A survival kit built for hostile environments, this is the kit you hope not to use but are sure glad to have if you need it. The 16 piece kit lives in a zippered, waterproof bag that is easily packed. Imagined by Bear and backed by Gerber, it may just save your life someday.
A survival kit built for hostile environments. Stick the Ultimate Kit in your backpack and hope your never have to use it. If you do, it has everything you need to survive in even the toughest spots.
This kit sadly leaves a great deal to be desired. I'd have preferred to see a BG muktitool or BG scout knife in here instead of the Gerber Clutch multitool. I also would have liked to have paracord as the cordage, some first aid stuff, water purification tablets, something to hold water, and better snare wire. I was able to do a weekend survival challenge with it but it definitely left a lot to be desired and I'd like to see it upgraded in the future.
This is a pretty cool kit. The multi tool is nice and the blanket is great. My complaints are that why do u need 2 whistles? One on the zipper works much better. Only other thing is that mine didn't come with the waterproof matches. Other than that it is a great kit. Thank you Gerber for a nice kit.
This isn't a bad kit but not worth $90. The survival books included are what raise the costs. Being a survival equipment specialist I would definitely keep the compass. Do not listen to Braden about leaving it out. You don't always have time or even need to wait until the morning to get where you are going. The most important thing I see left out are water purification tablets. Other than that it's a nice little beginners kit.
This is a very good set of equipment to add to your gear to save quite a bit of space. Although, I would like to have a small bottle of peroxide and a bit of cotton for those small cuts you get that you don't want to get infected.
They should make a new one called The Pro Survival Kit with a mini compass, a better min flashlight, Paracord rope, a mini pencil, a few more cotton balls, some bandages ans bands, and last but not least tablets.
This should cost in between 70-90 bucks
You don't need a compass anyways, get up in the morning; find the sun, that's east, turn 90 degrees left, thats north, turn around, that's south, 90 degrees right, that's west, now you know.
It's a good kit very complete, small, but inclusive. It doesn't matter if the kit is perfect, people are still gonna hate on it. While yes a compass or lighter would help it is still an amazing addition to any survivalists arsenal.
I've honestly seen and made beater survival kits my self from bits and pieces all around diffrent stores.
It looks like crap. It is missing a couple key things that you need in a survival kit. It is missing a compass, water purifying tablets, and really any kind of first aid. It also has stuff you wouldn't need in a survival situation, like
8 of the 9 things on that multitool. You really only need a KNIFE. Its also 52 bucks for some stuff you could buy at walmart or academy for about 20 bucks or even cheaper because im sure most people can find some of this stuff sround their own house. I dont actually own the kit myself but reading some other peoples reviews and seeing what was in the kit, i already dont like it
My wife bought me this kit because I'm a huge Bear Grylls fan, and a fan of his show. I'm also an amateur adventurer. The kit itself is quite expensive, and I'm not sure that with the items included it's quite worth the price that she paid for it. I've been out into the Canadian tundra a few times on trips since she got me this thing, and apart from the matches, I haven't used it one single time. The items are of poor quality and do not justify the cost. I could've assembled a far superior survival kit with better quality items, and other items that this kit is missing for about half this price by going to Target instead. I love my wife, God bless her, but she wasted her money on this piece of garbage "survival kit".
You're better off buying good quality items separately and making your own kit that fits your needs. It would be cheaper or close to the same price but with better quality if you do. I wouldn't own any prefabricated "survival kit" if they were giving them away. Other than a prefabricated medical kit, I would stay clear of these types of kits.
its a good kit but it lacks a few important items such as a compass, what good is a survival kit that doesn't have a navigational tool? also a bic lighter might be nice, why survive when you can thrive?! a lighter will make you that much more efficient, just add this stuff if you buy it.
you could also make this kit for about $10-15 at walmart
way to expensive, i bought it and now i wish i wouldn't have.....i can make a kit a least this good with half the money
I have been a huge fan of gerber for years but for $52, I would expect better. The survival saw is highly ineffective & breaks. It would do better to have a mutli tool with built in saw or a folding saw. The amount of para cord and snare wire is inefficient to build multiple traps. I would would replace the sewing kit with a small compass. The light is effective and bright. I would have expected iodine tablets and a water container of some sorts (plastic bag) or the kit be be made of metal for water boiling. Basically, for $52 you could buy twice the kit from walmart.
fire starter broke I deserve a refund its suppose to help us survive but it can't survive by its self
bear grylls is one of the worst survivalist is at least what he calls himself, everything is made in china, DA I made my own for $10 he is so much of a thief it's not even funny how much profit he is getting. The knife is horrible.
Eating raw eggs instead of cooking them he could get salmonella or any of those viruses and drinking his own piss, why!
I wouldn't buy this kit only if it was for $15, I made my own of every thing that was inside and only cost me $10. bear grylls is a thieve. I can't stand his little survival guide filled with a bunch of junk instead of a cotton ball, why don't you use the guide it works, seriously eating raw eggs, dumbass. your going to get your self get killed of viruses such as salmonella.
This kit saved my life when I went to the alps for skiing , my cousin ripped his clothes and I patched it up easily and I started a small fire
Over all a great thing to have
- There is no "perfect" kit--start with this and tailor it to your needs
- A pocket kit is supposed to be a last ditch savior, not a fully stocked expedition pack--everything will be small and less convenient
- A minimal kit in your hand or pocket is better than no kit
- Fix what is broken, add what is missing, and know your own limitations
- Learn at least 4 different ways to do each survival function, and at least one of them out of things you can find around you--bits of your kit will break or get lost and you still need to be able to survive
awesome kit but zipper lost its waterproof system the survival blanket is great thanks a lot gerber i think the Bear Grylls ultimate survival kit will get you out alive in any situation. :-)
It's not a lot for so much money. No compass, an essential for survival. Not impressed with the fire starter, multi-tool, and especially the snare wire. Not a great kit for the price, go to Wal-Mart, and find the essentials.
I've had the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit for over a year now and I absolutely love it. It comes with exactly everything you need (mostly the basic items that you need). Just because it doesn't have a compass does not mean that it is not a bad kit, sometimes compasses are not as accurate in areas with a lot magnetic fields pulling on the dial. I personally prefer to get a liquid filled compass because you will have a more accurate reading. Plus you can fit any other things inside the bag because there is a lot of room. Highly recommend this kit.:)
Overall nice kit, however its apparent the main cost is in the Gerber tool. You can get wax from a candle, the sewing kits like this come free from a hotel, the "fishing kit" can be made for practically nothing at your local Wal Mart, cotton balls are fire tinder too...good idea...obvious marketing scheme of Bear, don't own kit and could produce a better one for same price...no compass?? What "survival" kit doesn't even had a 20mm compass at least....? Save money
I ordered this off of amazon and I love the kit but one thing I think it should come with is a pocket knife
've been surviving before, and I can tell you that it has everything you need except first-aid. The Gerber Clutch multi-tool is well built, lightweight and easy to carry. I have the Ultimate Serrated knife and Firestarter as well, but I can tell you that the firestarter in this kit works best, as it requires less effort to get a spark and all the sparks go one direction, not everywhere. The features are great, and it is a kit I would recommend for anyone who has a chance of getting stranded. Very well done Gerber!
Bear could have made it better. Not everyone is a professional survivalist. what contains in this kit is very cheap Made in China parts you could buy for a few bucks. Waterproof zipper doesn't seal the contents dry. Bear could have cared for his customers more like checking the actual contents we customers buy on the market. When i bought this i knew i was gonna to get ripped off. The contents didnt sound complete or the quality is a huge issue. i could instantly tell the contents has been cheaply replaced what bear maybe intended to put in. Like the multitool could have bears name. no they didnt bothered.
only bought this to support bear.
A lot of the comments say you need a compass in the kit but, without a map of the area, a compass does not help to much. Unless of course you know you need to go in one direction. A good compass isn't that hard to find. Add your own people. Another thing people say is it needs a better knife. The knife in the survival starter kit is very good. I also like the scout knife.
I have used Gerber products for over 42 years and they have never let me down. I have a chromium carbide coated sharpening steel/chisel that I have used since 1965 and it still puts a razor edge on all my knives after over 45 years.
Everything is okay i like it except the zip bag, it's its very solid and because of its rigidity it tears at the opening on all bag appeares little holes. I fixed mine with duct tape and another zip bag. -D
This survival kit needs a upgrade. There are some cheap gear in this kit, like the flashlight it came with sucks. The big thing is that it's not waterproof, I recommend replacing this flashlight with the Bear Grylls Micro Torch. What this kit needs is a hefty survival knife like the Bear Gryls Compact Scout Knife and it needs a button compass. You can see that this not the best survival kit in the world but it would maybe come in handy once you replace and add some stuff to it.
Gerber is a company out to make money. They do not care about their customers. Sure they have "warrantys" where sometimes if you beg really hard they may honor them. However they sell this kit as a survival kit and you would think you should be able to count on it right? Wrong. Again its all about money for them, not about lives they put at risk because the product they sell is more or less worthless. The snare wire? Laughable but thats ok because most people will never know how to snare. Even if you do know how to snare, you have to set dozens in the hope of getting a meal. The "saw'? Will break two strokes into your work if you go after anything bigger than 2 inches and 2 inches you can break anyway without a saw. Build your own kit if you really want a survival kit. Something to consider...how many people actually walk around with a kit anyway? It means youll still likely never have one when you need it.
