13 thoughts to Survival Gear And Food Where To Buy At 9:38

  1. I would never let my son or daughter leave the house to venture into the wilderness with this novelty junk. But, if y'all like it……..have fun. Survival? Does anybody really know what that means? Emergency survival requires a great deal of thought, knowledge, physical fitness, and superior tools; none of which fit in an altoids tin, or this silly sheath.

  2. A very comprehensive review, especially for the flashlight. I have the same one and never considered its water resistance. I love your dry, tongue-in-cheek manner and presentation. Thank you.

  3. Nice knife n kit. Only thing I question, is the knife still safe to use once you take the paracord off for an alternitive use. Removal could leave the hilt very slippery.

  4. This was the first video I have seen of yours. Great editing, quality, composition, and tempo! I will cant wait to watch your old videos and look forward to seeing future videos.

  5. Say Heah, One of my ALL Time Fav's is my Modified Rodent 6 which I had thinned down and tge top guard taken off. I team it with my Mora 510 that I neck carry. The 17" Hultafors Bruks Agdor Hatchet is the one I most use with this set-up and my Wicked Tough Saw…,p

  6. Any and all "survival" kits this size are pure junk, toys for the ignorant to take into the woods and pretend they're all grown up.

    The steel isn't the best for a wilderness knife. I say wilderness knife because even the term "survival knife" is silly, and shows a lack of knowledge. High carbon is better because you can, in a pinch, strike sparks with high carbon using a piece of flint, chert, or quartz. The knives you compare for size are all high carbon.

    A hollow grind is also a very, very, very bad idea on a wilderness knife. You can get a hollow grind ridiculously sharp, but it's also the weakest grind there is, and you can break a huge chunk out of the edge with any hard, emergency work. The only reason the hollow grind exists is because it was the first grind that could be made solely by machine, and was invented for this purpose.

    It is still the cheapest grind to make, and should be avoided on any knife you might have to abuse.

    Paracord handles are stupid, regardless of the knife they're on. It's dumber than a screen door on a submarine. The last thing you want is to remove paracord and render your main tool either useless, or nearly so because it's not highly uncomfortable to use. Paracord handles, like paracord belts and paracord boot laces, are made for idiots who really know nothing at all about survival.

    But oif you want to walk around the woods with pants that won't stay up, boots you keep walking out of, and a knife that puts blisters on your hand, go right ahead.

    The sheath sucks dead bunnies. Enough said.

    First, learn to freehand sharpen. Until and unless you can do this well, you know nothing important about steel or knives. The diamond sharpener is more than large enough to sharpen the knife. I've seen Katanas sharpened with a stone half that size, and I've sharpened Ka-Bars with a stone half that size many times.

    Micro compasses are all a very, very bad idea, even if they work perfectly, and very few do. Even those that do work usually don't last very long. It's better than nothing, but not by much. If you can't tell the cardinal directions day or night, sunny or pouring rain without a compass, then a compass that does nothing else will probably not help much. And "fairly accurate" is worse than having no compass at all.

    I don't know who gave that flashlight good reviews, but if the twenty-eight lumens is accurate, it's pure junk. You can buy a flashlight the same size, but that has nearly ten times as many lumens for very little money.

    I am trained in survival, and I would take this knife and kit into a city park. No one who has a choice should ever go into the wild with anything "mini", anything at all that isn't full-size, quality gear. I used to worked with Search & Rescue when I was young, and there was a phrase for people who went into the wild without the right gear, or without full-size gear. They were called "Search & Rescue Practice Dummies". Or just "Practice Dummies" for short.

    Barring, falls, rock slides, and encounters with wild animals, it was almost inevitable that those who got into trouble, those who got lost, those who died, and those who simply vanished and were never found fell into this "Practice Dummy" category.

    The idea of mini survival kits comes from the famous SAS kit that was about the size of an Altoid tin. But you hjave to remember two things about those kits. 1. They were issued to extremely well-trained soldiers who were experts in survival. 2. They were nearly useless, even for highly trained soldiers. They were issued for morale, more than from any real hope that they would save lives.

    One last thing about survival. Any backup kit or items should be the same size, and the same high quality as the primary items. If you have to use backup items, it means you're risking your life on them. Do you really want to risk your life on this kit? I sure wouldn't. Not on any part of it except the ferro rod.