Tightly bundled monofilament in survival fishing kits will take on the bends and twists of its bundling, making it a nightmare to unwind and cast. Ever try to cast a line with a kink every two inches? You probably didn't like it very much. To avoid this, store your line in the largest round coils your survival kit will allow, keeping it in a similar shape to the spool you purchased it upon. And to make your survival fishing more effective, select a long pole to act as your fishing pole, and tie your line to it. This will allow you to conserve fishing line, and still reach the fish reasonably well. Forty or 50 yards of 8- to 10-pound test would work well for most kits.