It’s time to get those metal whistles on if you are hiking, camping, or traveling with children. This includes adults, too. A metal whistle can be heard up to one half of a mile depending on obstructions or dense forest areas. It has to be a metal whistle and should be worn on a lanyard.
The Fresno Bee reported a hiker who was lost last summer with an injured leg. He had a whistle and was finally heard. The hiker had been lost for several days. Children’s crying and small voices cannot be heard, as well as certain adults. Metal whistles can usually be purchased inexpensively at sporting goods stores. Be safe!
Gwen P. Hansen, Clovis