Les Stroud on Survival Kits

“There are a lot of different additive forces in survival.  Certainly, the will to live is the most important. But that’s followed by luck, what kinda shape you’re in…geographically where you are, whether you’re alone or with other people, and a big one for me is whether or not you have a survival kit.  It might seem like a small thing at the time, but there are items in a survival kit that CAN ACTUALLY SAVE YOUR LIFE and make a big difference. And I’m not talking about grab-off-the-shelf survival kits that are available today. I’m talking about putting stuff together yourself so you know what you’ve got, you know how to use it, and you know that it works…That’s the only type of survival kit to have, in my books.”