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Gerber Gear Bear Grylls Basic Kit
Bear Grylls Basic Kit
Gerber Gear Bear Grylls Basic Kit
Bear Grylls Basic Kit

Bear Grylls Basic Kit

Item: # 31-000700

The Basic Kit's mantra: Stay prepared. Stay Alive. Includes: waterproof bag, Paraframe Mini knife, emergency whistle, fire starter, sewing kit, wire, emergency cord, fire tinder, ripstop nylon bag, land to air rescue instructions, and Bear's Priorities of Survival Guide.


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    • 8 Piece Kit
      • Waterproof Bag
      • Gerber® Mini-Paraframe™ Knife
      • Emergency Whistle
      • Fire Starter
      • Sewing Kit
      • Wire
      • Emergency Cord
      • Cotton Ball - Fire Tinder
    • Lightweight, Ripstop nylon bag with waterproof zipper
    • Land to air rescue instructions
    • Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials
    • Sheath Dimensions: 4.5’’ x 5.0’’
    • Overall Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Warranty

Lifesaving in an emergency. The Basic Kit’s mantra is: Stay prepared. Stay alive.

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  • 4 5
  • |OCT 17, 2019
  • |BY: , Your Title

Add some fishing water purification a flashlight and some sigh niling mirror

  • 4 5
  • |JUL 7, 2018
  • |BY: , Good, Very Basic Kit

I would recommend this for a boy scout or other young enthusiast. It is a good starting point for a survival bag. Add some fishing supplies, kindling, and first aid cream to really make it a "real" kit.

It's good for the price, but most adults would be better off with the larger version of this kit

  • 3 5
  • |DEC 16, 2017
  • |BY: , Could have been better

Useful. I was able to do an overnight survival with it but I'd definitely like to see the kit upgraded in the future. Put a BG knife in instead of the Paraframe, put 550 paracord in as the cordage, add some first aid stuff, and also add some water purification tablets

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 19, 2017
  • |BY: , AMAZING

good i guess

  • 4 5
  • |MAY 25, 2017
  • |BY: , Nice kit

Great kit, though the inner bag broke. Other than that, nice kit.
PS Gerber, you should make a Bear Grylls Pro Kit with a flashlight, compass, first aid elements, mini axe, knife, and a reflective blanket

  • 4 5
  • |MAY 18, 2017
  • |BY: , Pretty sweet

This is a nice little kit. I like that you can add small extras like a compass or multi tool. My only issue is that the whistle is kinda cheap and not very loud. But the knife is really good and light. I would recommend this kit to a friend.

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 8, 2016
  • |BY: , Your Title

I like this kit but on your page they are waterproof matches but my kit didn't came with matches but with sewing kit

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 5, 2016
  • |BY: , Cool

Its a nice little kit. The knife is what tempted me to get this. Its a really good deal, although I got it from amazon.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 30, 2016
  • |BY: , great kit

I have lit many fires with it and it came inhandy when they forgot to bring matches

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 14, 2016
  • |BY: , perfect for life

Nice kit

  • 4 5
  • |APR 11, 2016
  • |BY: , Pretty good little kit

This is a pretty solid kit for hiking. A little over priced tho. And I would add an emergency blanket to it.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 4, 2016

I was hiking and got lost for a week, this no doubt saved my life. With out it i would not be here typing this review.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 29, 2015
  • |BY: , Survivor

I really enjoy this kit. It seems complete except for water. I've had no problems with the fire starter and the knife is very nice.

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 25, 2015
  • |BY: , like

Works pretty good, I like it

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 22, 2015
  • |BY: , Saved my life

I was hiking and got lost for a week, this no doubt saved my life. With out it i would not be here typing this review.

  • 1 5
  • |DEC 16, 2015
  • |BY: , Sucks

Don't buy this the firestarter is very crappy after about 50 strikes the rod broke DO NOT BUY THIS ITS SHITY

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 4, 2015
  • |BY: , Transport Supervisor

One of the best survival kit and the Mini Para Frame knife & fire Starter kit makes it worth purchasing - would suggest to add a good quality whistle to this kit as this kits Represents a great Brands- Bear Grylls & Gerber.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 27, 2015
  • |BY: , Aircrew Survival Equipmentman, USN

This is a decent little kit to get your survival equipment kit started.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 21, 2015

Great survival kit I took it apart and made a first aid witch the plastic and I carry the knife on me everywhere I go except school so yup guys worth the money

  • 4 5
  • |APR 30, 2015
  • |BY: , Nice little kit

I like that there's room to add some small extras, still waiting for the replacement matchbox, requested that over 2 months ago, not sure if its a legit offer or not.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 1, 2015
  • |BY: , Awesome little pack

It has been a very good survival kit over the past weeks, but I highly recommend it for hiking,camping and other activities

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 28, 2015
  • |BY: , Very good

its very good if i take it how many days i will waiting to get this thing???

