Here's an idea...
Since many survival plans are based around firepower, why not combine an AK with some basic survival equipment?
I'm thinking "under the couch" or "truck gun" here, with some extra stuff in and on it that might be useful. The idea is "one grab gets all". Obviously you can't carry all that much, but something is better than nothing.
First, some aftermarket pistol grips have storage inside. If you look up "Altoids survival tin" you could fit all that stuff in the grip.
If you hollowed out the buttstock, you could store a lot more stuff - a "space blanket", butane lighter, signal mirror, Leatherman, contact list, and maybe some other small items.
You could wrap the handguard with 550 cord. That's always useful.
A rail-mount flashlight could be detached and used as an ordinary flashlight. Scope could be used as a monocular.
A scope could be used as a monocular.
Use one of those threefer clips to attach a couple of spare mags to the main mag.
A bayonet would make a great camp knife, but you'd have to store the rifle with the bayonet attached, which would be awkward. The spike underfolders are useless, and the knife-type underfolders would require some sort of handle to be useful if you dismounted it. One of those nifty Carcano folding bayonets would be ideal, but you'd have to make up your own mounting hardware.
All this junk would make the rifle heavy and awkward, but there's nothing that says you can't shift most of the equipment to your pockets or a bag. The idea is to have all the stuff in one place, not to make it convenient to carry.