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Altoids Smalls Survival Kit

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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!
 
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Step 1: Materials and Finished Kit

Picture of Materials and Finished Kit
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The first of the three images shows all the materials as I had them.
-Altoids smalls tin
-matches
-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!


Good but 2 gummy bears are not going to help to much. Replace the space with snare wire and fishing stuff. Good job!
mayday129 months ago
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
DaDerp1 year ago
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.
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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