The list author says: "This is nothing more then a quick referance list for those of you who have no idea what is needed to survive out side of an Urban or Suburban environment with out the use of technology. Also as with all survival lists weight, size and versitility need to be brought into acount. Never take two items that can do the same jobs."
"NOT A NESSECITY. but if you live near the water you already know the importance of a good life jacket. keep around if you have any doubts about your abillity to swim fully loaded down with cloths and gear"