A Map and a minimal level of navigation skill are about the most important things you can have in the bush outside of a Knife. A Knife will get you Fire and shortly after, Water (well, unless you’re stuck in the Desert and why would you go there anyway?).
A Map will tell you where you are and where to go and how to get there. The government sells quite nice and accurate ones that only seem expensive until you use them. If it isn’t dead rainy (you don’t want to travel anyway) you can generally skip the compass unless you have a fancy one or sentimental attachment.
Next up, Maple Syrup, Back Bacon, and Brador eh?