Instead of making 5 new threads, I figured it would be better for me, and all of you if I just make one thread. 1. What is a good quality lock picking kit(many need it to last through armageddon)? Also, any suggestions on books/guides on lock picking? 2. I have one of thos maglight solitaires on my keychain. I want to know about transforming it into an LED light. Anyone ever do this? 3. Aside from the SAS, what other books on survival would you recommend? This can be from wilderness to urban. 4. Making cordage (natural) when you don't have any in an emergency situation? 5. I realize all wool blankets arent the same. Any suggestions for a few? 6. Best compass for the money? 7. Most durable tarp AND poncho? 8. Types of firestarter suggestions? (cotton balls with petroleum get too messy. Especially if I have one for a wallet survival kit.) Ok, so eight lol. I know its a lot of questions, but Iam still trying to learn. Iam relatively new to all this. Thank you.