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Bear Grylls Might Not Use This...But It May Be Very Useful to You
on March 30, 2013
For my Full Video Review and Demonstration of the Bear Grylls Survival Tool Pack on YouTube, search "gerber bear grylls survival tool pack review". It should come up #1.
Along the way we'll check out the tools included in this kit...And in my YouTube video, we'll also go out and use the fire steel and multi-tool to start a fire!
~The Bear Grylls Survival Tool Pack includes:
-A very interesting Multi - Tool... with some cool innovations
-A mini - LED flashlight
-AAA flashlight battery
-Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival - Pocket Guide
-And a pretty unique sheath to hold the gear.
~ABOUT THE SHEATH:
-I like the Closure Strap - It's more rubbery than the rest of the sheath. It is easy to open and close and attaches to BELT REALLY easy.
-Don't have to take belt off.
-I've worn this for a couple of days now and the kit is well balanced and is easily forgotten.
The only BLARING Omission to this Sheath and Package...
Nowhere to put the survival guide...BUMMER.
-Quality Tempo flashlight... Tempo is Gerber's way of saying it's a Mini Flashlight smaller than a pen flashlight.
-It's got a NICE Anodized Aluminum Body
-Single Bulb LED (Only 6 Lumens)
-The Battery Life is 2 or 3 hours
-You can see up to 20 feet
-ON/OFF by twisting
-I KEPT pushing the little thing on the bottom because I thought it did something- but it's just a deal to hold a key ring or something.
-It's a nice Size and feels solid.
-It's got a rubberized grip.
-Longer than the fire steel that comes with the Ultimate SURVIAL knife.
~PRIORITIES OF SURVIVAL PACKET GUIDE:
-Plastic - Not Paper
-It will survival being wet.
Making a fire - even without fire steel
Food - Including making traps!
The mentality you need to survive
....Too Bad it does't fit in this sheath. GERBER incorporates it into just about every BG Tool... some it doesn't matter... but in this one it really matters.
SOLUTION: Rubber band.
~MULTI - TOOL:
-At first I had concerns because it is PLASTIC...then I started using it...
-It is Solid
-Its construction techniques are similar to other Gerber tools
-Metal Star Nuts
-Rubberized Grip is NICE - Feels better in the hand than my vintage Leatherman Wave...which I love.
-Internal steel frame
-Gerber skinned over the steel frame with a NICE ergonomic shell
-Tools are all Stainless
-Needle Nose Pliers - Smooth Grip Surface
-Regular Pliers - Fine Grip
-Rounded Corse Grip for Nuts and Bolts
ALL OTHER TOOLS ARE ACCESSIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE:
-About 2 Inches
-Half Serrated - Half Fine Edge
-Has kind of a cool REVERSE Tanto blade look
-One hand tab makes it easy to flip the knife out
-Knife Cuts nice - great for small game
-Serrated edge makes cutting cord easy
~UNIQUE SLIDING - LOCKING / UNLOCKING MECHANISM:
-You don't have to open the tool to put any tools away...
GERBER made it easy to get all the other tools out individually, with notches and tabs to pull tools out.
-A little tricky at first...but works good
~LARGE FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER:
-With Bottle Opener
-Most Multi-Tools Scissors Stink, but these ones actually work well
-Cut: Paper / Bandaids, Fabric, etc.
~TOOLS ON OTHER SIDE:
-2 Inch Saw. This has VERY Aggressive Serrations, and easily Cuts and shapes stuff up to about an inch in diameter.
-Small Flat Screw Driver
-Philips Head Screw Driver; REALLY Hefty.
-Nail File. This is FINE on one side and Medium on the other.
-FIRE STEEL Striker Notch. This is found AT the base of the File... Marked with a little FLAME.
So what is this kit best suited for?
The Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Pack is well suited for your vehicle or home emergency kit, camping trips, scouting, hiking and biking. It's pretty compact and lightweight... so it's great for all day belt carry.
And I really like this kit when combined with a good survival knife like the Bear Grylls Ultimate survival knife or the Gerber LMF II.
We rate this kit at 3.5 stars out of 5... and would have given it a 4 out of 5 stars if Gerber had incorporated the Pocket survival guide into the sheath...
SO here are my parting thoughts:
Although I don't see Bear Grylls using this kit in his next outdoor adventure... this kit is durable, innovative and compact... and even alone... is a nice start to your emergency preparedness kit...
And for around $55 online... the Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Pack is a nice kit that's a pretty good deal when you consider that you are getting a solid multi-tool, fire steel, and flashlight and a compact sheath to carry it all.
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