You will have a bunch of problems when you get lost in the middle of nowhere because your car broke down. Lost in the woods with only your survival gear around; how safe are you? If you were to get lost this instant, how ready are you for that? For those people who have no survival gear, they will be pretty much dead before someone finds them. You have to understand that not all type of survival gear will be best for any kind of situation which means even if you have a survival pack ready, if it does not have the right things in it, you are still going to be in trouble. You need two things if ever you fall into this kind of situation. You need to bring the right survival gear together with the knowledge to use it properly.
You have to build around your strengths when it comes to survival. A lot of people relies too much on ready made kits that were made to be the best. You need to know how to use your survival gear; buying a ready made pack is not going to help with that at all. The kit is only as good as the person who is going to use it; if the person has no idea how to use it then the kit is rendered useless. There are survival gears that are not that easy to understand; there are gears that need a little research as well. Don’t be too concern over survival gears that are state of the art because it does not mean that they are the best. You are still going to be in trouble even if you have high tech survival gear because you don’t know how to use it.
You can always add in some extra survival gear to customize. The types of survival kits you find for sale in the market are not the ones that have shots for poison stings and the like; better be ready. You better bring some shots for your allergy on some insect because it is not going to be good if you get stung in the middle of nowhere. You need to understand that the guys who are preparing the stuff to be put inside the survival pack are not aware of the condition that you have so best prepare for your own survival. This is why you have to smart when it comes to surviving; make sure you have the best survival gear with you before every trip so that you can be safe.