The list author says: "My BOK is constantly evolving, so this list is really only a snapshot in time. My kit will change whenever I find a piece of gear that will do a better job than an existing piece, weighs less, or costs less. As my needs evolve, so does my load out. I highly recommend you get out in the wilderness and test your system. Change what needs to be changed, and keep what works for you. Don't follow the path others have trodden just because they have trodden it. In other words, don't get brand myopic just because somebody says it's awesome. Get out there and use it."
"An awesome knife, especially for the money. Full tang, good stainless steel, comfortable Kraton handle and three holes that can be used to lash it to a pole as a makeshift spear. It's 3/16" thick, and makes an excellent chopper. The heel of the blade can be used for finer carving duties, and it has a good heavy pommel sticking out of the Kraton that can be used as a glass breaker in a pinch."
"Great little canister stove. Weighs just 4 ounces with the container, it's about half the size of an MSR Pocket Rocket, and costs less than a third as much. The piezo igniter makes it very easy to use, and the value is outstanding. I've owned a few canister stoves, and this is probably my favorite one of them all."
"Gear that serves multiple purposes will reduce your load weight. This knife definitely fits the bill. It has a 4.25" blade of 420 stainless that will take a frighteningly sharp edge, and there is a fire steel conveniently held in the butt of the handle with strong magnets. This is a great inexpensive knife to add to your kit."
"Once again, any piece of gear that serves multiple purposes will reduce your load weight, meaning you can travel farther without fatigue. This kit makes a good water bottle for the trail, or for camp water storage. You can also unscrew it to use the top plastic portion for a camp cup, and the stainless bottom as a cooking pot."
"A high quality multitool can give you nearly limited capability for everyday tasks. Don't skinp here. You don't want your tool breaking in the middle of a task. (Yes, this has happened to me. Once was enough."