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 26, 2014
  • |BY: , awesome kit

nice kit . really good quality knife. like the flint and steel. good for 17 dollars.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 14, 2014
  • |BY: , it save my life

one day i was hunting i got lost in the wood for three days. on the first night i was very hungry because my gun broke while i was hicking so i look s the surival kit and i found the snare wire so i made a snare and i left it there all night and then i woke up the next morning i got a nice rabbit so i clean the rabbet with my gerber knife witch i love so much .then after i clean it i made a nice big fire and cook the rabbit . and the next couple of day it went just fine.

  • 3 5
  • |SEP 12, 2014
  • |BY: , Good for beginners

This isn't exactly the kind of kit you want your life to depend on, but its great for kids and people who like to go on casual camping trips and hikes. I got one for my son on his birthday and he loves it.

I do have one complaint, however. I think it needs more first aid elements. At least some gauze and antiseptic wipes.

You shouldn't buy it though. All the items that are in this bag you can get in better quality and cheaper at walmart.

3/5 decent.

  • 4 5
  • |JUL 9, 2014
  • |BY: , Decent survival kit

This is a survival kit you SHOULD NOT fully depend on. I think it needs more to be better. But, remember the more you know ,the less you need.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 26, 2014
  • |BY: , Gameiro


  • 4 5
  • |MAR 26, 2014
  • |BY: , good but ...

its a good kit but i missing the water bottle

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 9, 2014
  • |BY: , ehhhhh it preety good


  • 5 5
  • |JAN 14, 2014
  • |BY: , sweet little pack

a nice basic survival kit. plus its cheap i recommend this for anyone whose going on a outdoor trip and is packing light.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 27, 2013
  • |BY: , Very good

This kit is very good. People say the fire-starter is bad, but with a little practice I started fires in 10-15 seconds. You have to scrape off the black layer before it will work, and it's much easier to use by sliding your thumb closer to the end of the scraper and with PRACTICE. The knife is good and convinced me to buy more Gerber knives. The cotton works great when you poof it up, matches, whistle, and the rest also work good. My only complaint is to add more thread and wire, which look twice as long on the package.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 10, 2013
  • |BY: , great for comping

I recently took this on a camping trip and it worked exceptionally well. The knife was sharp right out of the package and the fire starter worked great. Nice job on this one Gerber.

  • 4 5
  • |OCT 28, 2013
  • |BY: , Bad inner bag

Really like the whole product but the inner bag broke. Other than that all good.

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 27, 2013
  • |BY: , Good little kit

I wish the knife was a little bigger though

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 26, 2013
  • |BY: , it rocks

its waterproof I tested it the knife is the best knife I ever had

  • 3 5
  • |SEP 1, 2013
  • |BY: , Cheap Blade

The blade is very cheap i need to sharpen it once a week, but the pack is pretty useful for a starter that dont knows thing about survival

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 31, 2013
  • |BY: , Its just a basic kit

Guys, its not a survival kit it is just like a starter survival pack. If you want something great to rely on buy the Bear Grylls survival kit and stop complaining. All it needs is more cord and something else to fill it up, like a button compass.

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 22, 2013
  • |BY: , cheap little kit

The waterproof bag ripped on its 2nd hike and the firestarter is crap. Overall, it is a decent kit for 20$ though.

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 13, 2013

It is awesome little kit but the outer bag is not waterproof and the inside bag tears easily.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 15, 2013
  • |BY: , its a starter kit

it doesnt have to have every little thing

its a good kit the knife is well made

  • 3 5
  • |JUN 4, 2013
  • |BY: , Your Title

Overall the kit is a great buy, but after a bit of use the rod on the fire starter came out of the handle. Also a bit of the knife chipped off and made the locking mechanism a little less safe. That caused me to make extra sure the knife was locked into place whenever I use it.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 26, 2013
  • |BY: , AWESOME

I can buy this kit in a store 20 minutes from my house. But its also a great kit, if your in a survival situation.

