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Survival Altoids

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How to make a quick and easy survival pack for your pocket!
 
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Step 1: What you need

fishing line
fishing hooks
dmc floss card
masking tape
fishing weight
string
band-aid
matches water proofed in wax
lighter (optional)
tacks
swatch knife/ small knife

Step 2: What it should look like

Picture of What it should look like
this is the finished product of my Altoids tin....

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Mattakers6 months ago
What could you cut with a tack? What would you want to hang? And a weapon? Sounds really lethal...
Schmidty161 year ago
id add a bigger knife like this 1
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Schmidty161 year ago
maby one or two taks but not that many lol
KittyF4 years ago
I'd like to have a small amt of info about what each item will be good for, such as tacks?
J@50n (author)  KittyF4 years ago
 tacks would be for cutting, hanging, weapon, etc...
KittyF J@50n4 years ago
hmmm, Ok.  can't picture it,  I guess I've never thought of needing a tack in the wilderness.  
I cant picture it either, and tacks use up space, dont you have a knife for everything you just mentioned?
can't imagine using the tacks....safety pins maybe to help hold things together, but not map tacks. anything I would need a "weapon" for would need more than a little prick from a pin. also, duct tape would be more useful than masking tape. it has more strength and will grip better in a wet/moist environment . lastly, you can wrap the outside of the tin with 550 cord which will keep the lid from opening and spilling contents when you least want it to and will give you a great deal of cordage since you can separate the strands of the 550 cord if you need to. you can secure the tin to a knife sheath .... such as a K-bar sheath keep on surviving....
ha you don't want to spill the useless tacks every wear
samshere J@50n2 years ago
i can see you killing a bear or a bobcat with a tack
dozer543214 years ago
Another great item to add would be a bouillon cube or 2, they are great in situations where you need to turn a bit of water and maybe a couple scrounged pieces of food into a meal as long as you can find a container :D.
your also going to need a machete its one of the best survival tools
In an Altoids tin?
Maybe you can put it on the side, like two straps holding it.
Lol, yeah.
nazculi5 years ago
It looks good but maybe you could add like a LED light or a mirror. It will help if you need to see or if theres an airplane or somebody that you can get their attention. maybe add a small whistle on the outside.
J@50n (author)  nazculi5 years ago
use the lighter or matches to make smoke
ex891585 years ago
Here is a thought: Instead if floss, pack a length of genuine 550 (US military grade) paracord. You can find it anywhere on the Internet, and it is crazy cheap. It is small, light, and strong, making it useful as cord. However, there are also seven nylon threads inside that can be removed easily one at a time. Each is strong enough to hold 35 pounds (stronger than most monofilament fishing line) and you can still use the rest of the paracord after removing some of the inner threads. (Even if you remove all seven, the remaining sheath is rated at 350 pounds!) Oh, if there is no room inside your tin for paracord, just wrap a few meters in a single layer on the outside of the tin. Too compact, cheap, easy to find, and useful to be without, and it may replace less versatile cord that you are carrying in your kit now.
J@50n (author)  ex891585 years ago
i had some paracord but i made it all into survival bracelets... great idea tho!!!!
ex89158 J@50n5 years ago
It must be great to know that even if you perish in the wilderness, your bracelets will survive. Wait; am I missing something?
J@50n (author)  ex891585 years ago
haha no......its a survival bracelet because when you are finished you use like 3 or 4 yrds of paracord. its all in one long strand so when you take out the knot and unravel it you have 3-4 yrds of paracord...do you get what im sayin?
ex89158 J@50n5 years ago
I totally get it. Happy trails!
twocvbloke5 years ago
Don't you mean "Survivaltoids"? ;)
J@50n (author)  twocvbloke5 years ago
HAHA SHOULD BE! shall i photoshop it...jk!
tincanz5 years ago
You should add tin foil, you can cook in it and carry water with it
try putting a pin flare in there i seen it on survivor man they are really useful!
J@50n (author)  tincanz5 years ago
Nice idea I will add that... I'm on vacation now tho so I will when I get back. If you liked it plz vote for it on the pocket sized contest