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Some stuff are useful, the rest are just cute
on January 9, 2013
I bought this product approx 1 year ago to supplement/add on to my lightweight survivor kit. The main reason for me to get his product is for the small Gerber knife and the fire steel. For the price of less than seventeen bucks, the knife and fire steel by themselves are worth the price. I need a small knife for my mountaineering survivor kit and the small folding knife suit my needs and work as I wanted it to. REMEMBER, this kit is less than seventee bucks, my expectation is way low and you should not have high expectations too. Other review has pretty much discussed all the pros and cons and what's good or bad here are just my brief points
Pros : 1.) Knife is small but decent quality for its type and class - great for light weight survivor gear or for mountaineering purposes. 2.)Fire Steel works and flawlessly. 3.) Price point is very attractive.
Cons : 1.) Other than the knife, Fire Steel and maybe the matches, the rest of the stuff can be replace - Snare wire is week, cord is not 550 paracords, whistle can be replace with multifunction ones. 2.)Item missing for real survivial suitation - no means of shelter and water purification.
Recommendation :- The bag is a good start but I would replace the cord, snare wire and whistle with those of more robust products. I would also add some kind of emergency bivy/blanket and water purification tablets.
Overall :- I'm happy with the product due to the price to value ratio and not necessarily for completeness or for the namesake of Bear. I would recommend this product as a good starter kit for someone.