Introduction: *New* Altoids Pocket Survival Kit

About: I like to make compact and useful things

This is an update to my old survival kit
I will be going more into detail with this one
Read carefully because there is some good info.
I know this kit isn't much but its better to have this then nothing.

Step 1: Contents

  • I have allot of stuff in a straw because i think its compact and water proof
  • Empty Altoids can
  • Tin foil
  • 3 bandages
  • 1 straw whistle
  • 2 teas in straw(have a tutorial on those)
  • Roll of duct tape
  • 1 coffee filter
  • Razor blade
  • 3 safety pins
  • 1 sinker
  • Roll of fishing line
  • thread
  • 2 advils in a straw
  • 2 small and 2 large matches in straw
  • 1 birthday candle
  • Magnesium shavings in a straw
  • Dryer lint in straw

Step 2: Fire!

Fire is very important in survival. And your fire making tool has to stay dry so I chose a water proof mach holder. And if its dry I"ll use the matches in the survival kit because I don't want to use the water proof ones up. Tinder is also required  to start a fire and makes it way easier.

Step 3: Advil

Advil's are very useful in survival also. Trust me you don't want a headache while you are fighting for your life. You bring other pain killer pills but I like Advil.

Step 4: Water

You can only go 3 days without water so this is essential. I put a coffee filter in my survival kit, i is not going to do much but still clean the water very well. You can then boil the water in your Altoids can to get rid of almost all the bad germs in the water and the water is now drinkable.

Step 5: Small Candle

This birthday candles main purpose in this kit is for fire. But it can also be used to create water proof matches. Besides it takes up so little space.

Step 6: Dryer Lint and Magnesium Shavings

Dryer lint lights up very quik with just a spark. If your going to put a fire steel in your survival kit then put some prepared magnesium shavings for a boost!

Step 7: Cutting Tool

I put a razor blade in my kit because it is sharp and small. I can probably use this to skin a animal to just cut something. I put tape on the blade to keep it from cutting other stuff in my kit.

Step 8: Repairs and Other

I put Neosporin because it kills all the germs and the wound and bandages to stop the bleeding. I put 3 safety pins because you can stitch clothes together so make a hook for fishing,l along with fishing I put one weight. Fishing line can be used for snares or fishing. Some duct tape is useful for anything. Thread can also repair clothes or can be used as fishing line. I made a small whistle with a straw. Tea is very tasty if you have nothing else. Lastly I put salt in a straw for any animal I catch to make it taste better.