1. Defensive Firearm with 10 mags and 200rds of ammunition.
2. Fighting knife. I like the M9 Bayonet due to its utility.
3. Large Army Rucksack to carry your gear.
4. Military Modular Sleep System with Goretex Bivy Cover.
5. Katadyn MicroPocket Water Filter or similar filtration system.
6. Freeze Dried Food. A great value is Augason Farms 30-Day Emergency Pail.
7. USGI Poncho with Poncho Liner.
8. Load Bearing Equipment Vest with utility pouches.
9. Military Tritium Compass and Square Military Protractor.
10. Camelback style water carrying system.
11. Flashlight with batteries. If budget allows purchase a tactical light that can also be mounted on your weapon
12. Multi-tool with fire starter. The Tool Logic SL PRO FIRE is a great system.
13. Basic First aid kit.