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Bear Grylls Fire Starter

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.

$15
Item # 31-000699
  • Length: 4.8’’
  • Weight: 2.6 oz.
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Features

  • 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

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5 Who give a crap Who Cares - APR 2, 2014

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

5 Wow Bill - DEC 9, 2013

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

Wow, I saw it too
Great price

4 Awesome Anonymous - DEC 7, 2013

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 Outdoor Educator Chris Reid - DEC 4, 2013

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

4 Your Title Jake - DEC 3, 2013

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 Great Firesteel Joe Littlehorn - SEP 30, 2013

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 Awesome Matt - SEP 29, 2013

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 Your Title Daniel Reynolds - SEP 28, 2013

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

5 great jesus1234 - SEP 27, 2013

awesome no word to say love it

5 knife khan - SEP 20, 2013

i love this

5 Epic John - AUG 17, 2013

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 super ace virtueson - AUG 12, 2013

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

4 lol :D - JUL 26, 2013

Cool tool.

5 Eagle Scout Chris - JUL 24, 2013

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 Awesome tsc90 - JUL 16, 2013

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 january 14, 2012 ethan whitworth - JUL 13, 2013

AWESOME I have started so many fires with it

5 This tool would help anybody anywhere at anytime David Redmond - JUN 14, 2013

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 Best Around! Edi Sarapik - JUN 7, 2013

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

5 awsome oliver-aged 8 - JUN 4, 2013

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 Bear Grylls Lanyard Fire Starter Ultimate Survival - MAY 10, 2013

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 Your Title Frank - APR 10, 2013

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

5 Your Title Frank - APR 10, 2013

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

4 Great Ben - APR 8, 2013

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 Impressed! Survivalist101 - MAR 3, 2013

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 WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joshua - JAN 30, 2013

it's an great tool but a little bulky

5 what a tool andrew macleod - JAN 11, 2013

it really do a master of jobs no matter i go

5 good Matt Matt - JAN 10, 2013

the best i have used

5 Exceptional Rooky Woodsmen - JAN 5, 2013

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 awesome camping product awesome gerber fan - JAN 3, 2013

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 Mr.k km - DEC 24, 2012

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

4 Survival man Alan - DEC 20, 2012

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 Your Title Brad Pigott - DEC 13, 2012

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 Nice and tight HKGDot - NOV 10, 2012

very good closing

5 Your Title Rita S - NOV 10, 2012

Exactly what I was looking for. Good quality!

4 Awesome! EJD - NOV 5, 2012

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 the best sohail - NOV 2, 2012

i like this veryyyyy much

5 Question Justin - OCT 19, 2012

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

4 new lanyard Derek - OCT 14, 2012

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 good pruduct elliott - OCT 9, 2012

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 new gerber fan cool dude - SEP 27, 2012

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 CorytheWriter - my youtube Cory - SEP 16, 2012

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 Mr. Theo - SEP 2, 2012

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 mr Nigel - SEP 1, 2012

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 The fire starter Sasha - AUG 27, 2012

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 Great but no compass :( Ivan Karpenko - AUG 23, 2012

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 Great Will - AUG 18, 2012

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

5 love it Victor - AUG 14, 2012

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 Good tool DANIEL - AUG 9, 2012

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

5 nice little fire starter daniel - AUG 6, 2012

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

5 excellent gerber bear grylls - JUL 22, 2012

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 Your Title Gabriel - JUL 12, 2012

Buy this now!!!!!

5 awsome work Alex-july3,2012 - JUL 2, 2012

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

3 looks cool but could be better nathan - JUN 30, 2012

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 Great tool Mike (michael) - JUN 25, 2012

Great product comes in handy when i need it

3 pretty good, needs improvement ben - JUN 22, 2012

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 LOOKS AMAZING jack - JUN 21, 2012

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 sasha sasha - JUN 21, 2012

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

5 One good fan of Bear Grylls sasha - JUN 16, 2012

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

5 flint jake - JUN 15, 2012

it looks amazing

5 Have it! JASON - JUN 14, 2012

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

5 Great 100% Michael - JUN 10, 2012

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 Biggest Bear Grylls Fan!!! Oskar - JUN 10, 2012

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

5 THE BEST HERUS - JUN 2, 2012

THE BEST FIRE STARTER EVER !!!!!

