SURVIVAL SYSTEMS: SHAKEN, N O T STIRRED
SERIOUS SURVIVAL KIT.
CURIOUSLY STRONG SURVIVAL: It won’t
help your breath but it could save your life.
Qwas not happy about the latest memo from M: budget cuts indicated that
Q Division had to tighten its belt. No more custom-built Aston Martins
for the men and women of the 00 Division. Q was now expected to outfit the
agents with “off-the-shelf” devices to help them out of difficult situations.
He had great plans for his latest system, a survival a small but truly useful personal survival system.
kit that had all the essentials, including a shelter and With planning, careful shopping, and a bit of good
a satellite transponder all built into an agent’s shoe old maker scrounging, you can pull together the
heels — but it looked like that project would have to essentials to keep you going until help arrives.
be put aside. Agent 007 was to leave on a mission in As someone who likes to get out into the woods,
the morning and he required a practical survival kit often solo, I understand the importance of choosing
that would fit in the pocket of his evening jacket. good survival tools. My favorite resource in such
Q took a mint tin from Miss Moneypenny’s desk matters is Cody Lundin’s book,
98. 6 Degrees: The
and set out putting together the essential tools for Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive. Lundin shows how to as-staying alive until help comes. semble a custom survival kit that’s more practical and
You don’t have to be Q to figure out how to make better outfitted than those you can buy in a camping
Photograph by Garry McLeod
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