Man vs Wild Survival Tools

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Basic Kit Review

by irtiza104 on October 25, 2011

Bear Grylls Survival Series Basic Kit

Bear Grylls Survival Series Basic Kit

If you are adventurous and you always thought of some kind of survival tools that not only easy to carry but also would allow you to survive in toughest situations, then you must have this “Gerber 31-000700 Bear Grylls Survival Series Basic kit”. In this post, I am going to focus on this Basic kit which is a part of the Gerber Bear Grylls Series of gear. This collaboration brings together Gerber’s 70 years of knife and gear expertise with Bear Grylls’ extensive outdoor survival and adventure experience.

Gerber 31-000700 Bear Grylls Survival Series Basic Kit:

This basic kit is a collection of essential items that every outdoor adventurer should posses.

Let’s have a look what’s in the basic kit box.

  • Nylon pouch
  • Knife
  • Whistle
  • Fire Starter
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Snare Wire
  • Emergency Cord
  • Cotton Ball Fire Tinder
  • Pocket Survival Guide
  • Rescue Instructions

What I loved about the Survival tool:

1) Eight piece kit along with Pocket Survival Guide and Rescue Instructions will always keep you prepare to fight against all adverse situations that the nature might offer at you in your adventures.

2) Reasonable price, item dimensions are better to carry offering less weight.

3) Including of Survival guide and SOS instructions comes handy.

4) Ideal kit for outdoor hard-core adventures.

What I didn’t like about the tool:

1) The wire is so small that it might be easily lost if you are not careful. The string as well can be disappeared.

2) Though the knife is razor sharp yet it doesn’t allow you cut bigger things for its small gripping. But I guess that is reasonably okay as it is the basic kit.

Watch this video when Bear Grylls introduces this Basic Survival Kit!

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If you are waiting for my opinion whether you should have the kit or not then I would say yes. Because, it is one of the best survival tools packages available in the market which has no near matches. Each item of the kit is effective and you would gratify yourself for the best purchase you were looking to have just before your dare adventure. So hurry up and grab one before its too late before your mission. Keep yourself always prepared for harder situations and when looking for an adventure never forget to have with you the best ever survival tool bag offered by Bear Grylls “Gerber 31-000700 Bear Grylls Survival Series Basic Kit”.


Top Survival Items: Emergency Fire Starter

by irtiza104 on June 7, 2011

Emergency Fire Starter is not just a survival tool, it is something that campers and hikers will love. You may love or hate this particular product but when you are thinking about going on a hike or camping, you must bring some sort of fire starters with you, won’t you agree?

In this post I am going to compare two different emergency fire starters and let you decide which one is “The One” for you. The top survival items that I am going to talk about are:

What I liked about these Emergency Fire Starters

Both Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter and Emergency Fire Starter by SE work fine. Both of these top survival items work perfectly fine as described and were able to light up tinder such as dry moss, cotton, dried grass and paper without a problem.

Emergency Fire Starter by SE

Emergency Fire Starter by SE

Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter

Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter







The shape of these two fire starters are almost identical, the SE Fire Starter being a few millimeters longer. Even though I like the look of both of them, I prefer SE Emergency Fire Starter as it looks more raw and I love the darker coating. I think Man vs Wild Bear Grylls uses one like the SE Fire Starter.

The performance seemed to be identical, and good.

Both of them are easy to use. To make fire with these top survival tools, hold it steady and scrape sparks from flint. You could apply steady pressure while scraping the flint. Hold the bar a little above (45 degree angle) the tinder so that the stroke does not scatter the tinder below. After a little practice I am sure you will get a hang of this.

What I didn’t like about neither of these Emergency Fire Starters

The instructions about how to light a fire with these two fire starters say that, holding the blade perpendicular to the bar you should “strike” the flint. Let me give you a word of caution that the flint is brittle and a strike may result in a brake. So I’d advice you to do a quick full length while trying to light a fire with these emergency fire starters.

The price difference is something which bothered me. Even though Emergency Fire Starter by SE and Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter are almost identical in nature and looks, the later one costs almost double of the SE fire starter (you can get them at a discount though). Maybe the reason behind this is that SE Fire Starter is made is China and the other one in USA.

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The final verdict is yours. Which one do you prefer? Or have you tried any of these yet? I would really like to know about your experience with these fire starters. Anyway, make sure you get at-least one Emergency Fire Starter in your backpack, next time you go hiking or camping.

Happy trails!


Bear Grylls Survival Tool: Ultimate Knife

by irtiza104 on April 3, 2011

Bear Grylls Survival Seriese Ultimate Knife

Bear Grylls Survival Tool: Ultimate Knife

As a die-hard fan of Man vs Wild Bear Grylls I was pretty excited to hear the news about the launch of Bear Grylls Survival Series tools. The survival tools are made jointly by Man vs Wild Bear Grylls and Gerber! The man vs wild survival tool that I’m going to discuss in this post is “Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife“.

What I loved about this survival tool:

1) This is made to endure in the toughest environment and get things done for you. Needless to say, it has a stainless steel blade and a versatile serrated edge.

2) The grip is really well in this knife. And the shape of the handle also makes it comfortable to hold and to apply pressure.

3) Additionally, the knife is packed with some other basic survival tools which makes the knife more attractive to Man vs Wild fans. The bonus materials in this knife includes a fire starter, a diamond blade sharpener, an emergency whistle, and a pommel. So basically this serrated edge knife is the improved version of the Folding Stealth Knife. As the name suggests, the Folding Stealth Knife can be folded.

4) Moreover I found a great place online where you can purchase this knife for a big discount.

What I didn’t like about this survival tool:

1) Even though the blade is great, the whistle is really not up to the mark.

2) I really loved the folding feature in the Folded Stealth Knife which is not present in this Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife.
So my advice would be, if you love folding knifes, this is Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife is not for you. But if you want to give emphasis on the power of the blade and also the added features I think this Ultimate Knife will perform much better than the Folding Stealth Knife.


Tools to check out:

1) Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife

2) Bear Grylls Survival Series Folding Stealth Knife