Altoids Smalls Survival Kit

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Introduction: 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

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!

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    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

    Actually, gummy bears would be good (not as food though). If you added any form of alcohol (which the sugary gummies readily absorb), then between the stored alcohol and sugar, it will be a long lasting, easily lit, flammable object. Sugar also burns very hot and can be used with a varity of less favorable kindle.

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

    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!