VIDEO: How to Use a Signaling Mirror to Contact Rescuers

Signaling is one of the most important categories of survival equipment. While food, water, and shelter are important, getting out is the ultimate goal in a true survival situation.

That’s why whistles, signal panels, and a signaling mirror should be in every survival kit. These are all small, lightweight items that should never be left behind.

In this video, Tyler explains how to use a signaling mirror, including how to sight it. This is very important to ensure that you’re sending the flash towards the intended target. When done correctly, you can reach rescuers miles away in open country, and it’s not unheard of to signal to a low flying aircraft.

Tyler also discusses some improvised signal options and how to prepare and use them. This video is not to be missed. The information that it contains could literally save your life.

Disclaimer: This video content is for informational purposes only. Although the author and publisher have made every effort to ensure that the information is correct, the author and publisher do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. The publisher and the author make no guarantees concerning the level of success you may experience by following the advice contained in this video.

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Tyler White is one of those rare creators of online survival content who is amply qualified. Growing up on a ranch, Tyler learned about homesteading and preparedness as a way of life, taught by grandparents who had lived through the Great Depression. Although he had already worked at a guide in Alaska, served with U.S. Army, Tyler knew there was more to primitive survival than he could learn from military schools or other outdoorsmen. His passion for primitive survival drove him on a quest to track down the most knowledgeable instructors in the field, traveling from Utah to the Amazon to Canada and finally back to Utah. Like all competent survivalists, Tyler has experience in a broad range of subjects. Highlights from his background includes criminal justice, law enforcement, archery, small arms, amateur radio, farming, gardening, raising cattle, and poultry. He has attended classified schools, worked in law enforcement, studied too many martial arts to list, and achieved the rank of 2nd Dan in Shōrin-ryū karate.

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  • I always carry my boy scout mirror with me for such use when I go out in a remote area. It has saved my life.

  • Thanks for demonstrating how this works. Its been over 5 decades since I’ve been a Scout; and I had forgotten this.