I am absolutely a gear head. Every single time I look at a product, I am thinking would this particular product be in my pack if I had to carry it 10 miles off the road in the mountains. i seek out products that would be essential to my survival in extreme places, extreme situations and products that are best in class. Ultimate Survival Technologies has absolutely knocked it out of the park with this survival kit. This kit is light weight and gives you the tools necessary to be a part of every hunters pack.
The Ultimate Survival Kit comes in two versions the Deluxe Version and the Aqua Version. Both kits contain the same essential tools but the Aqua Kit is a bit lighter and the Aqua container can act as a drinking cup should you need something to hold water in the backcountry and I thought this advantage was important to me. The Aqua Kit comes with the BlastMatch Fire Starter, Wetfire Tinder, StarFlash Signal Mirror, JetStream Whistle, SaberCut Saw and the Aqua Bag.
We are going to go through each of these tools and talk about each one, as well we did a small video to show why we believe this particular kit should be a strong part of your hunting pack.
Aqua Survival Kit: Weight: 11.2 oz. (371.5g)
Dimensions: 7 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
BlastMatch™ Fire Starter: This revolutionary one-handed, all weather, fire starter generates intensely hot sparks three times hotter than a standard match. BlastMatch™ is safe, easy-to-use, and works in any weather.
Having looked at a lot of fire starters in the past couple of years, the BlastMatch is exceptionally easy to use and self contained. What I liked the most about this product was that whether the product was wet or dry, it still rained down a shower of sparks and fits well inside the pack or outside.
- WetFire™ Tinder: This amazing fire starting tinder is non-toxic, odorless, smokeless, and can start a fire even in the driving rain. In fact, WetFire™ Tinder burns longer when wet! A small pile of tinder shavings is all you need to start a roaring fire.
For years, I have carried in my pack cotton balls filled with petroleum jelly in film canisters inside of ziplock backs. Petroleum Jelly is not safe to carry next to food and after seeing the Wetfire Tinder work in a bowl of water there is no question this product is exceptional. As well it is safe for airline travel and can be kept in the kit next to food.
- StarFlash® Signal Mirror: This signal mirror is unbreakable, can be aimed precisely, floats and can signal for communications up to 100 miles away. It can be used around camp to apply first aid or camouflage. StarFlash® is the standard issue signal mirror of the U.S. Air Force and other government agencies.
This signal mirror is exceptional, and the small Star inside allows you to aim this mirror easily to gain attention.
- JetScream™ Whistle: This is one of the loudest in the world. JetScream’s™ ear-piercing shriek can be heard above most natural or man-made noise. Use JetScream™ in the city or woods for communication and personal protection.
Loud and easy to blow and keep in your mouth whether in the cold or in the summer.
- SaberCut™ Saw: This flexible hand chainsaw is compact, razor sharp, bi-directional, and self-cleaning. It can be used for cutting from a variety of angles and places where you have little clearance. It is specially treated to retard rust and corrosion.
This saw is simple and easy to use and can be easily sharpened and should last a lifetime. We cut down a tree with this saw and we were very impressed with its strength and ease of use.
- Aqua Bag This bag is watertight to 15 feet, and can be used to store an emergency water supply. The HardCache™ is watertight and virtually indestructible.
I really like this bag and my big recommendation is to stop by your favorite fast food operation and steal a couple of straws and add them to this kit after you cut them down to size. The bag will hold water and would be a lot easier to use with a straw.
As a hunter, whether you are going on a guided hunt or you are going out on your own or with friends, your survival is your responsibility and this kit at 11.2 ounces should be in your pack if you walk off of the road. On guided hunts most hunters rely upon the guides to be responsible for their survival but what happens should your guide ad you get separated. Take responsibility for your survival and pick up one of these kits and carry it with you.