Friday, March 16, 2012
AMK Pocket Survival Pak Plus review
Following up with the Pocket Survival Pak review; this is the Pocket Survival Pak Plus. The upgraded version that addresses some of the concerns of the original. So I mainly will focus on the new additions and changes. You can take a look at the Pocket Survival Pak review to get information about the other gear.
The most notable addition is the CRKT Doug Ritter designed knife RSK Mk5.
Update: Used the RSK Mk5 to the point of dulling the edge. Stroked it a few times against a sharpening steel and it became razor sharp yet again.
The PNUEMO Zip Waterproof Pouch is somewhat larger than the Pocket Survival Pak's pouch. It has a Ziplock type seal as well as a zipper section on the other side of the pouch. It also has some reflective material as well as a "Don't-lose-me" orange back panel. I had trouble getting the pouch to seal after I removed the contents and placed them back in the pouch. But I do like this upgrade from the first kit.
The instructions are the same from the Pocket Survival Pak. With the addition of supplemental instructions outlining the use of the new gear. Inside of the packaging card is another set of instructions or "advice". Doug is basically saying that this kit is not a stand alone survival package. That you should carry a knife, pocket shelter, first aid kit, and a few other odd and ends. He also suggest carrying another method of fire craft. I can appreciate the advice, especially to those not well versed in survival. This just shows the commitment of AMK to the consumer.
The price is somewhat on the premium side of personal survival kits. Coming in just at $80.
This is definitely a well thought out kit. Doug and Adventure Medical Kits developed a universal kit, that someone with little knowledge of survival would benefit from. All in all, this is a good kit and would help your chances of survival.