Are you short on space in your X-Wing?  Are your Jedi Food Capsules insufficient for supplying nutrition?  It's always good to be prepared for those times when you find yourself in a galaxy far, far, away from your next meal.

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

- small, rectangular tin with a flat lid.  (I used an old-style Altoids tin.  The movie one looks like an old metal first aid kit.)
- 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
- scissors
- 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
- Altoids
- Fruity Pebbles cereal
<p>Luke's emergency rations were an off the shelf prop. I think it was sold through The Swiss Colony. Every thing you see an the screen is what came with it. Mostly small snack type stuff like cookies,peanuts and so on. Just F.Y.I. from a prop maker. Oh and the case was all plastic with a clear top.</p>
<p>Replace the energy bars with candy and popcorn and take multiple for the all-day Star Wars marathon for Ep VII</p>
great for total Star Wars geeks like us. :)
Thanks everyone!
How you get so big eating food of this kind? <br> <br>Sorry, couldn't resist the Yoda quote..
A well detailed prop, and a very obscure one at that. You should think about adding those cookies that Yoda steals.
ah that would be a good one to add!! <br>
So interesting. I'll try to make it.
Nicely done, a star wars junkies dream! :)

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