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Bear Grylls Fire Starter

Small and compact, the Fire Starter offers years of use. Watertight construction keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust it.

Item # 31-000699
  • Length: 12.2 cm
  • Weight: 74 g


  • Compact fire starter with ferrocerium rod and metal striker
  • Lanyard to keep product secure and together
  • Emergency Whistle - Integrated into lanyard cord
  • Waterproof storage compartment for tinder
  • Land to air rescue instructions and SOS
  • Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials


5 WOW!!!!!!!! James Martin Biddiscombe - APR 8, 2015

I so need that when i go with my dad on a survival trip. i bet that its the best fire starter in the world!

5 Theeee ultmate Fan of Bear - JAN 7, 2015

The best fire starter because does totally shoot out fireballs on the tinder

5 WOW The Eagel Scout - FEB 23, 2012

I used to have a five dollar Colmen magnesium fire starter, I HATE IT! I am an experienced eagel scout and I am great at using fire starters. But this one would only shoot 2 or 3 sparks at a time. My Bear Grylls fire starter shoots out a fire ball!!

5 Awesome Awesome - FEB 18, 2012


5 Excelente Gilberto Augusto de Mello - FEB 18, 2012

Uma fantástica ferramenta de sobrevivência. Fiz alguns testes; minha esposa e meu filho conseguiram fazer fogo sem qualquer dificuldade. Muito bom. Recomendo.

5 Fantastic Gilberto Augusto de Mello - FEB 18, 2012

A fantastic tool for survival. I did some tests, my wife and son were able to make fire without any difficulty. Very good. Recommend.

5 J'adore!!!! MarcPolo1500 - FEB 16, 2012

Je suis tres content du produit!!!
Robuste, et fait des étincelles du premier coup!!! Et son compartiment imperméable fait de lui un produit de QUALITÉ.
Merci Gerber et Bear Grylls

1 suck HI - FEB 13, 2012

terrible no stars if possible

5 Strike Force Jr. Grizzled Old Silverback - FEB 11, 2012

I've owned and used a Gerber Strike Force fire starting system for many years. Bought one of these for EDC kit in my rig. The ferro rod is generous enough for many hundreds of strikes, more than I'll likely ever need. Should last for years.

5 Andrew Cheon Bear Grylls Does it Again - FEB 10, 2012

This man's a genius. From what I see on his shows, you need to simply just angle the stroke near the end, and you'll feel the resistance. To those saying this product did not work, it must be in your technique, or a simple manufacturer defect. Trustworthy tool, and the extra compartment for tinder is genius. The whistle is cool too, but is piercing, which may or may not be a good thing. Just a heads up, but i find that there are only advantages to any of Bear's products.

5 Re stock:) Dec - FEB 9, 2012

Re stock lots of people want them

5 Please re-stock Jason - FEB 7, 2012

Hoping to purchase soon! Looks great!

5 Tidy Dec - FEB 5, 2012

Works great and it looks real good

4 Decent J.O'B. - FEB 3, 2012

It works quite well, providing some impressive sparks, but it would've been nice if Gerber gave it a larger storage compartment. Also, some technical advice for Gerber: if I engineered this device, I would've made the starter-rod be able to come out so that you can turn it around and use the length of the rod that is stuck in the handle.

3 spark lighter dan - JAN 23, 2012

it looks good to me from the video and it look handy

5 RADICAL! Joseph Ramsay - JAN 21, 2012

I bought this a year or so ago, and it's the best fire steal I've ever had! Then I accidentally left it in my back pack at the airport and I had to throw it away. But is is the first fire steal I've had that successfully lit a fire in one strike. Marvelous.


5 Your Title shane - JAN 17, 2012

my 8 year old daughter can even start a fire with this ....amazing tool....

1 Peace Officer John Lupo - JAN 14, 2012

I bought this unit believing it was high quality due to the reputation and experience of the man who is endorsing it. It is without a doubt the worst fire striker I have ever used. I will be returning it to Gerber. The problem is the metal striker.

4 hunter / hiker/ outdoorsman jack - JAN 9, 2012

carry it all the time . I work out doors alot comes in handy on cold winter days when you don't have a lighter or matchs thanks again

5 brilliant Your name - JAN 8, 2012

amazing it is the only flint where i've been able to get a fire going

5 cant get better Rhys w - JAN 4, 2012

im a big fan of bear, and this i an amazing tool ive had it for ages and it lights in about 2-3 strikes buy it guys!!!

4 Looks good! Sabohan - DEC 30, 2011

From what i heard it looks great. Im looking to buy this because i have the ultimate survival kit and first time using it the flint shaft came off. But this looks much more sturdy!

4 Looks good! Sabohan - DEC 30, 2011

From what i heard it looks great. Im looking to buy this because i have the ultimate survival kit and first time using it the flint shaft came off. But this looks much more sturdy!

5 brilliant smc - DEC 29, 2011

it is a brilliant piece of equipment i am a big fan of bear he is a role model to me.maybe could of came with a few more cotton balls

1 Peace Officer John Anthony Lupo - DEC 27, 2011

Dear Sir or Madam
I wish to advise of a problem with the metal striker on the survival series fire starter. I gave this device to my spouse as a gift to help complete an emergency kit for her 4 wheel quad. Both of us are avid outdoors people with years of experience in Canada's North. We were on a trip and tried to use the fire starter and could barely get a showere of sparks. In fact I could not get enough spark to light a cotton ball. It appears the striker is too smooth. I could remedy this by filing it down or putting a sharp edge on it, however I feel I should not have to modify a new piece of equipment. I was going to give my two daughters these fire starters for Christmas but decided against it as I would not want them to depend on it in an emergency situation. Please advise as to how we can rectify the problem. I have several pieces of Mr. Grylls equipment and feel this one slipped past quality control

3 niceeeeeeeee nice - DEC 24, 2011

how long can it work

4 extras tg - DEC 24, 2011

the fire starter is brilliant but maybe it could come with a spare flint stick but thank you bear and gerber!!

1 bad quality jermaine - DEC 21, 2011

i brought this and it snapped of in 3 strikes

do not buy this

5 amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Frank - DEC 11, 2011

Now i can make a fire in min 30 second

5 Very nice!!! Josh - DEC 1, 2011

This fire starter is very nice and sturdy. I have used this many times on my camping trips. It has not let me down at all. You will not regret buying this product.

5 Great tool Nick - NOV 28, 2011

Amazing product! I have put it to the test and it just blows the doors off anything else. 100%. If you are unsure of purchasing; I promise you won't regret!

3 Magnesium? JD - NOV 26, 2011

Not sure why it does not include a magnesium strip to create shavings?

5 cooooooooool bob - NOV 20, 2011

very good recommend it to others !

5 Your Title Your name - NOV 15, 2011

Good so far.

4 Good to go LAV - NOV 10, 2011

It produces good sparkles and it's easy to use. Dry compartment and whistle are a plus. O-ring came off while using it, just FYI.

5 Amazing Will - OCT 17, 2011

I was camping and needed a fire and this thing started the fire in 3 strikes! It is the best fire starter ive ever used. Good job bear and gerber. I also love the priorities of survival thing. I used the deadfall to catch a rabbit. So basicly its crazy go

5 Your Title Max - SEP 16, 2011

Works like a champ! The storage compartment keeps your tinder dry until you need it. The shaft of the starter is nice and thick, unlike a lot of others that I have used. This one will last a good long time! Highly recommended!

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