A Simple Sound Amplifier

Now and then I come across an idea my late friend Gerald Franz passed along to me. I’m sharing one with you today. It’s a simple sound amplifier.

There may be a time when you want to hear someone sneaking up on your property from a distance. Or maybe you want to hear wildlife better while you’re out hunting.

There’s nothing to break. No batteries are required. Nothing elaborate to buy.

All you need is the reflector of a clamp light. You’ve probably got one in your garage. Maybe you use one for starting seedlings in the spring. Just unscrew it from the socket and use it as an ear trumpet.

That’s all there is to it. Just put it to your ear and point it at a sound source. You’ll hear a large increase of volume and a reduction in unwanted or spurious sound. All sizes work.

It pays to look around you and see how you can repurpose something you might not have thought of as having another use.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.