Fire is nothing new, cavemen figured out how to make it – but it’s amazing how helpless you can be in the woods without a match. That’s where the Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter by Gerber Knives comes in. Highly portable and dependable, this compact fire starter creates sparks via ferrocerium rod and metal striker and there even is a waterproof storage compartment for tinder. Other perks include an emergency whistle, cub-scout-esque lanyard, and Bear Grylls survival guide.
Now that it’s well into October and good camping weather, make sure you have a good knife before setting out into the woods. Gerber has been a trusted name in knives for years, and they now have a Bear Grylls Survivor series. This Bear Grylls Survivor knife has a 4.75 inch half-serrated blade attached to a molded rubber grip (the end can even be used as a hammer). The knife has a few more tricks up it’s sleeve, it also comes with an integrated fire starter, blade sharpener, and emergency whistle. If it’s good enough for Bear Grylls to survive with, it’s good enough for me. Even if you’re not stranded in the wilderness, it’s a great companion for any outdoor activity.