American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ultimate Survival Technologies BASE Kit

I received a BASE (Basic Adventure Survival Essentials) Kit from Ultimate Survival Technologies today. This kit contains many of USTs essential items including the Sparkie one-handed firestarter, StarFlash signal mirror, JetScream whistle, and two cubes of their WetFire tinder. Instead of packaging it all in a hard case as they did with the NRA kits a few years ago, it comes in a 15 cubic inch Aloksak with a "patented leakproof/airtight seal" as tested by the U.S. Navy.

The kit will provide you with a reliable means to make fire and two signaling options as well as a water container.

The entire kit as received weighs in at 2.75 ounces and easily drops into a cargo pocket.

I'll dig into the whole kit soon and report back to you.

Thanks for reading,


EDIT: I opened it up this afternoon.

Here's everything plus my Small Sebenza which is just about all I could want in a true minimalist survival kit.

I might just toss the Sebenza into the pouch and zip it back up and then test the whole kit for water resistance to both still and running water. I already know the WetFire will be unphased as well as the rest of the gear but it'll be a fun test and a good reason to go splashing in the river and the pond.


At 6:05 AM, Blogger The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Awww i REALLY want a small Sebenza


Post a Comment

<< Home