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128 of 143 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2012
After becoming separated from the group during a winter snowshoe tour last February, I must say this kit lives up to its billing. When stuck in a survival situation for few hours with any of Bear Grylls' products, your primary motivation becomes living long enough to get your money back from that smug bastard. Hours of scraping the firestarter instead of remembering to bring a simple butane lighter fueled my anger. When the flashlight died barely halfway through the first night of peril(4 hours? really?), I was able to keep warm in the dark with thoughts of revenge. Survival is 90% mental and this kit really gives you a reason to persevere.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2011
I ordered this from Amazon when it was on sale for 52.95. I got 2 of these things, one for me and the other for the girlfriend to keep in our cars. First off the multi tool is ok, not great but better than some of the cheaper ones on the market, it seems to work ok for what it is. The firesteel is also not that bad, it's bigger than the one that comes with the Ultimate knife, it makes sparks. And the flashlight is not that bad considering its a single LED one AAA light. Mine runs for a bit over 4 hours on a super cheap battery.

All in all the whole kit was OK for what I paid for it. I'm glad I got them, but I'm really glad I got them for alot less than 80 bucks. By far the best part is having those things in one holster. That's why I actually got it.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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
-Fire Steel
-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:

-Heavy duty
-Textured
-Durable
-Flexible

~BELT STRAP:

-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.

~FLASHLIGHT:

-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.

~FIRE STEEL:
-Longer than the fire steel that comes with the Ultimate SURVIAL knife.
-Good Quality.

~PRIORITIES OF SURVIVAL PACKET GUIDE:

-Plastic - Not Paper
-It will survival being wet.

GUIDE Covers:
Protection
Shelter
Making a fire - even without fire steel
Navigation
Water
Food - Including making traps!
Knots
Scavenging
The mentality you need to survive
Rescue

....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

~4-IN-1 PLIERS:

-Needle Nose Pliers - Smooth Grip Surface
-Regular Pliers - Fine Grip
-Rounded Corse Grip for Nuts and Bolts
-Wire Cutter

ALL OTHER TOOLS ARE ACCESSIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE:

~KNIFE:
-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:
-Works smooth
-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.

~CAN/BOTTLE OPENER:

-A little tricky at first...but works good

~LARGE FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER:
-With Bottle Opener

~SCISSORS
-Most Multi-Tools Scissors Stink, but these ones actually work well
-Trim hair
-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.

For MORE Cool Survival and Outdoor gear review Videos... SEARCH Google for "Ultimate Survival Tips"

OR...

Our YouTube Channel "Ultimate Survival Tips".
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Honestly I have never been a big fan of jumping on a product because it had someone's name on it. Does it work? Thats what matters. I really don't care if Bear Grylls or anyone else famous uses it. I got this Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Pack with Multitool, Flashlight, and Fire Starter as a gift from a buddy of mine and he purchased it here on Amazon. I have had it for about 2 years now and it is still working great. To be clear, I am no survivalist or expert on surviving. I am an old Military Vet and something that has stuck with me through the years is "always be prepared, no matter what" There are a ton of good reviews on this pack and everything it has to offer so I wont bore you with the fine details. There are even videos on Youtube about it.

Over the course of the last 2 years I have had to use this pack several times. I actually keep it in my Tahoe. Its usually where I am so that works for me. I have used the flashlight plenty..it's bright and does the job. You can twist it on or push the bottom keychain part and it will give you a quick light. Let it off and it goes off. I have used just about every tool in this pack at some point and it has all worked nicely. On to the fire starter. I did try it out and it did produce enough spark to get my fire going. If you have never done this I suggest you practice and get a feel for it. Be patient. It gives you plenty of spark so practice..don't blame the stick.

The rubber casing has held up nice. Being that its rubber you don't have to worry about water. Thats a plus. The closure and belt loop is all still in good working order. It doesn't really feel any looser after using it over the last 2 years.

At a little under 50 at the time of this review it is well worth getting one just to be prepared. I didnt know how much I would use it until I got one.
5 stars from me for the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Pack. It has lasted and proved to be a handy compact tool that is there when you need it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments. I will respond. If you found my review helpful, let me know. Lets keep making better buying decisions together. Thank you and as always Be Safe & Happy Shopping!!
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41 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
It is very simple. This is a decent multi-toool. It is just not $80 decent. The firestarter, meh. The flashlight is a single AAA battery. It would not be the best choice in a survival situation..... For someone who wants to play survivalist in their backyard, it is perfect. For a serious deep-woods set, I could recommend a lot better and probably for a lesser price.
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88 of 117 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2011
Let me start by saying it is OKAY. It is made in China so the quality is shoddy. I have used it for a few miscellaneous tasks and am afraid I will break it. ALL of my other Gerber products have been made in the U.S.A. and are amazing, some have been passed down from my father to me as well and work better then this. I don't know when Gerber sent their products to be made in China but I will not buy Gerber anymore because of it. In an absolute emergency I would use this but it would be my very very last choice. If you are looking for something to throw into an emergency kit that you wouldn't use often I would say you could find better for less money and I would not recommend this.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2013
kinda cheep feeling but it does work. The scissors work great. The rubber on the flashlight kept peel back, I had to melt it in place. Would be good for a beginner multitool for a Boy Scout or Rick ranger. Can not be used daily it will break down too fast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2013
The multitool have all the items you might need out in the wild. The blades/tools slide out easily and locks. The rubber coating is nice, gives it a good grip in all condition. The fire tool gives nice hot sparks, works overtime. Comes with a rubberlike case, looks and feels like it can take a beating and survive. When the tool is packed into the case, I feel that the it holds everything in place and I don't worry about things falling off. However one big flaw with mine is that the mechanism to unlock the blades on one side doesn't work well. You have to pull/slide the level to unlock the blades, and this is very hard to do. I have tried putting oil, grease but it is still not easy. I think it is a problem with design or workmanship. Minus 2 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2013
I carry my multi-tool every day with me. and have used the fire steel to start 2 camp fires. great product. if i lost mine i would buy another. knives are sharp. screwdrivers work. pliers are great and can easily cut wire
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2013
To be frank, If I had nothing on me but this in the wild... Id be set.
Multitool is sturdy all attachments are solid, rigid and Razor sharp. best features all the bear series gear is that rubber grips that comes with the products. Ives used this tool on my engine, tubes, after exposure to water and have yet to have it slip. few other multitools can offer that.
The flashlight is bright small enough to carry in your pocket (movies, fitting in small crevices etc).
The Fire striker is phenomenal. ive tested several other fire makers- magnesium bars, piston driven, etc and none have been able to light tinder on the first strike.... controlled forwards spark instead of "firework" spread.
Im an avid hiker and will NEVER leave home without this setup.
Beautiful compliment with the bear grylls ultimate knife pro and hatchet,
the case is extremely durable and will drain water. the holster for the items snap in for added closure.
YES the holsters fits on a chest rig and plate carrier loops.
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