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Recent Survival Gear Reviews

Ultimate Survival Technologies Delta Shockproof Lighter

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought it new. Upon receiving, my wife washed it when she put the pants into the washer without checking the pockets. The cap was locked and the safety lock was on. When I realized it got soaked inside the washer, I took a look at the butane chamber. There was dampness inside and I left the lighter three consecutive days inside the house without closing the lid. The dampness disappeared at the end. I then read the specification and kind of understood the high quality butane requirement. A friend… Full review

Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Officially called "The Friendly Swede Adjustable Premium Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter and Sharp Eye Knife," this paracord bracelet includes a useful emergency fire steel and a cutting implement that doubles as a fire steel striker in addition to about 17 ft/5.18 m of paracord. Quality components make this a good survival-style bracelet for anyone who doesn't mind the bulk of this hefty bracelet—campers, hunters, or anyone who wishes to be prepared for the unexpected. What It Is Paracord… Full review

SOL Escape Bivvy

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A mylar blanket does a better job of reflecting heat. I've tested this bivy in temps from the 40s down into the teens. Every time I ended up colder than when I didn't use it at all. Instead of reflecting heat back to me, the Escape Bivvy seemed to conduct heat away from my body like a heat sink. I contacted customer service and their idea was that the bivy was compressing the insulation in my mummy bag. That sounded like a good theory since it doesn't offer much room with a sleeping bag inside. Full review

SOL Emergency Blanket

rated 3 of 5 stars Best when new. I used this once to keep my butt dry while I sat on a riverbank while my son played in the water. It is not a very good thermal barrier, being so thin heat conducts to the ground right through it. The aluminum coating might reflect radiant heat and as a tarp it certainly will keep you dry and out of the breeze. That said when I went to use it a second time all of the aluminum reflective material had come off. It still will make a light ground cloth or an emergency tarp, but its claim… Full review

Exotac FireRod

rated 4 of 5 stars A high quality fire starter tool. FIRE -- Oh Oh!! No matter how light I try to get in my pack weight, there are two things that I always keep three of: water treatment and fire starting. Call me paranoid. Anyway, along with a mini-Bic in my pack hip belt and waterproof matches in my first aid kit, I keep this little nifty tool from Exotac. It's called the fireRod — a ferrocerium fire starter (which is similar to flint/steel, but a bit easier to use and is the "flint" found in butane lighters). Full review

SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good fire kit for anyone who may need to light a fire—camper, backpacker, hunter, or stranded traveler—especially under adverse conditions. Just familiarize yourself with the limits of the hacksaw striker, which gouges the ferro rod badly and struggles to cast sparks in the rain. SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit Note: The following review is a bit involved; please use the following outline to expedite locating information of interest to you. I. Product Specifications II. Testing III. Faststrike… Full review

Mautz Fire Ribbon

rated 5 of 5 stars Instant fire in a tube. Mautz Fire Ribbon is a naptha paste in a tube (translate that to napalm). While it can actually be used to cook with, the odor would be somewhat displeasing.  My main use for the product is for priming my gasoline stoves, especially if I need to use them in a tent. The paste is easy to place in the spirit cup of the stove, and it burns hot without the typical flaring that occurs with gasoline priming. On the package Mautz advertises the Fire Ribbon will "light wet wood". Full review

Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best fire starters I have ever owned. The shower of sparks that are emitted is amazing and if the tinder you are using is flammable it will light. This fire starter is ideal for survival, outdoor/adverse fire starting conditions I highly recommend this fire starter to anyone who spends time outside and is building fires or practicing survival skills. I am a true believer in the UST StrikeForce fire starter. The ferrocerium rod and striker bar emit by far one the best shower of… Full review

Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great product, magnesium is easy to shave from the bar and the flint is attached solidly. All in all a great product to have in your kit. Burns white hot as it should. Mix this with some waxed jute or other tinder and even in miserable conditions you should get a fire started. Make sure you have something to strike the flint with and something that will collect a quarter sized pile of magnesium in and you're good to go. If this is your first time using a mag bar practice in the backyard before you… Full review

Top-Rated Survival Gear

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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MSR Strike Igniter Fire Starter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini Fire Starter
$7 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout Fire Starter
$10 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Storm Whistle Whistle/Horn
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool Fire Starter
$8 - $12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Thermal Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$16 - $33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mautz Fire Ribbon Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch Fire Starter
$20 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Space All-Weather Blanket Emergency Shelter
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SOL Sport Utility Blanket Emergency Shelter
$14 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit Fire Starter
$4 - $5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder Fire Starter
$8
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Army Fire Starter
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Waterproof Matches Fire Starter
$3 - $4
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Delta Shockproof Lighter Fire Starter
$40 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak GigaPower 2Way Torch Fire Starter
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Adventure Medical Kits Pocket Survival Pak Plus Survival Kit
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR Handheld Piezo Igniter Fire Starter
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Harmony Fox 40 Whistle Whistle/Horn
$7
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Fire Starter
$15
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Fire Starter
$5 - $14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Survival Technologies Trekker Stormproof Lighter Fire Starter
$29 - $59
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Emergency Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$11 - $22
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
SOL Emergency Blanket Emergency Shelter
$4 - $5
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI Tri-Power Safety Whistle Whistle/Horn
$5
user rating: 3 of 5 (12)
Soto Pocket Torch Fire Starter
$20
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Four Function Whistle Whistle/Horn
$5
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Light My Fire Maya Dust Fire Starter
$4
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
SOL Escape Bivvy Emergency Shelter
$50
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
SOL Origin Survival Kit
$25 - $39
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Soto Pocket Torch XT Fire Starter
$25
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Lantern Lighter Fire Starter
$5
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter Fire Starter
$8
SOL Rescue Howler Whistle/Horn
$6 - $8
Coghlan's Fire Sticks Fire Starter
$2
Coghlan's Stainless Steel Mirror Signal Mirror/Flag
$4
Coghlan's Emergency Stove
$6
SOL Slim Rescue Howler Whistle/Horn
$5
Terra Nova Superlite Bothy 4 Emergency Shelter
$119
Terra Nova Bothy 12 Emergency Shelter
$85
Nexus Rescue Whistle Whistle/Horn
$4
UCO Strike-On-Box Matches Fire Starter
$2
Terra Nova Superlite Bothy 2 Emergency Shelter
$85
L.L.Bean Wicked Good Hand Warmers
$25
Ultimate Survival Technologies Floating Lighter Fire Starter
$13 - $19
UCO SL3 FireSteel Survival Kit Survival Kit
$38
Ultimate Survival Technologies Deluxe Tool Kit Survival Kit
$75
Ultimate Survival Technologies Base Kit Survival Kit
$25
Adventure Medical Kits Tinder-Quick Fire Starter
$3
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