Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter
Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

Bear Grylls Fire Starter

Item: # 31-000699

Rigorously tested and backed by Bear, the watertight construction of this tool makes it a convenient one to have on hand. With at least 8,000 strikes to provide a spark, it is an indispensable insurance policy to have in the event you need fire for warmth or food.



    • 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
    • Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials
  • Warranty

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. This tool has been rigorously tested to determine that it will provide a spark for 8000+ strikes. Take the easily-carried Bear Grylls Fire Starter with you no matter where you plan to end up for non-stop survival insurance.


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  • 4
  • |MAY 24, 2017
  • |BY: Survival Guru , Awesome firestarter

Best firestarter I have so far. The concept of the rescue signals, whistle and cord is great. The only issue is that the tinderbox was hard to find and hard to open when I got it. But all in all it is a great firestarter.

  • 5
  • |APR 11, 2017
  • |BY: Simeon , Awesome

Works great, lights tinder amazingly.
only thing is it needs a stronger cord

  • 5
  • |JUL 5, 2016

This fire starter is the best.I really like it is amazing.

  • 5
  • |FEB 3, 2016
  • |BY: isaia , wow

its the best in the world i got it no teckneek strike and BAM FIRE

  • 5
  • |JAN 6, 2016
  • |BY: Griff , Awesome fire starter!!!

Best fire starter i have bought. You get a very big piece of ferrocerium and tinder department. the whole tool is waterproof and very durable. Highly recommend for survivalist, backpackers, boy scouts, campers, and bush crafters

  • 5
  • |DEC 17, 2015
  • |BY: spencer , in the middle

I got this for survival. its defenitly is durable and can throw lots of sparks. cotton is the best fire tinder for this. if your just camping for a little while just bring a lighter but anymore use this its alot of fun to see a spark catch and you get a fire.

thanks gerber keep it up

  • 4
  • |AUG 24, 2015
  • |BY: Evan , Good

This s awesome the tinder hatch is hard to open and find when you get it

  • 5
  • |JUL 16, 2015
  • |BY: Luke , Road Trip Group Medic

On my first glance on the fire starter, I thought that it was not worth the value with such a small (in my opinion) ferrocerium rod for the price, But because of the cool rugged look, i had to buy it. But after using it for the first time, I was totally amazed of how fast this little thing set tinder on fire compared to the others. and I really liked the waterproof cap. I introduced this to my team members and they also found it awesome. I totally recommend this to any adventurer outside.

  • 5
  • |JUL 2, 2015
  • |BY: John Harrington , bears number one fan

best fire starter out there this is the thickest ferro rod compared to others did tests on waterproof abilities and started many campfires it turns heads as it bears the BG logo on it i loved man vs wild and want it to return.

  • 5
  • |MAY 24, 2015
  • |BY: George , hiker

The best fire starter toil I've ever had. Tinder bundle of dried grass, tree bark fibers...two strikes and I had fire! Great tool

  • 5
  • |MAR 28, 2015
  • |BY: Swagadel , It da best


  • 5
  • |DEC 3, 2014
  • |BY: barney29588 , Firefighter/Emt

this thing works great no matter what the conditions love it going to get another one for my Technical Rescue Team bag and i have one for my hiking bag

  • 5
  • |SEP 21, 2014
  • |BY: Anna , Perfect

It works great! I was a bit surprised, but the product is great!

  • 5
  • |JUL 26, 2014
  • |BY: swagger , should i buy

i want to but not sure

  • 5
  • |JUL 23, 2014
  • |BY: George , Murchie

At my local outdoor shop i can get it for $35 Australian dollars so i am going to buy it on-line I rate it 5/5 stars it is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3
  • |JUL 16, 2014
  • |BY: stan bartkus , director

neither the package nor the inclosed Pocket Guide explain the how-to of the 'waterproof storage compartment for Tinder'.

  • 5
  • |JUN 28, 2014
  • |BY: Mark , It works. Period.

