Picture of pocket sized altoids survival kit.
this is an easy yet life saving device that you could make at home that could potentailly save your life some day i really hope you like it and put it to good use.

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ok first you need to gather the materials...

1: garbage bag
2: 6 rubber bands
3: 6 paper clips
4: 4 nails
5: 1 micro multi tool
6: 1 permanent marker
7: 1 wound ball of string
8: 1 pezio electric sparker {from a candle lighter}
9: match book
10: an led blinkie {from dollar store}
11: 2 super bright white leds
12: 1 cr2032 3 volt battery
13: 1 lazer pointer/led flashlight
14: 2 rock climbing clips
15: rope
16: 1 piece of paper
yeah i know right?  there are more exactly identicle altoids survival kits than there are people (or altoids) to make them all.
That's pretty much how I feel at this point.
GRRRRR! I was the 1st one in pocket sized!!!!!
GRRRRR! GRRRRR! I was the 1st one ever!!!!!
GRRRRR! GRRRRR! GRRRRR! Why doesn't anyone make a desert survival kit? *rushes to the desert supply store and candy shop*
Colonel885 years ago
how does this come up for CR2032 charger?
chuckr447 years ago
How are the rubber bands, paper clips, markers, laser pointer, LED, 1.5v battery going to help you get food, cook food, purify water, or make fire?
how do u purify water?
Tincture of iodine, someone else mentioned on another kit.
awang8 chuckr446 years ago
Rubber bands help you to easily make shelter, paper clips can be bent into a fish hook (trust me, it's easy), markers are for the good old message-in-a-altoids-tin, the laser pointer might be a odd attempt at signalling, the LED is a good attempt at signalling, the battery is to power the LED.
chuckr44 awang86 years ago
I don't want to be a Buzz Killington, but since this kit is for an extreme situation requiring your survival I have to make these points. - Paperclips won't make a good fish hook. They will bend easily under weight. Just add real fish hooks. They are just as light and will do the job much better. - Rubber bands are not good under freezing conditions. They deteriorate rapidly. This is why people usually use paracord for making a shelter. - Laser pointer, while it is long range and effective, is not a good idea since rescuers in a plane may assume it is some teenagers trying to flash them for a laugh. (Yes, it's really happened before.) And the rescuers may ignore the laser. - LEDs, in general, do not shine very far, unless a special lens is used, and then the range is limited. Based on my experience in making my own LED flashlights and testing some store bought ones.
you can use the paper clips as a fish hook for small fish.
why not just put real fish hooks?
not really, better using stiffer material. if you hook anything its going to bend, and not any extra material to make a barb on it
joedynamite (author)  chuckr447 years ago
leds are for signiling things at night and the sparker is for lighting like tinder
RoBear6136 years ago
By the time you need to use it, the rubber bands will have porbably dried out.
scfiteach6 years ago
Do you have an instructables showing what everything is used for, and how to use it?
zedocaixao7 years ago
What are we using the battery and paper for?
joedynamite (author)  zedocaixao7 years ago
battery for leds for signal lighting and the paper and marker are for the trusty old message in o bottle !!! @_@
where do you get a bottle in the middle of the amazon??lol
I thought it was a trusty old message-in-a-altoids-tin.
poopmypants6 years ago
you might wana consider adding needle and thred
I think the best thing to put in your survival kit in this market would be krugerands.
R4Man186 years ago
Use the carabiners to fight bears!!!!
mas97797 years ago
if you don't need the clips to suspend yourself you would be better off with stiff wire, it can be stored easier. and with that little bit of rope i hope your not suspending yourself.
you forgot the (mini) pen for the paper, and you could tuck the ends of the rope under the clips, for quick use.
just a tip, you should make it more neat - the rope - it will save space in your pack or pocket Retardoricardo!
joedynamite (author)  retardoricardo7 years ago
hahahah ok... i just saw a million and the pocket sized contest and just threw somthing out... idk
grimfig7 years ago
how do you fit the permanent marker in there?
joedynamite (author)  grimfig7 years ago
its one of those mini ones the marker w the green cap is the permanent marker
kadris37 years ago
nice idea on the cr2032. they have a 10 yr shelf life. the white LEDs will be slightly underpowered(3.4 vdc), but will light on 3vdc. by using only at night when u need them, a month of use is not unrealistic. do not let them freeze or u get a fishing sinker. also blinking LEDs are available in about every color, as well as multicolor. X
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
whats that on the screen in the background?
yodasoda67 years ago
look linux, tons of people have this idea- we might as well put our ideas out there- i did one too, and no, they're not a copy of yours, just mulitple representations of a good idea- no hard feelings- may the best one get the votes
sardines4547 years ago
Just so you know those carabiners you have aren't real and you really shouldn't entrust your life to them.
Cool! Nice instructable!