If you fire up your favorite search engine and hunt for a list of survival kit components, you’ll find that most of them repeat the same things over and over. Knife, fire starter, and cordage are among the most commonly suggested items, and for good reason, as each of them could prove vital in many situations.
However, there are a bunch of things that could be very handy to have that few people think to add to their kit. These aren’t all true life-or-death items. Rather, they can help make the job of surviving a little easier. When everything seems to be going awry, anything you can do to smooth things out, even if only by a little, will be welcome.
There are some good idea on the list. It does include some unusual items, but they justify them well.