You may be packing your bug out bag or general survival kit right now. Perhaps you already have one packed and are considering a remodel. As a minimum, you'll want to make sure you have these absolute essentials covered. Watch the video below to learn what they are.
Being able to signal for help with a flashlight or whistle is essential, even if you are planning on being in a bug out in which you don't want to get the attention of others. Even then, you may get hurt and have to rely on others for help; not having a way to get their attention will absolutely get you killed.
While you may be thinking you can survive with just a ferro rod and a knife, don't forget a map and compass, because when you eventually start to starve to death or get too cold, you'll want to be able to find someone who is actually prepared.