1967 Vietnam Era Pilot Survival Escape Evasion Kit SEEK Testing Emergency Pen Flare (Not MRE)

Jul 15, 2017
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This is a survival kit used by U.S. Pilots during the Vietnam War.
Folks have asked me to review more Pilot's Survival Kits - so here is one of the most advanced & sought after kits of the Vietnam War. The SEEK-2. We also shoot a pen flare gun that went with this kit (near the end of the video). There are technically Rations in this kit too - candy & bouillon cubes - along with a large variety of medicines and other neat gadgets.
Read this video description - especially below some important thoughts shared by a man in the Coast Guard pertaining to the Pen Flare Gun scene.
A gentleman who serves in the Coast Guard wrote to me and wanted me to share his thoughts on firing the pen flare gun.
"I love your videos, but you did something which irritated me that I must address. In your recent 1967 Vietnam Era Pilot Survival kit video you shoot off flares, and in the Coast Guard we take every flare sighting as a serious calls of distress. In most cases flare sightings lead to our boats and sometimes aircraft being launched. Now maybe you don't live by water, but I hate the idea of people thinking expired flares are toys that can be used like fireworks. Too many people already do this and it wastes our time, reduces our capabilities to respond to actual search and rescue cases, and puts our people in danger.
I'd really appreciate if you could include in the description a disclaimer advising people not to abuse signal flares, as the USCG and other emergency services take them very seriously."
Don't play with flare guns. I don't live near the water - but the fellow has a great point. Also, don't shoot 50 year old flares - it could potentially be dangerous. They are not toys.
Thank you sir for your Service - and for the common sense message.
Last Pilot's Survival Kit that I reviewed was March 2016 - so I figured it was time to share another one from my personal collection - and since noone else on the internet has shared an unboxing of one of these. I can understand, it's the rarity - this one took me 4 years to find in this condition. So I hope you all enjoy!
I want to apologize in advance to anyone in the audience who is disappointed that I didn't try any of the medications - I hope you still got some sort of enjoyment from this video, despite it's relative lack of action (and a tray).
Thanks so much everyone for watching, I am working on new MRE Reviews right now - and will be back in regular-speed production shortly.

And thank you everyone for watching & subscribing - hope
you enjoyed this one, as I certainly did making it!
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  • Steve, I was a pilot in Vietnam. Was there all of '71. By that time, they probably realized that if you were shot down, there was no real chance of "Escape and Evasion" after just a few hours at most. So they replaced that kit with a second radio in all our survival vests. If you landed alive and managed to not be immediately captured or killed, you had a chance of a helicopter rescue using the vest's radio. So the radio was the most important bit of gear in the vest And a second radio was the very needed backup to the first one.

    Rocky RaabRocky Raab3 years ago
    • Thanks for sharing, brother.

      Gene QuagmireGene Quagmire12 days ago
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      Michael SmithMichael Smith14 days ago
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      Michael SmithMichael Smith14 days ago
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      Michael SmithMichael Smith14 days ago
    • Thank you for your service sir.

      Gunny1971Gunny197116 days ago
  • Motion sickness for pilots??? The Meclazine must had an alternate purpose.

    Marc BMarc B4 days ago
  • I'm starting to think Steve is just addicted to alert tablets and why he eats nothing but MREs

    Stephen FisherStephen Fisher5 days ago
  • Party kit

    js tranijs trani7 days ago
  • 👍 S.1989

    Todd RosanskyTodd Rosansky8 days ago
  • Salt tablets smh lol those are rubbers bro

    Zay 6991Zay 69919 days ago
  • Your videos are absolutely fascinating. Thanks bro

    Andy WhiteAndy White10 days ago
  • 20:00 I get my toiletries from Apple.

    Gene QuagmireGene Quagmire12 days ago
  • Major "King" Kong's survival rations were way cooler!!

    Stephen AntonioStephen Antonio15 days ago
  • ella mai

    Trọng TấnTrọng Tấn18 days ago
  • Almost good enough to get out on a tray lol 😂

    Michael SchulerMichael Schuler20 days ago
  • The wire saw hardware looks like it might be deep sea fishing swivels.

    U.S. MilitiaU.S. Militia23 days ago
  • I'll take those alertness tablets 😂 for science of course.

    Alijah MurphyAlijah Murphy27 days ago
  • Da pra colocar um pandeiro na mão dele kkk está tremendo pra caralho kkk

    Fagner GarciaFagner Garcia27 days ago
  • the antibiotics were for the natives, the condoms were for your gun lol

    Francis PhillipeckFrancis Phillipeck29 days ago
  • Why is he always shakey

    GaMMERKittenGaMMERKittenMonth ago
  • American kit is the best from the rest.