I really didn't want to buy another cheap gimmicky, sponsored piece of gear, but I decided to give this thing a try after reading some good reviews on Amazon and REI. Man, was I wrong. This thing is the real deal. It's a little big, but every time I've tried to start a fire with it, I've been successful. It's waterproof, the lanyard keeps the parts from getting lost, and the tinder storage was a nice surprise. My wife got this for me for Christmas, but I didn't find the tinder storage until 6 months later.

It's feature rich, rugged, and it does what it's designed to do. And it's backed by the good Gerber name. That's all I need.

  • 4
  • |JUN 7, 2014
  • |BY: berft , Your Title

was given to me as a gift. would be really cool idea to include some kind of instructions on how to use this tool for those of us who didnt see it on television. fortunately i lkmow how to find info on interent and found a video describing how to use this tool. i tried it and it worked just fine. would have given it 5 stars if it had instructions with it in or on package.

  • 3
  • |JUN 2, 2014
  • |BY: Atticus , Basic

It's a fire starter and I cant complain, but the edge is junk and would be much better with a hack saw bit, the signals on the side were interesting, and the guide has been on my wallet since i got it, could also do with a magnesium starter somewhere, integration wouldn't seem difficult for Gerber

  • 5
  • |APR 18, 2014
  • |BY: anonymous , Amazing

This is the ultimate survival tool, I have never seen one so reliable and easy to use.

  • 5
  • |APR 2, 2014
  • |BY: Who Cares , Who give a crap

With all of the reviews I have read from 5 different websites, it is a GREAT product recommending it to all.

  • 4
  • |FEB 25, 2014
  • |BY: Gary , Great One

Just got mine yesterday, it's an awesome fire starter. Creates spark really well, but one thing I gotta complain is that the plastic handle is really low quality, or shall I say cheaply made? Improve quality please.

  • 5
  • |DEC 27, 2013
  • |BY: Carson , Awesome Firestarter

If you hold the striker in your weak hand at a 70 degree angle and pull the ferro rod backwards under the striker, you get a ton of sparks with very little effort. Started a fire with two strikes. If you want a quality, affordable, functional firestarter, buy it.

  • 5
  • |DEC 13, 2013
  • |BY: Drew , Headie Product

Used it multiple time while out camping in northern Michigan, works like a charm

  • 5
  • |DEC 9, 2013
  • |BY: Bill , Wow

Already ordering it, It was on Get Out Alive!!!!!!

Wow, I saw it too
Great price

  • 4
  • |DEC 7, 2013
  • |BY: Anonymous , Awesome

I have been searching on youtube for reviews on this and I have seen quite a lot. I am very satisfied with the features and I have ordered it but has not come yet but I know till then it will be a very nice fire steel. It is taking quite a long time for it to come to me but I'll do anything for one.

  • 1
  • |DEC 4, 2013
  • |BY: Chris Reid , Outdoor Educator

The mag strip is good, the striker is a piece of junk and broke off the handle within a week of purchasing it.

  • 4
  • |DEC 3, 2013
  • |BY: Jake , Your Title

The only bad thing about it is that the lanyard is really cheaply made. It broke after the first five minutes, but it is otherwise a great product.

  • 5
  • |NOV 20, 2013
  • |BY: mr boyscout , greet

with practice you can light on first try

  • 3
  • |OCT 29, 2013
  • |BY: Justin , Your Title

Constructive suggestion...The amount of spark can be tremendously improved with some sharpening of the striker or perhaps one of stronger metal. I tried several other strikers and my ultimate pro knife on the ferro rod and all produced superior sparks to the included striker. In an effort to improve the situation I took a dremmel to the included striker and sharpend it. I was immediately impressed with the improvement in performance. I have to admit I was quite dissapointed until I sharpened the striker. Please consider this issue and make the necessary improvements

  • 5
  • |SEP 30, 2013
  • |BY: Joe Littlehorn , Great Firesteel

Have used this in all possible conditions to start fire; humid, raining, snowing, sunny (of course) and even in temperatures below -40 degrees Fahrenheit in less than 5 minutes! This item will not let you down no matter what situation you are in.

