An emergency survival whistle is a must have whether you are hunting, hiking, or camping. They are great in emergency situations when you need to signal for help from being lost or injured. But this whistle is not only a whistle it come with a handy dandy compass. Some of the benefits of having a compass is that it doesnt rely on any type of power source, they are easy to transport, and rapid orientation. Just wait! Thats not all. Twist the end and pop out a flint stick for starting a camping fire. When struck against steel, a flint edge will produce sparks. The hard flint edge shaves off a particle of the steel that exposes iron which reacts with oxygen from the atmosphere and can ignite the proper tinder. There are also two lanyard holes in the end to hang the Footpath Wilderness Survivalist Camping Whistle to keep close at all times.