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These are instructions on how to make a survival tin. Me and my Cousin made one of these over the weekend and it was allot of fun gathering the supplies and putting the kit together. We hope you enjoy our home made survival tin and hopefully it will inspire you to make your own!

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Start by finding yourself a nice looking, not to large (pocket sized) tin.
OTSURVIVAL11 months ago

Good Job!

Nicely organized

Very well dine kit, looks so professional I could swear you bought it !!! Nice Job.

I like that you have so many matches. I think I'll add more to my survival kit. If you get a chance to look at mine lemme know what you think! :)
jbenfield14 years ago
I have two suggestions: Ditch the matches for a lighter, a bic will light like 600 fires compared to the 20 or so matches you have and is much easier to use, and pack in 20 to 100 dollars in the. It'd be a shame to survive the woods and find a town only to have no money for food, pone calls, and shelter. Otherwise this is a fairly comprehensive bare bones kit.
Dragoon.5054 years ago
Good job. Your kit seems well stocked, and it's definitely better than mine. This really surprised me because I've been trying to get the contents right for about a year.
y know what, its the only one I've seen that's actually suited to urban(dangerous countries) AND wilderness survival clever use of the lid and electrical insulation tape xD
I find Old Tobacco tins are perfect (the SAS survival guided recommends them)
however they are hard to find in normal shops.
I found that army surplus shops like B.D.R. sell them for about 2 pounds or about 4ish us dollars
DenseJungle (author) 5 years ago
 thanks everyone for the nice comments:)
geekazoid6 years ago
great idea, though if i may, a small roll of duck tape could come in handy. grgeat 'ible though!
if you wrap a piece of paper around the tin, when it is closed, and tape the end, with regular tape, or even glue, then you should be able to slide that off, if you can, then
you make sure that paper is wide/wider than the duct tape
and you roll as much duct tape onto the paper as you want, then you can use that, the only problem i found is moisture/water, so, i put some releasable ZIPPER bags in my kit, and vaccum sealed the outside, or use another zipper bag, with with the zipper rubber banded to the edege, to prevent accidental opening.
samyboyster6 years ago
best ive seen
i second that
I second-second that.
third? really good.
guy906 years ago
Cool kit : ) I see you have wrapped up the blades in insulation tape, is it? That'll be useful, specially with the ferreting hands of my family, searching through my tin! Thanks for the upload
lemonie6 years ago
You used a baccy-tin? Good idea, as it holds more than the usual (don't need to name it) tin. And I like the birthday candles! L
DenseJungle (author) 6 years ago
Thanks allot, if all the people that liked the instructable would please vote for it in the pocket sized competition, that would be much appreciated thank you!
2fst4u6 years ago
to be honest, i clicked on this instructable expecting to see a poorly equiped survival kit with inadequate supplies, half expecting to be able to rant about what you did wrong. i am pleasantly surprised. i've given this a go before but never had any items worth putting IN the tin. you seem to have all the right stuff for a night alone stuck in the bush without a pack. well done.