1. Learn the proper use and benefit of a walking stick. 2. Train in staff weapon defense. 3. When attaching tools and modifications to the stick, be sure to have duplicates in the rucksack in case I lose the stick.
Make your own paracord survival bracelet. Customize it to your needs and save yourself some money. The pre-made loaded bracelets typically cost about $60, but you can buy the supplies to make about 10 or more for the same price. Update: I've swapped the regular whistle buckle to a whistle buckle with a hidden handcuff key, added reflective tape to both sides of the female end of the buckle, and added a 2" saw blade inside the bracelet.
Bahco Laplander saw and Mora Clipper knife http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008ZG8S0A/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687742&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0001IX7OW&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1NX0GM7BTZYZN1CTB7YH