|Mountain Safety Research (MSR) "Deluxe Emergency Kit"|
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Excellent (superior quality and/or performance)
|Qty.||Survival Equipment & Supplies||Rating|
|ACR Survival Whistle|
|EMERGENCY DEVICES GROUP|
|Combination Tool, MSR Stove Tool and Folding Knife, 1 7/8 inch plain edge, spear point non-locking blade, one side of stainless steel scales (1 x 2 1/2 in.) polished to serve as a signal mirror|
|Done Right Mfg. "Sparky" Flint Fire Starter w/ Magnesium Tinder|
|Matches, strike anywhere|
|Butane Cigarette Lighter, small|
|Coghlin's Tinder, soft wax|
|1-AA Waterproof Flashlight (Maglite clone) (battery not included)|
|Elastic Headband for Flashlight|
|G.I. Can Opener|
|Adhesive Bandage Strips, 3/4 x 3|
|MISCELLANEOUS & MULTI-PURPOSE GROUP|
|Waterproof Paper Sheets|
|Nylon Drawstring Bag, red and black|
|Weight:||5.9 oz. (168 gr)|
|Size:||4 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. (10.16 x 6.35 x 2.54 cm)|
|Price:||$49 (No longer available.)|
|Manufacturer:||Mountain Safety Research (MSR)|
The MSR Deluxe addresses some of the most serious shortcomings of the smaller MSR kits. It also provides the best value of the three, thouhg it is by no means inexpensive. The combination tool/knife/signal mirror is a poor compromise, but will do in a pinch. The addition of the Sparky flint and magnesium fire starter is a big improvement. The drawstring bag isn't as secure as we might prefer. We rate this kit as "good."
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