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Bear Grylls Tinderbox

Surviving the unexpected is about being prepared, and the Bear Grylls Tinderbox exceeds the standard. Few people know more about survival than Bear Grylls, ex-British Special Forces officer, experienced mountaineer and respected survival trainer. Taking advantage of Gerber’s decades of experience and Bear Grylls’ adventure knowledge, the Tinderbox design gives its user access to immediate fire starting ability while in very limited circumstances.

With a high grip rubber exterior and oblong shape for easy maintenance in the palm, the Bear Grylls Tinderbox, at 3 nimble ounces, is capable of initiating fire in even the most difficult scenarios. This revolutionary tool possesses a grater-like steel cutting surface that creates a fine tinder when applied to wood. The Tinderbox works as well with wet wood as with dry, because the grating surface simply shaves off the wet outer layers to expose the dry interior. After shaving wood into the Tinderbox, the cutter opens to allow easy removal of the tinder that’s been created. At the point of prepping to build a fire, empty the dry tinder contents of the Tinderbox onto the desired surface of collected items to be burned. Do NOT start a fire in the Tinderbox. Place the plastic cover over the cutting surface when not in use to provide protection in a pocket or gear bag.

The Tinderbox’s attached magnifying glass can be used for a spark to ignite the gathered tinder if matches are wet, or worse, unavailable. An emergency signaling mirror is located on the bottom of the Tinderbox, because even getting a fire started doesn’t equate to finding an escape route. The Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide is included with this tool, furthering its usefulness and potential life-saving utility.

Item # 31-002557
  • Length: 5.75"
  • Width: 2.25"
  • Height: 1.06"
  • Weight: 3.0 oz


  • Unique tinder cutter w/cover
  • C304 stainless cutter
  • Polypropylene cutter cover
  • Rubber overmold to keep it secure
  • Polycarbonate/ABS with TPE overmold
  • Magnifying glass
  • Emergency signaling mirror
  • Tinder capturing box to keep dry
  • Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide


4 ausome Hun - JAN 3, 2015

this is a great tool

3 sir dude - DEC 18, 2014

An on-the-go callus remover, cool!

3 Great Survival Tool Gavin - AUG 24, 2014

I have had the Tinderbox for about 2 1/2 months now and I have found it very useful. I love the the thought and design, but I did have one problem. About 25% of the shavings aren't making it into the box. I think it is because of the way the cheese grader like tool is positioned. Although most of the shavings are making it in, I think it can be improved. Overall it is a great tool though!!!

4 great item. mitchel - JUN 27, 2014

the magnifying glass is a great plus, and the filed tinder will burn very well. unfortunately if the stick used for tinder is wet the tinder is useless. the cover would be best to have hinged on the case so it cant be lost and if it could be used as a char tin in some way that would be a great plus. or a fire rod attached to it would be great also. BEST OF LUCK FOR THE DAYS AHEAD...

5 Reviews please Dan - JUN 23, 2014

Need reviews on this item want to know if I should pick it up

5 I WILL BUY THIS Kiwi - FEB 12, 2014

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. This is a must have felas!

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