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Compass Please - really!,
This review is from: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit with Gerber Tool Light and Fishing Kit - Black (DIY & Tools)
First off, I would like to mention that I am a huge Bear Grylls fan.
I have purchased this pack as well as the fire-starter, folding sheath knife and ultimate utility tool.
This kit looks very impressive at first, however upon opening the pack you will soon realize that all the items are very small and impractical. The snare wire is barely longer than the average hands length. The mini-utility tool has very stiff components and only consists of a nail file, a knife and two very small and ineffective screw drivers. The whistle inside the pack looks like something out of a pound store (the whistle on the outside attached to the bag is better). The LED light is purely plastic and inexpensive. It almost looks like a child's toy.
The only two items that would be semi-difficult to find on your own would be the hand saw and mini fishing kit. The rest of the items could be purchased separately for a fraction of the cost of this pack.
The fire-starter and folding sheath knife are good (different Bear Grylls endorsed products). Those are keepers. The utility tool's wire cutters exploded during there first use so you should be weary about purchasing that as well.
Take some time and visit some local stores. Even ASDA sells the majority of items in this bag. Make your own kit.
The only thing that Bear Grylls is attached to in this pack is the nylon bag that all the stuff is in. The rest is just cheap parts.
Save your money and buy a Compass