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    WTB: signal mirror

    Looking for a signal mirror that is light weight, can also be used for personal grooming, and works. (I've read that some sighting mirror knock-offs actually don't work.)

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    Compact disc. Comes with integrated sighting hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    Compact disc. Comes with integrated sighting hole.
    But is it Memorex, or the real thing?

    Here's what I was worried about.

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    I picked up a colhgans or was it coleman mirror from sports authority in the camping section. Great mirror used it over the weekend to put in my contacts and weighs 0.6oz I believe.
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    Based on the article it looks like RP's suggestion of the Coghlans mirror is a safe choice. Made in Japan and not one of the dubious Taiwanese versions.
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    I originally used a metal one from Rothco and it was terrible at best. The new one I got actually functions as a mirror and is some sort of plastic composite.
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    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    But is it Memorex, or the real thing?

    Here's what I was worried about.

    I just wanted to thank you for posting the link, that's a very useful bit of info on a piece of gear your life might depend on.
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    This is the one I have used.

    http://www.dougritter.com/psp_rescueflash.htm
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    +1 on the Rescue Flash. There are three styles out there though. Make sure you do not get the style that looks like a mirror incased in a polycarbonate shell like this one. Water gets inside and ruines them.


    The one I use is the standard Rescue Flash below


    There is a mini version that is very compact, and light, but I have never seen where you can purchase it separately without getting an entire AMK survival kit.


    In an emergency situation, I think that the Rescue Flash will be more reliable than a glass mirror as it won't crack or break. Even if it got scratched up, it would still work.

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