The Proforce COMBAT SURVIVAL TIN survival kit was purchased through a foreign online store for the purpose of familiarization and, if successful, its possible use as a field wearable NAZ. The meeting took place, but its results were sad, however, first things first and begin with a description of this survival kit on the manufacturer’s website.
Proforce COMBAT SURVIVAL TIN Survival Kit for English SAS, Special Air Service, Overview.
This is a set of necessary items for survival in war conditions. Originally intended for the British SAS (Special Air Service). Tightly packed in a metal container. Collected in the USA. Content subject to change. Includes a compass, a whistle, a candle, a fishing kit, instructions for waterproof paper, wind and water-resistant matches, a pencil, a sewing kit, a flexible saw-string with removable rings of different sizes, water disinfection pills, pins, a flint, a multi-purpose folding knife with scissors.
The description says about the British special service SAS, it may well be equipped with something like that, but this set can be considered a very unfortunate imitation. Although perhaps it does not at all look like the original one, and such a description is nothing more than a marketing ploy.
orientation, the production of fire, water and food, the construction of shelters, plus at the end a kind of individual medical card is added, which in theory should facilitate the work of rescuers. The paper on which the instruction was made is somewhat similar to glossy and repels water, a little rain is definitely not afraid of it.
2. Compass from Proforce COMBAT SURVIVAL TIN.
Made in China. On top of the case is a rotating dial with markings applied every 10 degrees, on the back of the clip. A fairly convenient design, but due to its certain inhibition when determining the cardinal points, it requires getting used to handling. Control measurements showed its quite acceptable accuracy..
3. The whistle.
The simplest ball-free design. Equipped with a clip and a hole for hanging on a rope. The sound is loud and sharp, it works both in dry and in wet condition.
4. Candle, pins, pencil.
Candle ordinary, pins six pieces of the same size 4.5 cm long. It was expected that the pencil embedded in the set of 8.5 cm would be chemical, no, it turned out to be simple, so its practical need is generally in doubt.
5. Fishing kit from Proforce COMBAT SURVIVAL TIN survival kit.
It includes four keys No. 7 (according to international numbering) with spatulas instead of ears, four sinkers of the olive type, one large and three medium carbines with swivels, six meters of fishing line with a diameter of 0.4 mm. The disadvantages of this kit include:
The presence of four hooks of the same type large (not running) for most species of fish of the size, moreover, with spatulas at the end.
Extra large sinkers.
Completely unnecessary in most cases swivel rifles, which would be more needed only if there were spinners.
A very thick fishing line with a diameter of 0.2-0.25 would be more in topic, respectively, could be increased footage
In our opinion, the following equipment would be more appropriate: two hooks No. 2.5-3, two hooks No. 4-5, one hook No. 7-8, five split sinkers, a pellet, one sliding sinker olive, six meters of fishing line 0.25 mm and six meters 0.6 mm.
6. Wind and waterproof matches.
Instead of the declared twenty-five, ten pieces with a two-sided grater, hermetically sealed in a bag with NATO markings on top.
7. Flexible saw-string with removable rings of different sizes.
Unlike the regular NATO one, which is woven from eight stainless steel spiked wires, there are only four of them in this saw-string. The length also let us down, instead of the standard NATO 71 cm (28 inches), in this one a little more than sixty, which would complicate its use, for example, as a bowstring. But the ring handles, as in the present, are of different diameters, which allows them to be used as a locking unit in traps of various designs.
, the quality is disgusting, the only truly working and functional thing in this knife is the tweezers that are embedded in the handle.
Conclusion on the Proforce COMBAT SURVIVAL TIN Survival Kit.
The complete set of this survival kit requires significant modifications and the complete replacement of some of its elements, as well as adding new ones. What will be done in the near future and is described in the next article on this subject..