Pocket-Sized Explorer Kit (for the not so adventurous adventurer)

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In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make a mini explorer kit from a few easy to find items.

Note: This 'ible does involve fire so don't be stupid and burn yourself.

Also note: THIS IS NOT A SURVIVAL KIT!!! ( there are too many of those on this site) XD

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Step 1: What You Will Need

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Gather these materials and bring them to a desk or other similar working space.

q-tips x3
ziploc snack baggie x1
altoids gum tin x1 (any tin similar will do)
disposable lighter x1 (matches will suffice but a lighter is better)
miniature compass x1 ( I got this one from the handle of a broken survival knife)
really small pencil x1 (about 1"-2" in length)
petroleum jelly
small piece of paper x1
and a spoon (not pictured)

Step 2: Prepare the Stuff

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Take your spoon and scoop out about half or a little less than half of a spoonful of jelly and place it in the baggie.

Then flatten the bag out and squish out all the air. It doesn't have to be super flat.

Fold the bag in half horizontally. Then vertically.

Now place the folded bag in the tin.

Look at pics for reference.

Step 3: Insert the Stuff

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Now fold the piece of paper and put it on top of the baggie.
Then the lighter.
Then the q-tips.
Then the pencil.
Then the compass.

Look at pics for reference.

Close the lid and WALA! your done.

Note: Depending on the container you use you may have to resize or rearrange things to make it all fit.
IronWill3 years ago
the lighter takes up too much space.

so where can you explore with this kit?
nonickname6 years ago
Meh not bad, but there's too many so called survival kits. I've entered my black powder rifle which will be up soon... but if I don't see any mega-epic survival kits I'll do a proper one...