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Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter

Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter

Item: # 31-002554

A key factor to surviving in the wild is the ability to build a fire, with this compact 2 piece design you never have to worry. Water-resistant and easy to grip, it is capable of operation regardless of the elements.

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    • Length: 3.4"
    • Diameter: .55"
    • Weight: .8 oz
    • 2-piece design
    • Easy to use
    • Rubber overmold provides grip
    • Paracord lanyard attaches to keychain, pack or jacket zipper
    • Lightweight
    • Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide
  • Warranty

Surviving the unexpected is about being prepared, and the Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter 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 Compact Fire Starter design gives its user a necessary boost in getting a fire going in a survival scenario.


A key factor to surviving in the wild is the ability to build a fire. With the Compact Fire Starter in a pocket or attached to a keychain or backpack, maintaining constant access to fire-starting potential is a cinch. Combining a sleek new design with a smaller size, the Compact Fire Starter offers itself as an ideal survival mate without adding unnecessary bulk to the daily carry essentials.


Working in the cold or wearing gloves won’t inhibit use of the Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter with its simple, 2-piece design. Produce high quality fire-starting sparks using the easy-grip ferrocerium rod when it matters most. Made of durable anodized aluminum with a textured rubber grip, the Compact Fire Starter withstands abuse and still offers easy utility. With a water-resistant design, the Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter is capable of operation regardless of the elements. The Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival Pocket Guide is included with this tool, furthering its usefulness and potential life-saving functionality.


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  • 5 5
  • |AUG 26, 2016
  • |BY: , Your Title

I got one and it is the best fire starter that I have ever used. As, I am a scout it is very important to have the ability to start a fire in any condition. I absolutely love the little thing and take it every where I go!!

  • 4 5
  • |SEP 14, 2015
  • |BY: , expensive but efficient.

this is an amazing fire starter and a handy tool but for a tiny piece of metal i think in my opinion that its pretty expensive. but I'm still going to buy one.

  • 3 5
  • |JUL 2, 2015
  • |BY: , bears number one fan

seems cool but wont buy until bear uses this product and endorses it however i plan to buy all his lineup anyway

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 27, 2015
  • |BY: , I live in the woods and I recommend it to anybody?

But I love going hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. This knife and its Fire starting flints and a knife sharpener that has all the tools and survival equipment and that's very good to know when ur in the woods. I won't ever leave home with out it!!! Lol
Matthew Buchananan

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 14, 2015
  • |BY: , cool

just ordered one

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 13, 2014
  • |BY: , Good

if it was just a bit bigger i would buy it

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 13, 2014
  • |BY: , seems cool but...

it seems like the older version was smarter you had a compartment to hold tinder in and both pieces were attached so if something happened you wouldn't lose half of the tool. the older version also seems to have a bigger piece of flint. this is a good product but in my opinion you should make the next one more like the first one just better somehow

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 12, 2014
  • |BY: , Your Title

This compact fire starter works great and is much easier to stow away in a pocket than the previous model!

Gerber should make a Fire Piston for their 2015 Bear Grylls line-up. This compact ferrocerium rod fire starter looks very similar to a fire piston, so it wouldn't take a lot of design change to engineer one. It would make for an excellent new fire starter for their next collection. Or just make a Bear Grylls magnesium bar. Either one would be a great idea even if a ferrocerium rod is much easier to start a fire with. I would still buy either one! Just an idea!

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 10, 2014
  • |BY: , Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter

Very nice and lightweight, has a great spark and is very easy to start a fire with. the aluminum sheath is very heavy duty and the smallness of it makes it very easy to pack. Overall 5/5 for performance, dependability, ergonomics and style.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 2, 2014
  • |BY: , nice

i just got and have already started making big fires love it thx gerber

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 27, 2014
  • |BY: , good

Like the fire starter don't like the price. :(

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 21, 2014
  • |BY: , great thinking

don't have it but i would love to get it