In designing this list we tried to focus on lightweight, high value items that save your life in a sticky situation. Each situation is different and there could always be another piece of gear you could have used, but we tried to put together a general purpose guide to cover the majority of situations, and tools and supplies that can be used in a multitude of situations.
1. A good knife. I personally use the Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife- 4.8 inch blade , but I’ve also just ordered the new Gerber 31-000751 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife, Serrated Edge , which is based on survivalist Bear Grylls and is a bit more gimmicky. I’ll try it out and post a review as soon as possible.
(Work in progress)