That being said, I am a city kid. I do not fish, in fact, I don’t eat fish at all. (Remember “Finding Nemo” – my motto is that “Fish are friends, NOT food!” However, I certainly have no issue at all with anyone else catching or eating fish if that’s what they desire. It’s not a criticism, just a personal preference. Besides which, in LA there are only 2 real places to fish – the ocean or the neighbor’s koi pond. Ocean fishing would require more than I could fit into a tin and if I were forced to eat the neighbor’s koi, I could probably get one out of the pond without a hook… The same goes with fire. It’s unlikely that I will really need to ever start a fire, and if I did, then a match or lighter would do me. In the concrete jungle it’s pretty unlikely that I’d need to start a fire with a mag & flint, so I’ll stick to a lighter & matches. Again, for those of you that camp or go into forresty areas, mountains or other wilderness places you’d certainly need to have that option available to you. I’m more interested in making sure that I can get out of an 8th floor office if the power is down. I don’t think I’d need to make a torch from the coatrack to do that.
So with that preface, please keep in mind that my kit matches me, and is designed to be an emergency kit, rather than true “survival” kit. If the apocalypse is coming, I really doubt that anything in a tin would save me anyway. This is my very first Instructible, so I hope that you'll enjoy checking it out and I welcome your comments!