Introduction: Altoids Mini Survival Tin

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In today instructable i will show you how to make an Altoids smalls survival tin with some of the essentials to your survival.

You will need these items.

Altoids small-empty

electrical tape

water proof matches and striker

fish hooks

fishing line

paper clip


and fishing weights (optional)

Step 1: Prep the Tin

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First, take your ordinary Altoids smalls tin and the electrical tape. Cover the tin with the tape making sure not to cover the bump that secures the top.

Step 2: Add the Items, Matches.

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get a small box of matches. take a few out. wrap tightly in plastic wrap. cover in tape

this method is quite reliable if you don't have any waterproof matches.

next cut the striker piece of the box and tape it to the inside top of the tin.

Step 3: Add Items, Paper Clip and Fishing Line.

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get any regular paperclip and cut about a 3.5 foot piece of fishing line.

Next tie one end of the line to the paperclip and wrap the line evenly around the paper clip

place paperclip on the outside edge and tape in.

Step 4: Add Items, Foil

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Cut a 12 by 12 inch piece of foil and fold it up to a nice square and place in the tin

Step 5: Add Items, Weights

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wrap weights and tape them in.

Step 6: Add Items, Hooks

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cut some ore foil, about the same size, put hooks in the middle and pull the foil in around them.

Step 7: Finsh

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once you have place your items in the tin close it and wrap it in tape!

Now you are finished.


Mattakers (author)2014-05-13

The first and last pictures are copies of another instructable.

Survivorkidjr (author)2014-05-13

Are those gummy bears? What about a exacto knife blade taped to the top?

jpalmer-rye iii (author)2014-05-13

dip you matches in parafin wax if you have trouble use a tea light candle wait till melted dip once and dry

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