Star Flash® Signal Mirror
With a flash that can be seen for up to 100 miles, the signal mirror
has been called the most underrated tool in a survival kit.
Three men stranded on a frozen pinnacle of ice were rescued after a
passing ship noticed a flash on the distant horizon - a flash from a
signal mirror hanging from an unconscious man's neck. From this true
story comes the wisdom, "Never underestimate the value of a signaling
The Star Flash Signal Mirror is the most valuable daytime means of
visual signaling. Even on overcast days, this signal mirror can be used
effectively to obtain rescue. You can't be rescued if you can't be
found. Ultimate Survival's Star Flash signal mirror can help you be
found, and can save your life. Every military survival kit is required
to include a signal mirror and all personnel are trained to use one.
Unfortunately, the majority of the general public possesses only
limited understanding of the value of a signal mirror and its ability
to save their life.
The Star Flash Signal Mirror is one of the most versatile pieces of
outdoor equipment you can add to your personal gear. Whether attracting
the attention of another hunter several ridge lines away or applying
makeup, this mirror offers superior performance.
Survival experts worldwide agree that no person should ever venture
into the woods, travel off-road, get on board their boat or plane, or
engage in any other outdoor activity without a signal mirror and a
the Star Flash targetable signal mirror, when other, less expensive
mirrors are available? The U.S. Air Force asked that very question
before deciding to include Star Flash in all of their kits. Our mirror
is far lighter than glass and is virtually indestructible. It floats,
which allows you to recover the mirror if you accidentally drop it
overboard. Perhaps most important, however, is the trademarked Star
Flash technology that enables you to aim the flash as far as the eye
can see with pinpoint accuracy.
Best results with the Star Flash signal mirror are achieved when the
air is clear and the sun is well above the horizon. However, visible
signal flashes can be created even on hazy or overcast days. Signal
flashes can and may be seen even when you cannot see the aircraft,
boat, or other means of rescue. So when signaling and no specific
targets are in sight, be sure to continually sweep the horizon to
maximize your chances of being seen. At night, flashlights, headlights,
and moonlight can produce effective signals with your Star Flash.
While Star Flash is a state-of-the-art mirror, it also is a
practical, multipurpose outdoor tool. Use it around camp for shaving,
to apply makeup or camouflage, or for inserting contact lenses. Use it
as a silent communications tool to signal an outdoor companion, or for
looking around corners or into tight spaces. Use it for emergency
signaling to send a pinpoint flash to a rescue plane, helicopter,
vehicle, or distant search party.
The name "Star Flash" and the star design are
registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, No. 2,006,171 and
- Mirror Material: 100% Lexan polycarbonate
- Mirrored Surface: Vacuum deposition metalization
- Targeting Star: Retroreflective encapsulated bead fabric.
- Weight: 0.7 oz (19.9g)
- Size: 2" x 3" (5.1 x 7.6 cm)