Picture of mini pencil for survival kit
Finding a good, small pencil for a survival kit can be a challenge. Here's one that's easy to make and results in a very small pencil. Ideal for any pocket size survival kit.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of materials
You will need one refill lead for a mechanical pencil that takes a relatively thick lead (the one in the image is for a 3mm Pilot Croquis pencil - the refills come in tubes of two). I picked the B grade as its not too soft but will write on most surfaces. You will also need a piece of heat shrink tubing slightly bigger than the 3mm lead. The tube here shrinks from about 5mm to 2.5mm.

Cressers4 months ago

Alternatively, those living in the UK can go into Argos and 'have away' one of the stub pencils provided for customers to fill in one of their order forms.

Master Wasi10 months ago

What a lighter.Very cool lighter

Emperor Towhid10 months ago

Oh not kool

Hey baby it's not a survival kit. It's a pencil to put in a survival kit. A small pencil. Understand baby.

d1ndian2 years ago
i have a better idea about a survival pencil that can last as long as you live, although heat is its weakness, and yea you dont really need to sharpen it since its a strong material.

PS= its better not to eat it as it posses health risk. M gonna post it later once i have materials.
Go to any Staples, Office Depot or similar office supplies store and buy a box of golf pencils. I just bought a box of 144 for $9 (CDN) = 6 cents each.