The list author says: "I may not seem like an expert, but the real truth is that I probably know more then 9 out 10 people on the topic of survival. I commonly go out in the woods behind my house to perfect my techniques and skills that I have acquired. I have read many books, which I've listed in my products. I hope this list helps you, and have fun reading my descriptions. **NOTE** "(EDC)" at the end of my description means that this is a First Line piece of gear, therefor needs to be carried ON YOU, not in your backpack. Therefor if you need to make a sudden escape from peril or possible death, you won't be bogged down, and will still retain some gear for survival."
"In order to survive, your going to need something to carry your stuff. I wouldn't use those rucksacks with one shoulder given that a backpack will spread the weight out more easily and effectively. Resulting in greater comfort and mobility."
"A knife is the most important thing in survival. This knife is amazing, I wish I had one. It comes with a knife sharpener and a firesteel... two very important things in a survival situation. Fire is amazing, and a dull knife is a hazard, and serves no purpose. (EDC)"
"Fire is very important, and I always believe in having a product built and designed for a specific purpose. I would use this as a backup, only because with my past experiences it is much easier to light a fire with an open flame then a spark. (EDC)"
"Zippo's are awesome. I own this one and it is exactly like any other Zippo lighter, but with a thicker case. I recommend having it in a plastic bag, to avoid evaporation of the fuel. **Don't forget extra fuel and flints.** (EDC)"
"An outrageously priced watch, but a watch that doesn't require batteries, and therefor is a completely mechanically independent watch. Also because it's automatic there is no need to wind it up, only the movement of your hand powers it. (EDC) (no duh)"
"Flashlights are a must. Without a flashlight, night operations are almost impossible. Red lights are good for retaining your night vision, and this flashlight includes 3 of them. **Don't forget extra batteries.** (EDC)"
"A great flashlight that can be used for the bigger jobs required during the night, such as setting up a tent, finding out who the hell is talking out in the dark or whatever. **Don't forget extra batteries.**"
"A good compass is very important, but be aware that recently the North Pole has been shifting. But unless you plan on camping out with all your other survival gear, your going to need to travel somewhere, like in the book The Road, by Cormac McCarthy."
"Some anti-biotics to help fight that nasty infection you got from getting stabbed by a rusty old knife found in some sewer by some seemingful "harmless" hobo man. Although I don't think these are the real thing."
"Water is everything. Your body is made up of 70% of it. Without it you will die. SO... just have one of these! It's that simple. I'd actually have 3 of them though, that way I stay hydrated. But note that water is heavy, 1 gallon is 8 lbs."