When camping and hiking, communication gadgets should be secured as they could mean the difference between life and death (I'm not scaring anyone, just expressing my opinion.) Anyway, I do agree with SAR Tracker, you need to have the same type of batteries for your devices. In my case, we use Motorola batteries. We also bring pocket knives and lots of water along.
I visited the the website that you've recommended and I find the items good. Also stumble in this website http://www.survivalgearplanet.comwhile I was browsing the web yesterday. Thanks for the suggestion. I would definitely purchase some of the items there.
Thanks to you. your suggestions are helpful. =)
If you mean what to carry with you when you are day hiking, here's what I take:
A hiking companion
Lots of water
Clothing appropriate for possible weather
Whistle for signaling
Matches and magnesium striker bar
A few paper towels
Cell phone - which may not work, of course
A small trash sack
Know your route and your limits
And the knowledge to use matches, magnesium striker bar, compass, and map.
There's lots of advice and information in forums...
sometimes it is correct.
A lot of people spend a lot of time designing the ultimate survival knife. What you really want in a knife is something that is tough, easy to sharpen, will help in starting a fire and can be used o cut things in a pinch (like limbs for a shelter).
The Rambo knife crowd hates it but here it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora_knife
Get yourself a (bright colored handle if you can) carbon (not stainless) steel one. Get a plastic sheath for it and wrap it with some bright colored duct tape (enough to be useful).
A carbon steel blade is best for fire starting. That and a fire starter will be your backup if the matches fail.
You can hit the back of the knife with something heavy to cut down a small tree.
This guy Ragnar has a bunch of them. The web site is archaic but his prices are reasonable and he's always come through for me. Google up Mora knives on the interwebs..even Amazon has them. Remember, carbon steel...not stainless.
I actually carry three ways to make fire, cheap lighter, matches, and firestarter/knife. I also have tinder.
Buy this book. It is an easy quick read and the guy has no agenda to sell crap. He is also the first guy I have EVER read to say that you need to tailor your kit to the environment you will be in and he doesn't know where you are going.