Rating: 5 / 5
Here's a pic of my little survival set
The set is an Esee Izula in blaze orange (550 wrapped handle), Firesteel, and rescue whistle, strung together so it can all be carried horizontally or vertically.
As you can see, it weighs in a 3.5 ounces, which may be a bit heavy for some. My thoughts are that I'm at least going to carry a small knife (LST, razors make me nervous) and a mini Bic. These weigh in at just about 1 oz. If we assume the worst case scenario, getting separated from your gear somehow, I find a small knife to be insufficient for most survival craft and that the mini bic is susceptible to getting wet. My preference is to carry an additional 2.5 oz so that I have a knife strong enough for batoning/survival craft, a fool proof way of starting a fire, a way to signal, and a bit of 550 cord. It's all small enough to sneak into my pocket around camp as well.