Whenever someone asks me which three things I would want if stranded on a desert island, I always answer: 1) A desalinator 2) SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman 3) the Victorinox Swiss Champ SOS Set.
This Swiss Army knife with the included accessories is going to appear on my list of three wants for survival in any setting. With fourteen stainless steel implements with nearly thirty specific uses – two blades, saw, can/bottle opener, screwdrivers, scissors, etc. – plus a magnifying glass, tweezers, toothpick, and pressurized ballpoint pen, I challenge you to come up with a problem that this Victorinox won’t be able to improvise a solution to.
But this is survival were talking about, often an urgent necessity. There isn’t always the convenience of time to work out a solution. Just in case you’re really in a jam, this Swiss Champ SOS Set comes with a variety of extras, including a sharpening stone, pencil and paper, bandage strips, sewing thread and needles, matches, safety pins, nylon string, signal mirror, ruler, compass, and bubble level. The knife and all the extras can be stored in the included leather pouch, which might be a nice thing to have stored in a lifeboat or the bottom of a backpack.