Now you dont have to listen to your bear bell all the way to the trailhead. This bell uses a magnet to eliminate noise when youre not on the trail. Bell provides a steady warning of your presence to any animal in the area. Use the hook-and-loop strap to attach to clothing, pack or trekking pole so that motion will cause the bell to ring. When not required, keep the bell in its attached bag with magnet that keeps bell from ringing.