When it comes to wilderness or urban survival, a set of the proper tools is absolutely critical. If you're considering (I hope!) about putting a survival kit together, here's how to start.
Begin with the Ten Essentials, the basic list of what you need to have. Virtually every organization has some variation of this list, and it doesn't really matter whose you follow. Your best bet it to make your own survival kit, based on your needs and skills, because you control the components' quality. Don't buy a commercial survival kit, toss it in your backpack or rig and think you are prepared. Above all, don't let your survival kit give you a false sense of security! To see the list, click here.