This video on survival kits by Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre, author of The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse, has a lot of interesting information on what kind of things are useful in small kits. Also interesting in the first few minutes is the gun he shows off, which is some sort of double barreled over under shotgun pistol. Not legal here but guns like the Super Comanche are similar and stay legal by having a rifled barrel. I’m a big fan of the .45/.410 Survivor and a handgun version has always appealed to me as a back pack gun. Hopefully one day someone will make a America legal version of the one on the video.
Ferfal lived through, and is still living through, Argentina’s economic collapse so his advice carries a lot of weight with me. His blogs Surviving in Argentina and The Modern Survivalist are must reads in my opinion: