But survival is all about the fishing line and birthday candles.
I like woven nylon line (good for sewing/clothing repairs, along with fishing) but there are better things to carry than birthday candles...
(trioxane tabs for example)
WTF am i supposed to put on my cake?!
I am not a fan of the typical noob PSK (personal survival kit) as few of the items typically included would be of great use in a real world survival situation as well as less than useful every day. I favor mostly carrying what is useful both every day (at least monthly) and in a situation (fishing hooks are not on my list).
I'll give pocket survival EDC (every day carry) a start;
clean handkerchief - blow snozz, clean glasses, wipe sweat, prefilter water or expedient bandage,
SAK (swiss army knife), Victornox Tinker - pocket tool kit; the biggest knife I can comfortably carry in my pocket all of the time.
Full sized BIC lighter - fire
Magbar with sparking insert - backup fire; if fire is needed after your friends have "borrowed" the BIC.
a pill bottle with aspirins and sudefeds - aspirin for headaches or heart attacks, sudefeds to dry out the respiratory system.
A single AAA cell LED flashlight (Dorcy; haven't seen these in a while, hope they did not stop making them) - More than 16 hours of continuous light sufficient to find your way in the dark.
4 gig thumbnail drive with encrypted personal documents/information, as well as any software that I have found most useful recently.
A Fresnel lens credit card size - help reading small print and can start a fire.
6 large fabric band aids (in wallet) - help stop drippers and leaks, can be cut up for use as butterflies.
Credit card - for emergency things that cost more than $200 (had to buy a used car once to get home).