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Gearpods Adventure and Survival System

Up until just a few weeks ago I had never heard of a Gearpods, which is marketed as a modular adventure and survival system.

When I was approached about doing a review of the Pod, the first thing I did was go to youtube and do a search. Well, no results came back – which is kinda strange. You can find just anything you want on youtube, except in that point in time I could not find a video about “GearPods”. Ok, we need to fix that problem.

Gearpods survival kit review

When on a backpacking trip, organizing small items can be a real pain.  This is where the Gearpod comes into play.  Not only does it help organize items, it helps keep electronics dry with o-ring seals.

Not only does the pod have a cap on each end, to make the system where it can be expanded there is a slice in the middle.  To add another pod, just take the cap off one end and thread on another splicer.

The smaller pod is a basic first aid kit.  Contents included some band-aids, over the counter pain killers, other odds and ends wrapped inside a pouch that looks like parachute material.  The basic first kit is just that basic.  Its what you would expect to find in a kit this size.  To be honest, this is more then what I sometimes take on the trail.

Gearpods review

The survival kit is where the real juice is at – its the stuff in the longer tube.

  • Mirror
  • Waterproof matches
  • Whistle
  • Pocket compass
  • Razor knife
  • Pocket saw
  • Wire
  • String
  • Water purification tablets and plastic bag – use the bag as a makeshift canteen
  • Pencil and paper
  • Needle, thread and safety pin – stitching clothes or wounds
  • Candle
  • Duct tape – good for wound closure

The black tube makes into a stove, which is a very nice feature.

Now that we have gone over the Gearpod, and talked about the good stuff, lets talk about some of the stuff that I did not like.

A, AA mini-maglight will not fit inside the pocket on the outside of the pouch.
The attachment straps seem a little wide for ALICE attachments, but a little narrow for a compression strap.
The price seems a little steep.

Overall, I liked the Gearpod and can see it having a place in my pack.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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