  • 4
  • |SEP 29, 2013
  • |BY: Matt , Awesome

Great fire steel. I used when I went camping and had great results. It produced quit a bit of sparks and it was fairly easy to light things and very easy to use. Although there was not much space to put tinder and the rescue signals are kind of fading. Although I really liked the whistle which was nice and loud. I do highly recommend this item. :)

  • 5
  • |SEP 28, 2013
  • |BY: Daniel Reynolds , Your Title

This works great. Much better than the stuff I've bought on EBAY.

  • 5
  • |SEP 27, 2013
  • |BY: jesus1234 , great

awesome no word to say love it

  • 5
  • |SEP 20, 2013
  • |BY: khan , knife

i love this

  • 5
  • |AUG 17, 2013
  • |BY: John , Epic

I use this a lot in backcountry situations and it has been awsome for all of them it's easy to use and it is tough and long lasting I've had mine for two years and it still has a long life a head

  • 5
  • |AUG 12, 2013
  • |BY: ace virtueson , super

i really like it you do have to scrape of the black outer protective layer. it is awesome. whistle works really good

  • 4
  • |JUL 26, 2013
  • |BY: :D , lol

Cool tool.

  • 5
  • |JUL 24, 2013
  • |BY: Chris , Eagle Scout

This is a great metal match. Easy to use, well made, and I like that the two pieces are attached to keep them together. There are less expensive fire starters out there, but after a week at scout camp and trying different types, this one was by far the best. If you need a fire, this is the one that will give you one every time.

  • 5
  • |JUL 16, 2013
  • |BY: tsc90 , Awesome

I have it because I work for a company where i constantly drive & Ihave been stranded for hours before. you never when your going to need something so useful. it packs nicely in my lunchbox & along with it I have survival kit, first aid & knife sharpener.

  • 5
  • |JUL 13, 2013
  • |BY: ethan whitworth , january 14, 2012

AWESOME I have started so many fires with it

  • 5
  • |JUN 14, 2013
  • |BY: David Redmond , This tool would help anybody anywhere at anytime

My review on this tool is its compact its a really good fire starter and when i went out to a new zealand jungle, the amount of times a old swedish fire starter wouldn't work for me but then in the end i gave this one a shot and i cannot believe the amound of times it worked. about 2-3 times it took to start a fire, really impressed and a very, very good tool.

  • 5
  • |JUN 7, 2013
  • |BY: Edi Sarapik , Best Around!

Works well,it never has disapointed me. 5/5
All familys shoud have this.

  • 5
  • |JUN 4, 2013
  • |BY: oliver-aged 8 , awsome

It's brilliant because when you strike bit's of magnesium comes off making the spark bigger and more powerful so the tinder ignites better than normal flint strikers

  • 5
  • |MAY 10, 2013
  • |BY: Ultimate Survival , Bear Grylls Lanyard Fire Starter

This is a very compact way to carry a dependable, waterproof, fire starter that I have started several fires with in the wild. The lanyard is also convenient if you need some string/cordage for a small job. Overall, I would give 5/5! Keep up the good work Gerber!

  • 5
  • |APR 10, 2013
  • |BY: Frank , Your Title

Fantastic fire starter. Throws large sparks for easy fire starting. Stores its own tinder too!

  • 5
  • |APR 10, 2013
  • |BY: Frank , Your Title

Fantastic fire starter. Throws large sparks for easy fire starting. Stores its own tinder too!

  • 4
  • |APR 8, 2013
  • |BY: Ben , Great

would have givven but the rod popped out however it just put it back in. that's the only flaw other than that it has no problems. HOT sparks!! great product

  • 5
  • |MAR 3, 2013
  • |BY: Survivalist101 , Impressed!

This tool is great for bug out bags! It's lightweight, compact and easy to use.
I'm very happy that the ferrocerium rod doesn't fall out or even wiggle when you strike it. So you don't have to worry about it falling out. Also the storage compartment is a great place to hold fire tinder(cotton ball) and the sparks work very well too. Now this is a awesome piece of gear from Gerber.

