I got this because we spend alot of time outdoors, camping, hiking,fishing etc. I never thought we needed one before but now after buying this I can't see not having one. I keep it in my car trunk for emergencies or when we go places. it has absolutely everything you would ever need if you were ever stranded. To name a few, it has a wire saw, paracord, a knife, compass, flashlight and torch. And all these pieces come in a small plastic case that would fit right in a pocket of your backpack. Such a great product to have around.