A couple of years ago I reviewed the time tested Henry AR7 Survival Rifle, and loved it. Then I reviewed the Henry Survival Kit, and I liked it enough to buy one for every vehicle I own as well as my “Things Have Gone Awry” bag.
For 2018, Henry has combined key survival items with the AR7 rifle in a single bag for what looks to be a good value. As a veteran Army medic, I’m not so impressed with their choice of tourniquet, but very impressed with most of the items they picked, like the Frontier Filter Straw.
From the Henry Press release:
The U.S. Survival AR-7 is consistently one of Henry’s top sellers. Famed firearms designer Eugene Stoner invented the rifle, who is most well-known for creating the AR-15, which saw service with the U.S. military as the M16. The manufacturing rights for the AR-7 were passed to Henry Repeating Arms in 1997 when they made several changes to improve reliability, accuracy, and durability. Once used as an emergency backup firearm by U.S. Air Force pilots the rifle is now a top choice for recreational users, backpackers, emergency preppers and survivalists in need of a utility takedown rifle. For 2018, the brand new U.S. Survival Pack revolves around the 3.5-pound rifle that breaks down for carrying into its 16.5-inch stock. The kit includes a myriad of American-made items to aid with survival and emergency preparedness, which can all be packed up into the custom case made by Allen along with the stowed rifle and spare magazines. Among the items included in the kit are 100 feet of MIL-C-5040H Type III green paracord, which can serve as lashing or fishing line, a Mylar emergency space blanket to reduce heat loss in the body, and a black rubber SWAT-T tourniquet for emergency first aid. The fire steel, made by ESEE from 1095 carbon steel is used with ferrocerium rods or true flint, and a divot in the center assists fire starting with a bow drill. An ultralight Frontier Filter Straw is also included in the kit for water filtration. The filter is certified to EPA standards for the removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia, as well as reducing chlorine and other chemicals. Datrex emergency food bars are shelf-stable for up to 5 years and come vacuum-sealed in a specially designed polymer-foil package. Four of these bars are included in the kit for a total of 1,000 calories. To help with skinning an animal for additional food, or for whittling roasting sticks or kindling, the kit comes with a Buck Rival folding knife featuring a 2.75-inch stainless steel blade, black nylon handle, and one-handed thumb stud opening. The Henry U.S. Survival Pack, model #H002BSGB has an MSRP of $550 and must be purchased from a licensed firearms dealer. For more information visit: https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/henry-u-s-survival-pack/