The Basic Kit's mantra is: Stay prepared, stay alive. This kit includes Gerber Mini-Paraframe Knife, emergency whistle, snare wire, and emergency cord. For situations in which light and warmth become critical, the Basic Kit provides fire starter, waterproof matches, and cotton-ball fire tinder. Waterproof bag and lightweight, ripstop nylon bag with waterproof zipper. Also contains land-to-air rescue instructions and "Priorities of Survival" pocket guide with Bear's survival essentials.