Introduction: Pocket Sized Altoids Survival Kit.

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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

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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

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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.

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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


musicalbee2003 (author)2008-03-29


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.

LinuxH4x0r (author)sardines4542008-03-29

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

sardines454 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-03-30

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

awang8 (author)sardines4542008-12-18

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

Colonel88 (author)2009-10-12

how does this come up for CR2032 charger?

chuckr44 (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?

poopmypants (author)chuckr442008-12-15

how do u purify water?

-Krom- (author)poopmypants2009-05-25

Tincture of iodine, someone else mentioned on another kit.

awang8 (author)chuckr442008-12-18

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.

chuckr44 (author)awang82008-12-18

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.

pandaboy292 (author)chuckr442008-05-30

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

poopmypants (author)pandaboy2922008-12-15

why not just put real fish hooks?

mas9779 (author)pandaboy2922008-07-03

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

joedynamite (author)chuckr442008-04-06

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

RoBear613 (author)2009-05-16

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

scfiteach (author)2009-01-22

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

zedocaixao (author)2008-04-14

What are we using the battery and paper for?

joedynamite (author)zedocaixao2008-04-21

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

poopmypants (author)joedynamite2008-12-15

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

awang8 (author)poopmypants2008-12-18

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

poopmypants (author)2008-12-15

you might wana consider adding needle and thred (author)2008-10-29

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

R4Man18 (author)2008-10-03

Use the carabiners to fight bears!!!!

mas9779 (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.

mettaurlover (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.

retardoricardo (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!

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

grimfig (author)2008-03-30

how do you fit the permanent marker in there?

joedynamite (author)grimfig2008-03-31

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

kadris3 (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

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-03-30

whats that on the screen in the background?

yodasoda6 (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

sardines454 (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.

joejoerowley (author)2008-03-29

Cool! Nice instructable!

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