This survival pak in combination with "Adventure Medical Ultralight & Watertight .5 First Aid Kit" and "Gerber Ultralight L.S.T. Knife" turns into a mere ~8.5oz SOL kit for me. The included instructions, though quite basic for most outdoor enthusiasts, is a good summary of necessary skills, and the included items are of high quality for how light they are. The only two items that aren't quite up to par in my humble opinion are the magnifying glass and the compass, which are both flimsy and not very effective (nonetheless, they're better than not having them). My favorite item is the fire starter, it works so well that I'm tempted to use it for my normal fire starting applications.