So to make sure I have the essentials, I have everything I need, packed on my duty belt, and scabbard of my knife.
Bicycle inner tube, fishing trace line, fly hook( much more useful than just a hook), striker, whistle, orange or pink hi-viz tape, and bivvy chord.
I also carry a tin, which has bits and bobs and the usual contents of a survival tin. I will carry some things in there, that I know are on serious ration, if I have to use it, but will still use the tin to store needle and thead etc, which I will raid, even if not in a survival situation.
The addition to that tin include a teabag and one oxo cube...and for real I lived on an oxo cube for four days in the Chimanimani Mountains on the Zimbabwe/Mozambique border. Its an amazing survival food, it has got the knack of gving you a satisfying feeling if you lick it, or eat a crumb, or even better in hot water.
For Shadowhawk Poland trackers, you will need to carry your survival kit with you all the time, The temperatures are extreme, and with short daylight hours, youve got to plan to overnight if you get lost.
I suppose thats enought for now, but watch out for a blog that will go into detail about how we can exploit one of the boreal forests pioneer trees to aid in giving your postition to a rescue party.