This is another picture of the first idea, (sub)urban survival kit.
Step 1: (sub)urban survival kit
3 bandages, taped to the top of the tin
3 business cards, wedged into the top and slightly bent
1 mini bottle hot sauce
1 pair ear plugs
5 sticks Trident
1 small flashlight (available at Borders/Waldenbooks)
The original. All things I wanted to carry with me, but to have them loose in my already overcrowded pockets would be a mess. As with all of these, they're just ideas, so put what small things you need to carry in yours.
I have ChapStick, for those freezing winter mornings, waiting for the train, hot sauce for boring food, ibuprofen for a good old fashioned work-induced headache, ear plugs for the train or races, my gum, bandages, business cards and a small flashlight. The tissue (in addition to being used to blow my nose) is there to keep everything wedged in place, so it doesn't rattle. The quarters are in case I wanted something from the capsule machine at the grocery store or mall.
Step 2: Alternate Altoids (sub)urban survival kit
+1 mirror assembly from tokidoi.it mint tin
+1 hacked Chapstick
+PSK sheet (http://www.troop149mchenry.org/PSKsheet.htm)
+1 small plastic bag, folded
+1 small plastic tasting spoon (from an ice cream shop)
-1 mini bottle hot sauce
Another configuration on the original. Remove the full-size Chapstick, hot sauce and tissue and add the mirror from a tokidoki.it mint tin (see step 4 for more info), a hacked Chapstick (also see step 4) and a copy of the PSK sheet. The flashlight goes under the mirror assembly.