Is There a Future for this Survival Tube?

As much as I like the idea of having a compact set of tools that are both convertible and highly durable, I’m not entirely sure about the AARMED device, and it looks like survival enthusiast aren’t either. The product’s Kickstarter campaign failed already, but the inventor is far from giving up. What are your thoughts on this device?


The AARMED “ultimate survival system and EDC” is a different take on the survival gear game. Start with an aluminum tube.

Add some end caps, rubber slings, wire, rope, fire starters, and what looks like a type of survival yo-yo, and you’ve got one funky (but probably fun) device for use in the outdoors.

This might not be our first choice to bring if dropped in a remote forest, but it would certainly offer tools that could come in handy.

Most importantly, it will help you start a fire (with included magnifying glass and flint steel lighter) and boil water. The tube itself has a “fire base” that lets it sit on coals and be used for cooking. Continue Reading

Image via AARMED

Written by Paul Stevens

I've always been an outdoorsman. Growing up in the mountains
twenty five miles from the nearest town (of only 1000 people
even!) will do that for you.

Since moving on from my first career as a wildland firefighter,
I've run a travel adventure company, built my own home in the
wilds of North Idaho and recently taken a stab at this writing
thing. Happy to be a Ready Tribe contributor.

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