  • 4
  • |JAN 30, 2013
  • |BY: Joshua , WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it's an great tool but a little bulky

  • 5
  • |JAN 11, 2013
  • |BY: andrew macleod , what a tool

it really do a master of jobs no matter i go

  • 5
  • |JAN 10, 2013
  • |BY: Matt Matt , good

the best i have used

  • 5
  • |JAN 5, 2013
  • |BY: Rooky Woodsmen , Exceptional

I have heard a number of people remark say that you need to scrape of the coating on this starter before you can get a good strike on it. This has not been my experience. My first try with this piece was like lighting up a sparkler. The construction is a bit bulky but this makes it have a good grip and sturdy. Not a pack light item, but almost a necessity for any main kit.

  • 5
  • |JAN 3, 2013
  • |BY: awesome gerber fan , awesome camping product

I think it looks great and works well, but my mom would not let me. As a former boy scout for 4.5 years I think that I will need it alot and that my mother is wrong

  • 5
  • |DEC 24, 2012
  • |BY: km , Mr.k

Nice survival tool but its a bit bulky.
if its not working try scratching the black paint
on the rod and then striking

  • 4
  • |DEC 20, 2012
  • |BY: Alan , Survival man

Varey cool cold hav had some moure room in the storing cuntaner thing but u cude still fit about 1 and 3corters cotenball cool cool cool

  • 4
  • |DEC 13, 2012
  • |BY: Brad Pigott , Your Title

I bought this several months ago and I love it. I don't care for how bulky it is. I would rather have the same ferrocerium rod in a simple handle, but this steel lights tender better than my swedish firesteel army 2.0

  • 5
  • |NOV 10, 2012
  • |BY: HKGDot , Nice and tight

very good closing

  • 5
  • |NOV 10, 2012
  • |BY: Rita S , Your Title

Exactly what I was looking for. Good quality!

  • 4
  • |NOV 5, 2012
  • |BY: EJD , Awesome!

I just got this in the mail today, and I love it. Feels great in your hands, and feels very secure.

I bought this for $10 on Amazon and it's well worth it, I might buy another.

I am a little worried that over time the little knobs that snap the 2 sections together will wear thin and not be as secure but for the time being...great.

Also the tinder chamber is a nice touch, I bought a $3 SOL Tinder Refill Pack, just to store inside this piece, they work awesome and burn for a few minutes.

The whistle is effective, when I use it my dog comes running, lol.

The only thing I really wasn't feeling about the whole setup was the Lanyard. I understand it's designed to keep everything together, but I feel like it just gets in the way. I snipped it off...

Good sparks and dependable for camp or a survival situation!

  • 5
  • |NOV 2, 2012
  • |BY: sohail , the best

i like this veryyyyy much

  • 5
  • |OCT 19, 2012
  • |BY: Justin , Question

did the gerber product is strong that can hold 4 years?

  • 4
  • |OCT 14, 2012
  • |BY: Derek , new lanyard

fire starter works great but the lanyard needs to be longer took 3 strikes to light some birch bark without a problem and the ferrocerium rod needs to be longer

  • 5
  • |OCT 9, 2012
  • |BY: elliott , good pruduct

i used this very good fire starter when i went camping a number of times and even when i go hunting and i had to camp out for the night. i glad i had it. now i always keep in near me, no matter were. great tool i would recommend it to anyone!! well done Gerber =D

  • 5
  • |SEP 27, 2012
  • |BY: cool dude , new gerber fan

Well like otthe most importent tools others i feel fire starting tools are some of the most importent of tools to bring while camping or any other activity that reguires fire. And it is very very impressof it at least 5 times better then my other flint and steal witch is a name prand prouduct and is very hand that it comes with a wistle annd it closes to fit better in a pack or even in your pocket. I bought it along with all other bear grylls products so i could right reviews on them and it keeps just living up to the legend that is the bear grylls that we all know and love

  • 5
  • |SEP 16, 2012
  • |BY: Cory , CorytheWriter - my youtube

It's great! I splayed out out a few cotton balls in a backyard fire pit, with dry wood and a handful of brush atop, and watched the pluck of cotton tinder set it all aflame. Picked mine up at Gander Mountain - only $12.99. I recommend it to anyone who wants a reliable fire starter. I re-stringed mine with parachord 550 and made a necklace. Can't wait to pick up a survival knife next.

  • 5
  • |SEP 2, 2012
  • |BY: Theo , Mr.

Works great! Patience and Persistence helps. I also found that if you grind the striker and make the edges a litter sharper, it works even better at making sparks.

  • 5
  • |SEP 1, 2012
  • |BY: Nigel , mr

Tried this fire starter when camping up North Vancouver Island. Had watched the short video before - which was worth while.
Fire was going well in a few minutes! Used a bit of paper tissue plus dry leaves & small twigs.
Excellent bit of kit.

  • 5
  • |AUG 27, 2012
  • |BY: Sasha , The fire starter

This tool is very important for survival.I went camping last week and this tool was amazing!!!My tinder lighted up in about 2-3 strikes and im getting your ultimate knife soon.Thank you Bear.

  • 4
  • |AUG 23, 2012
  • |BY: Ivan Karpenko , Great but no compass :(

Great Quality Item. I just wish there would be a small compartment for cotton balls & a small compass. eBay has some fire starters for $1 with a compass attached to them.

  • 5
  • |AUG 18, 2012
  • |BY: Will , Great

I havent event for it yet but I got the version before it and it was great

  • 5
  • |AUG 14, 2012
  • |BY: Victor , love it

great fire starter! and yes buy it now. i take it in all my adventures. believe me or not i actually had to use the whistle to be found.

  • 5
  • |AUG 9, 2012
  • |BY: DANIEL , Good tool

im getting this to use as a main fire starter,it is awesome

  • 5
  • |AUG 6, 2012
  • |BY: daniel , nice little fire starter

i got this fs today in the mail and love it,i would say this is worth 3000-4000 stirkes

  • 5
  • |JUL 22, 2012
  • |BY: gerber bear grylls , excellent

perfect i kayaked on a small island with no cotton balls get a fire started kept me warm if i was therefor longer i know fire was with me at all times good thick ferrocium rod watertight even with the cotton ball compartment nice whistle and alternatives to cotton balls are birds nest dead grass any thing like that is good

  • 5
  • |JUL 12, 2012
  • |BY: Gabriel , Your Title

Buy this now!!!!!

  • 5
  • |JUL 2, 2012
  • |BY: Alex-july3,2012 , awsome work

I think your flint looks awsome and your survival gear is amazing i love it
P.S it looks amazing

  • 3
  • |JUN 30, 2012
  • |BY: nathan , looks cool but could be better

i like the firesteel but it doesn't seam to produce as hot of sparks as a light my fire rod or a strike force rod

  • 5
  • |JUN 25, 2012
  • |BY: Mike (michael) , Great tool

Great product comes in handy when i need it

  • 3
  • |JUN 22, 2012
  • |BY: ben , pretty good, needs improvement

this is the only bear grylls item i have that has let me down a little bit. its a very good quality striker and firesteel, but it wont ignite anything but the cotton balls. it wont ignite anything unless its SUPER fiine. still, i do really like it and would recommend it.

  • 5
  • |JUN 21, 2012
  • |BY: jack , LOOKS AMAZING

i think its looks amazing. im going up north to camp and im going to buy this. and i am going to buy the bear grylls pocket knife

  • 5
  • |JUN 21, 2012
  • |BY: sasha , sasha

its amazing! Very useful.Important tool for survival thank you Bear

  • 5
  • |JUN 16, 2012
  • |BY: sasha , One good fan of Bear Grylls

OMG how useful this tool is.It is great for warming yourself up and cooking pieces of food.Its very useful,trust me

  • 5
  • |JUN 15, 2012
  • |BY: jake , flint

it looks amazing

  • 5
  • |JUN 14, 2012
  • |BY: JASON , Have it!

