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How To Make a Survival Whistle Out of a Spent .223 Casing [VIDEO]

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A survival whistle is something every outdoorsman should have, and this is an awesome one to wear.

Survival is not something most of us think about when we head into the woods for a hunt, or out on the boat for fishing, but it is something we should consider. What if the unexpected happens? Are you prepared? If you are injured or lost and your cell phone is dead, what will you use to get help or find your way back to civilization?

A survival whistle. It seems almost too simple to be an answer to all of these problems but it has proven over and over again to be one of the most reliable ways to get the attention of potential rescuers. But instead of going 0ut and buying a new whistle that you probably won't enjoy carrying anyway, why not build your own? You can make a survival whistle out of a couple of spent casings and have something that you will enjoy carrying.

All you need is:

  • 1 spent .223 casing
  • 2 spent .22 casings
  • 1 file
  • Soldering equipment

Check out the video below to see exactly what to do to build your survival whistle.

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This survival whistle build looks simple enough and is something fun to do with a couple of used casings after a day at the range that might just end up saving your life.

They can easily be attached as a zipper pull on your pack or even worn as a necklace. It's hard to argue against something so small that could prove to be so important when needed.

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How To Make a Survival Whistle Out of a Spent .223 Casing [VIDEO]