Updated June 07, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Survival Whistles

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. There are plenty of situations in which you may need a device to signal for help. Whether you are lost in the wilderness while hiking or stumble into a dark corner in a rough part of town, having a way to call for assistance is essential. These survival whistles are not only practical for safety, but can also be used in any non-emergency scenario for bringing attention to yourself. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best survival whistle on Amazon.

10. Coghlan's Four Function

9. Fox 40 Classic

8. Acme Authentic Metropolitan

7. Heimdall Safety Signaling

6. Slim Rescue Howler

5. Acme 636

4. Shoreline Marine Emergency

3. Rigtee Rescue

2. Storm All-Weather

1. Fox 40 Sonik Blast

Editor's Notes

June 04, 2019:

A reliable survival whistle is a practical, inexpensive way to draw attention to yourself in the event of an emergency. They're a valuable tool to have on hand when you're camping, hiking, boating, jogging, and more. Choosing the right one for you can be tedious, but we’ve done much research to save you a lot of time and guesswork.

Joining our list is the Rigtee Rescue, which comes in your choice of either blue or red and produces up to 120 decibels – enough to be heard at a long distance and to attract plenty of attention. It features a compact build and comes with both a lanyard and a key ring for convenient carrying. Its pealess design means the harder you blow, the louder the sound. A rugged, waterproof housing makes it great for the outdoor enthusiast, referee, or dog trainer.

Other top choices include the Storm All-Weather and Fox 40 Sonik Blast, both of which feature a bright orange color that makes them easy to find in your bag or glove compartment, when needed. Both offer comfortable, ergonomic construction – and most importantly, both can be relied on to produce loud sounds. In this update, the Jetscream Floating was cut from the list since it wasn’t capable of producing as much noise as the rest of the selection.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on June 07, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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