Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

rated 3.0 of 5 stars (2)
photo: Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter fire starter


Price Historic Range: $8.56-$18.76
Reviewers Paid: $14.95


2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   1

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!!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $14.95


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.

3 years ago


  • 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.

Price Paid: too much

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