Introduction: Altoids Smalls Survival Kit

Picture of Altoids Smalls Survival Kit

Altoids tins have been popular in the DIY world for a while, being the perfect size for many projects. One of the most popular uses for Altoids tins are miniature survival kits. I have been looking around at the countless instructables for a while and thought I could improve on other's ideas. Feel free to tweak this to your own liking!

Step 1: Materials and Finished Kit

Picture of Materials and Finished Kit

The first of the three images shows all the materials as I had them.
-Altoids smalls tin
-gummy bears (emergency sugar source)
-birthday candle
-LED flashlight
-safety pin (repairs and fishing)
-dental floss
-plastic baggie (water collection)
-tape (I ran out of duct tape, this is electrical tape)
-10 x 10 cm foil sheet

The second picture shows how I packaged them to go inside the tin.
-added a striking strip to the lid of the tin
-rolled up the baggie
-rolled the tape around a straw
-wrapped the dental floss around the safety pin
-folded up the foil sheet

The last picture shows how everything fit into the tin.

Thanks for reading! Like I said before, you can make any changes you want.
Feel free to comment, this is my first Instructable!


Survivorkidjr (author)2014-06-22

Good but 2 gummy bears are not going to help to much. Replace the space with snare wire and fishing stuff. Good job!

mayday12 (author)2013-10-13

in my opinion, gummy bears would cause an insect problem in an actual survival scenario. I use peppermints or those chicken broth cubes. Thanks for posting, though

DaDerp (author)2013-03-10

That's really cool. After I read this, I made my own. It contains: matches, a striker, a candle, some cotton, tin foil, a fishing hook, line, and a lure, some band-aids, some safety pins, an x-acto knife, a Ziploc, a floss pick, and a pill. In an altoids smalls.

BudgetBugout (author)2013-03-09

Very cool! I plan on working on an Altoids Smalls tin myself. One thing I see a lot for people who include candles: instead of regular candles they use "trick" birthday candles because they are harder to blow out. :)

I recently uploaded my Altoids survival tin, lemme know what you think!

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