Worst Survival Kit Ever
There are a ton of survival kits on the market these days, and many claim to be the "best ever". The every day carry movement has exploded over the past few years, so there are companies springing up everywhere with cheap knock-offs that would do practically nothing for you in an actual life-threatening situation.
Thanks to our Gentlemint Reserve, we know a little about this shady practice. On a daily basis we'll get emails from over-enthusiastic product manufacturers who claim their product is otherworldly. Here's an example of a typical product pitch that we see:
Dear Finest Glen!
I hope you are well on this best of days. We are survival company from Kentucky that specialize in amazing. Our product offer 32 saving-life features, and made from only the finest organic and labor-free sources. It retails for $3.99.
Can you review on your blog? Much prosper!
Anyway, YouTube reviewer and modern homesteader Wranglestar received a request like this, but was surprised at the tenacity to which the company followed up with him, providing him with extensive background on the research and time it took to develop this life-changing product.
So, Wranglestar decided to put their "fantastic" product through the paces by tromping into the Oregon wild at night and documenting his findings using the Finest Micro Survival Kit. Here's what he found:
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