  • 1 5
  • |APR 25, 2013
  • |BY: , survivalist

yah ..where is the water treatment tabs or whatever water IS the single most important thing to have in survival mode

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 19, 2013
  • |BY: , Boy Scout

Love this kit and supper small!!!!!
over all great thing to have for the outdoors

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 12, 2013
  • |BY: , Love the kit

I love this kit but you should add like a small pouch of water

  • 3 5
  • |MAR 10, 2013
  • |BY: , Your Title

I'm a bit suprised there is no water purification tablets in this kit. Drinkable water is one of the most important things in a survival situation.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 9, 2013
  • |BY: , lol

i really like this kit but you can add a little more stuff like the signaling mirror more cotton ball i know its basic kit but if its survival the most you have the better the chances of getting rescue

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 22, 2013
  • |BY: , Great for out side survival

its a great product for outside survival. plus it has a fire starter. most kits dont have that. the thing thats it needs to improve is to have more things inside the kit. like medical supplies. bandages atlease. but i have to give it credit on the knife. the knife is great. theres a little problem with the handle in a way but u can get used to it. thank Bear Grylls Gerber product

Adam Nielsen

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 20, 2013
  • |BY: , Great

Nice kit

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 20, 2013
  • |BY: , Very Nice Kit

It is great and to make the fire starter work you need to scrape off the black paint.

  • 3 5
  • |JAN 13, 2013
  • |BY: , Meh...

This kit, for what you pay (+- 25$) isn't bad at all but there things that are not good about and that you'll have to replace before really using it.
The good parts:
-The knife is very nice, well made, solid, very satisfying.
-The matches are good too, but burn very fast, so watch out about that.
-There isn't much to say about the whistle, but it's good, pretty loud too.
-The "Priorities of survival" booklet is definetly a helping thing in this kit, tells you everything about shelters, food, rescue, and more stuff you'd need to know if you're not very experienced.
-The emergency cord seems solid enough to me, but of course it won't go a long way so you would have to buy yourself a longer one.

For the bad parts:
-The fire starter is awful and the cotton ball won't even catch fire after 5 minutes of frustrating use of the fire starter, and it even broke on the first day, the handle and stone fell apart. So YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY A BETTER ONE, preferably with no handle, so less chances of breaking.
-The little wire id very fragile and breaks easily.

All in all, not a bad buy for 25$ but some parts need to be replaced.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 3, 2013
  • |BY: , grear starter kit

my buddy Ryan and i bought this kit at Canadian tire. it was good the fire starter was hard to figure out the knife was so sharp right out of the packaging

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 30, 2012
  • |BY: , Your Title

Looks great and i will buy one right away.

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 22, 2012
  • |BY: , Good Kit But....

Could use some fishing stuff and a button compass instead of two types of string

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 16, 2012
  • |BY: , Check your gear.

I got this for about 15 bucks at Dicks Sporting Goods. Most of the gear was pretty solid. The knife was actually so impressive that I am looking into getting a paraframe I for everyday carry. The fire starter however had a few hiccups. The rod came lose from the plastic grip on the third or fourth swipe. I have glued it back in place and have had no more issues with the piece. Over all it is a good basic kit, just check your gear before having to rely on it.

  • 3 5
  • |DEC 13, 2012
  • |BY: , could have more stuff

awesome knife guys rest isnt bad. fire starter sucks the knifecame out sharp. i could shave with it

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 13, 2012
  • |BY: , Good Kit for the money

Good little kit, only thing I would add is a button compass. Good kit for the money.

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 4, 2012
  • |BY: , okay kit

I had this kit for a few weeks, I have to say its pretty cool. knife is AWESOME, could use more snare wire, for all u fikle customers get this kit, its awesome

  • 1 5
  • |NOV 25, 2012

actually, the real bear grylls survival kit is piss

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 17, 2012
  • |BY: , knife man

best knife there is

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 11, 2012
  • |BY: , Good kit

Good backup kit but i wish it had a bigger knife and a more waterproof bag

  • 2 5
  • |NOV 8, 2012
  • |BY: , Poor quality fire starter

Bought it today for my sons birthday, gave it to him and within the first hour the fire starter was broken. We had watched and supervised the 4-5 times he got a spark when the plastic around the flint cracked and a triangle piece fell out, leaving the flint loose in the handle till the next attempt it fell out. Shame because that was the most excited thing in the pack he was wanting.

  • 3 5
  • |OCT 23, 2012
  • |BY: , Decent, but needs work

Pretty good idea, but I had to customize it a bit to feel safe. The fire starter is great. I wish there was a lot more string and wire, though, So I had to add. Decent for a start.