If you go outdoors, it's a must have tool..
Easy to use fire starter!

  • 5
  • |JUN 10, 2012
  • |BY: Michael , Great 100%

Upon opening of the package you can tell this is a quality product. Of course Gerber doesn't make anything else. Now teamed up with BG what more could you ask for.

Water proof, plenty of room for cotton balls, the sparks from the striker are really great. I start fires first strike all the time. Excellent design. Whistle works great and its built to last.

  • 4
  • |JUN 10, 2012
  • |BY: Oskar , Biggest Bear Grylls Fan!!!

Love ur gear bear. Wanted 1 or ages, got it and loved it

  • 5
  • |JUN 2, 2012


  • 5
  • |MAY 29, 2012


  • 4
  • |MAY 29, 2012
  • |BY: liam , Your Title

it scratches easy

  • 5
  • |MAY 23, 2012
  • |BY: oscar , best fire starter

i have this fire starter and i can not get away
from it. it makes heaps of sparks and it is not to dangerous.

  • 5
  • |MAY 18, 2012
  • |BY: Herus , The best

The best fire starter Ever !!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5
  • |MAY 13, 2012
  • |BY: mike , BSA

i have this in my Boy Scout troop and i recommend it for all my kids.

  • 5
  • |MAY 10, 2012
  • |BY: Roddy , Zombie Survivalist/Author

An incredibly handy tool, it's small enough to fit in a pocket but will start a fire as good as any lighter. The waterproof design and tinder compartment make this indispensable for any hiking or camping kit. If you need to start a fire look no further than the Bear Grylls Fire Starter.

  • 4
  • |MAY 7, 2012
  • |BY: me , nice

me getting looks alright

  • 5
  • |APR 24, 2012
  • |BY: Kyle , Love it

Easy to use but has a protective cover but once through that works like gold and a very convenient hole to put your cottonball in

  • 4
  • |APR 15, 2012
  • |BY: will , Difficult to use but gets easier

tis is a very good fire starter. it was difficult to use at first but go easier after i got used to it. one downside is that the rod is a little bit short and would be hard to use if you have big hands.

  • 4
  • |APR 12, 2012
  • |BY: Christopher , a good fire starter

I bought one yesterday and i tried it to start a firePratice is surely needed before going on exercise cuz it takes me few strike to get it right but after no problem i was just super happy to light a fire this way . realy a nice tool that worth the $

  • 5
  • |MAR 26, 2012
  • |BY: Tyler , Easy to use

this is the best firesteel i ever owned. it has rescue signals, whistle, watertight, and tinder. what other firesteel has that? with a strike i get fire. it shoots a fireball. i even set my sock on fire when testing it in the house. worth the $.

  • 5
  • |MAR 26, 2012
  • |BY: Helgi Rafn Helgason , former rescue man

i do not own one but want one to have on me when i go on trips,but it is not sold in Iceland

  • 2
  • |MAR 21, 2012
  • |BY: Nick , Good but not great

At first I loved this piece. It looks cool it has useful features. After using it in the field I feel it is unreliable with such small sparks, and I think it comes with cotton because that is all it can light. I am not professional by any means but I did a side by side with another ferrocerium rod and the other got my fire going no problem while this one couldn't even get an ember. It's a good backup

  • 5
  • |MAR 16, 2012
  • |BY: sam , fire starter

This is the most epic thing ever! it keeps tinder dry, and real thick striker! highly recomend! I am really good with this stuff so i would know!

  • 5
  • |MAR 11, 2012
  • |BY: Alicia , AWESOME

I'm exited! i will bought it tonight cause I'm BG BIGGEST fan and i should have all what have BG :D

  • 5
  • |MAR 8, 2012
  • |BY: Bruce , Great

This is a great fire starter. It produces a great spark every time and the fact that's it's water tight is nice because you don't have to worry about drying it if it got wet in your pack.

