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Decent quality kit at a great price!
on September 22, 2015
As some of you might know, I have reviewed quite a few Survival kits. Thus, I accepted Leknes offer to review this kit. It's pretty good, especially for the price- actually for the price it's excellent. Obviously compiled, rather than made just for this kit, this kit still managed to include all the necessities and even a few extras, things that other kits don't include.
Whistle flashlight = this is nice as it combines two signaling elements into one. The flashlight is not terribly bright, but it does have a battery saver- a small piece of plastic between the bulb and the batteries, so the flashlight wont burn out before you need it.
Multifunction tool, one of those which is about the size of a credit card. Can opener, small blade, saw, wrench, etc.
Mosquito Head Net - also could be used to catch bait. Few kits include this, but still, it could be very nice.
Wire saw- better than some with two larger rings
Flint paracord bracelet , with striker- firestarter.
10 meters of paracord also
two small carbiniers.
Outdoor emergency blanket
Hooks * 2
Fishing line * 1 (33M)
Two lures, good for panfish
Swivels * 2
Lead sinkers * 2
6 Floats ?
Compass/ Thermometer , can clip onto your belt.
Four safety pins
I suggest you add a box of lifeboat matches, and a couple extra fish-hooks. Of course, you would carry a knife, right?
None of this is junk, all is decent quality. Sure, compared to a real pro-kit, it doesnt match up, but those cost at least 5 times this. The "Bear" competitor kit costs twice as much and honestly, other than a better firestarter (and some kits come with a pretty decent knife) this kit is better, I think- it has a decent compass, much better fishing and paracord lines and that nifty head net. I like the paracord bracelet firestarter, means you wont lose it.
This would be nice for your desk, your bug-out bag, you car or on a backpacking trip that is not into the really deep wilderness (in which case you'd better get one of those $100 kits.). I'd hazard a guess everything here is TSA safe and flight approved too (but dont quote me on that, TSA being what they are).