End-of-the-world survival kit, crafted and designed by MENOSUNOCEROUNO.
Concept Product Design — Not for sale (designed for fun and friends)

If the world ends this year, we better be happily ready. Expecting a beautiful chaos, MENOSUNOCEROUNO created JUST IN CASE ®, the perfect brand for the end of times. An imaginary brand that covers all your basic apocalyptic needs. Our survival kit re-packages a collection of iconic products from Mexico to enjoy in no particular order.
The perfect gift for friends and clients (only the ones we want to keep).

Download and print the template in a cardboard.


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For this example, we have selected a few products that we think is fun to give... and together they create a concept.

01 — Basic Water ®
02 — Doméstica Yellow Notebook ® and a pencil
03 — Chocolate Abuelita ®
04 — Xtabentun D'aristi ®
05 — 40 Emergency Black Matches ®
06 — Simple Knife ®


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Step 1. Fold and assemble the box.

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Step 2. Fold the black tissue paper at the bottom of the box.

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Step 3. Add some thatch.

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Step 4. Basic Water ® : Drink wisely, survive up to ten days with one liter.

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Step 5. Doméstica Yellow Notebook ® and a pencil: A design classic from Monterrey. Tell the story, write like John, draw like el Bosco, or use it to start a fire.

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Step 6. Chocolate Abuelita ® : Dark chocolate laced with cinnamon and covered in sugar. With more than 70 years in the market, this classic delight will make you feel well under any circumstances.

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Step 7. Xtabentun D'aristi ® : Original Mayan liqueur from Casa D'aristi in Yucatan, one of our favorite brands of 2011. Celebrate like the old times!

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Step 8. 40 Emergency Black Matches ® : Start a fire, get warm, light your way with style. Black is beautiful.

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Step 9. Simple Knife ® : Clean affordable design, a minimal hunting tool for animals or zombies.

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Step 10. Close the tissue paper.

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Step 11. Add a card with the contents description.

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Step 12. Close the box.

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Step 13. Put a sticker to seal the box.

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Be creative — 
Add any object you think is fun for the purpose of the gift.
Think about the person you are giving the gift to.

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menosunocerouno (author)2012-05-29

Hi everyone,
you can download and print the box template. Also we added some other set of objects suggested by friends. Our idea is that you get inspired and create your own JUST IN CASE survival kit with objects you love.

Have fun!,

wildfloweressence (author)2012-05-29

Very funny and creative! Creative ingenuity is the name of the game here and your concept has inspired some ideas of my own thanks ;)

artdreams (author)2012-05-27

LOVE it! Ranks right up there with a "Do It Yourself Planetarium" a friend sent me that involved using the enclosed star map to poke holes in a black plastic bag, then sticking your head in the bag near a bright light.

Satire is my kind of fun. I'm glad the end of the world will include chocolate.

baker420e (author)artdreams2012-05-27

that is hilarious!

blackholeseeker (author)2015-02-06

LOL Awesome!

hviaene (author)2012-07-11

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elimasmx (author)2012-06-03

Nice seeing someone from Monterrey. I'm from there as well and love hot chocolate made with chocolate Abuelita.
Very nice instructable!

kenkundel (author)2012-05-31

Nice, ;)

I prefer the need to survive any thing gig. Fishing and hunting with traps and the basic survival first aid kit with herbs and other natural medicines. Know what the weeds are good for.

kidNeutrino (author)2012-05-30

I have to agree with artdreams here, but mine would also include Enmergency Procedure 417(an extra-dry vodka martini). Cheers!

moebuspcgold (author)2012-05-27

Where is the template to make the box!

scoochmaroo (author)moebuspcgold2012-05-29

He just added it - it's in the intro now!

Davidfromcali (author)2012-05-29

You would have to know what the 'end of the world' looks like. The end of money based culture? Disease? No oil?

The plagues in Europe wiped out half the population which is why the survivors and descendents of the other half later flourished. Labor became worth more, land was affordable or free, new technologies took over where before they were ignored.

A kit might help if you know what you really need. Chocolate might be worth more than protein, a lot more.

dansdoc (author)2012-05-27

which month is the end of the world in this year?
just so i know what to get.

gonzalo_lage (author)dansdoc2012-05-29

somewhere in december

aristide202 (author)2012-05-28

I say are you kidding? This is just an emergency gift box, you won't have any chance in case of a real ultimate wild zombies attack . I'm not wise as expected and sure I will hardly not survive more than three days with just one liter of water and so I'm gonna adding in the optional bigger yellow box a couple of 20 liter spring water canisters and a two dozens of canned beans .

pattyaitch (author)2012-05-28

So, what's the big deal? If you find it offensive, just skip it and move on to another. Couple of things there I'd like to find in my 'bug-out' bag~~~that is if I ever get around to putting one together. Mellow out people.

domino88 (author)2012-05-28

Hi there!

It's really great that you made this yourself, just for fun with friends, but why don't you describe how you came up with it, how you designed it (what software, what tools), what resources you used to make it to look so well finished that it really looks like a commercial product ready for store shelves... How can a reader duplicate what you have done with another concept, like a wedding survival kit? Now, that would be interesting!

