Having the ability to scan your area in a survival situation can certainly increase your effectiveness. Be it a covert security scenario or watching that potential next meal’s movement, a well-built, easy-to-use, clear, and compact optic is a plus. Vortex optics
has been a go-to of mine for many years and is a brand I trust and love. All of their optics have excellent build quality with great glass and amazing clarity. This solo monocular is an amazingly small and compact optic that can certainly assist you visually. Sometimes in an on-foot situation, binoculars can be a bit cumbersome without additional gear such as optic suspenders to manage the hassle. A monocular is a great asset due to its size. Strap it to your belt with its included Velcro pouch and your all set to keep an eye on things.