Distress Flag/signal

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  1. BigZirp

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    Does anyone carry a distress flag in their B.O.B.? If so what do you carry? Any links on where to purchase?
     
  2. lonewolf

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    nope I carry a whistle and a signal mirror, but if i'm bugging out I don't expect to use them!!;)
     
  3. TexDanm

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    In the US any American flag flown upside down is a distress signal. Also a white flag in usually a sign of distress in an emergency. And no I don't carry or want a distress flag. Like lonewolf I carry a whistle and a signal mirror. I guess if I wanted to attract attention I would spread out one of those Mylar space blankets.
     
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  4. lonewolf

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    in most of the British countryside you'd have to be in a plane and right on top of a flag to see it.
    a flashing light from a mirror or burning green wood(lots of smoke) would attract more attention.
     
  5. BigZirp

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    But what about a natural disaster situation?
     
  6. TexDanm

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    Here, when Harvey flooded thousands in Houston, they told people to hang a white sheet or cloth outside on their doors. Even without that, a loud noise maker is really nice for getting attention. Most of my LED lamps have a flashing mode that makes a good night time signal and some of them even do it in red. I'm not talking about a big expense here and it is always nice to have a good light for power outages.
     
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  7. lonewolf

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    never been in one, I guess i'm just careful...or lucky!;);)
     
  8. Jim B

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    Wonder how useful a flare gun would be. Maybe multi purpose.
     
  9. Keith H.

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    Well Australia has been upside down for a lifetime & no one has come to save us!
    Keith.
     
  10. Keith H.

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    No I don't carry a flag or a signal mirror. If I get lost I will just hang out until I find my way back again. I have been a little confused as to my whereabouts in the past, but with a little thought, looking & listening & finally found my way out again.
    Keith.
     
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