I'm not really what you would call a "Survialist". I'm a regular camper, wilderness only, no "Parks". I can navigate with map and compass and have done the "Rim to Rim" Grand Canyon hike. Every year my Son and I travel to an Canadian Outpost for a week's worth of fishing. No electricity, running water, or means of communication. 35 miles from anyone by boat. We make out quite well. Oh, yeah, bears in the camp all the time. I'm sure I could survive quite well. BUT, what do you with your spouse, children, maybe elderly relatives, pet's, etc.? Leave them on their own? My survival plan is to have my loved one's come to me and use my home as a base, rather than heading out into the bush by myself. Great to talk about skill's but in all likely hood you have heavier "baggage" than a BOB.