With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
This project shouldn't take any more than 5-10 minutes, as long as you have 1-2 matchboxes, an Altoids smalls tin, and a hot glue gun.
I used two different kinds of matchbox, only one of which I needed the rough part from. You know, the part that you strike the matches on. Anyway, use...
Using a hot glue gun, glue the cut-off part of the matchbox to the bottom of the tin.
Now take about 6 matches and put them in the tin. Now you've got a matchbox tin! (Or would it be a match-tin?)
We have a be nice comment policy. Please be positive and constructive.
We noticed you attached photosto your comment.
Cool. Couldn't you just use lighters, though? The new lighters, if used full time, (which means holding the button for like 1 day) lasts about 30 hours, and a match, at max, 2-3 minutes.
And if the striking part was in the inside, wouldn't it be safe from water, wind, or any other elements that might wear it down before you even had a chance to strike it?
No, do not do this. You're now introducing the chance that it can ignite while in transit.
MATCHBOX SURVIVAL KIT (not small)by polonium9
Altoids Survival Kitby OutdoorKid
My survival pack.by lapiosaatana
Altoids Survival Kitby yodasoda6
Altoid Matchboxby super_aceX
matchbox survival kitby yodog1645
Altoids Survival Kitby Shadown92
Ultimate altoid survival kit #3by MP44
altoids tin dental kitby FlatLinerMEDIC
Ultimate altoid survival kit #2by MP44
Join 2 million + to receive instant inspiration in your inbox.
Download our apps!
© 2015 Autodesk, Inc.
By clicking "Create Account" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.
Already a member? Login »
Enter the email associated with your account and we will send you your username and a temporary password.
Not a member? Sign Up »
Want to go pro?
First step is to sign up.
By clicking "Sign me up!" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.