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 19, 2012
  • |BY: , is this kit good

is the kit good

  • 1 5
  • |OCT 15, 2012
  • |BY: , Mr

It's a joke. You will not be prepared if you rely on this. Knife is minute (more like a toothpick), tiny piece of "snare wire", tiny piece of cotton wool. I am sure not even Bear will be able to light up the cotton wool with this "fire starter".

  • 3 5
  • |OCT 9, 2012
  • |BY: , Your Title

Meh. Ok kit. I carry a bigger, better knife normally. The waterproof matches are a joke. They burn SOOOOO fast its hard to use them without burning the hell out of your fingers. Everything else is good though. I carry it in the glovebox of my car, and when I'm camping.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 23, 2012
  • |BY: , survival kit

i loved mine the first time i got it i tried it out and it worked great! and it also has a cheap price

  • 1 5
  • |AUG 27, 2012
  • |BY: , it sucked

the fire starter sucked

  • 1 5
  • |AUG 25, 2012
  • |BY: , Bdr.

bought the Bear Grylls Basic survival kit what a joke it is need to use the flint and steel to start a fire as my lighter and matches got wet and it broke the very first time i used it its a good thing that i only had to eat a cold meal and not needed a fire for survival all in all i would not buy any of the survival kits gerber has to offer as they are of low quaility

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 13, 2012
  • |BY: , Couldn't do better

The nylon bag ain't totally waterproof the miniparaframe is outstanding there isn't enough snare wire to build up a trap but it's still 1an overall good kit.

  • 3 5
  • |AUG 11, 2012
  • |BY: , Ok

this kit is good but can be better the knife is good but there needs to be more added i had to buy more seprate items to put in the kit.

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 9, 2012
  • |BY: , Kit

i got this to put in my pocket for everyday carry so that im prepared

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 8, 2012
  • |BY: , awesome

i love this kit. i bought mine for $11 but it is tottally worth the cost

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 6, 2012
  • |BY: , nice kit

i got this to carry in my cargo pocket every day so that im prepared.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 14, 2012
  • |BY: , ddg

i bought the two kits and i combined them and its pretty cool

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 6, 2012
  • |BY: , better than others

great bit of kit small and compact, knife was sharp, everything seems great did have to file the striker for the ferro rod to get a nice edge, after that i get a brilliant spark, i got mine for £12, getting one for my son also the bag is great loads of spare room to add to the kit, impressed.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 4, 2012
  • |BY: , Gerber Fan

Nicely done! Great to have on hand for those just in case moments!!

  • 4 5
  • |JUN 30, 2012
  • |BY: , it has potential

I got this kit a while back, and i always keep it in my drop leg pouch when im backpacking.
its a good kit, but i added a small flashlight and a part of those daily pill containers are usefull to add more cottonballs (i also put the matches in there to) lots of room to customize.
i like the paraframe knife too over the multi tool in the other kit.
Also, my basic kit came with the large rope that is in the ultimate kit but not here... strange
I'm tired of seeing "looks good" ... and what makes you an expert on gear just by looks?

  • 4 5
  • |JUN 16, 2012
  • |BY: , Pretty well done!

I am impressed by most of the items except
the nylon string but the string is long enough for a shelter. Guys it's a 'BASIC' kit, why think
it should have more items?.

P.S Sorry you got fired. :(

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 4, 2012
  • |BY: , awsome

very good kit love it

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 2, 2012
  • |BY: , Your Title

Its amazing basic kit and inside is lot of thinks,theres also a great small knife!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 21, 2012
  • |BY: , DDS

Nice basic kit, i would add my own things to it to make it ore complete but its a great start

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

Perfect for camping or hiking and even has enough room to add a few medical supplies. This kit is waterproof, compact and an absolute must for anyone leaving home. For the price you will not find a better or more effective survival kit.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 28, 2012
  • |BY: , one of the best kits out there

this kit combined with a little knowhow is a perfect combo. it is light, compact and is a very reasonable price, my only criticism would be that the snare wire is very thin and i broke it just by pulling it but it can easily be replaced

  • 4 5
  • |APR 6, 2012
  • |BY: , Missing some basics but pretty decent

This kit is good but one item i was disappointed about was it didn't have a button compass! Not even the ultimate kit has a compass. Also paracord would be better than the nylon string even when bear said it was paracord in the video. A little false advertisement but good kit for the price. the knife and firesteel cost $20 so good price.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 1, 2012
  • |BY: , bear grylls is awesome

i got this kit on april fools day. the fire starter was pretty easy to figure out how to use.i got a nice little fire going using it.i made a tension snare following the directions from the priorities of survival book.i would totally recomend buying this wonderful kit.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 21, 2012
  • |BY: , pretty good kit

good basic kit. this was my fourth bear grylls item and i love it. its small enough to put in your back pocket even. although its not near as cool and useful as the ultimate kit, its still a great kit. i highly reccommend this kit.

