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Bullet Shell Survival Whistle

Bullet Shell Survival Whistle

Guys for this video. I’m going to show you a cool little survival hack You can use to make an emergency survival whistle out of an Empty Bullet casing So let’s imagine. You’re stranded in the forest and you need some way to signal for help when you glance down at the forest floor and you just happen to notice one of These cartridge casings sitting under the branch this shell is from a two to three cartridge But any long narrow casing like this should work now the first thing We need to do is actually shave off the tip of this cartridge casing so we’re just left with this fat part at the bottom you can easily do that with some concrete or a Rock like this and we’re going to use that almost as improvised Sandpaper because what we need to do is sand the brass all the way back to this bigger casing back here It’s going to take a little bit of work But it is very possible to do now if you’re somewhere closer to civilization You could use concrete to curb on your road or even a paver stone or if you even have some metal files that will work Better, but the essential idea is we need to shave this back until it gets to about there It’s going to take a few minutes but eventually you can see we actually get the cartridge casing ground down and there are some little bits inside where you can take a Sharp rock now and just kind of dig those out to clean it up We want the inside of that to be as smooth as possible you can see they’re like little flakes of brass in there that need to come off That’s what we’re looking for right there the next thing we need to do is come back about half to three quarters of an inch and grind a small hole in the top in a Way that there’s a flat side on the mouth and and then a gradual sloping side toward the back Take your casing with the open end overlapping the edge a little bit and then tilt it a little bit and at that angle we’re just gonna run this back and forth And it’s good to take a few minutes But we want to keep doing this until we dig a hole right through That side of the casing this is going to be the whistle part of our whistle Already starting to get a hole through there You can see it’s already starting to take the whistle shape this edge could be a little bit flatter So I’m going to just adjust my angle a little bit There we go now all this brass in here we can just carve that out with a rock or a Knife or a file or whatever the case may be but we just want to clean up that hole and open it up alright So that actually went a lot faster than I thought maybe about two minutes And we got this thing ground down if you look at the profile of this casing though, you can see that There’s a vertical line near the mouthpiece and then a sloping line for at the back of the bullet That’s exactly what we’re looking for and there’s still a piece on the inside there But I can use a stick to go down there And yeah look there’s the whole flap right there you might just want to rub it back and forth a few times to clean out Some of those brass Burrs, but essentially that is our whistle What I need to do now is find some kind of a stick that will fit perfectly into the front piece here with just enough of a gap on the top to allow air to flow in and Split over that whistle on the back all we have to do is a little bit of trial and error until we find a nice Tight fit and then take a little bit off the top Now we can use the rock to grind this down to make a flat surface as well But essentially we’re looking for something that will just fit very snugly inside of that casing the last thing to do is just to trim a little bit of the stick off the tops that we Have an air gap for our air to flow through and split on the whistle so let’s mark that piece right there and then either File or carve with a knife a little bit off the top just a sliver and that looks good So now we have to do is break the stick off file it down, and we got ourselves a whistle Mm fiber Hey That sounds amazing so look at the positioning of that see how the wood is actually right on the indent where it starts sloping upward So right there is a perfect bullet shell whistle that we made with stuff We found right here in the forest how cool is that guys? Actually hurts my ears and definitely loud enough to find some help when you’re in need in the woods So there you have a guy is a cool little trick for turning scrap bullet casings into emergency survival Whistles Thanks so much for joining me for this project, and I’ll be looking for you the next video. Talk to you then you

100 thoughts on “Bullet Shell Survival Whistle”

  1. Just hold the 'casing" vertical and blow across the opening.  No need to go to all of that effort to form it like this.

  2. This is actually very cool considering I have boxes of 223 casings that I don't know what to do with.

  3. Also if you're at home you could drill a small hole into the rim and loop a string through it and wear it around your neck.

  4. One more thing. For all of you saying that there's bigger issues or that you should leave or run if you find casings in the forest. Just know that hunting exists. The forest is not a back ally in an urban area. Hunters aren't out to hunt humans.

  5. You dont need to do all of that.
    You can whislte with a bullet casing alone, just put the opening on your bottom lip and blow

  6. I have seen some bird calls that take after the principles of this design of whistle. I wonder if that can be a future project idea. That would definitely make such a whistle more useful especially if such a piece could be removed at will to have a variety of lures if that would apply.

  7. You do know that you could have just blew into the casing as soon as you "just happened to notice a .223 cartridge " and it will also sound like a whistle. lol

  8. Just blow over the end of the casing like it was a coke bottle, makes a great whistle and ready to use immediately, no assembly required. Oh, wait, how many have ever done this with a coke bottle when they were kids?

  9. Lots of people are saying that it's not realistic to find bullets in the woods. Um…. Yeah it is. You people have obviously never been in a real forest with no gun laws.

  10. I'll be honest…if your close enough to civilization and can use concrete or a curb…why spend time making a whistle when you can walk to where civilization is? I'm just asking. That's what I was taught. And I just have to question when there's a better solution to a statement.

  11. this is fantastic i don't know how often you find a shell outside but its so cool i am going to make it

  12. or for no work you can take the casing and just angle it a little against you lower lip and blow and then you have a whistle also

  13. It does not work your doing something behind the camera I tried it and I only could get past the first step and then I tried the second step and realized that my hand was cut open and that you can't put a hole in a bullet with a rock your a real jokester.😡😡😡

  14. Hey king of random I was wondering if you could please be able to send me a couple of bullet shells please. PS I subed and turned on the bell and liked the vid

  15. i question the human existence as i got a ad where someone sung about how many people are doing it and about it in general, if you know what i mean. O <– I'm not looking! WHAT IS LIFE?!?

  16. I'm from Canada, here most people don't have bullet casings laying around, nor do we find them out and about.

    – Sincerely, A Concerned Canadian

  17. Another thing to use is a long piece or grass or leaf (pending on time of year) and put it between your thumbs

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