by Tom Sotis
(Rhode Island, USA)
In case I was somehow separated from my pack and everything in it and I was left with only the clothes on my back and what is on my belt...Along with my Mora knife, I have a 3-in-1 item with whistle on one end, compass on the other, and waterproof tube in-between filled with cotton/petroleum-jelly. This item has my fire striker attached and all of it is bound with paracord. Nothing unique here.
Here's the item that may be of interest...
I also have a collapsible aluminum cup that squashes down small enough (about the size of a can of tobacco chew) attached to my belt and at least in a pinch I have something to boil water in - even if it's only a cup I can make tea and purify a little at a time.
One can improvise a lot in survival (of which I claim to know very little) but having something readily available to boil water in is essential.
Just an idea...