Brands:Visit the S.O.L. Survive Outdoors Longer Store
Improve your odds with a Survive Outdoors Longer heat reflective blanket, which provides life-saving warmth if the temperature drops.
Stay on course with the button compass and guide rescuers to your location using the far-reaching signal mirror and survival whistle.
Repair broken equipment or improvise rope with duct tape, the ultimate fix-all, and the sewing kit, which doubles as a fishing kit so you can catch your next meal.
The S.O.L. Scout kit a very good value for what you get! The blanket is top of the line for this type of item and is much better than the typical mylar blankets that sell for a buck. The mirror is a very high quality item as well although a slightly larger model would be a little better. The Tinder-Quik are fantastic tinder (which I like so much that I buy it in bulk packs of 100 pcs). The duct tape roll is nice and works better than rolling your own over an old credit card (with the resulting tape losing some of its sticking power when used. The whistle is decent but not the very best option; it was likely chosen because it's cheap and of course it's flat, allowing it to fit in a smaller kit. The sparker for lighting the tinder seems to be a bit lower quality than the older Spark-Lite included in many of the older AMK kits. The fishing kit isn't going to do much for you- it seems to have been included based on market research instead of survival value. The jury is out on the compass. These cheap small compasses seem to vary a lot from sample to sample. Mine points north-ish when tested at home where I know true north, but it's fairly vague and slow to settle. I wouldn't trust it too far without another means to verify in the field.
Update: I was able to contact the manufacturer of these kits, Adventure Medical Kits, and ask them to replace the two broken compasses that came with my two ordered kits. They responded to my email next day and shipped me replacement compasses the day after. They were very helpful and polite and the new compasses arrived quickly and were perfectly operational. Changing my review to four stars based on the great customer service provided by the company.
Nice little kit with basic needs for building a fire and staying warm when stuck
There are three items here of real value for survival: the water proof bag, the emergency blanket and the whistle. I bought these for my two 13-year old girls to take with them when we go hiking in case we get separated and they get lost. They have the big orange blanket and the whistle to help us find them and to keep off the weather. The other stuff like fire starting and fishing is cute, but inadequate if needed, especially without training and a good knife. I dumped this stuff and added a decent LED flashlight, a 12-hour glow stick and a spare battery to make this useful for a lost kid, who might have to spend a night alone in the woods. It's light and easy to carry in a small backpack, so it's easy to bring, even on a afternoon walk in the woods, as well as on a bigger adventure like an all day mountain hike. If Adventure Medical Kits reads this - they are welcome to my advice, i.e., add a flashlight and a 12 hour glow stick and ditch the fishing kit.
I have a few Adventure Medical items and as per the rest the quality is 5*****
Adventure Medical Kits fabrica y ensambla "kits" con buenos productos, casi todos fabricados por ellos, y son de los mejores "kits" prefabricados. No lo recomiendo para usarse como "kit" principal, sugiero que se use como repuesto. De los elementos que en mi experiencia más fallan en "kits" de otras marcas es la brújula, pero en este caso la brújula funciona bien aunque es pequeña. El silbato es bueno también y puede funcionar en cualquier clima, además puede ser escuchado a larga distancia. De los "kits" prefabricados es uno de los mejores.
Tengo otro kit este viene completo para refugio ( Manta) fuego( encender y algodón) comida(kit de pesca) y señalización (compas silbato heliografo) reparación (duct tape aguja de coser ) viene con su bolsita estanca ahora me acompañara en mi mochila lo recomiendo como EDC para salidas a el campo
Une petite trousse bien pratique, pas très élégante mais avec un échantillon de produits très utile. La dimension est très bonne et le contenu bien choisi, pochette étanche/couverture de survie/petit miroir /sifflet /mèches allume-feu/briquet /kit de pêche et couture/micro boussole de survie/duct tape. Un choix simple sans prise de tête put entrer el quel dans votre bardas. Utile tout en étant pas trop classique.