BCB Mountain Survival Tin RRP: £23.99
We let OAG publisher Aran rediscover his inner scout with the ultimate boy’s toy: the BCB mountain survival tin.
What it includes:
• Fishing Hooks
• Fireball Flint & Striker
• Cotton wool
• Wire Saw
• Water Carriers
• Water purifying tablets
• Snare Wire
• Safety Pins
• Emergency form
• Adhesive dressing
• Masking tape
• Survival instructions
Weight: 220 g
Size: 11 x 8 x 2.8 cm
What a fun kit. When I went on my first cub camp we were told to make a survival kit in a tobacco tin. I failed at the first fence as no one I knew smoked. But finally I’ve got my own (smoke free) version.
It’s sealed with tape and in a waterproof bag so when you need it you feel sure that everything will be in good order. Read the contents list – it’s amazing, there’s everything from water purification tablets to a signal mirror.
Warning – don’t open it until you need too! It’s so jam-packed with goodies that it took me about 40 minutes just to repack it!
Everything works brilliantly though – the saw cuts easily through inch-thick branches – and was still sharp afterwards. The windproof match lit first time and will help the most cack-handed fire starter on their way.
The fireball flint and striker takes practice and perseverance to use – but it does work. The Kelly Kettle tea (the best camp tea) tasted all the better for the effort.
I wish I’d been given one of these by my Grandfather when I went on my cub camp. It has most things you’ll need – and all my outdoorsy mates want to get their hands on one. Not bad for only £23.99