A Spoon and a Hunting Knife
What do you need to survive?
The note tied to the spoon reads: “This teaspoon is the only one I had on the 1894 ice cap dash for the Pole. This & my hunting knife were the only tools to eat with I had with me. I had a string in the hole in handle & tied it around my neck inside my shirt & when needed pulled it out stirred my tea & returned it. S.J. Entrikin” Survival, of course, is about more than a few tools. Endurance and mental toughness are just two attributes that also make a difference. However, considering just the material needs, it is easy to make a comparison with the Chilean miners whose survival in 2010 depended upon tools that had to fit through a pipe only a few inches in diameter. What do you think you absolutely need in order to survive?