This is a terrible kit everything is really small and it is very cheap the snare wire is way to small and not big enough to do anything with also the flint and steel is very hard to use
Granted, this kit has some major flaws, but that is a given. A kit is only perfect when it suits your needs through trial and error, but also through upgrade. Just take out pieces you don't need and replace with better ones, and be sure to find use for the unwanted, like barter or different use.
This s the worst kit I have ever used. I took this with me on a Military survival course in northern Alberta.
everything in this kit it cheaply made and either broke of didn't work well.
examples include the zipper breaking, not enough snare wire for even one snare. flash light died first day etc.
the one good thing in this kit is the aircraft signals panel, which i cut off and kept.
Got this for my grandson! It is a great starter kit! This kit has everything in it to help him get started but with serious stuff in it to get him through tough times.
great kit although a dvd explaining usage maybe helpful for others perhaps a list of helpful/harmful herbs
I find that the fire rod detaches too quickly and that the plastic bag tends to rip when taking it in and out. Reglue the metal match and replace the bag with a tin and it should work fine. Include water tablets as well.
I love this kit, but it was missing some crucial components: water purification, compass, candles, and a better knife. I added all of these things very easily, and now i truly think that this kit could save me if i needed it to
I but this in my camel bag back pack i go deep woods ridding like to people for 7 hours its great i think of it as an insurance policy
the ultimate kit fire starter mine does not work at all but the rest i do like and does work the knife is the sharpest knife i have in my house! but the plastic is torn in it when i bought it also but i still like it
i think the kit would be much better if you put the para frame knife in the ultimate survival kit
because he multi tool is small and hard to use
Most of the stuff is handy but it should be a water proof bag or have something to disinfect water if not you wont last dong on basic knowledge.
It needs some:
Water( purifing tabs,container )
Overall great kit !! Good job
Tools - keep the wire saw, ditch the multitool, replace with a skeleton knife usable for batoning.
Fire - ok;
Shelter - conditional ok;
Signaling - ok;
Water - no container, no purification - FAIL ur dead in average 3 days. Ditch the nylon bag, replace with a titanium container + durable rubber bladder + iodine tabs;
Cordage - ok;
Food - ok.
the kit has plenty of space to add and take bits away so put your own compass in it or anytihng elce u might need :)
Hit to you people, Learn to use the environment as he say's. Don't just get use to your gear learn to use nature to your advantage =), this is a good important notice to surviving.
you Forgot something people, the reason he didn't put a compass in there is because if you are a proper Explorer, you wouldn't need a compass, you can just use the sunlight and your shadow. pretty easy once you get the hand of it
It is not the ultimate survival kit because it does not include:
A first aid kit
A water purifier or purification tablets
As well as other survival items that are small but make a difference when it comes to getting of of the wilderness alive.Though a lot of the items in the kit are very useful and I am a big fan of Bear Grylls I am a little concerned about malfunctions that might occur in a real predicament.
This kit helped me survive. when i was stranded in dense tropical forests in madagascar, but compass is missing in the set . this kit has probably saved my life, kept me alive until help arrived thank you
perfect for mountains desert and especially jungles the wax perfect as a early warning system at night a good snare wire that was no scent 8 waterproof matches a fishing kit a little multitool light thats powerful at night and comes with the battery in it paracord signalling mirrors the lot even a blanket thats waterproof and folds easy every one get this kit it has every thing to survive well done bear grylls and gerber
Good kit. Needs a compass. But like any survival kit, it's only a start for what you need. Taylor your kit to your adventure before you go.
its pretty good its missing some key components compass can opener bandaids bigger knife better light more tinder
this is an awesome kit, it pretty much everything u need to survive.the key item it is missing a compass. other wise this is an epic kit
this kit is ok i could use some of the things in it but its way to expencive. i made a mini kit with a altoids tin and its just as good as this also it cost me 20 bucks so im probobly not going to get it.
it is not an ultimate survival kit as it is missing a major component of survival... A COMPASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have the big kit and I added a few of my own touches title says it all and its Gerber for gods sakes top of the line
This is a ok kit, and i have the basic but customize it to contain more items. Which is a good choice so you dont have to shell out 50...
but you can also just make your own using the little water proof plastic containers with the lanyard, similar to the ones that they sell at waterparks, and make your own custom one.
However, just go basic kit and just add a couple of fish hooks and string from your fishing rod, get a mirror, button compass, and more cotton balls for an upgrade under 5 bucks
This kit has many of the essentials that are required to survive for an extended period time in the wilderness
So expensive for Bears kit. You could make your own for half the price. For sombody who's been in the forces you would think he wouldn't be trying to take our money. I have a better survival tin than this and I paid 20 dollars 16 pounds. Also wheres the compass
As others have probably mentioned, there is a serrated blade advertised on the packaging as being part of the Clutch multitool -- there is no such blade.