  • 5
  • |FEB 22, 2012
  • |BY: The Eagel Scout , WOW

I used to have a five dollar Colmen magnesium fire starter, I HATE IT! I am an experienced eagel scout and I am great at using fire starters. But this one would only shoot 2 or 3 sparks at a time. My Bear Grylls fire starter shoots out a fire ball!!

  • 5
  • |FEB 18, 2012
  • |BY: Awesome , Awesome


  • 5
  • |FEB 17, 2012
  • |BY: Gilberto Augusto de Mello , Excelente

Uma fantástica ferramenta de sobrevivência. Fiz alguns testes; minha esposa e meu filho conseguiram fazer fogo sem qualquer dificuldade. Muito bom. Recomendo.

  • 5
  • |FEB 17, 2012
  • |BY: Gilberto Augusto de Mello , Fantastic

A fantastic tool for survival. I did some tests, my wife and son were able to make fire without any difficulty. Very good. Recommend.

  • 5
  • |FEB 15, 2012
  • |BY: MarcPolo1500 , J'adore!!!!

Je suis tres content du produit!!!
Robuste, et fait des étincelles du premier coup!!! Et son compartiment imperméable fait de lui un produit de QUALITÉ.
Merci Gerber et Bear Grylls

  • 1
  • |FEB 13, 2012
  • |BY: HI , suck

terrible no stars if possible

  • 5
  • |FEB 11, 2012
  • |BY: Grizzled Old Silverback , Strike Force Jr.

I've owned and used a Gerber Strike Force fire starting system for many years. Bought one of these for EDC kit in my rig. The ferro rod is generous enough for many hundreds of strikes, more than I'll likely ever need. Should last for years.

  • 5
  • |FEB 10, 2012
  • |BY: Bear Grylls Does it Again , Andrew Cheon

This man's a genius. From what I see on his shows, you need to simply just angle the stroke near the end, and you'll feel the resistance. To those saying this product did not work, it must be in your technique, or a simple manufacturer defect. Trustworthy tool, and the extra compartment for tinder is genius. The whistle is cool too, but is piercing, which may or may not be a good thing. Just a heads up, but i find that there are only advantages to any of Bear's products.

  • 5
  • |FEB 9, 2012
  • |BY: Dec , Re stock:)

Re stock lots of people want them

  • 5
  • |FEB 6, 2012
  • |BY: Jason , Please re-stock

Hoping to purchase soon! Looks great!

  • 5
  • |FEB 5, 2012
  • |BY: Dec , Tidy

Works great and it looks real good

  • 4
  • |FEB 2, 2012
  • |BY: J.O'B. , Decent

It works quite well, providing some impressive sparks, but it would've been nice if Gerber gave it a larger storage compartment. Also, some technical advice for Gerber: if I engineered this device, I would've made the starter-rod be able to come out so that you can turn it around and use the length of the rod that is stuck in the handle.

  • 3
  • |JAN 23, 2012
  • |BY: dan , spark lighter

it looks good to me from the video and it look handy

  • 5
  • |JAN 21, 2012
  • |BY: Joseph Ramsay , RADICAL!

I bought this a year or so ago, and it's the best fire steal I've ever had! Then I accidentally left it in my back pack at the airport and I had to throw it away. But is is the first fire steal I've had that successfully lit a fire in one strike. Marvelous.


  • 5
  • |JAN 16, 2012
  • |BY: shane , Your Title

my 8 year old daughter can even start a fire with this ....amazing tool....

  • 1
  • |JAN 14, 2012
  • |BY: John Lupo , Peace Officer

I bought this unit believing it was high quality due to the reputation and experience of the man who is endorsing it. It is without a doubt the worst fire striker I have ever used. I will be returning it to Gerber. The problem is the metal striker.

