Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit - Black
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- 10 Components: Pliers , Wire Cutter , Fine Edge Blade, Retail Package, Opener, Scissors, Medium Flathead Driver, Crosshead Driver, Bottle opener, Tweezers, File
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Overall Length: 4.25"; Closed Length: 2.75"; Weight: 2.2 oz. ; Steel Type: 3Cr13 Stainless
Waterproof bag; Survival Blanket;Multi Tool;Snare Wire;Emergency Cord;Waxed Thread;Fishing Kit;Sewing Kit;Hand Saw;Mirror;Fire Starter;Waterproof Matches;Fire Tinder;Mini Light;SOS Instructions;Survival Guide
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My view - this is a slightly expensive bit of fun. Nicely packaged, the black pouch is smart with the Bear Grylls branding, and the various trinkets and gadgets make this a nice (£30) Xmas stocking filler. As a true survival kit, it is missing some vital components (compass, water purification), and the quality of some items (cheap waterproof matches, hair-thin snare wire, xmas cracker/ 'made in china' whistle) is unacceptable. And black is not the best colour for a kit you need to find in a hurry!
The centrepiece is meant to be the Gerber clutch multitool (leatherman style folding pliers/penknife). Pliers are a handy survival tool but the knife and other tools are blunt/too small/ just poor compared to any Victorinox swiss army knife.
The fire starter has had some positive comments (I haven't tried it so can't agree/disagree) and the inclusion of a survival blanket is good as often missed in small survival kits.
I like the waterproof pouch concept but in honesty this seems to be a marketing gimmick looking for an identity. It's not fit for purpose as a general personal emergency kit (which probably should be based primarily around a first aid kit). The contents aren't relevant for a biker (even the multitool doesn't have anything relevant except pliers). It's too small to be of any real use as a car emergency kit ((where food, water,clothes, and mobile phone are more important). And as a survival kit (even just to go hiking) I'd seriously consider building my own from scratch, or buy a classic BCB survival tin (or GO pack pouch) at half the price and including all keys items like compass and water purification tablets - just add a survival blanket and put the balance towards a Swiss Army Knife.
1. Raid (ask first) your mums/wife's sewing box. Cut a narrow strip of cardboard and wrap some cotton thread around it. If she has the stronger, thicker type nylon thread. Make sure you wrap this on the cardboard strip too.
2. Take two needles, one thicker than the other, and thread them through the cotton on the cardboard strip.
3. Next, raid your dad's/brother's/grandad's etc. fishing tackle. Take two fishing hooks - ask for some advice from them first - along with two types of strength of line. If mum/sister etc. has a spare bobbin from her sewing machine, use this to wrap the line around. Attach the hooks to the ends of the two lines so you don't lose them in your pack.
4. Survival blanket - £1 from a pound shop.
5. Plasters, sterile wipes, safety pins, small bandage etc. from a) your home first aid kit b) some from a pound shop.
6. Mini compass - even toy ones work in an emergency.
7. Matches - not safety ones. We've dipped them in candlewax to keep the heads dry. Or you could keep them in a mini ziploc bag.
8. Ball of cotton wool and/or lint from the tumbledryer - place in a small sandwich plastic bag. This will roll/fold up really small and you can use the plastic bag for water, food etc.
9. In my youth we used to use a razor blade instead of a knife. But you can get cheap mini knives - just check for the sharpness before you use it in your pack. No good taking a blunt knife away with you but you will need to know how to use the razor blade safely! You can also purchase a good quality army knife, don't forget to shop around first.
Keep it all in a small 'ziploc' type bag OR in a tin. Both can be found somewhere in your own home.
If you really want the rest of the gadgets, such as the screwdrivers, there are plenty of small multi-head drivers/cheesewire available in the hardware shops.
Last years christmas cracker gifts are a good source for some of the stuff, but don't expect quality.
Water purifying tabs? Can be bought for as little as 99p.
Total cost (without the good quality knife) £5 ish?
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
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