I have noticed everyone seems to think fishing gear is a good idea in a survival kit. I would like to hear opinions as to why. When I was in the military all our kits had fishing gear, but this was because rescue was not always possible and there was a real possibility you could be stuck out several months before rescue. Therefore procuring food was a requirement.
However, for the week long or weekend trip, I really don't see the need for fishing gear. If something happens, one could expect rescue within a week at the most.
I read somewhere the best source of quick energy is butter, which is what Shakelton used on his trips. Another source I read, recommended traveling with tubes of cake frosting because it is the next best thing to butter. So for the short term survival situation why not just carry this. And for the long term, the human body can last quite a while without food. The frosting is for the situations like extreme cold where you need fast energy.