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Mini pencil for survival kit

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.
 
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Step 5: Final step - trim

Picture of final step - trim
Trim the tubing to fit and expose the pencil tip. I marked one here with white tape to make it easier to see in the dark. The final pencil is 4x60mm - it will fit inside even the smallest survival kit. A sharp blade (which MUST be in any survival kit) can be used to keep the tip exposed and sharp. The tubing also keeps the lead in one piece should you accidently drop it.
 
Coloured or luminous heat shrink tubing would help make it more visible (here are some).

d1ndian1 year 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.