"I really like this pack too. While not quite as rugged as the first one in the list, I've grown to like it more. It's tough, light and very comfortable. Features include ventilated back, rain cover, bottle holders, internal frame, hydration compartment, and loops for attaching tools. This pack comes in three sizes, so you can get the right size to fit your torso."
"Always have a knife! This one is on the big side but handy for chopping. Comes with a sheath for easy attachment to your pack or belt. I always thing it's worth paying a little extra for a good blade. This is a good knife for the price."
"If you have the extra cash to spend, go for this filter. Better at filtering then the one above, and you won't need to buy the expensive replacement filters. So it will save you in the long term, plus it's just tough!"
"Katadyn makes arguable the best water filters on the market. This or the more expensive Katadyn Pocket Microfilter are great gadgets if you have the cash to spare. Very handy if you are going into terrain where water is scarce and you might only have mud puddles to drink out of!"