Introduction: 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.

Step 1: Step 1

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

Step 2: Step 2

now jam pack that altoids box full of the items on the last step neatfully. later on i even put a spare cell phone in a nother altoids box with one of those energizer phone chargers u power with 4 aa batteries.

Step 3: Step 3

now what you wanna do is you wanna take those 2 mountain climbing clips and attach the two rubber bands to both of them and wrap it around the altoids box as many times u can without snapping the rubber bands.

Step 4: Step 4

ok finally you have to wrap the rope tightly around the ouside of the altoids box and tie the two ends togeter. and guess what your done. and you could pontentailly save your life later on because you took the time to do this easy pocketsized instructable. thanks for watching and comment please

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musicalbee2003 made it!(author)2008-03-29

ANOTHER ONE!?

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klingonprins made it!(author)2010-02-25

yeah i know right?  there are more exactly identicle altoids survival kits than there are people (or altoids) to make them all.

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sardines454 made it!(author)2008-03-29

That's pretty much how I feel at this point.

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-03-29

GRRRRR! I was the 1st one in pocket sized!!!!!

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sardines454 made it!(author)2008-03-30

GRRRRR! GRRRRR! I was the 1st one ever!!!!!

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awang8 made it!(author)2008-12-18

GRRRRR! GRRRRR! GRRRRR! Why doesn't anyone make a desert survival kit? *rushes to the desert supply store and candy shop*

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Colonel88 made it!(author)2009-10-12

how does this come up for CR2032 charger?

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chuckr44 made it!(author)2008-04-01

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?

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poopmypants made it!(author)2008-12-15

how do u purify water?

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-Krom- made it!(author)2009-05-25

Tincture of iodine, someone else mentioned on another kit.

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awang8 made it!(author)2008-12-18

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.

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chuckr44 made it!(author)2008-12-18

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.

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pandaboy292 made it!(author)2008-05-30

you can use the paper clips as a fish hook for small fish.

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poopmypants made it!(author)2008-12-15

why not just put real fish hooks?

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mas9779 made it!(author)2008-07-03

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

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joedynamite made it!(author)2008-04-06

leds are for signiling things at night and the sparker is for lighting like tinder

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RoBear613 made it!(author)2009-05-16

By the time you need to use it, the rubber bands will have porbably dried out.

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scfiteach made it!(author)2009-01-22

Do you have an instructables showing what everything is used for, and how to use it?

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zedocaixao made it!(author)2008-04-14

What are we using the battery and paper for?

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joedynamite made it!(author)2008-04-21

battery for leds for signal lighting and the paper and marker are for the trusty old message in o bottle !!! @_@

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poopmypants made it!(author)2008-12-15

where do you get a bottle in the middle of the amazon??lol

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awang8 made it!(author)2008-12-18

I thought it was a trusty old message-in-a-altoids-tin.

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poopmypants made it!(author)2008-12-15

you might wana consider adding needle and thred

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emergencydpt.com made it!(author)2008-10-29

I think the best thing to put in your survival kit in this market would be krugerands.

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R4Man18 made it!(author)2008-10-03

Use the carabiners to fight bears!!!!

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mas9779 made it!(author)2008-07-03

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.

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mettaurlover made it!(author)2008-05-07

you forgot the (mini) pen for the paper, and you could tuck the ends of the rope under the clips, for quick use.

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retardoricardo made it!(author)2008-05-03

just a tip, you should make it more neat - the rope - it will save space in your pack or pocket Retardoricardo!

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joedynamite made it!(author)2008-05-03

hahahah ok... i just saw a million and the pocket sized contest and just threw somthing out... idk

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grimfig made it!(author)2008-03-30

how do you fit the permanent marker in there?

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joedynamite made it!(author)2008-03-31

its one of those mini ones the marker w the green cap is the permanent marker

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kadris3 made it!(author)2008-03-31

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

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LinuxH4x0r made it!(author)2008-03-30

whats that on the screen in the background?

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yodasoda6 made it!(author)2008-03-29

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

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sardines454 made it!(author)2008-03-29

Just so you know those carabiners you have aren't real and you really shouldn't entrust your life to them.

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joejoerowley made it!(author)2008-03-29

Cool! Nice instructable!

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