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Now we all know there are a lot of variations of altoids tin survival kits all over the internet, and while they're portable (and frankly, they're sort of cool) I think they could be even more slim (and more cool) while still being useful in a survival situation. Thus, my own, the small-vival kit, the smallest survival kit you should see for a long time. Because sometimes you just don't have the pockets big enough to carry around big kits, and lets face it: small things are cool! Here's how to make one in case you ever get stranded on an island (and if you do, best of luck!) I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I did, and will continue to do.

EDIT: Wow, looking back at these silly instructables I made when I was younger is embarrassing! :P
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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When you actually get out there you wont care how big it is as long as you have what you need. But wouldn't it be handy if it was easy to carry? Heres a list of what you'll need to survive:

Altoids smalls (duh!)
Duct tape
Plastic seal wrap
Plastic straw
Thin wire
Small strike anywhere matches
Rubberband
LED & watch battery/batteries
Small pocket knife
Fish hook and fishing line
Tin foil

BONUS: Glow-in-the-dark paint


Great kit! I like that you have a reliable blade. Spiderco is one of my EDC blades. If you want check out my Altoids survival tin that I just uploaded!
gstephens11 year ago
I like your kit. If I may, I would like to add a suggestion or two that could make your kit even cooler.

Sometimes matches don't strike well, and you end up with a small stick. Where you only have a couple matches, this can be very bad.
To improve your chances of success, cut the red striker bar (that little sandpaper thing) of the matchbox and glue it to the inside top of your can. You will always have someplace handy to strike the match.

If you are lost and near a road at night, passing cars may not see you until it is too late, or may not realize you need help. You will want a way to easily signal them or get their attention, and your kit is the answer.
Get a reflective tape. You can find it just about anywhere, but I used the more expensive version I found at an autoparts store. It has an adhesive back, and there is white and red. I used the red part and cut it to fit my tin, then stuck it on the back. If you need to signal anyone with a light, like a search party, just pull out your tin and aim it at the light. You can even do Morse "SOS" if you want to. :)
trans4mation (author)  gstephens11 year ago
Hey thanks, I like both ideas and I even considered them, but I was unable to do so for these reasons: An altoids smalls tin with all the stuff wrapped up in there left no room for a piece of paper/cardboard for the striker, and felt very fragile. I simply didn't use the reflective duct tape because I didn't have any and i heard the reflectivness wears off, so I substituted with foil, but I like your idea too and think I may give it a shot. I might just update my instructable in the near future to incorparate these neat ideas! Thank you, any suggestions are appreciated (-:
sh!nyl!ght1 year ago
I've been backpacking for 15 years and I can honestly say, this would without a doubt come in handy. I spent $30 for a similar kit at REI and it didn't even have a knife or LED flashlight! You should be proud of your hard work. Thanks for sharing the ible and happy camping... :)
trans4mation (author)  sh!nyl!ght1 year ago
Thanks a bunch!!
Schmidty161 year ago
mines better
No it isn't. Just sayin'.
ill show u pics mine holds more stuff
trans4mation (author)  Schmidty161 year ago
Yours is cool too man (=
Wow! I feel like I just got a lesson in being resourceful. Thanks for the post!
trans4mation (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
I am glad you enjoyed it, have a great day! (: Please make sure to vote for me in the contests!