  • 4
  • |JAN 8, 2012
  • |BY: jack , hunter / hiker/ outdoorsman

carry it all the time . I work out doors alot comes in handy on cold winter days when you don't have a lighter or matchs thanks again

  • 5
  • |JAN 8, 2012
  • |BY: Your name , brilliant

amazing it is the only flint where i've been able to get a fire going

  • 5
  • |JAN 4, 2012
  • |BY: Rhys w , cant get better

im a big fan of bear, and this i an amazing tool ive had it for ages and it lights in about 2-3 strikes buy it guys!!!

  • 4
  • |DEC 30, 2011
  • |BY: Sabohan , Looks good!

From what i heard it looks great. Im looking to buy this because i have the ultimate survival kit and first time using it the flint shaft came off. But this looks much more sturdy!

  • 4
  • |DEC 30, 2011
  • |BY: Sabohan , Looks good!

From what i heard it looks great. Im looking to buy this because i have the ultimate survival kit and first time using it the flint shaft came off. But this looks much more sturdy!

  • 5
  • |DEC 29, 2011
  • |BY: smc , brilliant

it is a brilliant piece of equipment i am a big fan of bear he is a role model to me.maybe could of came with a few more cotton balls

  • 1
  • |DEC 26, 2011
  • |BY: John Anthony Lupo , Peace Officer

Dear Sir or Madam
I wish to advise of a problem with the metal striker on the survival series fire starter. I gave this device to my spouse as a gift to help complete an emergency kit for her 4 wheel quad. Both of us are avid outdoors people with years of experience in Canada's North. We were on a trip and tried to use the fire starter and could barely get a showere of sparks. In fact I could not get enough spark to light a cotton ball. It appears the striker is too smooth. I could remedy this by filing it down or putting a sharp edge on it, however I feel I should not have to modify a new piece of equipment. I was going to give my two daughters these fire starters for Christmas but decided against it as I would not want them to depend on it in an emergency situation. Please advise as to how we can rectify the problem. I have several pieces of Mr. Grylls equipment and feel this one slipped past quality control

  • 3
  • |DEC 24, 2011
  • |BY: nice , niceeeeeeeee

how long can it work

  • 4
  • |DEC 24, 2011
  • |BY: tg , extras

the fire starter is brilliant but maybe it could come with a spare flint stick but thank you bear and gerber!!

  • 1
  • |DEC 21, 2011
  • |BY: jermaine , bad quality

i brought this and it snapped of in 3 strikes

do not buy this

  • 5
  • |DEC 10, 2011
  • |BY: Frank , amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now i can make a fire in min 30 second

  • 5
  • |NOV 30, 2011
  • |BY: Josh , Very nice!!!

This fire starter is very nice and sturdy. I have used this many times on my camping trips. It has not let me down at all. You will not regret buying this product.

  • 5
  • |NOV 27, 2011
  • |BY: Nick , Great tool

Amazing product! I have put it to the test and it just blows the doors off anything else. 100%. If you are unsure of purchasing; I promise you won't regret!

  • 3
  • |NOV 26, 2011
  • |BY: JD , Magnesium?

Not sure why it does not include a magnesium strip to create shavings?

  • 5
  • |NOV 20, 2011
  • |BY: bob , cooooooooool

very good recommend it to others !

  • 5
  • |NOV 15, 2011
  • |BY: Your name , Your Title

Good so far.

  • 4
  • |NOV 9, 2011
  • |BY: LAV , Good to go

It produces good sparkles and it's easy to use. Dry compartment and whistle are a plus. O-ring came off while using it, just FYI.

  • 5
  • |OCT 17, 2011
  • |BY: Will , Amazing

I was camping and needed a fire and this thing started the fire in 3 strikes! It is the best fire starter ive ever used. Good job bear and gerber. I also love the priorities of survival thing. I used the deadfall to catch a rabbit. So basicly its crazy go

  • 5
  • |SEP 16, 2011
  • |BY: Max , Your Title

Works like a champ! The storage compartment keeps your tinder dry until you need it. The shaft of the starter is nice and thick, unlike a lot of others that I have used. This one will last a good long time! Highly recommended!