It is important that any equipment you bring on an outdoor adventure is up to the task: strong and versatile.
Design: 2-chamber pealess + CMG
Don't ask yourself if it will function under the best conditions, but rather, will it do so under the worst conditions? If not, do you want to stake your life on it? Your personal survival kit is not really a "kit" at all but the most important survival gear you should carry with you at all times – on your belt, in your pockets, or around your neck. You'll never leave a pocket behind! You can carry items such as a whistle on a piece of rope or parachute cord around your neck. Get the sturdiest, loudest, brightest, and most obnoxious one you can find. My favorites are manufactured by Fox 40.
Excerpts from "Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive"
by Les Stroud - www.lesstroud.ca
Best known as the producer and star of the twelve-time Canadian Screen Award nominated (formerly known as the Geminis) hit TV series, Survivorman, Les Stroud continues to forge new pathways as a prolific, creative force.
A celebrated and captivating keynote speaker, musician and author, his books "Survive! – Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive!" and “Will to Live” have made the New York Times bestseller list. He is currently working on his third book (all Harper Collins).
Musically, Stroud has shared the stage with top artists, won numerous regional music festivals and released three CD's. Revered on an international level for his harmonica playing, his musical style is eclectic ranging from folk-roots rock to contemporary art-rock.
Proud member of the Explorers Club, Les contributes to dozens of charities and benefits, and is an advanced survival trainer for the Canadian Military Armed Forces.