One of my favorite gifts I received as a child was a survival knife replete with a hallow handle containing all sorts of survival implements like waterproof matches, fishing line and hooks, and a wire saw. I was too young to know (or care) about the quality of the blade, the weak handle, or the fact the compass in the cap never worked. With it sheathed on my hip, I was Rambo and ready to take on any trouble a pre-teen suburban green beret like myself could find. Now that I have kids, I want to foster their sense of adventure and imagination the same way my folks did, but sans the cheap Bowie-style blade. If you’re in the same boat, a Tiny Survival Card is just what Colonel Trautman ordered. About the size of a credit card and made from stainless steel, one can easily slide into wallet, or into the side pocket of a pack. In a pinch, you can detach a host of tools and implements designed to improve your situation. There’s a makeshift knife, fishhooks, sewing needles, a broadhead, saw blades, and even a spare shirt button. It may seem like a novelty, but don’t be surprised how well it works when you need it.