Rechargable deafening horn

For a dog repeller on bike rides I’ve had great success using an air horn. They are REALLY loud, dogs back off, and owners often respond by calling their dogs. The one I got is by EcoBlast. It is rechargeable using a bike pump, so I pump mine up whenever I do my tires.

— Christine Thona

There are two versions. One is a single unit like the photo above, which is also handy for boating and sports games. The other has the horn and trigger separated from the plastic bottle air container via a long plastic tube so that the trigger can sit on your bike handle bars without the clutter of the bottle. However I use the single unit version. It is very light and can sit on my handlebar bag, at the ready.

— KK


(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2004 — editors)