I saw a couple of articles about survival recently that spurred this article.
The first is that an article stating that a 2007 red cross survey stated that 93% of Americans are not ready for a major disaster and this Survival Equipment Discussion http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/01/27/prweb9145964.DTL listing things people forget in their kit.
I thought the items listed in the article were well chosen but that perhaps a little more discussion on the 7 important survival items was helpful and interesting. The gist of the conversation was 7 items that are often forgotten in survival kits but which are important.
Here is the List:
3. Antibacterial Soap and Handwash
4. A toothbrush and Dental Floss
5. Extra Sunglasses
6. A way to measure distance
7. Test everything
While all are great suggestions. You wonder what the backpack is going to look like when you get all your stuff together. All of these are great add-on's But what are the most important items.
1. It would seem a way to purify water.
What is on your list? Why would you choose them and what is the weight of your survival pack?
Barre Army Navy Store has a plethora of Survival Items located here http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/survival-kits-and-gear-c421.aspx but realistically you can't have everything so thought and discussion is impoartant.