The Gerber Off Road Survival Kit is a compact survival kit put together by Gerber that is designed to fit under the seat of your car. The folding 12″x11″x3″ kit is kept together in a Ballistic nylon case and is kept closed with two snaps.
Inside the Gerber Off Road Survival Kit you will find five useful tools:
The Gerber Folding Spade is one of the best folding shovels on the market. You can tell the quality build of the tool as soon as you hold it in you hand and unfold it. The handle has a hand clutch that tightens when opened so that it will not close while in use. It can be used straight for a shovel or at a 90 degree angle for a pick. This is a quality, durable folding shovel.
The Gerber Exchange-a-Blade Sport Saw has a replaceable stainless steel saw blade that is easy to exchange. The Gerber Sports Saw comes with an extremely sharp wood cutting blade that is 6 3/8-inch long. The blade cuts on both the push and the pull, requiring 1/3 less effort. The saw folds into the comfortable Black A.B.S. Fiberglass non slip handle, and packs into a compact size of about 0.75″ x 1.5″ x 8.25″. The blade locks when both open and closed. This 8.4 oz saw should give you years of service.
The Gerber Back Paxe Axe is a very lightweight, compact well balanced hatchet. At 8.88″ and 19.3 oz, it is super small and light enough to easily be carried by a hiker. The 2.63″ blade takes a very sharp edge and is easy to sharpen. The Polyamide T handle is molded into the forged steel axe head ensuring that the axe head should never fly off. Polyamide T is a reinforced fiberglass polymer that is extremely difficult to break.
The Gerber Multi-Plier 600 is a very handy tool to have. It is a Stainless Steel Multi-Pier that can be easily opened with one hand. The tools when extended lock into place with the Saf.T.Plus™ locking system. It comes with a needle-nose plies, wire cutter, wire crimper, fine edge knife, serrated knife, Phillips screwdriver, regular screwdriver both large and small, file both fine and medium, leather punch, ruler, can open, bottle opener, and a lanyard eyelet. It is 5″ closed and weighs 8.6 oz. This is an excellent piece of survival gear that can easily replace a pocket knife and for some becomes the most used tool they own.
The Gerber Expert-M Flashlight is a robust, strong and very light tactical flashlight. It is very bright at 120 lumens and the battery will last about 1.5 hours if left on. You can leave it on full time, or with a simple twist you can press the tail-cap button to turn it on only when you need it. It runs off of 2 CR123A batteries. I must warn you though. Some of the older kits come with the Maglite 2D cell flashlight. This is an excellent flashlight, but chances are that you will get the Expert_M. No matter which one you get, I think that you will be very satisfied!
The Gerber Off Road Survival Kit is an excellent kit that is packed with great survival gear and would be a great gift to yourself or your loved ones. The kit comes with a Limited lifetime warranty on the tool, axe, flashlight, and spade and a 1-year warranty on the saw.