Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Langley, BC, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, photography, computers, yoga and traveling.
Whistle is a good idea, newbie or not. I keep one in my sidepack. If something were to happen and you beside something loud such as a creek, noone would ever hear you yelling. But a super loud whistle might stand a better chance.