Introduction: Mini Survival Kit

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And yet another kit just different, maybe better

Step 1: Items Needed

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Altoids like can
Flint and Steel bar
Sharpener(optional use also knife)
Fishing hooks and line
Match striker
Plastic bags 1 or 2
Money 10 is enough
Match dart (link to zorro3355's diy:

Step 2: Preparation

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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

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

Step 4: Fine'

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all done go kill some birds and camp


itsruthanitha (author)2016-07-23

Here's a useful link that I thought I'd share on an article that lists 100 things you'd need in case of an emergency.... there's several on there that I din't even think of until reading it

frederic.obellianne (author)2014-12-16

Add crédit card fresnel lens.
Add piece of dry clay for drinking water.
Add Green clay powder for injury.

frederic.obellianne (author)2014-12-16

Add crédit card fresnel lens.
Add piece of dry clay for drinking water.
Add Green clay powder for injury.

Master Wasi (author)2014-07-23

Where's your knife

BudgetBugout (author)2013-03-09

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. :)

paulboy123 (author)2009-07-26

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:)

sinanturk (author)paulboy1232010-08-01

yeah and his brother is my dad :P

dim20 (author)sinanturk2012-07-02


benny8025 (author)2011-09-15

check out this:
it's what i have in my kit

bird765 (author)2010-10-10

you need fishing line

benny8025 (author)bird7652011-09-15

or dental floss without wax. it's very strong and takes less space

jbee-1 (author)2011-03-01

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-1 (author)2011-03-01

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

Welsh Dragonfly (author)2010-11-11

A wire saw takes up very little room, and can be extremely useful.

Knot71 (author)2010-08-04

And a condom for carrying water would be very useful...

kristiambrose (author)2010-06-02

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!

Kilsmer (author)2008-10-06

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 (author)Kilsmer2009-10-23
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)Kilsmer2008-10-06

To carry some what large amounts of water, rather than your hands or something.

Kilsmer (author)grimfig2008-10-06

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.

brandon borick (author)Kilsmer2008-11-12

o you can boil water in them if you know the trick

temp (author)2009-01-23

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: It is a very good site and has taught me much

thefoodman (author)temp2009-08-14

lol that comment gets annoying after a while

sharlston (author)temp2009-04-29

stop saying that

temp (author)sharlston2009-05-02

sry. i just got wookid anoyed one afternoon so i posted it on like 8 instructables. =)

brian250 (author)temp2009-02-22

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 you only learn what and where to survive where they make the instructional video.frogs in france are ok but in the amazon?????

ERCCRE123 (author)temp2009-01-24

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

Lectric Wizard (author)2009-05-15

Nice Inst. What is eraser used for ?

lukeyj15 (author)2008-12-08

Where can i get a tin like that in Australia???

brian250 (author)lukeyj152009-02-22

Strepsils -at any store

grimfig (author)lukeyj152008-12-09

At shops that only import them specially.

awang8 (author)grimfig2008-12-17

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).

awang8 (author)2008-12-17

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)awang82008-12-17

Oh yeah, probably.

poopmypants (author)2008-12-15

you might want to add some red flag thing I have one that says: DANGER DANGER DANGER

AznPanda (author)2008-10-26

Looked through a bunch I think ill make this one but I'll add a few and take a few out.

grimfig (author)AznPanda2008-10-27

That is what I've done.

AznPanda (author)grimfig2008-10-27


jaysbob (author)2008-03-17

whats the dart for?

grimfig (author)jaysbob2008-03-18

attacking things.

Grey_Wolfe (author)grimfig2008-03-22

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.

casey321b (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-05-14

find a poisonous plant and cover the needle with the poison.

Grey_Wolfe (author)casey321b2008-05-26

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.

JamesRPatrick (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-08-28

Poison ivy dart!

Grey_Wolfe (author)JamesRPatrick2008-09-02

That's funny. Not particularly debilitating, but entertaining none-the-less. lol

grimfig (author)jaysbob2008-05-13

Or to pass time

JamesRPatrick (author)2008-08-28

Just so you know, that bar is flint and magnesium, the steel part would be a knife(have you used it before?). If you don't want the bulk of a knife, at least put in a utility razor blade. It might not work with the bar, but it's better than nothing and takes up virtually no space.

Also, with the deletion of the dart, I recommend replacing it with a tube of superglue. Most are flammable, and a sterile tube can work better than a band-aid on small, hard to treat cuts(fingers?). Superglue was originally invented to seal soldiers' wounds and get them back into combat.

After you make all of the revisions, pack every empty cranny with paper, or some other flammable material. Use flash paper if you're experienced with it.

survivor dude (author)2008-07-26

I agree with Tengu, you should learn how to use other methods of starting a fire. And also not all knives can be used on flints. Sometimes it will work but other times you can really screw up your only knife.

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