|Item Weight||8.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.8 x 11.8 x 2.8 inches|
|Item model number||3208|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||3|
|Warranty Description||Lifetime Warranty|
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Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter [31-000699]
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- Compact fire starter with ferrocerium rod and metal striker
- Lanyard to keep product secure and together
- Emergency Whistle - Integrated into lanyard cord
- Waterproof storage compartment for tinder
- Land to air rescue instructions and SOS
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The product of collaboration between Gerber and survival expert Bear Grylls, the Survival Series Fire Starter is a must-have for scouting, camping, and hiking expeditions. Small and compact, this fire starter offers years of use. Watertight construction keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust that it's ready to use.
Start fires when and where you need them with this ferrocerium rod and metal striker. View larger.
The Fire Starter features a waterproof storage compartment to keep tinder dry. View larger.
The Fire Starter is part of the Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series of gear. This collaboration brings together Gerber's 70+ years of knife and gear expertise with Bear Grylls's extensive outdoor survival and adventure experience to create a one-of-a-kind line of knives, tools, and gear.
From spending time in the British SAS, to scaling Mount Everest, Bear knows what it takes to be a survivor in extreme situations and multiple environments. Now he brings that knowledge to the creation of a range of items that help you make the most of your outdoor adventures.
Get a Fire Going Quickly and Safely
The Fire Starter contains everything you need to get a fire going--simply pull the unit apart. It features a ferrocerium rod and a metal striker, as well as a waterproof storage compartment to keep tinder dry.
A lanyard keeps each piece of the product secure while it's open, and has an integrated emergency whistle for quick access when you need it.
Bear Grylls' Pocket Survival Guide
Measuring 4-4/5 inches when closed, with a weight of 2-3/5 ounces, the Fire Starter fits neatly into a backpack or gear bag. It is a self-contained, waterproof unit that can be easily converted into a fire-starting kit by pulling the two ends apart.
Includes Bear Grylls' Pocket Survival Guide
This tool comes with land to air rescue instructions and BearGrylls' informative Priorities of Survival pocket guide, loaded with survival basics designed to help keep you alive until you can be rescued or rescue yourself.
What's in the Box
Fire starter kit with starter, rod, and lanyard, and pocket survival guide.
From the highest peaks of the Himalayas, to the rainforests of South America, if world renowned outdoorsman Bear Grylls is on an adventure you can be sure he's equipped with the most durable outdoor gear Gerber has to offer.
From the Manufacturer
Gerber 31-000699 fire starter is small and compact. The fire starter offers years of use. Watertight construction keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust it. Features include compact fire starter with ferrocerium rod and metal striker, lanyard to keep product secure and together, emergency whistle integrated into lanyard cord, waterproof storage compartment for tinder, and land to air rescue and SOS instructions. It has a priorities of survival pocket guide that contains Bear's survival essentials, and the overall length is 4.8 inches.
Top customer reviews
The beautiful thing about this device is that it's compact, sturdy, watertight and most of all keeps your hands safe and comfortable when trying to get a fire going. Everything else--from the printed SOS/Air rescue instructions printed on the outside to the tight little space for tinder in the cap and the added whistle is just icing on the cake.
There's little else to be said other than what others have already pointed out, but I would like to add just a few more.
* I managed to cram another four cotton balls into the cap, providing me with tinder for quite some time.
* The complaints in other reviews about the lack of a longer cord to wear the device around the neck should be taken with the device's weight in mind--while not heavy in the hand, I certainly wouldn't want this thing thumping on my chest all day as I walked around--it definitely isn't light when it comes to your sternum. It's ideally suited to shove into your coat or pants pocket, ready to go in moments.
* When you first use the striker against the ferrocerium rod, don't be discouraged it isn't sparking--the black coat around the rod needs to be stripped away to get at the metal to create the spark--a few good strikes against it and your intital attempt will yield results in a matter of seconds.
* The guide incidentally has a few touches all its own: the side is printed with a 10-inch measurement and even suggests using the guide as an impromptu dewcatcher for drinking water if the situation calls for it. Nothing about this device or survival guide is wasted.
Fire that will get you in trouble
Pretend you're Bear Grylls
Light your enemy on fire
Copy Bear Grylls' accent
Light your car on fire
Eat a burger
Whistle at the mirror
Realize you don't have friends
Cry about it
Post selfies while crying
Post "I have no friends" on Facebook
Realize no one will see it since you have no friends
Get more depressed
Pretend to be a burrito
Light your neighbor's house on fire.
There are so many possibilities
I will admit that the sparks weren’t on par with my Firesteel Survival, but at least the product was well-made and worked as advertised. So all-in-all I was pretty happy with my purchase.
• Rugged & tough exterior (helps to ensure rod won’t break due to dropping the fire starter on the floor)
• Watertight construction (o-ring helps prevent water leaking in)
• Integrated ferrocerium rod & metal striker
• Built-in emergency whistle (the way it was integrated to the lanyard was pretty smart)
• Very short lanyard. Its length is only appropriate to loop around your wrist. This is not convenient to walk around with.
• It has a built-in waterproof tinder hatch which is awesome. But the hatch is pretty small making it only semi-useful.
• Includes survival pocket guide which after reading through I found pretty useful. But it’s a separate piece of paper that I won’t be keeping together with the fire starter. Wished they had drill a hole on the corner and attach it to the lanyard.
Even though I love the Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter, I decided to throw it into my emergency pack. But before doing that I made tiny modifications. Since I wanted more emergency tinder, I added a MagSlab Firesteel. This will ensure I have enough tinder that I need. I also added a Cordlock Light to the lanyard for emergency lighting.
2. Only a token supply of cotton was provided. The space for tinder came mostly empty.
3. The whistle is not secured to the lanyard and once disconnected it's difficult to reattach. (I'll have to modify the design with longer paracord and a drill).
Hint: The small compartment has some cotton in there, but you can stuff a lot more material in there without compromising it's seal. I normally use lint from the dryer screen. You can pack quite a bit in there. Just remember to "fluff" it up prior to throwing a spark in it. It burns great.