You ever notice how little equipment Bear Grylls or Les Stroud (Survivorman) take with them on their TV shows? It's obvious that their training and experience allows them to survive with less than normal people. I mean, these guys are so good, they could probably go out into the woods with a knife and a ball of twine and build a vacation retreat out there!
On the other end of the spectrum, I'm sure all of us know people so incompetent that, even if given a top of the line RV loaded with food, a generator with a year's supply of fuel, and satelite TV, could still get themselves killed in the outdoors.
So I've tried to cover your bases; I've reasoned and researched and tested loads of outdoor gear, the best of which I've included on SurvivorGeek.com. This gear should enable you to match the level of survivability of the masters without having all their knowledge. But you do need some skills.
That's why we have this section; to show you, step by step, how to use all of this equipment to its fullest potential, how to make your own survival gear, and how to fill in any gaps in your particular outdoor experience. I can't give you all the skills of the great outdoorsman, but I can try to give you enough to effectively use the gear that you can carry with you, whereever you go.