Handy Altoids Kit

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Introduction: Handy Altoids Kit

This is an awesome Instructable, and a fun kit for ages 8-80.

Step 1: Supplies

What you need.
1. Rubber band
2.Swiss army knife
3.Small match book
4. Piece of paper
5.Pencil
6.3-4 fish hooks
7. Fishing line (not shown)
8. Altoids tin
9. Piece of match box (optional)
10. Needle (not shown)

Step 2: Folding the Paper

Follow pictures to see how to fold paper. You can pretty much fold it with out instruction but this is extra.

Step 3: Almost Done

This is a pretty easy Instructable. All this step is is to show you how you can arrage the items.

Step 4: More Ideas

If YOU want to be on my idea list and you have a good idea leave a comment and I'll put it on the list.

I recommend sealing the edge of the tin with wax, or your matches will be useless.... Also, I recommend you use wax paper for your paper. Jobar007

What about polishing the inside of the lid really smooth and shiny, to use as a signal mirror? you could also put a hole in it, if everything else is waterproof...

Also, how about some fishing line wrapped around the pencil,since its stronger than thread and can be used for stitching anything, even flesh, with the hooks, no need for a needle. and a few small zip ties for sewing just about any rips or tears in straps or clothing. Also, i hate to have to say this, but a small roll of duct tape is indispensable (getting a blister on your heel? put a piece of tape on it!) wrap it around the pencil with the fishing line. Add a pocket saw, small candle, aluminum foil andand a plastic bag, you can do just about anything: make a fishing lure, cook your catch, get fresh water in the desert, build a raft and get off whatever island you're deserted on.

Good instructable, a very good start to something that every camper should have! HAL 9000

While duct tape is a good, temporary solution for a foot blister, I found that it peels the blister skin off when removed. Mole skin works better, or just a plain bandaid. Those are designed to be removed without removing the blister skin.

Also, if you need a bobber simply use a dead, dried piece of stick. It looks natural and should not scare overfished fish. A plastic bottle (unfortunately) can also be found at almost every public boat dock in the US and can be used to wrap fishing line around, and as a bobber. Chuckr44

Instead of matches, I'd recommend having some Swedish Firesteel, as it can make sparks, even when wet. It also will last MUCH longer, you know, if you're not sure how long you'll need fire for.. (it lasts a few thousand strikes.) plus, it's pretty small, I'm sure it would fit in your tin. DemiosOne

Step 5: Finally

Go do something and have some fun!!!
I recommend going hiking in The Great Smoky Mountains.

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I'm sorry to say, but this was mainly plagiarizing from The Dangerous Book for Boys. Still, I like that you enjoy survivalist things. Maybe try to make your own version?

Why dont u just use hot glue to seal it man

wouldn't it be hard to open? but i see what u mean (waterproof) -sk8erdude

not hard to open if u do it right

NO! you just keep it open, put it on the sides, wait for it to dry! then do it you are soo UGH!

A small tube of super glue will do a much better job of closing wounds than stitching it yourself, and it fits in the tin! Also, some iron tablets for purifying water are always good to keep on you.

Super glue?? Do you have a death wish??

really, it's a much safer way to close wounds than stitching yourself in the field. Stitching takes hours and hours of practice before you become effective at it, and you don't want your first time to be on a dirty wound, on yourself, in the middle of the woods, super glue is a great solution. What's you opposition to it?

shes right super glue was originally designed to bond open wounds in WW1 or 2 i believe