5 FINE STARTER AND BEAR RAUNAQ SINGH LAMBA ,NEW DELHI - MAY 29, 2012

best and quick FIRE STARTER . BEAR GRYLLS THANKS FOR THE VEDIO HELP AND YOU ROCKSS

4 Your Title liam - MAY 29, 2012

it scratches easy

5 best fire starter oscar - MAY 23, 2012

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 The best Herus - MAY 18, 2012

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

5 BSA mike - MAY 13, 2012

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

5 Zombie Survivalist/Author Roddy - MAY 10, 2012

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 nice me - MAY 7, 2012

me getting looks alright

5 Love it Kyle - APR 24, 2012

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 Difficult to use but gets easier will - APR 15, 2012

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 a good fire starter Christopher - APR 12, 2012

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 Easy to use Tyler - MAR 26, 2012

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 former rescue man Helgi Rafn Helgason - MAR 26, 2012

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 Good but not great Nick - MAR 21, 2012

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 fire starter sam - MAR 16, 2012

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 AWESOME Alicia - MAR 11, 2012

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

5 Great Bruce - MAR 8, 2012

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 WOW The Eagel Scout - FEB 22, 2012

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 Awesome Awesome - FEB 18, 2012

Awesome

5 Excelente Gilberto Augusto de Mello - FEB 17, 2012

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

5 Fantastic Gilberto Augusto de Mello - FEB 17, 2012

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 J'adore!!!! MarcPolo1500 - FEB 15, 2012

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 suck HI - FEB 13, 2012

terrible no stars if possible

5 Strike Force Jr. Grizzled Old Silverback - FEB 11, 2012

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 Andrew Cheon Bear Grylls Does it Again - FEB 10, 2012

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 Re stock:) Dec - FEB 9, 2012

Re stock lots of people want them

5 Please re-stock Jason - FEB 6, 2012

Hoping to purchase soon! Looks great!

5 Tidy Dec - FEB 5, 2012

Works great and it looks real good

4 Decent J.O'B. - FEB 2, 2012

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 spark lighter dan - JAN 23, 2012

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

5 RADICAL! Joseph Ramsay - JAN 21, 2012

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.

PLEASE RESTOCK SO I CAN GIVE YOU MY MONEY!

5 Your Title shane - JAN 16, 2012

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

1 Peace Officer John Lupo - JAN 14, 2012

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 hunter / hiker/ outdoorsman jack - JAN 8, 2012

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 brilliant Your name - JAN 8, 2012

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

5 cant get better Rhys w - JAN 4, 2012

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 Looks good! Sabohan - DEC 30, 2011

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 Looks good! Sabohan - DEC 30, 2011

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 brilliant smc - DEC 29, 2011

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 Peace Officer John Anthony Lupo - DEC 26, 2011

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 niceeeeeeeee nice - DEC 24, 2011

how long can it work

4 extras tg - DEC 24, 2011

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

1 bad quality jermaine - DEC 21, 2011

i brought this and it snapped of in 3 strikes

do not buy this

5 amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frank - DEC 10, 2011

Now i can make a fire in min 30 second

5 Very nice!!! Josh - NOV 30, 2011

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 Great tool Nick - NOV 27, 2011

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 Magnesium? JD - NOV 26, 2011

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

5 cooooooooool bob - NOV 20, 2011

very good recommend it to others !

5 Your Title Your name - NOV 15, 2011

Good so far.

4 Good to go LAV - NOV 9, 2011

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 Amazing Will - OCT 17, 2011

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 Your Title Max - SEP 16, 2011

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!

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