POTD: For The Bear Behind The Bear – S&W 500 Emergency Survival Kit
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have a cool bit of late 2000s history. This is the S&W 500 Emergency Survival Kit! These guys were made in limited numbers and were intended for survival situations. The survival situations lean a little heavily into the whole bear defense aspect. The kit includes one of the biggest revolvers available on the market in a short barrel with “Bear Attacks of the Century” by Mueller and Reiss. The kit is a blaze orange hard case with gray/black foam lining. The package includes the contents specified below!
“It has the standard Emergency Survival kit features on the gun and a case containing the revolver, two Space-brand emergency blankets, a S&W Extreme Ops folding knife with pouch and 4 inch half-serrated blade, six wax firestarter pellets, a Cochlan spark bar, Rescue Flash signal mirror, Silva Polaris pathfinding compass, Supreme “Unbelievable” hand chainsaw, signal whistle, manual, papers, and “Bear Attacks of the Century” by Mueller and Reiss.”
Lot 3857: S&W 500 Emergency Survival Revolver, with Gear. Smith & Wesson Model 500 Emergency Survival Double Action Revolver with Case and Survival Tools. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved June 23, 2022, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/69/3857/sw-500-emergency-survival-revolver-with-gear.