Altoids Survival Kit 2.0

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Hi I'm BudgetBugout and in this Instructable I show you my new and improved Altoids survival kit!  Although this kit is tailored to my specific needs and environment I believe that the basics of this kit are applicable to everyone!  Feel free to leave comments or suggestions so that we can learn from each other!  If you enjoy survival kit videos, be sure to subscribe to me on YouTube at:

Also, if you'd like to view the YouTube video of this kit click here.

Thanks and God bless!!!


The great outdoors is a wonderful place to explore and feel alive!  However, those feeling can quickly vanish if you're trapped or lost in the wild.  Useful for hiking, camping or everyday carry; this pocket survival kit is a convenient and inexpensive way to provide survival essentials!

Here are all of the items in my Altoids Survival Kit:

1x CRKT Ritter Mk5 fixed blade knife
1x Streamlight Nano flashlight
1x Whistle 
8x Water purification tablets
1x Compass
1x Mirror
1x Coffee filter
4x Waterproof matches
1x Mini Bic lighter
4x Strips of Gorilla Tape [1" wide]
1x Razor blade
2x Cotton balls
1x Lint ball
1x Dollar bill
1x Striker for matches
2x Needles
2x Pins
1x Spool of dental floss
2x Fishing hooks
2x Fishing sinkers
1x Crazy Glue
2x Bandaids
1x MRE Beverage bag
2x Alcohol prep pads
1x One foot of tin foil
1x Altoids Tin
1x Tweezers
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Step 1: Contents

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Here are all the contents laid out!

In the subsequent steps I will show you how I build this kit, the capabilities of this tin and the purpose of each item!

Step 2: Collect

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Gather all the contents that you would like to be in your Altoids Survival Kit.  Be sure to focus on survival, NOT what you would use everyday or even for camping.  If you'd like to see what I EDC [everyday carry], click here to see my EDC video on YouTube.

When it comes to making survival kits, the SAS Survival Handbook is regarded as a primary source of knowledge by most survivalists. 
I love it but I don't think a 18 dollar knife is a budget. A bag or something would be good for Carring or purifying water.
Ringer15154 days ago

a good idea for water carrier is a condom... yes a condom it can hold tons of water and it is very compact for storage.

i made a few survival kits for long travels through the wilderness, so this is not new to me but the idea to put it in an altoids box is great for a small kit. thanks a lot
Nice survival kit make sure to check out my Captain America beanie and other instructables!
ryan20201311 month ago

Very well thought out. Really good stuff in there that can be muti tasked!

Lo Tec2 months ago

Hi BudgetBugout!

I'd love for you to check out my Altoid Survival Tin and provide some comments to improve it. Here's a link:

Love the article,


ktbman8 months ago
Nice idea I have a similar item that is a 2 litre tub that fits snugly into the bottom of my back pack also, for currency, gold and silver bullion are a good idea
gcjldmz8 months ago
i see you have a 2 dollar bill in there
dozer7898 months ago
I like the way you laid the contents out, like 8x whatever, it makes it a lot nicer!
angiemcooper9 months ago
Love this! It is more detailed than,any Altoids survival list than I have seen. Thanks!
BudgetBugout (author)  angiemcooper9 months ago
Thanks! :)
one suggest. maybe you could put a few iodine tablets in there for purifying water.
BudgetBugout (author)  guitarsandcars9 months ago
Look again, I have 8 water purification tablets. :)
dozer7899 months ago
This is very neat! Good job, you got my vote!
BudgetBugout (author)  dozer7899 months ago
Thanks brother! :)

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