Well, after looking at many pre made survival kits, and many here on instructables i thought i would have a crack at my own. 

This kit, and a little knowledge will most likely get you out of most survival situations. 

Step 1: Starting out

Start with a tin, now i cheated alittle and got a pre made survival kit, simply because its cheaper than buying a lot of the items seperately. and it comes with a little information that could help you out.

So the tin here is a tobacco tin, its pretty watertight and can be used to boil water in. as well as cooking small meals. 
<p>Sweet! At first i &quot;pimped&quot; a pre-made survival kit but afterwards planned and made one by myself. It's pretty similar to yours. Good Job! :-)</p>
<p>Sweet! At first i &quot;pimped&quot; a pre-made survival kit but afterwards planned and made one by myself. It's pretty similar to yours. Good Job! :-)</p>
Very cool, I also dislike the pre-made survival kits: they are novelties, in my opinion. I have constructed a similar kit, with first aid, a knife, a flashlight, some more fire-making miscellanea, and a little survival handbook into one solid pouch that fits in my pocket. As a matter of fact, <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Survival-Kit-Not-a-Candy-Tin/">here it is</a>.&nbsp;<br> <br> Also, I would substitute the matchbook for some waterproof, wooden flint matches.&nbsp;<br> <br> Great ible, thanks for sharing!
if im honest i only threw the matchbook in there so the slew of omg no matches comments wouldnt appear. they are somewhat moot due to the firesteel + tinder. <br><br>off to go have a look at yours now, thanks for the comment<br>
neat survival kit, but I would put more emphasis on shelter - I'd be more likely to lave the trapping/fishing at home than the poncho and foil blanket (traps are easier to make from scratch than shelters) and I'd substitute the matches for a small lighter (more fires for the same space) <br>If you're in a survival situation RULE OF 3'S: 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food...and if you only catch rabbits, beware of rabbit starvation...
shelter is easy enough to make in most situations, a simple lean to using green bows for thatching isnt that difficult to make with a little knowledge <br><br>Also notice the ferroseum rod? more fires than any lighter. As for catching rabbits, thats why you eat the bones and liver/heart/kidneys.<br><br>Also this is a survival tin. as in a backup / last ditch item. something small to throw in a pocket while out just in case. knowledge weighs nothing. you should read some more books.
i know what you mean about knowledge...there are people who can go into the woods with a bit of string and a knife and survive, there are some who just need a knife and there are a very few who just need the clothes they are wearing...i am not one of these people. I have recently learnt the art of firemaking with only a ferrocerium rod, but I wouldn't like to do it when I was cold, wet and only had wet tinder - I would prefer to use a flame (I suppose that is why you have the matches) and I would rather have a dry lighter than a book of matches. I reckon that if you are in the woods where you might need a fire, you should be able to make it 3 diferent ways - at least (by friction, by spark(firesteel) and have a backup lighter, for the &quot;f@*kf@*kf@*k I need a fire right now&quot; moments. shelter, as you say, is easy to make in MOST situations, but takes time and energy,but it is easier and faster if you have some form of shelter with you... i seem to remember that a shelter needs a foot+ of stuff on top of it to be watertight....not something i'd enjoy doing in a survival situation.... <br> <br>oh, just remembered another example of the rule of 3s - colect as much firewood as you think will last you through the night, then colect twice that much again, then you might have something like the amount you need
Where did you get that little multi-tool?
local surplus store, its a true utility scarab. <br><br>Not the best multitool but it makes a great backup (pliers, blade, file and a couple screwdrivers) plus at its size its perfect for a kit like this
did you get the metal box from countycomm?
Nope, overseas shipping would be a bit pricey, its a metal tobacco tin i picked up for &pound;1 in my local surplus store
The most useful survival kit that I've seen so far on this site-thanks for sharing! :)<br>
thanks and congrats on being first lol

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