • 5-in-1 Survival Whistle