When comparing kits in this size category, the PSP has some advantages. For one, Doug has sewing, fishing, and four safety pins together and taking up less space and weight than the Mark 1. Second, the PSP has better fire starting and signaling.

On the other hand, the Mark 1 includes light, water purification and storage, and minimal first aid.

The shelter options and blade are about the same as the one in the PSP.

Jeanette Isabelle
“Birds of a feather sure know how to clip each other’s wings, huh?” Lutz, Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2 Volume 4