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Bear Grylls Basic Kit

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

Item # 31-000700
  • Sheath Dimensions: 11.4 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Overall Weight: 119 g


  • 8 Piece Kit
    • Waterproof Bag
    • Gerber® Mini-Paraframe™ Knife
    • Emergency Whistle
    • Fire Starter
    • Waterproof Matches
    • Snare 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


5 Amazing kit BM survival - MAY 25, 2015

This is my first proper kit, I brought it of amozon. I would highly recommend it

1 Mr Al Postlethwaite - APR 19, 2015

This is something for the "Toys R Us" survivalists. Much better quality kit out there - this stuff is going to let you down.

4 Great Kit G Stephen - DEC 16, 2014

Bought this kit from Rays Outdoors in Australia for $55. It cam in a clear blister package. The kit is very small and fits very nicely in a standard size pocket-its easy to forget that its there. The bright orange nylon outer bag is very easy to spot if you lose it on the trail.

The paraframe knife is tiny, uses a frame lock and has a belt clip on the back. The firesteel is a really nice quality rod of ferrocerium that would last about 7,000 strikes. I have used mine about a hundred times already and it has not fallen apart. It easily lights dry grass, wood shavings, lint, cotton balls and other tinders with just one or two strikes with the right technique. Use a very firm slow movement and press down hard with the srtriker onto the rod bracing the rod on the ground with the tinder pile in front. This produces a shower of very hot sparks right onto the tinder pile. The whistle is cheap, but very loud. Just be careful using it, you don't want to lose your hearing! The whistle produces a shrill beep like noise just over 100 decibels which is about the sound of a large diesel truck engine. The cord is not paracord but will do fine in a pinch. This kit does not list waxed string in the contents, but this kit comes with a noce quality roll of waxed string which is a little bit like very thick dental floss. Avery small amount of brass snare wire comes with this kit. This would be only enough to make one small snare for small game. This kit comes with 8 very large matches in a vaccum sealed plastic bag. I have not tested these matches yet, but they do not appear to be waterproof.

We rate this kit 4 out of 5 stars for its well thought out design and good choice of contents . We took off one whole star for its high price, and the fact that it did not come with anything to collect and/or purify water, it did not have enough snare wire, the cord is not paracord and there should be a sewing kit since clothing is your top priority for protection against the elements in a survival situation.

5 best d survival - FEB 27, 2012

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

5 just order sterling - FEB 24, 2012

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

5 Good The best - FEB 20, 2012

The best kit I have ever come acros like it

5 A Good Basic Kit at a Fair Price Grizzled Old Silverback - FEB 11, 2012

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 11B - US InfantryMan Marcos - FEB 7, 2012

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

5 great tommy - FEB 4, 2012

amazing best kit ever

5 extremus Tyler - JAN 31, 2012

a must have for all outdoors people or outdoors activities

4 hunter / hiker jack - JAN 9, 2012

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 it's actually worth 10 stars luke - JAN 8, 2012

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

4 mr daniel brettle - JAN 2, 2012

top notch gear defo need

5 BEAR Ben - JAN 1, 2012

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

4 survival kit andrew - DEC 30, 2011

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

5 i wish i could give it six stars jr zomibe killer - DEC 28, 2011

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 Your Title hudson - DEC 26, 2011

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 It is The man - DEC 22, 2011

Not bad

5 Bear Bear - DEC 14, 2011

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 The General Billy - DEC 7, 2011

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

5 ;) roover - NOV 27, 2011

amazing tool

5 rocks heaton - NOV 20, 2011

easy to survive anywhere with this

5 dalton dalton pitts - NOV 17, 2011

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

2 Your Title dave hatton - NOV 16, 2011

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

5 mrs karen miller - OCT 31, 2011

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

3 pretty average Steve - OCT 15, 2011

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 filice cody - AUG 31, 2011

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

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