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Whistle as a life-saving tool - by MOTHS

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Whistle as a life-saving tool
by Malaysian Outdoor Trekking Hiking Scuba (MOTHS) on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 8:42pm ·

For those heading out to the inner depths of the woods, please seriously consider bringing a whistle. A whistle is not expensive. Moreover, it is light. Even the 'expensive' ones are worth getting, as they last a lifetime and do not decay or break easily. One should not consider a whistle as toy or a worthless something. The single most important feature of a whistle is its life-saving usage. We hear a lot of news about people getting lost. By having a whistle, the chances of getting lost is reduced. The sharp audio yield from the tool penetrates further into the air than a shout. It can reach the loudness of about 120 decibels. It can be easily hung alongside the conventional compass with a small carabiner latched onto the strap of your backpack or daypack where they are easily reached.


How does one signal for help?

According to the International Whistle Code (also see pic below; pardon the low pic quality):
One blast means "Where are you?"
Two blasts: "Come to me."
Three blasts: "I need help!"

If you hear any of these signals, respond with one blast. Each blast should last 3 seconds.

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So, during hiking, if you hear one blow, respond with one blow. This is so that the first blower knows he/she has been responded to, and that the second blower knows the location of the first blower, whether in front or at the back, and vice-versa. If you hear two blows, then respond with a single blow as usual, then go to the location of first blower. It may indicate that the first blower has difficulty of locating the trail e.g. fork junctions, covered trails especially after rain, or injured and etc. Generally, it means request for assistance/help. Three blows means serious alert, and all need to respond immediately. Frequent single blows during the hike journey should be considered normal notifications and should not pose any alarms. You may hear yells that mimic birds or monkeys once a while at irregular intervals for those who do not carry whistles. This is most notable with orang asli guides; they do that for a couple of reasons -- as a beacon to announce his location, or to signal to nearby animals there are visitors as a matter of 'early warning' rather than surprising the animals with their presence.


What type of whistles to get?

Any whistle you can get from proper outdoor shops. Soccer referee whistles are fine too. Please read the label for loudness/usage before buy. Not all whistles sound the same in terms of tone and pitch, and not all yield the same loudness. Most of us like Daiso RM5 products; they do have whistles too but note that they are not loud.

So, come your next hiking trip, whether day trip or overnite camping, bring along a whistle!

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Post by Denan » 26 Nov 2012, 08:56

Ooo... mcm tu ka cara tiup wisel... wisel ni mmg aku slalu bawak xtau lak cara tiup dia mcm tu...
yg aku tau tiup mcm referee tiup masa habis main bola tu jekkk... :mrgreen: :keke:
tq2 sharul... :minum:

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Post by seper4alif » 26 Nov 2012, 10:59

fox 40 nih pon dah ada yang fake tahu kan???? kat kedai DIY atau rm2 ada terjual dengan harga 4.80....

aku ingat klu tiop mesti kua bunyi musang nyeee
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Post by Denan » 26 Nov 2012, 12:22

xpun kuar bunyi cengkerik... haha

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Post by seper4alif » 26 Nov 2012, 13:00

ha ahaa,.....

tapi patut ah bola bila 90 minit tamat waktu dan of side atau free kick player suma lari kat dia..... atau datang salam dia... sebab ref tiup 3 kali rupenya... kan kan kan.... priit priiit prriiiiiiiiiiiiieeeewit...... 3 harkat tuh klu 90 minit tamat....
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Post by shahrul » 26 Nov 2012, 17:13

abg Nan: saya pun baru tau gak...hehe

abg atan: ref tiup 3x..kalo ikut hukum kat sini dia nak mintak pertolongan apa agaknya.. :lidah:
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Post by Denan » 27 Nov 2012, 09:10

dia spatutnya tiup 2x jeee... 'come to me' salam2 mintak maap mana yg terkad kuning merah tu kan kan...
masa sepak mula tu kan dia tiup 1x je kan 'where are u'... tu dia marah kat player suh duduk kat posisi masing2 hehe...
kalo dah tiup 3x tu errmmmm... makna nye kene score 3 kosong... :lol:

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Post by seper4alif » 27 Nov 2012, 09:12

ha ahaa... nih dah lari tajuk nih... ada yang kena card merah ngan side kick lak haahahaha
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Post by Denan » 27 Nov 2012, 09:34

:mrgreen: :keke:

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