Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter

April 29, 2015 - Comment

The product of collaboration between Gerber and survival expert Bear Grylls, the Survival Series Fire Starter is a must-have for scouting, camping, and hiking expeditions. Small and compact, this fire starter offers years of use. Watertight construction keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust that it’s ready to use.

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The product of collaboration between Gerber and survival expert Bear Grylls, the Survival Series Fire Starter is a must-have for scouting, camping, and hiking expeditions. Small and compact, this fire starter offers years of use. Watertight construction keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust that it’s ready to use.

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Survival Series Fire Starter
At a Glance:Compact fire starter with ferrocerium rod and metal striker

Waterproof storage compartment keeps tinder dry

Lanyard cord with integrated emergency whistle holds pieces together

Lightweight and portable kit is less than 5 inches long

Includes Bear Grylls‘ Priorities of Survival pocket guide and land to air rescue and SOS instructionsat a glanceBear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter Open
Start fires when and where you need them with this ferrocerium rod and metal striker. View larger.Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter Closed
The Fire Starter features a waterproof storage compartment to keep tinder dry. View larger.Bear Grylls and Gerber Team Up
The Fire Starter is part of the Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series of gear. This collaboration brings together Gerber’s 70+ years of knife and gear expertise with Bear Grylls’s extensive outdoor survival and adventure experience to create a one-of-a-kind line of knives, tools, and gear.

From spending time in the British SAS, to scaling Mount Everest, Bear knows what it takes to be a survivor in extreme situations and multiple environments. Now he brings that knowledge to the creation of a range of items that help you make the most of your outdoor adventures.

Get a Fire Going Quickly and Safely
The Fire Starter contains everything you need to get a fire going–simply pull the unit apart. It features a ferrocerium rod and a metal striker, as well as a waterproof storage compartment to keep tinder dry.

A lanyard keeps each piece of the product secure while it’s open, and has an integrated emergency whistle for quick access when you need it.

Bear Grylls' Pocket Survival Guide
Bear Grylls‘ Pocket Survival GuideLightweight Design for Easy Portability
Measuring 4-4/5 inches when closed, with a weight of 2-3/5 ounces, the Fire Starter fits neatly into a backpack or gear bag. It is a self-contained, waterproof unit that can be easily converted into a fire-starting kit by pulling the two ends apart.

Includes Bear Grylls‘ Pocket Survival Guide
This tool comes with land to air rescue instructions and BearGrylls‘ informative Priorities of Survival pocket guide, loaded with survival basics designed to help keep you alive until you can be rescued or rescue yourself.

What’s in the Box
Fire starter kit with starter, rod, and lanyard, and pocket survival guide.


Bear Grylls
From the highest peaks of the Himalayas, to the rainforests of South America, if world renowned outdoorsman Bear Grylls is on an adventure you can be sure he’s equipped with the most durable outdoor gear Gerber has to offer.

Product Features

  • Compact fire starter with ferrocerium rod and metal striker
  • Lanyard to keep product secure and together
  • Emergency whistle, integrated into lanyard cord
  • Waterproof storage compartment for tinder
  • Land to air rescue and SOS instructions also priorities of survival pocket guide

Comments

The Squirrel says:

Man Vs. Fire Having been something of a Gerber fan for life with their multitools (I’ve had the same model on my hip daily for the past 8 years), seeing that they partnered with Bear to create a line of survival tools automatically sealed the deal on this firestarter.The beautiful thing about this device is that it’s compact, sturdy, watertight and most of all keeps your hands safe and comfortable when trying to get a fire going. Everything else–from the printed SOS/Air rescue instructions printed on the outside to the tight little space for tinder in the cap and the added whistle is just icing on the cake.There’s little else to be said other than what others have already pointed out, but I would like to add just a few more.* I managed to cram another four cotton balls into the cap, providing me with tinder for quite some time.* The complaints in other reviews about the lack of a longer cord to wear the device around the neck should be taken with…

Jorge Santana Robles says:

Bear Grylls firestarter tool The Bear Grylls firestarter comes in a hard plastic case, with a rubber o-ring at the break to make the inside of the tool watertight. Contained inside is the ferrocerium rod with a metal striker. On the cap is a small container for tinder (small cotton ball already included). For easy carry, the tool is threaded with a small lanyard, with a safety whistle at the tied end. Finally, the firestarter includes Bear’s pocket survival guide.My impression of the tool is that it could be made with a sturdier material, and like other review said, the lanyard is way to small (to be worn around the neck, for example). It’a a little difficult to open the cap to get at the tinder, but I guess that’s good so it doesn’t get wet or falls out. The rod and striker makes nice, hot sparks. I haven’t had much time to practice with it, but I’ll get better at making fire. The whistle is loud, just as you would want it. To conclude, the exterior on the tube is marked with the SOS signal in Morse…

Jon says:

Last fire starter you will ever need to buy This is a great fire starter. Very rugged and tough exterior case which protects the ferrocerium rod and metal striker. Plus the case is water proof and sealed up very tight. This is a nice size and it will fit in any pocket or bag. Gotta hand it to Bear and Gerber, they got this one right on the money. This is also so much easier to hold than those other tiny firesteels that just barely fit between two fingers. No, you wrap your hand around this thing and start blazing. You do need to scrape off the outer coating on the rod first. No biggie there. The lanyard is somewhat smaller but I’m not sure why you would wear this, or any survival gear for that matter, around your neck. Just stow it and go.Emergency whistle is nice feature but not the reason I bought this anyway. Cotton ball that comes with it is tiny but will work in a pinch if you spread it out first. There is basically enough space to stuff probably only one cotton ball but then most fire starters don’t have that…

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