    Richard WilliamsRichard WilliamsMonth ago
  • Lol, how are these legally sold??? They've got amphetamines & opioids in them.

    CooeCooeMonth ago
  • That's a really good kit. These survival kits are probably my favorite type of vids you do.

    Earl The PearlEarl The PearlMonth ago
  • Uncle Sam cares.

    mar golmar golMonth ago
  • Seeing how he eats most things in his videos, I was hoping he try all these tablets too

    AndriusAndriusMonth ago
  • How much do these cost

    tobitobiMonth ago
  • This type of tablet packs are still used in India.

    Regum KoyuRegum KoyuMonth ago
  • 😝 those arnt paper clips or clothes pins, they are safety pins

    Crusty Rusty’s RestorationCrusty Rusty’s RestorationMonth ago
  • Why your hands shaking man

    Stanis KynjingStanis Kynjing2 months ago
  • The blue and red little bags were for when the downed pilot goes to catch a 3d movie with those sunglasses

    James PalmerJames Palmer2 months ago
  • Dextro? Might as well be meth

    James PalmerJames Palmer2 months ago
  • Antibiotics are in the jungle growing off the trees.

    Healing of the Nations ConsultingHealing of the Nations Consulting2 months ago
  • why didn't you eat the pills you missed some good content

    Evan BarnesEvan Barnes2 months ago
  • Yeah, such a major bummer that the🕶sunglasses were trashed...👌🏼💯✔

    The WorstThe Worst2 months ago
  • "They're stiff"

    Delirium ChannelDelirium Channel2 months ago
  • Steve’s intro music is it’s own genre

    Bobby GradyBobby Grady2 months ago
  • Oh they gave u speed

    kait oi138kait oi1382 months ago
  • "Alertness tablets"? Crystal meth?

    Ron WilsonRon Wilson2 months ago
    • No

      mhp0810mhp0810Month ago
  • 25:22 nice

    jonnyares1jonnyares12 months ago
  • You should have ate the candy and boullion along with half those anti-diarrhea tablets.

    adamgm84adamgm843 months ago
  • I'm sure you could sell the chloroquine to some one thats intp using useless meds for the Rona.

    Bt averyBt avery3 months ago
  • Isn't the foil for smoking those amphetamines?

    i Believe your liesi Believe your lies3 months ago
  • Why is he so Shakey

    J RajaniemiJ Rajaniemi3 months ago
  • Just you shooting those flares is worth a like, everything else is a bonus!

    ZietTigerZietTiger3 months ago
  • Nice!

    Eric KomarEric Komar3 months ago
  • I was thinking SERE KIT

    Mozzie AuzziMozzie Auzzi3 months ago
  • 123456789 10 11 .... 12 who else heard that song from seseme street 4:40 the pin ball sequence..

    OgreOgre3 months ago
  • It's got electrolytes

    Todd WebbTodd Webb3 months ago
  • Pop some of that meth on your tray and sniff it for us Steve 😂

    B DoggB Dogg3 months ago

    Rising StarRising Star3 months ago
  • That arrowhead is awesome.

    Billy HoyleBilly Hoyle3 months ago
  • Hello, 911. Yes, someone in distress over here near my house. They've been shooting off flares...

    George BordenGeorge Borden3 months ago
  • Alert pills basically meth

    Free WayFree Way3 months ago
  • that flare is super coool


  • I like how they litaraley just give them methamphetamine lol

    Chance PellmanChance Pellman4 months ago
  • Ancient times must be so valuable that even the smallest most DISGUSTING thing is precious.

    SkidDEDers & minced sausagesSkidDEDers & minced sausages4 months ago
  • 25 mg of addy!

    Caleb OuelletteCaleb Ouellette4 months ago
  • 13:30 Normal people: " Nice. That's a good wire saw." Me, after playing too much Hitman lately: "Sweet, now I can garrote a guard and take his uniform!"

    Sean McCauleySean McCauley4 months ago
    • "You're a bit tall for a Viet-con aren't you?"

      chibanichibani2 months ago
  • You mean choloraquin phosphate 😱dont tell CNN , guess no corona in nam

    Richard NalewayRichard Naleway4 months ago
  • *"..Ohh wow, looks like a nice little party kit.."* LMAO HAHAHA!

    IncorruptusIncorruptus4 months ago
  • 14:50 it is called nylon thread.

    AlAl5 months ago
  • Oh look it has the CCP virus 🦠 Chloroquine tablets! How about that Steve-O!

    John Smith 83John Smith 835 months ago
  • Cold-climate chapstick? For Vietnam?!

