Survival Kit Definition:

A collection of equipment that you need to stay alive
in emergencies if you are somewhere far from help

Over the years I can't count how many times I needed items from my survival pack.  Backpacking in Red Lodge, Montana, hiking in the Colorado Rockies or exploring the forest preserves near home.  I’ve used just about every item I’ve carried. I wanted to provide hikers, backpackers, climbers, campers, travelers, and adventure seekers the tools and knowledge they need to survive and return home.

There are so many tips and techniques in the U.S. Army Survival Manual that I can't list them all here. The Edible Plant Book gives you all you need to identify the plants, flowers and stalks you can eat to survive.  I think I'm safe in saying most people would rather eat the local flora than try to catch and cook a squirrel! 

Hopefully the longest you'll ever be in a survival situation will be 1or 2 days. The Survivorpaks and the companion books will give you the tools and knowledge you need to survive that time.