Fell Hack – Go Whistle

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A literal hack this.  Modern plastic whistles are great; light, loud and kind to your lips in cold weather.  They are however, difficult to keep hold of, and have a bizarrely useless clip on the back. 

Solution?  Chop the clip off, smooth the burr (a flame helps, plastic is difficult to file neatly).  Scratch some light cross-hatching into the slippy plastic with a knife tip too.  You now have a neater whistle, with a thumbstop and roughened surface that makes holding it easier; and to top it off, saved about 1g of weight*.

*no, I’m not actually claiming this as a serious point; though it would mean room for an extra peanut M&M or two …