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Mini Survival Kit

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And yet another kit just different, maybe better
 
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Step 1: Items Needed

Picture of Items Needed
Contents:
Altoids like can
Flint and Steel bar
Pencil
Eraser
Sharpener(optional use also knife)
Fishing hooks and line
Key
Band-Aids
Match striker
Matches
Plastic bags 1 or 2
Money 10 is enough
Match dart (link to zorro3355's diy: http://www.instructables.com/id/quick-and-easyThrowing-darts/)
Knife

Step 2: Preparation

Take your key and wrap your fishing line around it, start the line through the hole and end it there then tape.
fold the zip locs till you can not anymore then wrap with rubber band

Step 3: Packing it all

just follow the images(something happened on image 2)?
Good kit

I would recommend adding a knife. The knife is easily the most important tool for survival. Check out my new Altoids Survival Tin instructable for more insight on how I've incorporated a knife in my kit. :)
paulboy1234 years ago
i swear the guy in the car is my schools computer teacher haha he has to sit on two chairs and smells like crap :( nasty one time he fell down in class hilarious:)
yeah and his brother is my dad :P
awkward
benny80252 years ago
check out this: http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-pencil-for-survival-kit/
it's what i have in my kit
bird7653 years ago
you need fishing line
or dental floss without wax. it's very strong and takes less space
jbee-13 years ago
i just saw the "match" part of the dart would use a professional dart if your gonna try to kill something a match stick with feathers and a needle wouldnt kill anything you need weight
jbee-13 years ago
personally i think your dart idea isnt a bad idea if you leave the poison part out i hope your really not serious with the poison.... but a dart could be capable of killing a squirrel or chipmunk in survival situations you cant expect to kill a buffalo its small game you should focus on and as for being a good aim practice playing darts chipmunks will come within 10 feet of you if baited and they are larger then a bulls eye.... im gonna try to take out a rodent with a dart on my next outting thanks for the idea
A wire saw takes up very little room, and can be extremely useful.
Knot713 years ago
And a condom for carrying water would be very useful...
Wow.  I wont read all those comments, but for the first person asking what the plastic bag is for?  I have a list for you hehe.  I am doing a clients articles right now so I have a whole truckload of Survival Gear info right now :o)

Here ya go:
Trash Bag: Although this is an item you see in many households, it can be used for other things besides trash. Just a few examples include a sail, sail sled, kite, fresh water still, water container, floating device, poncho, transportation still, gear bag, lashing material, temporary patch, can be melted and used as an adhesive, camp shower or even as a winter coat.

Have fun!
Kilsmer5 years ago
I've seen the plastic bags used on a few survival kits but I'm still not sure what they are used for, could you please tell me?
ajsims Kilsmer4 years ago
Trash bags or plastic is almost a must in a kit. Every thing in your kit should me a multitasker. Bags are one of those multitaskers. A bag can be used as a poncho, to make a solar still, to waterproof your shelter, to catch rainwater, to carry or store water, …
grimfig (author)  Kilsmer5 years ago
To carry some what large amounts of water, rather than your hands or something.
Kilsmer grimfig5 years ago
in that case wouldn't something a bit stronger be better? when I read your comment i tested its practibility and the weight of water forced the bag to tear where i was holding it.
o you can boil water in them if you know the trick
temp5 years ago
Okay i'm just going to get this out there,*clears throat*
in nice caring tone*This is to all the altoid tin survival kits, you can't put a respectable survival kit into just an altoids tin. Truthfully no survival kit is respectable. The best survival kit is the one you never have to use. Basically along with the survival kit instructables people should put in a guide on how to use their survival kit and just how to live off of little. People should also include links to whole web sites dedicated to survival, my personal favorite is: http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Survival.htm It is a very good site and has taught me much
thefoodman temp4 years ago
lol that comment gets annoying after a while
sharlston temp5 years ago
stop saying that
temp sharlston4 years ago
sry. i just got wookid anoyed one afternoon so i posted it on like 8 instructables. =)
brian250 temp5 years ago
it depends where you live and what is edible.its no good to eat a wild berry that needs to be boild first to take out toxins.so you only learn what and where to survive where they make the instructional video.frogs in france are ok but in the amazon?????
ERCCRE123 temp5 years ago
that's a good idea! NOBODY shows how to use the survival kits they make also, i've been using the information in the link you put for a long time! im glad im not the only one who has seen that site
Nice Inst. What is eraser used for ?
lukeyj155 years ago
Where can i get a tin like that in Australia???
Strepsils -at any store
grimfig (author)  lukeyj155 years ago
At shops that only import them specially.
awang8 grimfig5 years ago
At Sydney Harbourside Shopping Centre (the big glass one) there's a candy shop at sells Altoids $6 a tin of mints like that. First shop of the kind. I buy mine off USAFoods Australia cause it's cheaper ($4.42).
awang85 years ago
Wouldn't it be better to glue the striker to the lid? If you lose the striker, you're stuffed unless you know how the use the flint.
grimfig (author)  awang85 years ago
Oh yeah, probably.
poopmypants5 years ago
you might want to add some red flag thing I have one that says: DANGER DANGER DANGER
AznPanda5 years ago
Looked through a bunch I think ill make this one but I'll add a few and take a few out.
grimfig (author)  AznPanda5 years ago
That is what I've done.
;D
jaysbob6 years ago
whats the dart for?
grimfig (author)  jaysbob6 years ago
attacking things.
Most things small enoughfor the dart to be effective are likely going to be to fast to hunt effectively, unless you're a crack shot with darts (could be, I don't know). And if you throw a dart at anything big enough that you need to defend yourself, well, likely you'll just piss it off. Still, at least you were thinking. A knife might. be a better option though, even a small one could be used to make effective weapons.
find a poisonous plant and cover the needle with the poison.
Most poisonous plants that are commonly found where people might be are not so poisonous as for this to be very effective. You'd still be stuck hunting creatures in the same tiny size catagory as without poison. You'd be better off gathering your poison from animal sorces, but then if you can catch a venomous animal, you could eat that. And most cantact poisonous animals (ie dart frogs) are not something you want to be handling in order to try and catch your food. Not to mention they are very geologically limited in scope for your average survivor. I'm thinking most people walking around with an altoids can survival kit aren't in the jungle or rain forest. Besides gathering poison has it's own dangers, and this is a survival kit, not a 'let's find a faster way to die than starvation' kit. Still, you were thinking of how to make best use of your supplies. I can't fault you for that. And, on that note, if you DO happen to live somewhere where an effective poisonous plant (that wont taint your food) is accessible, then by all means. But take into account the speed of you prey vs that of the toxin. And PLEASE, be careful.
Poison ivy dart!
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