Step 3: Gather contents

Next gather the items that you want to include in your can. You may want to place your larger items up next to the can to make sure they will fit and that the can will close securely. I will be using mine along with my LBE ( load bearing equipment) and my condor urban go bag ( highly recommended bag, cheaperthandirt.com). Since I have an AK 47 (wasr 10 63) I will of course include my AK buttstock cleaning kit. I'm also packing extra batteries and spare parts including a firing pin.

You can make a different kits to fit your camping or tactical needs-

first aid items
other tactical items
camping kit
sewing kit
fire starting kit

Other things that you may want to include to fit your needs.

Rem wipes ( I will probably add these to mine)
sewing needles
small spools of thread
bandages (why would you put these in a band aid can right?)
alcohol swabs
fingernail clippers
signal mirror

another tip:

You may want to stuff some lint or a piece of fabric to keep small metal parts from clanging together if noise is a factor.
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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