Well what does it take to be an true survivalist you're asking me? A true survivalist always work with minimum amount of gear and start adding up from there just like if you want to learn something, you start from the basics and then adding up new techniques from what you have learned over a day, week, month, or maybe even a year. So talking about the survival kit I've always used to carry around this bulky survival kit where ever I've go filled with unnecessary items. But as 4 years has passed I've finally made a survival kit that is suitable for my own area that I'm familiar with and what will happen if this comes, and you guys should as well. You don't have to make your own survival kit if need be because it happens rarely. But being prepared is not crazy, its the most logical thing in the world. As the Van Prepper says. So if you're a newbie who came here to say "hey I wanna build my own survival kit where can I start?" Well kid you've come to the right place to learn survival!
Step 1: Tip 1, Create an Survival 10 Essential Items and Then Adapt It to Your Own Needs
whether or not if you're getting started in prepping or survival. First thing first is try adding the hiking 10 essential items in your everyday carry bag or backpack or even your personal needs. Then after week or month try extracting some of your items and make it so that way instead of killing your back you're lightening up the pack. Make your pack suitable and adaptable for certain climate and geographical area you're in.
Step 2: Tip 2, Whether You're a Worker or Student Try Taking the Necessities Only
So let's say that now that you have known the 10 essentials of survival did you tested them out and never use them or do you use them daily. Same principle goes to backpacking you have your needed items, wanted items and trade items you need to know.
Needed items: the items you need through out an day. Like let's say an moisturizer or even a headphones. Or even the daily products you need though out an day or weekly purposes.
Wanted items: the items you want in your daily, weekly, or even monthly items. Let's say emergency supplies, etc. Those should be consider after you tested your items out to see what and what not works.
Trade items: the items that you don't even use quite often and using those items as an source of trade. Let's say hygiene items or luxury items, a unused or even a collection of something.
Those items should be considered you want to trade, keep, or even stay in your basement, closet whatever you name it. But what I'm trying to say is. At first you may start over weighted by your backpack. Try to keep it minimal as possible, remember. adapt your items to your own circumstances.
Step 3: Tip 3, Remember the Rules of 3 and Sections of 3
Rules of three apply to 3 seconds without hope, 3 minutes without air, 3, hours without cover, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. That's taken by the concept from the military survival teachings. Well what's the sections of 3 you're asking me? The diagram often seen in John Loffty Wiseman survival guide. the pyramid always starts with base layer of foundation of will to survive, then next comes the knowledge, and then last comes dispels fears. Remember to take this method and customize your survival items on your own needs. Remember to adapt to those area, and situations you're in.