we all know its horses for courses,but just a thought
to combine the wise words on this topic written by knowledgable members here ,and trying to merge those of gary and mm60 -the following question came up to me to give me a direction on this crucial time old question--
what is the combined absolute most basic essential and minimum survival 'things/tools' needed all over the world ,given the various habitat,weather, conditions,etc,etc.? [from desert to jungle to ice etc] to survive out there?
i think you will find that if you make a list of 5 items for each situation they will overlap a lot, but this list then will give you a good idea of what is the final 5 minimum universal requirements to carry on you [eg. maybe some sort of cutting tool, maybe a fire device, some type of container, maybe cover[clothes,tarp etc?], some multi- use cordage etc, etc,]
this is an interesting excercise that i think a lot of us had thought about or even tried practically.
what are the 5 x universal basic [all terrain] survival items out there? [,to answer this question of what is the basic/minimum items you should always carry with/on you off the beaten track.]
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