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Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter

4.5 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews

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Multi-color
  • Bear Grylls Fire Starter, Black/Orange


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Product Information

Color Name: Multi-color
Technical Details
Part Number1014037
Item Weight54 g
Product Dimensions30 x 30 x 7 cm
Item model number3208
Sizeone size
ColorMulti-color
Materialother
Item Package Quantity1
Number of Pieces3
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Weight55 grams
Length30 centimeter
Width30 centimeter
Height7 centimeter
  
Additional Information
ASINB004DT6TEK
Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank #8,635 in Sports & Outdoors (See top 100)
Shipping Weight118 g
Date First AvailableAug. 12 2011
  
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Product Description

Color Name:Multi-color

Features:

* Length: 4.8
* Weight: 2.6 oz.
* 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
* Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bears survival essentials
* Land to air rescue instructions and SOS


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Well made although a bit heavier than I expected. The sparker and ferro rod works real well. You can remove the cap. I put a few tiny cotton puffs impregnated with Vaseline in mine. There is also a whistle for emergency and the basic Morse code for SOS, alpine rescue signal, semaphore for need help and don't need help are painted on the body of the device. Once closed, it is sturdy enough and just the right size to be use as a Kubaton for self defense against an assailant.
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this is awesome! depending on how much i use it, it will last a very long time. It is also built very well and fits together snug. The whistle isn't miraculous but it can definetely make your ears ring if you blow it loud enough.
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Love this product. It really, really works. I used it while snow hiking and had no trouble starting a small fire.. I carry a small amount of cotton wrapped around the strike plate.
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I love this tool; I was skeptical buying into the celebrity endorsed tool but there seems to be some integrity at Gerber and Grylls. This fire starter won after hours upon hours of research and product reviews. There is plenty of grippy handle to hold on to and offers a secure striking motion with a lot of big sparks that hold their burn as they fall. Once you scratch off a good amount of the black sealant on the rod, creating sparks becomes very easy; there is no learning curve here on how to hold the striker as some reviews say. The only draw backs I found with the item is that the para cord lanyard could be 1-2 longer and the storage space under the rod's cap could easily be tripled; it only effectively holds 1 cotton ball but it does it's job at keeping the cotton ball dry. The entire item is watertight and submersible.
Excellent buy, I would not hesitate to purchase again.
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It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but I finally got it. As you can see in the picture, the rod comes in two parts that seal together to get a waterproof container. I found that I couldn't get a very good strike with the paracord lanyard that comes with it. And one time while opening it, I accidentally tore the paracord out of the clamp thing and couldn't get it back through. I didn't think that was a big deal, since I didn't really like it there anyway.
The rod comes with an emergency whistle at the end of the paracord, and one end is a cap that contains a cotton ball for fire tinder, which is also waterproof. Since I accidentally tore the paracord out, I attached the whistle to the outside of my EDC bag.
Along the side of the rod are some pretty decent instructions for signalling for help, and some other useful stuff.
All in all, this ferrocerium rod is pretty good.
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Color: Multi-color
Great addition to my kit. The sparks take a few good strikes to clear away the black coating on the rod. Once it has been removed it works very well. I used a metal file to sharpen the edge of the striker so it will "bite" a bit more and send more and bigger sparks. Will set fire to dry tinder with one strike. I have tested with PET Balls (petroleum jelly/vaseline cotton balls) and wetfire, no problem. Jumbo cotton balls stored in waterproof container with this tool is a great fire starter. The jelly/vaseline extends the burn to a good 6 minutes and a nice flame. Plenty of time to start your kindling and add bigger items. I would be happy to have this in an emergency situation. Waterproof compartment for tinder, whistle and basic rescue instruction on the side are a nice touch.
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Works great.. Super easy to use ... I also put a bit of petroleum jelly onto the cotton ball in the reservoir for quicker fire starting
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Waterproof is effective and the sparks are strong. The pocket guide is also quite useful.
For the price and features it's too good to pass up.

The whistle is kind of weak, the chord is too short and flimsy (I recommend removing it and using paracord), and the "tinder" compartment can hold a maximum of 2-3 cotton balls. The orange rubber washer in the middle also likes to slip off if you're not paying attention to it.

The rod has a black coating that needs to be scratched away before you can get any good sparks flying, and the striker needs a good 45 degree angle to work well.
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