Since our first Kickstarter Campaign in 2016 (which launched the first MSK-1 Survival Knife System to the world) David and his small team of elves have continued to develop some of the world's most innovative camping, survival and adventure gear.
Check back often for the a running list of our best-selling gear from Ultimate Survival Tips, MSK-1 Knife and Tiny Survival.
Every year, we send out holiday gifts to our clients and contractors. During the 2020 pandemic, we created a survival themed holiday box and liked these so much we ended up ordering 175 guides for our entire team. This was one our favorite items we included in that year's box and fit the theme perfectly. Originally started out as a gag gift, but the guide has come very useful information that can be stored in travel bags, vehicles or anywhere else that one might come in handy.
I keep a copy of this in my EDC kit. It’s small form factor is perfect and the information is vital.
Tiny Survival Guide
This is a great addition to any emergency or travel pack. It's loaded with useful information. It's fun to study when you're hanging out on your favorite mountain top!
Not worth the money! Just buy a regular print survival tip book and you just might survive since you can read it without a maganifying glass!!
I bought the Tiny First Aid Guide for my son as part of his continued education. Also picked him up a Tiny Survival Guide. They are packed full of info and I truly feel like the guides will be a great benefit to him and others around him. I am excited to see how his studies and practices of the info/skills on them will make him more confident and helpful. I am planning on buying many more. Thanks for offering awesome products at great prices!
Great product!! Useful to EVERYONE!
Everyone should have one of these. Lots of great information!
I bought them for each car, our travel trailer and earthquake go-bag first aid kits. Increases the value of the kits when you have clear instructions to guide you at the time and place you need them. Recommended!!!
All the basics and then some right in your pocket. Well laid out and easy to find. Print can be small but clear. Worth having one in every vehicle and every day pack.
This knife was designed as a tool to do almost anything, and it does not disappoint! The size, weight, balance, ergonomics, and design are all excellent. It is different, but David designed it to be different than everything else out on the market for a reason. It simply can do things most other knives cannot. As a user and collector of knives, David's MSK-1 is exceptionally thought out in design and functionality. The MSK-1 knifes are meant to be used and used hard giving the user an advantage in any situation. A knife becomes an extension of the user: it provides all of the features that give it an advantage over ever other knife in my collection. Like many others, I wanted to get my hands on one to see for myself and it did not disappoint! Actually, the only disappointment I had was in myself for not ordering this sooner. Everything about this acquisition has been exceptional from the ordering experience (super simple), to shipping (very fast), to the packaging (All companies should provide this personal touch) to the performance of the MSK-1 in real world usage. If you're in the market for a knife that will provide you with all of the features and performance in One Tool, my recommendation is to make the investment now, because to quote David "Be Prepared, because you never know!"
Fit and finish is quality all the way . Weight and feel in the hand is perfect a knife that’s going to be passed down to my son . Couldn’t be more pleased . Thank you David
I was very pleased with this purchase. I got a real good deal on this knife and it is perfect. It has become one of my favorite knives in my collection. Thank you David for the effort you put into the design of this product and for taking care of Veteran's and Dad's everywhere.
Great experience! Thank you
I contacted customer service. They were so friendly and I swear they flew the primitive knife too me. I have not got to try it yet but the entire package is awesome. Much better than I expected for the price. Thank you everyone that works at ultimate survival.
Once you get this knife and hold it in your hand you realize what that statement means! You can tell that much thought and calculation went into the design of this thing. Not many products can cover such a wide range of usage and do it well but this knife can and does. Add the neck knife to the mix and all bases are covered! And…It’s nice to know that David does not hesitate to revise and refine based on customer reviews given that he has come out with the 2.0 version of the Elite as well as other models based on the original design.
Sorry for the delay with my review. Not much time available and for that same reason I haven’t use my MSK1 Elite yet. My words will describe my first thoughs once I had the knife in my hands…
It is exactly what I expected. It feels durable, perfect weight, very well balanced (in my opinion). I’m not an expert, I just know that I love knives and due to quality I always have to go for another one.
I think that I found my last one.
I saw so many negative reviews which were all rubbished when I took the knife in my own hands. So much is great about this knife that anyone complaining about David comparing it to an axe and suggesting this knife could replace an axe is totally missing the point of what David has created. It is a total system and I am sure that David will continue to be innovative in developing this wonderful knife.
