The signal mirror can be a low-tech lifesaver

Individual survivors, whether you’re stranded on land or sea, are difficult to spot from the air unless they have something to aid searchers in finding them. A basic way to alert potential rescuers is by flashing a light signal powerful enough to get their attention.

It’s cheap. It’s easy. And, most importantly, it gets the job done.

Click here to learn about signal mirrors in a story from the March-April 2001 issue of Scouting magazine.

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Aaron Derr is the senior editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines, and also a former Cubmaster and Scouts BSA volunteer.