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Discussion: The value of carrying a whistle

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Mar 14, 2012 12:04 PM # 
Teen wilderness rescue in Florida.
Mar 14, 2012 1:28 PM # 
Very interesting. I am curious how the public will perceive the article.
1. That orienteering sounds like real adventure and would be a great skill and I'd like to try it.
2. Poision Cactus----I'm never going in the woods again.
Mar 14, 2012 11:22 PM # 
Whistles are cheap, lightweight and a possible lifesaver. Pity almost half the time I still forget to carry one but suspect that in our club I am one of the most frequent whistle carriers.
Mar 15, 2012 1:03 AM # 
emm, how well did he blow his whistle with a swollen throat and tongue??
Mar 15, 2012 1:39 AM # 
This article says he blew his whistle "a few times" before his tongue swelled up; another one I read claimed he could only sound it once.
Mar 15, 2012 1:45 AM # 
I'll bet he made a much louder with the whistle than he could have without it. The S&R people say that a whistle is audible for further than a human voice and requires less energy than hollering.
Mar 15, 2012 5:44 AM # 
I certainly wouldn't like to be hollow although I could probably fit more food in.

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