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Mini-Mess tin survival tin.

Step 2: The contents

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Hereis a list of contents and why they are in the tin:

Mini Mess Tin - To hold contents, and can be used for cooking. 

Spare Boot Elastic - To hold the Mess tin tightly shut and is also spare for if you lose or break one. 

Waterproof/Wind proof Matches - Used to light fires, This container holds 20 and has a striker on the top and bottom, it also has cotton wool in the bottom which can be used as tinder 

Leathermans Micra - This is just a small leathermans that contains Scissors , tweezers, a blade and other tools.

Ziplock Bag - This has many uses but i placed it in here to hold all items in the survival tin when it was emptied so i could use it to cook, and it can also be used to carry water. 

Dynamo torch - Light inst essential for survival, however Dynamo torches are perfect for survival as they never run out of batteries and come in all shapes and sizes

Tissues - These have all sorts of uses and can also be used as tinder to get a fire going.

Tea light candle - You can use this to light/start fires as it is easier to light than the fire itself  

Snare wire - This can be used to catch your food and can be made easily and quickly and is easy to set up

Flint and tinder's - These are used to create sparks that can light try tinder. 

Aqua Pure Tablets - These are used to clean dirty water, Instructions are usually provided with the tablets. 

Spare Locking Blade - This is just a cheap sharp knife that can be used for cutting most things. 

Safety pins - Theses can be used to aid you with sewing or holding things together.

Basic fishing kit - This is easy to set up and use and can catch edible fish. 

Spare matches - These matches are not waterproof and wont work when wet, so to prevent this you can coat the heads in a thin layer of wax and scratch it off before use, I haven't bothered with this as i keep mine in a water tight container. 

Tin opener - This one isnt essential as you wont probably have tins in a survival situation, however if you are hiking and you have taken tin food you have a spare one if you lose your main one.

Button Compass - These are only for survival situations and should only be used if it is your only compass.

Two small Pencils - There is no need to take full size pencils or a sharpener as they could be sharpened by knife, The reason for taking to is they can be used as handles for the wire saw to prevent cuts and blisters and making it easier to cut through large objects. 

Mirror - this can be used to signal and make people aware of you position it can also be used for shaving etc.

Elastic Band - Fairly obvious, it can be used to hold things together.

Basic sewing kit - This can be used to sew up any rips in clothing or sleeping bags, to keep you warm and dry.

Wire saw - This can be used to cut logs and branches to a size that is more suitable to you, and supposedly can saw through metal. How ever they still need to be maintained and it is best to lightly oil them and keep them in a small bag. 
 
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Nice, but if you took that torch(which I also happen to have) you shouldn't really use that at night, you should get a red sharpie, colour in one lense red, then to use it at night just hold your hand over the white one, or go the whole way and colour in both. I'm also a Marine Cadet, I learned that from experience, you probably know but white light messes up your night vision. Good luck
hey i was wondering where you could snare wire? could it be found at a basic sporting goods store or would i need to order it on line. also is there a way to make it?
Hi zipzapper859,What you can use is picture wire available at any hardware store or art shop. I hope this helps.Raibeart
I would suggest used guitar strings. You can loop the line through the end piece. Just a thought.
benny80253 years ago
Check my instructable for how to make the matches ''strike anywhere''
Joenavy853 years ago
Great Kit. there are a few things i would do different though. instead of matches i would recommend getting a mini cigarette lighter, i use a Bic brand and have spares in my Jeep. i would carry a small bottle of chlorine bleach instead of tablets, the bleach will give a taste that will cover up the potentially foul taste of the water you use, when using it only use what you need, a couple drops goes a long way. add a couple drops then shake it up and wait about 10 minutes, now smell it, if it has a chlorine smell to it it's good to go, if not repeat the process until you can smell it. you can also use the pencils for tinder if needed. i would recommend getting a small Fresnel lens, you can find them online for a couple bucks and they work great for starting fires with a little bit of practice. http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_3038456 Great Basic Kit though
RhodesA6 (author)  Joenavy853 years ago
Thank you. i agree with your points, and you are right however as this is a survival kit the parts are very basic and i always have a jet lighter as my main form of ignition tied to my jacket to avoid loosing it, also the bottle sounds more effective however i would worry that it could smash in the tin if it gets knocked about abit. How ever thank you for you advice!