This is a pocket sized version of Luke's Emergency Rations from Empire Strikes Back, just the size to hide in a Jedi belt pouch or in a flight suit pocket. You could easily make a full size version by substituting a larger tin.
Step 1: Materials
- white spray paint (or silver or blue)
- painter's tape (if you want to preserve any of the tin's original color)
- heavy clear plastic - I used part of a box from a model horse
- clear tape
- waxed paper
- cutting board
- kitchen knife
The food can vary according to what you like, but this is what I used:
- Cherry Pie Larabar
- Chocolate Chunk granola bar
- Fruity Pebbles cereal
Step 2: Paint the Tin
I did not paint the inside of the tin, as I don't want paint on my food. Let the paint dry overnight, remove the tape, and carefully wash the inside of the tin. If you wish, you can add aurabesh writing or other decorations. I didn't.
Step 3: Plastic Dividers
Decide where you want the pieces to cross. Cut a notch in both pieces halfway through. Slip the two pieces together at the notches to make a cross.
A larger tin could be subdivided more, but for this one, four sections is enough.
Step 4: Assembly
Make liners for each section by cutting waxed paper into "t" shapes which will fold up into a cube with an open top. Taping them into shape is not necessary, just slide them into the sections of the tin. The liners are not strictly necessary, but they will help keep your tin clean and make removing sticky food easier.
Step 5: Food
The other food items I used were Altoids and Fruity Pebbles cereal. Other good choices might be nuts, Tic-Tacs, cereals, candies, dried fruit, or other types of energy bars. I wouldn't suggest storing this emergency ration kit for long periods of time, as it is not airtight, but any food that will last a few days is fine.