  • 4 5
  • |MAR 1, 2012
  • |BY: , Your Title

Good basic kit. But there are some drawbacks. No safty pins, no fishing kit, no needles and thread, no condom (water bag). Brass wire is stronger than copper, for snares.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 28, 2012
  • |BY: , Scout

Pretty epic kit, got it today as soon as i took out the mini paraframe i got cut. it was suprisingly really sharp out o the box. it took me a bit to figure out the firesteel, and the land to air instructions seemed legit. i havent tested everything out yet but it all seems pretty excellent for the price.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 27, 2012
  • |BY: , best

best simple kit ever. i added things but did not take any out

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 23, 2012
  • |BY: , just order

i just ordered it yesterday and it will probily save my life one day

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 20, 2012
  • |BY: , Good

The best kit I have ever come acros like it

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 11, 2012
  • |BY: , A Good Basic Kit at a Fair Price

This kit and half a brain are all you need to survive for a day or two until recused - by others, or by yourself. What it doesn't contain can almost certainly be obtained or improvised from what's avilable in the environment. There's room in the pouch for a few extras - I added an MRE heater bag (minus the heater card) in there for a water bag, a couple water purifcation tablets, a book of regular matches, and a little flashlight. The whole kit fits comfortably in just about any standard jacket or pants pocket - great for EDC.

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 7, 2012
  • |BY: , 11B - US InfantryMan

Love the size and simplicity, I added a couple things extra and never go anywhere without it.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 4, 2012
  • |BY: , great

amazing best kit ever

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 30, 2012
  • |BY: , extremus

a must have for all outdoors people or outdoors activities

  • 4 5
  • |JAN 8, 2012
  • |BY: , hunter / hiker

Bought 2 one for mine and my wifes back packs we carry them due to there size and functions very handy. Thanks for another great product.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 8, 2012
  • |BY: , it's actually worth 10 stars

it is amazing!!! the fire starter did fall apart but
superglue soon sorted that out.

  • 4 5
  • |JAN 1, 2012
  • |BY: , mr

top notch gear defo need

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 1, 2012
  • |BY: , BEAR

The fire starter rocks ! It was a gift from my Grandmother . The knife rocks. BEAR GRYLLS ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 29, 2011
  • |BY: , survival kit

Ummm..... i just tested everything and the waterproof matches r not waterproof

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 28, 2011
  • |BY: , i wish i could give it six stars

The fire starter fell apart but a bit of super glue its fine the knife is good the cord is alrit it is a great kit.

  • 1 5
  • |DEC 25, 2011
  • |BY: , Your Title

This was a gift from my wife and this sucked. The knife was the only thing that was good. The fire starter fell apart, I mean it literally fell apart.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 22, 2011
  • |BY: , It is

Not bad

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 14, 2011
  • |BY: , Bear

Thanks for the support guys. This is a great kit to have in your arsenal. Bright colours and good tips to help you survive.

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 6, 2011
  • |BY: , The General

This is great, and the waterproof bag is fantastic for holding urine when I need something to drink.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 27, 2011
  • |BY: , ;)

amazing tool

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 20, 2011
  • |BY: , rocks

easy to survive anywhere with this

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 16, 2011
  • |BY: , dalton

i think this is cool i would like to have one of these cool survival kits

  • 2 5
  • |NOV 15, 2011
  • |BY: , Your Title

kit ok. fire fero rod fell out & lost first time

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 31, 2011
  • |BY: , mrs

i think this is fab but what about pound stirling??

  • 3 5
  • |OCT 14, 2011
  • |BY: , pretty average

This isn't the best kit, knife is good, fire steel is good, I replaced the cord with 550 paracord and the cotton ball with 3 Ranger bands, the instruction sheet is kinda poor and the snare wire likely wouldn't hold a thrashing squirrel, I also added a cou

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 31, 2011
  • |BY: , filice

Over all this is a great tool to carry but II tried out the fire starter and on the fifth or sixth strike the fero rod came out it is not that big of a deal to me I will probably just glue it in but just to better the gerber bear grylls product I though I