Anybody see the Backpacker Magazine "survival" issue? Its a fun read, not sure I agree with everything.
I wonder if it is a coincidence they listed 231 survival skills?
Here's a shocker. A cell phone was listed as one of the most important and mandatory survival tools by a veteran Yosemite SAR ranger. With caveats I completely agree. You just can't beat the "strength-to-weight" ratio with a mobile phone.