I have seen several youtube videos and instructables on how turn an altoid can into a survival kit or first aid kit. Though this may work for some, I believe I have found something that works better for my purposes. The clam shell action of the altoid container in a way places some of the volume in the lid, this may take away from the overall capacity. Another thing that I have noticed is that their are other, larger containers that are easily available.

Step 1: bigger is better

I found an old metal band aid container to be better. (not sure if you can buy them this way anymore but you can try looking around an old general store, or your grandpa's garage.

I like it because it seems to be a little tougher and it is definitely larger than the altoid can.
Most people on this site haven"t realized that you are never going to fit everything you need to survive in an altoids tin. My idea is to use a different tin for different needs, (First aid, shelter, fire starting) label them clearly, and shove them in a lunchbox or something of the like. Nice instructable.
That's a clever idea, compartmentalization with Altoids tins...<br />
you can also probably wrap a lot of rope around that sucker. and rope is always a nice thing to have =]<br/>
good thinking! Trusty paracord would work a dream,
I would not put that battery in with metal stuff, that or wrap the battery in tape. Coin cells short FAST.<br><br>I was going to reply to &quot;dungeon runner&quot; but the reply button is missing on his and &quot;die_dunkelheit's&quot; comments!<br><br>Anyways<br>@ &quot;dungeon runner&quot; <br>That's exactly what I do! I have about 7-8 Altoids tins in different sizes.<br>2 fire tins<br>2 multipurpose tins (a little bit of everything sewing needles, razors, fishing hooks, a bit of candle, tiny compass, water purification tables, ECT)<br>1 fishing tin<br>2 first aid tins<br><br>The reason for two of some is that I carry a big back pack, but often leave it at the camp site and carry a much smaller bag with only the necessities. The big one has lots of rope, knives, axe, gloves, trash bags, tinder, wire, lots of the big stuff.
nice, i am thinking about buying an AK from a friend soon!
I dont understand this step
was that a mini grapling hook there in three?
And don't forget the duct tape. The height of the can looks like a perfect size for a few turns of duct tape. I carry my SKS cleaning kit in the butt of the rifle. ;)

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