Even if you don’t really believe the Earth’s going to explode in 2012, it never hurts to have a few survival tools on hand. Just in case.
While it’s unlikely that civilization is going to collapse anytime soon, you just never know–which is why survival gear makes a great gift. It’s compact, easy to carry, and easy to use, even when you’re somewhere that civilization doesn’t reach, and it tends to be fairly inexpensive.
More realistically, though, this stuff is ideal for hikers and campers, not to mention people who work out in the wilderness–forest rangers, archaeologists, geologists, and the like. Let’s take a look at some examples of survival tools we recommend.