The list author says: "The idea behind this list is to provide the bare essentials while limiting weight and space as much as possible. Call it an EDC (everyday carry) to take provide food, water, shelter, and first-aid. Protection will not be covered because it involves a handgun. Amazon does not sell firearms and that is a highly personal choice anyway. See my other lists (as I make them) for more comprehensive coverage."
"I can't be 100% sure this is the exact one I own, but it is close. Knife, saw, can opener, screwdriver, scissors, etc. This gift has served me very well. (I prefer Gerber, but the exact one I loved was lost and I haven't been able to find it since then). Research; compare cost, size, and functions to find your perfect multi-tool. If you can only bring one thing with you, bring a multi-tool!"
"Pick one of these up from an army surplus store. Use this to boil water, cook food, and store some of your EDC essentials. From epa.gov: Boiling water (for one minute) will kill most types of disease-causing organisms. Filter cloudy water through clean cloths or allow it to settle, and draw off the clear water for boiling."
"I've had difficulty using magnesium sticks and the swedish firesteel; but, BIC has served me well throughout the years. (Cheaper at Wal-Mart...) Add a small ziplock baggie (double bagged) with petroleum jelly covered cotton balls. You'll be warm in no time!"
"Note: I have not purchased this tarp, but I have bought from Texport and they seem to be decent quality. The tarp I purchased is actually from Wal-Mart and is only 5'x7', which is smaller, but could still cover you in an emergency. This is your shelter."
"You need some amount of first-aid. I choose this specific item because it has pretty much everything I need at my level of experience (basic!). You could honestly build one from your medicine cabinet. Just bring what you know how to use, but make sure you include extra gauze, tape, and Goody's powder (the best product for a headache EVER)."
"For the price, this little guy packs a punch. When it comes to food you need a weapon or knowledge of hunting and trapping. If that is the case you need a rifle and picture wire (for making snares). Honestly, the multi-tool will end up being your food source because of the can opener. You have a month to find food...good luck!"
"Head on down to your military surplus store to pick real military 550 paracord. That being said, because this is primarily for stringing up your shelter you may not need true paracord. Go ahead and pick up 100' feet and wrap it around your tarp (or other essentials) to save space. What EDC isn't complete without paracord?..."