Step 1: The Tin
I chose a metal tobacco tin I got from my local surplus store.
Then I added inner tube sections to hold it closed and some duct tape.
Step 2: The Most Important Thing
I folded up a large ziplock bag and added it into the tin, something to carry/hold water is a must.
I then added 10 water purification tablets, enough for 10 liters of water.
The tin can be used to boil water, it might not hold much but its better than nothing.
Step 3: Fire
So I added matches(in a small ziplock to keep them dry) and a ferro rod (not pictured in this step)
Some people would say carry 3 ways to start a fire, well number 3 involves knowledge and sticks.
What if there is nothing in the form of tinder? I added tinder straws (wax impregnated cotton in a straw) a 2cm section will burn for around two and a half minutes.
Also a cotton ball stretched out, burns fast but sometimes you just need something that will give your main tinder a little help.
Step 4: So Thats the Basics... Right?
I added a wire saw (not known for ruggedness but as a last ditch you never know)
A segment of hacksaw blade.
Some sand paper (keeps a knife scary sharp)
and a small knife (not pictured, it will be shown later)
Step 5: Feeling Hungry?
I added a length of snare wire, can be used as a lashing or fixing as well as trapping small game.
Plus a small fishing kit, bait can be found easy, plus as a bonus the guts are good for baiting snares.
Step 6: Keeping Sane
so that's what i added, along with a small torch, a little luxury can go a long way.
and I know someone will ask so the torch is a small led and battery pack taken from a cheap lighter/led torch combo. so it was practically free, then i wrapped it in electrical tape to keep it together and to stop it shorting.
Step 7: Repairs.
I added a small sewing kit, some e tape wrapped around card, and some duct tape wrapped around card.
why e tape? it stretches, it can be twisted into cordage (it may not be super strong but its better than nothing) its water proof and its got many uses.
Step 8: One Last Thing?
A tool logic survival card.
It takes up less room than the whistle, ferro rod, compass and multi tool do seperately. however it incorporates...
an emergency whistle, a compass, a magnifying glass, toothpick, tweezers, a ferro rod and a small fixed blade.
Normally I would steer clear of gadgets, but this is a real luxury and bonus, compact and it keeps everything close so its not as easy to lose the compass etc.
The blade is modified, as standard it is a chisel ground part serrated blade, however not really ideal for its purpose.
So it has been modified onto a v ground plain edge, easier to maintain, and can handle heavier tasks.
Step 9: Pack It Up
Step 10: The End?
This is by no means a copy everything I've done and think you will live fine with nothing more.
Take this as advice, build a kit that has what you would need in it for the area your in.
knowledge weighs nothing, so learn as much as you can from basic shelter making to snares and more, youtube is full of useful info.
the last thing to add is a survival kit is useless if you don't carry it, I'm not saying carry it 24/7 But if you are going on a hike or camping etc, make sure to have it in a pocket, just in case you are separated from your pack.
Always tell 2 trusted people where you are going, when you will be back and leave them your route if possible, it seems the day hike claims the most people because they go out without telling anyone.
Step 11: Mmm Pie
feel free to comment, I will do my best to answer any questions.