Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Adventure Medical Kits)
A "survival kit" with "62+" components that come integrated into a hard case. Excellent as a stocking stuffer or maybe a gag gift. It may perform sort of okay as a reserve in a glove box or the like.
- a wide selection of tools
- instructions included
- kits contents are just okay
The components of this kit are plentiful. I was impressed to see most of the must-have kit materials present in a pre-fab survival kit. Assuming that the apparel you are wearing in your survival situation is sufficient for providing you with shelter until rescue, the SOL will be able to assist with fire, a cutting tool, a signal mirror, and possibly some gear repair. Not so much in the water category...
The wire might fix some damaged items, however, I doubt that a person carrying this kit will be snaring wild game to sustain themselves until rescue. The teeny tiny bit of nylon cord will assist in possibly replacing a shoelace...
I like the compass, it performed well — for a button compass.
The "waterproof" container is of an odd shape and rather shallow. I foresee significant frustration overcoming those individuals intending to gut this kit and replace its contents with personal items.
The out-of-the-package kit seems durable and the items seem to lock in wonderfully. I cannot say how the kit would perform in an actual survival situation as I would never subject myself, or anyone else for that matter, to a survival situation in which we are equipped with nothing but a plastic box, tiny knife, and no shelter or water components.
As I said in the video, this kit is a fun gift, a nice redundancy, or a training tool for children. When it comes to the backcountry one must have the training to endure the wildness and the elements. That training will, by default, strongly encourage the wilderness wanderer to have their own, far more comprehensive kit, the most important aspect of said kit will be the user's mind, not the little knife with the whistle and the flashlight built in.
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The SOL Origin redefines the survival kit from the ground up. In one product that fits in the palm of your hand, the Origin gives you the collection of tools you need to survive the unexpected and make it back alive. Think of it as the ultimate cross breed of the traditional ten essentials and a survival kit, all wrapped up in one lightweight, easy to carry, indestructible package.
The heart of the Origin is its ABS-plastic waterproof case, which contains an array of key survival tools, including TinderQuik fiestarting tinder, 150lb-test braided nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, and an emergency sewing and fishing kit. And, for those unfamiliar with wilderness survival, backcountry expert Buck Tilton’s survival instructions contain over 60 survival techniques and strategies.
However, the body of the case is really what sets the Origin apart - integrated into the lid is a flip-up Rescue Flash signal mirror with retroreflective aiming aid. Flip the case over, and find the one-hand-operable Fire Lite firestarter, as well as a removable liquid-damped compass. Finally, secured in a button-release slot is a fully-functional folding blade knife, with a 100db rescue whistle and ultra-bright LED light integrated into the knife handle.
The AUS-8 drop-point blade has been designed for the precision cutting you need during survival emergencies, and it excels at slicing, whittling, and any task where blade control is essential. The SOL Origin is the lightest, most space efficient, and most durable survival kit on the market. Welcome to the future of survival – the Origin is mandatory equipment for any outdoor adventurer.
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The SOL Origin Essential Tool redefines the survival kit from the ground up. Now you're ready for any scenario nature throws at you! In one product that fits in the palm of your hand, the Origin gives you the collection of tools you need to survive the unexpected and make it back alive. Think of it as the ultimate cross breed of the traditional ten essentials and a survival kit, all wrapped up in one lightweight, easy to carry, indestructible package. The SOL Origin is the lightest, most space efficient, and most durable survival kit on the market. Welcome to the future of survival the Origin is mandatory equipment for any outdoor adventurer.
The SOL Origin(TM) Survival Kit redefines the survival kit from the ground up. In one product that fits in the palm of your hand, the Origin gives you the collection of tools you need to survive the unexpected and make it back alive. Think of it as the ultimate cross breed of the traditional ten essentials and a survival kit, all wrapped up in one lightweight, easy to carry, indestructible package. 1 Aluminum Foil, Heavy Duty, 3 Sq. Ft. 1 Combination Knife, LED Light & Whistle 1 Compass, Button, Liquid Filled 1 Fire Lite Fire Striker 4 Fish Hook, #10 1 Fishing Line 1 Safety Wire, Stainless Steel, (6 ft of 0.020") 1 Signal Mirror, Rescue Flash 2 Snap Swivel, Size 12 2 Split Shot, Lead B 4 Tinder Quick
The SOL Origin(TM) survival kit fits in the palm of your hand and gives you a collection of tools you may need to survive the night. Contents are packed together in a compact, waterproof case; flip-up signal mirror, fire striker, compass and folding-blade knife are stowed on the outside of the case. Knife features a 100-decibel rescue whistle and 10-lumen LED light integrated into handle; AUS-8 steel blade holds an edge and sharpens more easily than common steel blades. Fire striker can be used with 1 hand and emits a powerful shower of sparks; small liquid compass can be removed from the case. Open the case to find a 6 ft. piece of stainless-steel wire, 1 sewing needle (size 7), 4 pieces of Tinder Quick fire starter and a 3 sq. ft. piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Aluminum foil can be formed into a drinking cup or can be used as a pot to boil water. Also includes 10 ft. of nylon-braided cord, 3 safety pins, 4 fish hooks (size 10), 1 piece of fishing line, 2 snap swivels (size 12) and 2 split shot lead pellets. Entire kit weights only 6.25 oz. Included lanyard lets you carry the survival kit around your neck. The SOL Origin(TM) survival kit includes instructions that feature 62 survival techniques and strategies from Buck Tilton.
You've always been good at reading maps and finding your way around in the wilderness, but for the first time ever you find yourself lost. Good thing you stuffed the Adventure Medical SOL Origin Kit in your pack. You never know when the goods in the Origin such as the Rescue Flash Signal Mirror which features 20-mile signal powercould come in handy. Its 10-lumen LED light also provides powerful task lightning when you're setting up camp for the night.