Introduction: Ultimate Altoid Survival Kit!

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Okay, there has been a lot of hype about altoid tin survival kits. I've seen kits that were well thought out and practicable, and kits that were terrible and idiotic. But, after much work and exhaustion, I have found the ultimate altoid tin survival kit. Made in a Altoids mini tin, so it will fit anywhere, this kit has all you need to brave the wilderness, or survive the hot streets of some big city. Unveiling, the..... (drumroll please) .....


Step 1: What You Need

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It's simple, you need Altoid Mini's, empty.

Gummi bears.

Step 2: Method 1: Ram and Cram

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The first method I tried, was ramming and cramming. To use this method, take a handful of gummi bears, and ram as many as you can into the altoid tin. Typically you can fit around 9 into the tin without it popping back open when you close it.

But, this method is an inneficient use of space, so after much difficult research, I came up with method #2.

Step 3: Method 2: Tight Packing

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With this method, you can easily fit in 11-12 gummi bears.

Step:1  Place 5 bears in side by side in the tin.

Step 2: Place 5 more above them.

Step 3:  Carefully squeeze one or two beside those in there.

Step 4: Make a Lot

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These kits are so important, you need to make many of them and distribute them to your friends and family.

Step 5: Disclaimer

As awesome as this kit is, you might not want to rely upon it during an actual disaster. instead, you should also carry around, a machete, a rifle, a pistol, and a bugout bag full of important supplies.

Once again, this kit is not meant for major emergencies, and I can claim no responsibilty for your zombiefication should you rely on it.


PogueMahone1775 (author)2017-09-07

LOL this made me laugh out loud. I was at work, dammit! :D

Alaskan Bev (author)2017-01-25

Totally brilliant! I do the same thing for a 20-minute camp-out but I use a size Super-Large-Mammouth ammo can. Lasts almost until I get home.

Sierra Alpha (author)2016-03-15

Now this is my kind of kit! Oh yeah!

SpyrosB (author)2016-02-19

You can put way more bears if you melt them... Of course they would not be gummy bears anymore. more like a gummy slime or something like that. but you can always draw a teddy bear's face on the slime, I guess =D

kristucker (author)2015-09-24

i could survive off this for 12 years. I could actually start living in the woods if i had 3 of these :p

Panda_Creeper12 (author)2015-09-19


ScottJ8 (author)2015-05-15

Funny, thanks

Ace_of_spades_21 (author)2015-05-03

Hahahah thx for the laugh........... Definitely a priority to add to my bug out bag

romanreb (author)2014-07-30

LOL---Thanks, Hon, for providing a little perspective! Bless you!

Conquest102 (author)2014-05-13

Need more color choices!! My kids would fight to much.

krappo (author)2013-12-28

You need to include mini bears in at least 1 kit, in case you come across an orphanage of starving children and need to share.

TheCommander (author)2013-12-23


xaenon (author)2013-12-17

You know, while this is humorous, something like this might be of use to someone who suffers from hypoglycemia.

ilikecake3 (author)2013-11-25

Oh my gosh this is the greatest

dozer789 (author)2013-07-19

Lol. I like the part: "After much research...". Very funny. I bet my i could only use 1 thing from my survival kit and still be better off than you. :P

masterset7 (author)2013-07-15

i love it i also love gummy bears

RossTheGreat (author)2013-05-07

All you need to survive in the wild: a tin of gummy bears, and a machete.

jandpcook (author)2013-04-19

You forgot a canoe, a priest, and a tourniquet.

kansasblazer (author)2013-01-22

Hey! I can do that with Jelly Belly's too! Great idea!

oscar sheep (author)2013-01-11


unbottled19208306 (author)2012-11-08

spray the tins with veggie oil, melt the bears and pour them into the tins! more gummy per tin! just not in the fun bear shaped form. maybe keep them the tins shape and treat them like rations?

weirdwizard (author)2012-06-24

I love GUMMY BEARS!!!!!!!

jowilson69 (author)weirdwizard2012-10-27

I LOVE GUMMY BEARS TOO!!!! But I would've chosen the Black Forrest Just my PERSONAL favorite ;)

pzorn (author)2011-11-02

i'd make them with metal lunchboxes instead

mrElliot (author)pzorn2012-08-29

lol same

eXtremeSomething (author)2012-07-30


A rife huh?

pwnag3 (author)2012-05-25

All this'll do is make me a target...

Mountainmistress (author)2012-02-28

Thumbs up!!! LOL

Grimmy Grim (author)2012-01-01

It'd be funny to see someone use them as a bento or a small lunch box complete with Cheezit bread sandwiches.

modaawesome (author)2011-12-11

tthat was lol funny i was expecting cause there is like 8 tins

Origami freak (author)2011-11-12


micbike (author)2011-10-24

HEHEHE!!! Very good!

geo4schu (author)2011-09-01

Okay, this was seriously, like, laugh out loud funny! I do appreciate the disclaimer, too, so true!

thebriguy (author)2011-08-28

This IS the most important Instructable I have ever encountered!

BtheBike (author)2011-06-07

=D yumms . i want worms in mine

lemonie (author)2011-06-06

Did you try rotating the bears 90o so that you had two "Conga-lines"?


no.... hmmmm

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