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Adventure Medical Kits SOL Origin Survival Tool

142 customer reviews

Price: $34.25 - $78.75
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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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Product Description

The SOL OriginTM redefines the survival kit from the ground up. In one product that fits in the palm of your hand, the OriginTM gives you the collection of tools you need to survive the unexpected and make it back alive. Think of it as the ultimate cross breed of the traditional ten essentials and a survival kit, all wrapped up in one lightweight, easy to carry, indestructible package. The heart of the OriginTM is its ABS-plastic waterproof case, which contains an array of key survival tools, including TinderQuik fiestarting tinder, 150lb-test braided nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, and an emergency sewing and fishing kit. And, for those unfamiliar with wilderness survival, backcountry expert Buck Tilton's survival instructions contain over 60 survival techniques and strategies. However, the body of the case is really what sets the OriginTM apart - integrated into the lid is a flip-up Rescue Flash signal mirror with retroreflective aiming aid. Flip the case over, and find the one-hand-operable Fire Lite firestarter, as well as a removable liquid-damped compass. Finally, secured in a button-release slot is a fully-functional folding blade knife, with a 100db rescue whistle and ultra-bright LED light integrated into the knife handle. The AUS-8 drop-point blade has been designed for the precision cutting you need during survival emergencies, and it excels at slicing, whittling, and any task where blade control is essential. The SOL OriginTM is the lightest, most space efficient, and most durable survival kit on the market. Welcome to the future of survival - the OriginTM is mandatory equipment for any outdoor adventurer. Includes: written specifically for the Origin, Buck Tilton's 62+ lifesaving tips and techniques will help you make use of all the unique tools inside the Origin - and Survive Outdoors Longer.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B007RN33V6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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210 of 225 people found the following review helpful By SteveG on September 1, 2011
Size: One Size
SOL is a good company and has some quality products, but unfortunately this "kit" is not one of them. For what you get the kit is far too bulky, not nearly comprehensive enough for the price, and the combo knife/whistle/light is just outright junk.

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).
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Jason Coyne on April 11, 2011
Size: One Size Verified Purchase
I have been waiting for this item since it was first announced.

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.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Wulfstan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 20, 2011
Size: One Size
Not much larger than those (most not all that great) "survival kits in a sardine can" kits, this is the "right stuff" in a small package.

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.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By G2F Inc on July 27, 2012
Size: One Size
Altogether a wonderful bit of kit. We keep it in our Get-home-bag in our minivan. Once you remove and attach the lanyard, there's enough room to put a SE MT908 11 Function Credit Card Size Survival Pocket Tool inside.

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
G2F, Inc.
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