To date, I've seen lots of Altoids-tin survival kits, some of them composed by a few of nature's most imaginative weirdos. Sadly, I've discovered that an overlooked feature of such kits is day-to-day usability. Yes, we're all waiting for the zombie apocalypse to occur so we can break out our little fishing hooks and tinfoil and what have you, but until then we may as well use such kits to our advantage, right?
This article seeks to expose for you a kit I've designed (and continue to work on) that compromises some worst-case scenario type needs with needs I actually have RIGHT NOW. I still don't use it very often, but when I do, I'm very glad to have it.
Step 1: Exterior
WOW. Look--a small box of mints! Note the "ranger rubber bands" used to keep this monstrous little suitcase full of useful crap closed, but which can also serve other binding needs when necessary.