Altoids Survival Kit




About: Photography enthusiast • Claremont McKenna College 2019

Yep, it's another Altoids survival kit... You're probably sick of seeing these now, but I'm new to instructables, and I felt like this would be a good starting project! So enjoy, and hope you like it!

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Step 1: Get Materials

I like these little kits because they're flexible; you can choose what you want to put in it. For mine, I chose:

-bandaids (regular type and waterproof type)
-shortened pencil
-pins (fishing hook)
-strike anywhere matches
-rubber bands
-floss (hygiene and thread)
-small bottle of Tabasco sauce (not necessary, but it does give you a little reminder of society and a little emotional boost)
-hearing aid batteries (I'm deaf, so I packed 3 batts which should last me about two weeks)

You need a normal sized Altoids tin for this.

Step 2: Put the Materials In

I started by placing the folded paper and bandaids together, then clipping them with the paperclips. Put this on the bottom and lay the pins next to it. From here on its pretty straightforward, just place the sauce and the roll of floss in first so they can fit. I taped the razor to the inside of the lid so I wouldn't cut myself if I reached into the kit. It also prevents the razor from cutting anything inside accidentally. Close the tin up and you're done!

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Not bad considering your deaf. It was a good idea to pack hearing aid batteries!! Very clever idea! You should look at other peoples survival kits and then add to your kit what you liked from the other peoples kits. I did that and i am going to post a series of survival kits, used for different times of the year, etc. Like i said before and i'll say again. Nice Job for your first try!!


    6 years ago

    Yeah I know right? :(


    6 years ago

    Great job but it sucks your deaf :(


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great job! That's a good start to a survival kit! It looks like you can make room in your kit if you only include the small spool from your floss container and if you switch out the tobacco sauce with a small Taco Bell packet. That should give you room to add a knife and a water purification option. Also, you might want to switch out less useful items like the paper clips and rubber bands for cordage and a backup fire starter.

    I just uploaded my survival tin instructable if you'd like to see how I've implemented my kit. :)

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