Adventure Medical Kits SOL Origin Survival Tool
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- Broadcast your location up to 20 miles away with the Rescue FlashTM Signal Mirror and up to one mile away with the 100dB pea-less whistle
- Rugged ABS hinged case with machined silicone gasket for waterproof protection. AUS-8 folding-blade knife designed for precision cutting
- The first product to distill the functionality of a survival kit into the usability and compactness of a single, pocket-sized tool . Removeable button compass will help you get your bearings straight
- Ultra-bright LED aims down the blade for task lighting; 15 hours of run time and easily replaceable batteries for extended use
- Fire Lite sparker is waterproof, easy to grip, and one hand operable. Produces over 5,000 sparks. Weight: 6.25oz. Size: 3.875" x 2.75" x 1.5"
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You can build your own much more comprehensive "pocket kit". I'd start with a top quality Wenger 16981 lock blade Swiss Army Knife (has a great saw and other useful tools and it is available here at Amazon) and add the other items included in this SOL Kit. You won't spend much more than the SOL kit and you'll have much better equipment in a smaller space.
I bought a survival kit tin from bepreparedtosurvive and added Katadyn MicroPur Purification Tablets - In Your Choice of Styles, a liter water bag, a Streamlight 73001 Nano Light Miniature Keychain LED Flashlight, Black, a Adventure Medical Kits Fox 40 Rescue Howler Whistle the Wenger 16981 Evolution Lock S 13 Swiss Army Knife Ergo Grip With Safety Lock Blade a few strips of removable backing duct tape, a few survival food tablets, some 250lb kevlar thread, safety pins (free from the dry cleaner), a signal mirror, a fresnel lens (solar fire starter), a flint + steel and some tinder, a few fishhooks and small spool of BRAIDED fishing line (doesn't tangle like monofiliment line).Read more ›
The list price from the 3rd party amazon seller ($84) is much higher than the actual MSRP ($60). However amazon's discount brings it down to a reasonable cost, compared to other buying options. Just make sure you don't think you are getting 40% off, because you aren't.
The case is big. Think 2 or 3 altoids tins stacked on each other, or 2-3 decks of playing cards. It does fit well into a baggy jeans or jacket pocket though. The case is very well made, from nice hard plastic. The main container has a rubber o-ring to provide waterproofing. It seems like it would take reasonable drops or impacts quite well.
Unfortunately, the usable space of the box is much less than you would get from 2/3 altoids cans. This is because over 1/2 of the thickness of the box is taken up by the built in tools. Now, if you consider that you would also take up that space if things were loose in the box, it comes out pretty fair, but there is "dead" loss due to the structure that holds things in place, and you lost flexibility in choosing what to pack. I wish they had the case more open, with the tools just loose inside to maximize space and flexibility.
The knife is nice, but not very durable. It is very small (swiss army sized?), but fits well in the hand, and has a nice blade. The knife is exceptionally easy to open one handed (the easiest knife to open I have, except for the assisted open ones). The handle is light plastic however, so any heavy duty (or really even light/medium) chopping or battoning would destroy it immediately. The knife is really only useful for cutting cord/cloth/seatbelt or perhaps shaving some small sticks into tinder etc. You could use it to fillet a fish, or clean a small animal.Read more ›
OK, first of all, you have plenty of signaling- the knife has a 100db whistle & a handy LED light, and the kit flips open to reveal a signaling mirror with a aiming aid. All three critical and useful.
Next, you have a decent sturdy knife, and a one hand operable flint firestarter. Aiding you in firestarting are 4 pieces of Tinder Quick, which I have reviewed and tested (I suggested getting a small pack here on Amazon and practicing a few times before setting off).
Also included are: Aluminum Foil, a button compass, a small but decent fishing kit, some sewing stuff and paracord. All good stuff, but not as necessary as basic signaling and firestarting.
I'd put one of SOL's fine survival bivvies or blankets in the other pocket, and maybe a tiny first aid kit, and be good to go. Nice here is that this isn't overkill for "just a day hike".
All contained in a small lightweight waterproof bright orange case.
When one SERIOUSLY considers the usefulness of fishing hooks in an urban or even a wilderness setting, one can forthrightly suggest replacing them with something more relevant. If you truly live near fish that you can actually catch, there are other kits more suitable. Other than suturing wounds (with barbed hooks? Pitiful sight, that) I can't imagine anyone in the 'hood making practical use of them. Virtual Skyhooks may be a possibility. ;-)
There are some YouTube videos about "always carry" kits created by certified obsessive-compulsive folks that will simply AMAZE you as to what you can stuff into a mint tin. Have fun; go saunter about over there and see what you discover.
Glenn Flock, President
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Smaller and a bit cheaper than expected. But still nice and handy to have.Published 26 days ago by jessica
I know nothing about survival, which is likely why I think this kit is great. I haven't actually used it (and hopefully never will!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah S
I had high hopes for this product but unfortunately it didn't measure up. Some components of the kit were great: the flint, the tinder, and the box itself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vasilios Avramidis
Another premade kit that knocked it out of the park. What a genius design! Who would have thought of outfitting a survival kit both inside and outside. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gdneagl
Just enough items inside to make an effective survival kit and not have it too cumbersome. Just so you know, the flashlight batteries died pretty quickly but I hardly ever used it,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ncraiderrider