All this stuff and not one basic compass. Come on bear. At least we have your name everywhere for to make us feel secure.
i am getting this for my birthday it is in september `cant wait the best things in this kit would be multi tool,flint,bag,blanket,and fishing kit all of the rest is crappy so i might just get the basic but i am also getting the ultamate knife that is good.!!!!!!!
I was stuck in a valley once I found a small la,e to collect water so I got my 'waterproof' bag out to collect and purify my water but it just leaked out
This is a great kit! extremely reccomend it to any people who are hikers. I got it 2 days ago and i have used the flint and it worked great.
this kit is really good to have epsecialy if your an out doors men. it is very compact and light fits perfect in pockets and is water proof. thanks gerber and bear grylls
It is a good Kit,I like it.. Unfortunately the little light did not work,so I opened it and got it going although it would not switch off. Tried fixing it but then it would not work. I would have preffered if the Bag was Green and without that garish writing saying it is a Survival Bag. It should be more Discreet and low key. I would have liked Belt Loops so it stays attached to your waist at all times just in case God forbid you drop your Rucksack down a Ravine, at least you will have your survival bag . I suppose a few Antiseptic wipes and some Plasters and a Bandage might be very handy.
Apart from these niggles it is a very good kit and the inner bag could be used for carrying Water or Distilling Water overnight in the dew in an emergency. I like the Firesteel and the extra little Whistle on the Lanyard.
I will probably put Belt Loops on the Bag,I think this is very important. At the time I nearly bought a Gerber Knife but thought it too small and seen the survival bag and got it. instead.
Bought one of these to go into my Camelback daypack. It's a worthwhile upgrade to the basic kit, with additional options for shelter, food, repairs, etc. Good, light-weight stuff to take along for planned use, as well as unplanned survival needs. I added an MRE heater pouch (minus the heater card) for a water bag and a couple of water purificaton tablets. Good stuff in this kit, pretty well thought out.
If anything else is absolutely necessary, you guys can just put it in there. I had some iodine tablets and put them in a baggie, put it with my kit, and boom, problem solved. This is hands down one of the most convenient and useful kits out there, whether you're in dire need of help, or are just pretending to be Bear.
Nice work, Bear & Gerber.
As far as the compass goes ,right hand point at the sun in the morning east left hand west bringing up the rear is the south Come people you can do it your looking to the _ _ _ _ _ .Gerber good Job.
Yea could use a compass but really you can use your watch as one. Look it up. And as for water purification... boil the water!! If you really need to survive that's all you have to do, but the rest is for comfort. I see this pack as being easier than what you would have to do without it but just about anyone can live with just a good knife, hatchet, and being well dressed. Nature provides all you need but we're just too lazy to make stuff these days. If you're hungry you can make a trap by chopping wood, you can make a fire starter out of wood.. yea it's harder but still. This kit is better than nothing!
I like both kits,mainly I also think iodine tablets are a must in these kits. If for some reason u can't boil your water. Then the tabs are the way to go. I'm very impressed with this whole line of Gerber.
IT IS THE BEST SUVIVAL KIT IS GREAT MY FAVORITE PART IS THE FLINT AND STEEL IT WORKS LIKE MAGIC ONE STRIKE IT WORKED
This is a neat little pack, most of the items are nice. The whistle is not needed because the one on the zipper is better, and the mini flashlight SUCKS. The one with my kit came with a gnarled up screw that just fell out after opening it and ive never seen it work, no matter what I do. As Bear would say, the weight isnt worth, well, anything for this item. The fish hooks are decent enough to survive, and most other items are great, I LOVE the multi tool. Ill be ditching the light for a compass, and ive tied the lame whistle to the ferro rod (why not, help ive burned myself! haha). Bear and Gerber, lose the light (we can make a torch) and add a compass. Thanks
Perfect kit for good price. Only thing i'm missin' is compass. However you can found poles by using informations in priorities of survival, included in kit. In spite of you are sometimes missin' some things, it doesnt change final feeling of this kit. I totally recommend to buy this kit.
Where's the F'ing compass? Me and my boys took this thing out camping and got lost after spearing shit and drinking in the woods for only like 6 hrs. BEAR!! I thought you had my back bro.
Hands down is a pretty well equipped kit, however, most of these tools can be purchased separately in bulk and comparatively at a lower price.
BUT nonetheless you pay for the convenience I assume.
it needs a boiling vessel like on the show what would be even better is the light bag to hold the gear can be hung over the fire to boil stuff
i got this kit a few weeks ago, i went camping with this and i caught a fish with the stuff provided. GREAT kit has everything. nuff said
Hi, I have bought the ultimate survival kit, is there a video which shows the usage of all the items in this kit, it would be great
The only possible flaw with this kit is that it doesn't include a compass. Other than that this is the best kit I've seen for an affordable price.
Good job putting together a decent kit for a decent price! Try getting all these items separately and see what I'm talking about.