It holds 25, count 'em, 25 items...and counting
Pocket size, neat and organized, ready to go, easy open/close.
Step 1: The "ingredients"
--Items I have
empty Altoids tin
tire puncture repair patch
--Other useful items that I don't have yet
flint & steel striker
--Useful items that won't fit in the tin
Swiss Army Knife(or other multi tool-mine is Greatland Brand)
Step 2: How to Use the Items
*matchbox-- cut off the strips that for striking the match and glued them onto the inside of the tin lid
*gum-- could for mending odds and ends, such as small bike tire punctures, and fishing bait
*fishing line-- fishing, traps, lashing, mending clothes
*duct tape-- they've filled bookes with uses for this stuff
*b-day candle-- helpful for starting fires
*small candle-- helpful for starting fires
*foil-- can hold food and keep tinder dry
*ziploc-- can hold food and water, and keep tinder dry. It can also be used to collect condensation for water
*safety pins-- helps to mend fabric and clothes, and can be improvised as fishooks and used in traps for small animals
*wire-- good for lashing and animal traps
*medical tape-- treat wounds
*gauze-- treat wounds
*bandaids-- treat wounds
*alcohol wipes-- treat wounds and start fires
*plastic container-- hold matches, tinder, protect things from water
*tire puncture repair patch
*needle-- mend clothes and other fabric
*thread-- mend clothes and other fabric, make traps, fish, lash
*signal mirror-- also good for starting fires
*rubber band-- keeps the tin closed and can be helpful in a variety of situations
*x-acto blades-- supplement for pocket knife
*dental floss-- fishing, traps, lashing, mending clothes
*razor blade-- supplement for pocket knife
*safety pins-- improvise fish hooks, mend clothes
Step 3: Well You're Done!
Please comment, especially if you have suggestions. They are useful and helpful. If you know good websites on this sort of stuff, please comment.
Remember, don't rely on this for survival. Use common sense.