Every once in a while a product comes through our warehouse that is so practical and so well-priced that I am just about blown away. The Gerber® emergency survival case is one of those products. It oozes with actual applications. To start out, these survival cases are all brand new items constructed from a variety of tough materials. The rigid skeleton, which measures approximately 12 inches by 11 inches by 3 inches, is encased by a thick polyester material with reinforced edges and high-quality stitching. The back of the case is adorned with two Velcro® strips that allow the case to secure to the carpeting found inside a vehicle or any similar surface. Additionally, there is an ergonomic, rubber carrying handle that makes transportation of the survival case extremely comfortable. Being that this case employs a fold-open design, there are two straps with plastic buckles that provide ensured closure. Speaking of the fold-open design, I think it’s about time we open this case up and take a look inside.
The inside of the Gerber® emergency survival case is just as nice as the outside, if not better. It comes equipped with several pouches, pockets and straps designed to house specific tools and accessories. However, if you’re feeling creative, these storage areas are adaptable to hold plenty of different items. The biggest pouch is designed specifically to hold a folding entrenchment tool/shovel and houses our German tri-fold shovel perfectly, which would be a vital tool in both emergency and non-emergency situations. To the left of this pouch are two 6-inch pockets that will hold flashlights, Leatherman multi-tools, knives, road flares or just about anything else you could dream up. Above these pockets are two Velcro® straps designed to secure whatever you choose to store in the pockets. The other side of the case is equally impressive and features a smaller 4.5-inch pocket, similar to the aforementioned pockets. There is also a set of Velcro® straps with a removable sheath that is designed specifically to hold a small hatchet, which could prove equally handy as the German tri-fold shovel. The real draw here, however, is the zippered mesh pocket, which measures 9.5 inches by 6 inches. This pocket can be used to carry any small, essential accessories such as hardware, batteries, folded maps and much more.
The only thing that could possibly make this survival case better would be the inclusion of all the tools. You cannot beat the price though. Besides, putting together a customized survival case with all your own preferred tools and accessories is much more satisfying. Don’t let 2012 spell doom for you, pick up the Gerber® emergency survival case today for only $9.95.