Taking 10 steps to show the handy DIY community of this site how to fold a cardboard box might seem a bit out of place...

PS: A swissknife would be best for survival...

tim_n (author)2012-05-28

This is a perfectly acceptable instructable. It is however wrongly named. It should be called:

Assembling a cardboard box.

The descriptions of the assembly stages could be better however. The photography is spot on.

KryptoTSD (author)2012-05-27

Where do you get that black lined yellow box from? I take it you have to make it yourself, provided you have access to Adobe Illustrator...

Xonk61 (author)KryptoTSD2012-05-27

No need to spend the money on Illustrator, Inkscape is an open source vector graphics program that would easily do the graphics. it runs on Windows, Linux, Mac... and it's free!

menosunocerouno (author)2012-05-27

Hello everyone, we just want to make it clear : this is not a product for sale.
We designed it in the spirit of having some fun with end of the world prophecies exploring the concept of branding for unusual circumstances.
We think it could be a fun and unexpected gift for friends.
— hope you like it

selliot (author)2012-05-27

If it is the end of the world then why do I need a kit for?
Would the kit have TP paper?Would the kit have a J?Would the kit have a smart phone?Would the kit have a note from my mommy to give to all the bad gies saying not to take my kit then kill me?
What will need to do when the kit runs out?Will the kit have a shavel so I can dig a hole to hide from the end of the world?
What do you mean by the end of the world?
World War 3?
We fall into the Sun?
1 billion China people cutting a fart at the sometime someone lites a cig?
In time a small kit will not keep you alive for long.
You will fine yourself robbing others of what they have to stay alive.
People in USSR ate bark off trees to stay alive in ww2.

shylock (author)2012-05-27

Sadly almost everyone leaving comments missed the entire point of this. You'd think the community would be smart enough to see this for what it is. Just have to laugh and shake your head at them.

danny6114 (author)2012-05-27

Those who rely on a kit like this aren't going to last long. I guess it's thinning the herd for those better prepared.

Kinnishian (author)2012-05-27

As silly as an instructable this is (given that it's not really a super useful survival kit), and as blatant of an advertisement it is,

I appreciate that it's still in the Instructables spirit of things. Cool in that sense, and yes- a fancy box.

May I suggest: If you wanted to be serious, there needs some way to comfortably carry this. Paracord harness could be in the works :p

RogueRiver (author)2012-05-27

Elegant, but impracticable. A wide-mouth Nalgene bottle would serve to store small items, like a microfilter for removing bacteria from water. Matches are fine, but a magnesium fire starter would last long after the matches are gone. Chocolate and liqueur? Maybe as mood enhancers, but I'd rather have a couple energy bars to tide me over until I can find food. And where's the multi-tool and flashlight, space blanket and fishing line? And not a single bit of first aid, like 4x4 gauze pads, Betadine, safety pins, antibiotic powder, and a tube of Superglue to create sutures. The box too is just for show and wouldn't last if it had to be carried any distance. A gear bag with shoulder strap would be more practical and durable. This kit could be more dangerous than nothing at all because it might instill a feeling of complacency about being prepared when actually you're not prepared at all.

sdobbie (author)2012-05-27

Add a camera to the kit to record the disaster.

anode505 (author)2012-05-27

That's End-of-the-world survival kit? Would have been better off is a gun and a single bullet.

I guess you can use the chocolate to bribe the zombies (zombies love chocolate, every one I've run into says so)

kalmurat (author)2012-05-27

an army knife, a lighter and water purification tablets. that's all you need to survive.

KryptoTSD (author)Xonk612012-05-27

Okay, I will!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cobalt_neko (author)RogueRiver2012-05-27

bravo and well said energy bars are a good idea or get emergency rations from a sporting goods store. i have seen dry emergency food kits at our local walmart that has an amazing shelf life. water only lasts for so long in a bottle sealed, i have seen water pouches that have a five year shelf life but it would be better to have water purification tablets and instructions on purifing water like a boyscout handbook. the bag idea is good too perhaps an army duffle bag with shoulder straps so you have something to put supplies in while your out scaving. i will see if i can put something together eventually and put it up

dc0de (author)2012-05-27

Actually, the best "JIC(r) - Just In Case" kits are made by Mossberg.

This is cute, but really won't help you at the end of the world.

coolacid (author)2012-05-27

Este es mi paso favorito. :)

NotTheNorm (author)2012-05-27

A humble suggestion: How about including a white flag so you can surrender to the revolutionaries, enemies, or aliens?

1newdan (author)2012-05-27

At least you will go out in style. :)

ShadowJesus (author)2012-05-25

This is more of a gift box than a survival kit.

DokHolocaust (author)ShadowJesus2012-05-27

agreed. it's a neat idea: matching water bottle, candy, etc.

I suppose a DIY version would be to get a reusable water bottle, then fill it with candy, stationery, utility knife, etc that all match/compliment the color of the bottle.

t.rohner (author)2012-05-27

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I'd replace the basic water with "100 proof water" for the last party ;-)

motleyjust (author)2012-05-27

Like a survival kit in case you forget a birthday, an anniversary, a dinner date etc.

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