Survival success relies upon three things: your knowledge, your abilities, and the tools available to you. That is the reason you attempt to learn and try to implement that knowledge as often as could be expected under certain circumstances. Nonetheless, you don't need to store and keep pretty much every "useful tool" out there in your bug out backpack.
Multitools are acceptable as everyday carry gadgets, however, they're surprisingly better in a survival situation. Multitools have been around since the late 1800s when Victorinox first thought of the Swiss Army Knife. From that point forward, the multitool has been a fixture in survival and prepping circles, experiencing numerous changes all the while. The multitool was made in view of effectiveness; it's fundamentally a tool kit that can fit in your pocket. This smaller contraption incorporates a few tools like forceps, scissors, bit drivers, and even serrated blades.
Some multitools, similar to the Leatherman Signal, are specially designed for outdoors. Besides the standard instruments, it has a semi-serrated blade that can double as a little saw, a removable Ferro rod for fire-starting, a diamond file sharpener, and a whistle. You can utilize this multitool to make a cover, cut cordage, cook food, light a fire, fix broken riggings, and lot more different things.
Keep in mind the humble sleeping bed. It's one survival thing that is quite difficult to duplicate utilizing natural materials. It's really simple to make cordage from common materials like vines and plants, however, it's pretty darn hard to make your own hiking bed without any preparation. A camping cot would keep you moderately comfortable, however, it additionally guarantees that you are not in direct contact with the ground. Thusly, you're less vulnerable to hypothermia.
Select a sleeping bed that is lightweight and not very massive. Likewise, observe its temperature rating. In case you're living in a cool atmosphere, it might be ideal to pick a winter camping bed that can endure temperatures 10 degrees Fahrenheit and lower.
While primitive fire-starting techniques look cool, they additionally take a ton of time. When you've figured out how to make sparkles from your bow drill, it may be well after dark (particularly in case you're as yet a beginner taking a shot at your skills). This is the reason you ought to consistently carry a cutting edge fire beginning device like a Ferro pole or fire steel in your pack. Here's a decent depiction from Blades and Bushlore on how Ferro rods work:
"Ferro poles make fire by scratching a striker along the length of the pole to remove fine metal shavings. The grinding produced by this activity makes the shavings light, making hot sparks and molten metal." This way, you spare time and energy—which are valuable assets in a survival situation.
Steel Water Container
Like the sleeping bag, don't belittle the water container or bottle, particularly in a survival situation where hydration is of utmost significance. Go three days without clean water and you'll be in trouble big time. Also recall that in any event, when showing up clear, open-air water sources can in any case be contaminated so it's always smart to decontaminate them. Boiling is the best method of water decontamination as it kills practically all microorganisms present in the water. That being stated, it's imperative to always include water containers (ideally treated steel) in your pack. You can utilize this to boil and store your water. Thusly, you're sheltered from dehydration and water-borne sicknesses.
When it comes to tools, it pays to keep them basic and straightforward. Expertise in essential tools like these can lend you a better possibility of survival than a bug out backpack full of extravagant fancy bells and whistles. Obviously, inclination also matters. Some preppers lean toward cordage over sleeping bags, while some may pick compact water filters over a container. It truly depends upon your needs and range of skills.