    Zoe KirkZoe Kirk5 months ago
  • chap stick?

    Mike SecorMike Secor5 months ago
  • Now that pen gun looks mighty nice, as well as the fishing kit and a few other thingamajigs. If only I could find them and import them... What, eh? I am a reanactor.

    Hrvoje Antonio BušićHrvoje Antonio Bušić5 months ago
  • If they had to take something like that? They hand that shit out like candy

    Matt BergMatt Berg5 months ago
  • That's so cool!! I have a similar signal mirror from ww2 navy theater!

    Stranglehold OutdoorsStranglehold Outdoors5 months ago
  • Where is the cyanide capsule?

    Simon SmedleySimon Smedley5 months ago
  • Tryna sell those alertness pills for uhhh my collection?

    chris millschris mills5 months ago
  • Hey man any links to get my own mre??? Which ones would have the cigarrette packs? Great videos by the way

    Jersey BravoJersey Bravo6 months ago
  • Awesome! 👍👍👍

    J HoguezillaJ Hoguezilla6 months ago
  • Paper clips ,then clothes pins...No safety pins!

    James McCulloughJames McCullough6 months ago
  • Yay! Crotch ROT!

    justin carrierjustin carrier6 months ago
  • My sister and I got into Dad’s stash he bought from the Army Navy surplus in the 70s from Vietnam War. We ate the gum and tried to smoke. Glad it made us choke.

    Athena CreamerAthena Creamer6 months ago
    • Poor soldiers. How they must have suffered in the jungle

      Athena CreamerAthena Creamer6 months ago
  • Those are the pills Trump is passing out for Corona virus-19. Use them now. Lol

    Mark McdermottMark Mcdermott6 months ago
  • I wonder if that dextro is still good?

    Socially StupidSocially Stupid6 months ago
  • Lol chloroquine

    Jake EsayianJake Esayian6 months ago
  • Save the anti-malarial stuff in case you get the Coronavirus!

    liberty Annliberty Ann6 months ago
  • 2:42 "chapstick still good.. I'm going to eat that later"

    Karol KowalskiKarol Kowalski6 months ago
  • 50 year old meth and flair guns.......count me in lol 💪🏻💯👀🤣

    Bully VonWilsonBully VonWilson6 months ago
  • Steve is such a badass

    Kylie 152Kylie 1526 months ago
  • bet all that chloroquine came handy now...

    LUKE !LUKE !6 months ago
  • Hi Steve where can i get one of these I want to start a collection of my own 1😎😁

    Malachi McclellandMalachi Mcclelland6 months ago
  • Somebody somewhere called in UFO red light sightings

    Oky_ 890Oky_ 8906 months ago
  • Now fold that net back and put it back in the bag 🤣

    Jerick WhitemanJerick Whiteman6 months ago
  • Getting diarrhea in the jungle has to be pretty shitty

    David BrothersDavid Brothers6 months ago
  • The broadhead is a Bear! They were the best of the time and still kill effectively!

    Plainsman CabinPlainsman Cabin6 months ago
  • Nice Pee Wee Herman shirt Steve MRE 22:08

    Jai Jike RodriguezJai Jike Rodriguez6 months ago
  • Strangling the enemy most definitly went through his mind at 13:33 hahahahah

    Adam AAdam A6 months ago
  • Paper clips

    lilslils6 months ago
  • 9:58 that is a tube :D

    corbeaucorbeau6 months ago
  • I'll take all you stay awake tablets plz ;)

    MitchMayneMitchMayne6 months ago
  • i hope you keep item 12 is very useful this days

    Dan StelianDan Stelian6 months ago
  • Why is his hands shaking that much?

    Copper BoltwireCopper Boltwire7 months ago
  • Anti maleria medicine = anti corona

    Hell RazorHell Razor7 months ago
  • how do i get one?

    Hawk NestHawk Nest7 months ago
  • That white gauze got me spotted...wish I had Camouflage gauze!

    Gary DeisingerGary Deisinger7 months ago
  • Is there a difference between Dextro and Adderall?

    Scott MartinScott Martin7 months ago
  • Paper Clips...Clothes Pins... They are Safety pins 😁

    Robin KingRobin King7 months ago
  • shoutout chloroquine at 3:10 ish. If youre watching during coronavirus boogaloo 2020 youll get it

    Deus UmbraDeus Umbra7 months ago
  • Wow I keep falling alseep

    Mrnicocool FrancoMrnicocool Franco7 months ago
  • so you have chloroquin in case of covid now:)

    B BB B7 months ago
  • Chloroquine. Perfect for coronavirus👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

    ding174ding1747 months ago