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I remember this from my time as a boy scout...
Before you begin building your survival kit, you need to decide what its purpose is. Will it need to be small enough to put in your pocket, or will you be able to carry it in your backpack or a small daypack? If it's for your pack, what will you have left over if you lose the pack in a stream crossing or through some other misadventure?
Your survival kits (the one in your pocket and the one you add to your pack) should change in content with the season. For instance, you will need more ways of getting fires started really quickly in the winter-time than you will in the summer, when you will want to trade out some fire-starters for insect repellents.
You should study survival techniques and tools like they will save your life...because they just might!