B.O.S.S. Survival Kits Review

B.O.S.S. Survival Kit - Bug Out Survival Supplement Kits - Fire B.O.S.S. & Fishing and Hunting B.O.S.S.

Stanford Outdoor Supply
has two B.O.S.S. Survival Kits worth checking out.  The first is a 127 piece Fishing and Hunting Kit.  The second is a 33 piece Fire Starting Kit.  In previous posts, you’ll find articles on assembling a mini fishing kit and fire starting kit but I get the occasional request for a recommendation on a premade kit.  It’s easier and sometimes more cost effective to buy a survival kit instead of gathering supplies and assembling one.  These kits are both currently listed at $19.99.  I received the following two kits in exchange for a review.

B.O.S.S. Survival Kits – Hunting & Fishing

B.O.S.S. Survival Kit Review - Fishing and Hunting

This kit is stocked with the basic essentials for fishing minus the fishing pole.  The assumption is a stick can be found and made into a fishing pole using the L-screws (reel) and screw eyes (secure the fishing line up the length of the pole).  Beyond the basics is a nylon stringer which can keep your catches alive until you’re finished fishing.  The Yo-yo reel is a coiled line connected to a spring that automatically retracts when pulled on so it can be used for fishing or snare hunting.  The other hunting items in this kit are a snare wire and the top of a sling shot.  A base needs to be attached to the sling shot (Y shape stick is recommended).  Measurements 8″ x 5″ and weighs 9.7 ounces.

Fishing & Hunting BOSS Survival Kit Contents:

  • 1 Yo-yo automatic fishing reel
  • 100 yds. 8-lb test line
  • 20 ft 50-lb test line
  • 2-1.5” foam floats
  • 25 reusable lead weights
  • 30 premium baitholder hooks
  • 4 jig heads
  • 20 swivels
  • 1 6’ nylon stringer
  • 5 artificial lures
  • 5 artificial grubs
  • 5 salmon eggs
  • 1 folding multi-tool
  • 1 slingshot band
  • 6 3/8 slingshot ammo
  • 4 4” zip ties
  • 20 ft snare wire
  • 6 screw eyes
  • 2 L-screws
  • 5 safety pins
  • 1 razor blade
  • 15′ #36 Bank line
  • 1 waterproof survival instruction sheet


B.O.S.S. Survival Kit – Fire

B.O.S.S. Survival Kits - Fire

This kit is packed with 7 fire starters, 7 types of tinder, and processing tools.  The fire starters include: lighter, matches, ferro rod, steel wool (battery needed), foil (battery needed), fresnel lens, Flange bearing (to make a bow drill).  The tinder include:  char cloth, candles, magnesium capsules, fatwood sticks, Tinder-quick tabs, Whitefire ball, and jute twine.  The processing tools include:  wire saw, pencil sharpener (making shavings), and folding knife.  It’s a well rounded kit prefect for getting familiar with different fire starting techniques.  I wasn’t sure if the wire saw would work so I used it to cut a 1″ tree branch.  It held up and worked great cutting the branch in under a minute.  Measurements 8″ x 5″ and weighs 8 ounces.  Note:  the wire around the lighter is to keep the button from accidentally being pushed in your pack.

Fire BOSS Survival Kit Contents:B.O.S.S. Survival Kit - Wire saw

  • 1 Lighter
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Ferro Rod and Striker
  • Pocket Fresnel Lens
  • 6 Magnesium Capsules
  • Steel Wool
  • 4 pieces Char Cloth
  • 2 Tealight Candles
  • 1 oz. Fatwood Sticks
  • Foil Paper
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • 6 Tinder Tabs
  • 10′ Jute Twine
  • Waterproof Tinder Ball
  • Wire Saw
  • 6′ Kevlar Thread (for fire bow/drill)
  • 1 Flange Bearing (for fire bow/drill)
  • 1 Folding Knife
  • 1 waterproof survival instruction sheet

3 Things I Like About the B.O.S.S. Kits

  1. a lot of supplies for an affordable price
  2. the kits are small enough to fit in a cargo pocket
  3. thorough & organized – each kit is geared towards specific survival tasks

The items in both kits seem to be fair quality and a great value.  The survival instruction sheet that comes in each pack is helpful in explaining how to use some of the items in the kit like the snare wire. These B.O.S.S. Survival Kits are light weight and easy to include in any bug-out bag or emergency car kit.

Raffle Giveaway

Stanford Outdoor Supply was kind enough to giveaway a B.O.S.S. survival kit to 2 lucky winners!  Enter to win below.

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4 Comments on B.O.S.S. Survival Kits Review

  1. I am so excited to have won the B.O.S.S. Survival Kit. I have been working on being prepared and this will be a welcome addition.

  2. Those are really cool kits. You can tell the people at B.O.S.S. really considered each individual component. I’ll have to look into picking up a few for my next outdoors trip!

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