I love the design, the ergonomics, the quality of the materials and especially the type of steel, the dedication with which this work of art was made...
They have definitely gained a new client from South America.
Ist das beste Messer, dass ich je hatte. Werde auch weiterhin bestellen. Top.
English Translation: It's the best knife I've ever had. Will continue to order. Top.
I love it.
The name says it all. Is it a backpack full of gear? No. It fits in your pocket. It helps you when you have nothing. Funny thing is that with this kit you have everything you need to help you make it through. I have three of these kits now ( I think) and I have even used it to replace some other items in my bag due to the difference in weight and quantity. Top product from a top company.
Advanced EDC - Tiny Survival Kit - Build Bundle
Fits easily in my bag and gives me a sense of security knowing I have it with me at all times. You just never know what crazy thing may happen. Thanks!!
Great product, well thoughy out. Just slip it in your backpack or pocket and you're good to go!
If you make the effort and take the time to train and learn critical survival skills, your chances of a successful outcome greatly improve! The material solutions found at Ultimate Survival, coupled with the extensive lessons/podcast/instructions (aka: knowledge) that David has accumulated and shares makes him a one-stop-shop. If it is not proven quality, David does not sell it or endorse it. In the right hands, the Tiny Survival Knife and Tool Sharpener Kit are HUGE and make the difference in getting off on a good start.
This tool sharpening kit is great for camping and bushcraft. I love how small and compact this set is and how easily it fits in my wallet. The 500 grit side is great for getting nicks out of the blade or sharpening your axe. the 1000 grit side is great for knifes and finer sharpening. the leather strop is a pretty standard strop and so is the stropping compound. Over all I think this is a almost perfect compact sharpening kit
Easy to carry, easy to store, and easy to sharpen your knives.
Easy to follow, with tons of information. They guides also provide videos for demonstrations.
Package was fast delivery! I like that! The survival knife handle along with ridges felt just right for my grip, the weight perfectly balanced and kits inside the handle are water resistant materials that can rely on which that makes me want this. Even though I haven’t use it yet but I’m exciting to try it soon for hiking and camping. Love the design and purpose of it for useful and benefits needed.
I like this knife as it has the perfect size, not to big and cumbersome allowing fine works but big and sturdy enough to split wood
Overall design is shorted than other survival/bushcraft knives that fills the hands well. The balance if spot-on especially with the wooden handles. Like the idea of the tools hidden in the handle that are unobtrusive once in place. Only minor quibble is the slight gouge in the wood handle on one side that was sanded smooth by the factory. Aesthetically didn't like this initially but have since all but forgotten about it. Edge could have been sharper but is fine for light bushcraft tasks. Overall am pleased with purchase.
Sheath is not the best for me. Too rigid attachment, and I don't like the slanted entry/exit for the knife.
Great survival knife for the money.
I have bought many survival knives in the last 40 years, all were bought to use, not to put in a case. Most were from big name knife manufacturers, but several handmade knives were purchased. None of them were without shortcomings, and I learned the tip can be broken off an $800 knife, and that most of the sheaths were an afterthought. I recently purchased UST's PACK-1 knife, and for the first time there are zero disappointments. When in the hand this knife feels like a natural extension of your arm. It is very comfortable in any position in the hand, and easy to grip with the slotted micarta scales. It is extremely sharp out of the box, and David's choice of steel is excellent. The 5 position Kydex sheath is an engineering marvel by itself. More thought has been put into every aspect of this knife and sheath system than I have ever seen before. This is the equivalent of buying a handmade knife, except you get a much better sheath, nothing off the shelf here. David is clearly a man who uses a knife everyday. I have also bought an MSK-1 Primitive, and I can say with no reservations these are the two best, most rugged, useful knives I own. If you are someone who appreciates and depends on a good blade, the PACK-1 should be your next investment.
Hello David, as an individual with dozens of knives of every type the Pack-1 is all it's cracked up to be.
It feels wonderful in my hand and inspires a feeling of great confidence and ability to conquer almost any task.
PACK-1® Elite: Personal Adaptable Camp Knife
Amazing knife, everything I thought it would be and more!
I will use this knife with me every time I’m outside.