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#274351 - 02/27/15 12:41 AM Flat whistles for urban kit
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
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Loc: Southern California
I'm looking for flat whistles for an urban travel kit. They should be shrill enough to be heard over background noises, reconizable as a whistle, and do not require a lot of lung power. The hard flat surfaces and high background noise of the city requires a difference whistle then wilderness. I already have a Storm dedicated to off pavement duty.

My choices are
Acme 636 slimline tornado
ACR WW-3
Fox40 mini with vanes shaved off

Thoughts?
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#274354 - 02/27/15 03:02 AM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
Check out the Nitecore whistles. They are so small that I have one on my keychain.

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#274358 - 02/27/15 03:58 PM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
JerryFountain Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 418
Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida
Nitecore and 4Sevens make really nice ones, both single and double chamber. I have a tube shaped Ti one from CountyComm.com. Less expensive with very little volume and weight. It hangs on my key ring. I suspect it is the Vargo, but I am not sure. Loud but very high pitch - if you work with old shooters it might not work as well. (-: The Fox 40 Micro that comes in the Ritter PSK is great and much less expensive if you can stand the storage volume, they are much larger.

Respectfully,

Jerry


Edited by JerryFountain (02/27/15 03:59 PM)
Edit Reason: clarity

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#274359 - 02/27/15 04:23 PM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
Montanero Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1451
Loc: North Carolina
Here is one:

Attwood Flat Safety Whistle

Which is a VERY SLIGHTLY arguer version of the TOPS Knives whistle:

TOPS Knives Survival Whistle

Both seem to be equally loud with minimal effort.

The others that people have mentioned are good, though I like the very flat form factor of the ACR and the TOPS Knives whistles.

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#274360 - 02/27/15 06:34 PM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: JerryFountain]
Russ Online   content
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4998
Loc: SOCAL
I have the CountyComm Ti Whistle -- 0.1 oz, 2.2" long & .3" diameter -- wear it.

No affiliation other than as a customer.

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#274363 - 02/27/15 08:12 PM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I have Fox 40 Micros on my keychains. They seem to be largely indestructible and I don't baby them at all.

[img]http://www.fox40shop.com/core/media/media.nl?id=8304&c=611610&h=bf12578bb828e6526390[/img]

http://www.fox40shop.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.18058/.f

EDIT: Can't seem to get the image to display, sorry 'bout that.


Edited by dougwalkabout (02/27/15 08:17 PM)

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#274364 - 02/27/15 09:16 PM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 851
Loc: Southern California
I carried one of the faux Bison design cylinder whistles on a keychain for a while. It now belongs to DW after a bought of laryngitis.

Can the single, steady tone be recognized over the background noise? The lack or a chord or trill was the one thing that kept me away the the single tube whistles.
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#274367 - 02/28/15 12:07 AM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
bsmith Offline
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Loc: ventura county, ca
dayhiking, i have the acr ww3 hanging on my neck chain with my dogtag. so light and flat - don't even know it's there.
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#274368 - 02/28/15 12:41 AM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
Mark_R Offline
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Loc: Southern California
double post


Edited by Mark_R (02/28/15 12:42 AM)
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#274369 - 02/28/15 12:42 AM Re: Flat whistles for urban kit [Re: Mark_R]
Mark_R Offline
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I went with the ACME 636. IMHO, the trill is just easier to pick up over busy background noise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0_nnmeFohE
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