Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

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I love this firestarter. It really does the job each…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14.95


I love this firestarter. It really does the job each and every time!


  • Thick, easy to grab and use handles
  • If you angle it right (takes a little practice) it will consistently throw a big shower of sparks
  • Waterproof tinder storage for cotton balls


  • Lanyard is too short to carry around your neck.
  • It also takes a little practice to get it "just right" but it is well worth it!

Overall I think this is a great product and I am quite happy with my purchase!!


Welcome to Trailspace, Lee! Thanks for sharing your first review. If you have any pictures to show this fire starter in use, those would be great to see.

2 years ago

Positives robust storage compartment whistle lanyard…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: too much


  • robust
  • storage compartment
  • whistle
  • lanyard


  • difficult to get a good direction on spark
  • difficult to get a good spark
  • storage compartment is small, quite small
  • whistle is weak and difficult to use
  • heavy
  • did I mention this weighs a lot
  • a little on the large size

I tested it against two other striker type Strikers and then got rid of it.

Didn't bother taking it on even one camp trip.

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