I am young and haven't had much experience but I am smart and quick on my feet.
The basics are water and shelter I suppose and depending on where you live you might want to stay where you are or get away from everyone. Both have
their advantages and I personally would go out on my own. For me this keeps me on my toes and always thinking about the next move and if it will
benefit me. If someone was with me I would have to think if it was best for them as well. I am a natural leader so that wouldn't be a problem but I
am also very independent and would have better chance of surviving without having to watch other peoples back, it just depends who is around me and
who of those people I feel I have to save.
For water I would buy a pack of condoms (they hold up to 2 liters of water and can also be used to waterproof things).
Shelter isn't a problem if you are staying put but if you are trekking out then you need equipment to build a shelter.
1.a larger knife and sharpener
2.a multi-tool of choice (good quality)
3.strong rope of some sort (at least 6 meters/18 ft)
4.small amount of lightweight material (parachute material)
5.strong string but thinner than you little finger (about 10 meters/30 ft)
6.a shovel of something that you can dig with like a Spatula
7.this might sound weird but i thought of taking a stainless steel knife, fork and spoon like
( the fork can be used for traps and what you can imagine, the spoon
can be used to dig and they can be used as eating utensils so you don't feel like a total barbarian)
For my first aid kit:
3.a lot of multivitamins
4.bandages and band-aids
5.alcohol or iodine
6.alcohol swabs or cotton balls
7.small bottle of listerine
Food isn't the biggest problem, you can survive without food for a while so you don't need to take too much with you, I suggest:
chocolate-preferably dark, not white (good source of energy and keeps your moral up)
and some vegetables
For your meat you can hunt it so I suggest you read up on some trap manuals and other survival guides.
I research alot but I always carry my Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide, it is easy to understand and gives you all the basics to survive in the wild in
a range of climates and conditions all over the world.
For some in-depth and advanced reading I suggest the manuals from the link on this
(this is my first post)