Giant Altoids Survival Kit





The Giant Altoids tin.  10 ounces of Altoids.  That's 5.681818181818182 regular tins worth of mints.  I can't even FATHOM that.  This Altoids tin is so big, it can fit other Altoids tins inside. 

Observe, the nesting Russian Altoids tins. (Ok, so the third one isn't an Altoids tin.  So sue me.)

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Step 1: I Heard You Leik Altoids Survival Kits.

Moving on.

Step 2: I Have a Giant Altoids Tin. What Do?

Like any good Instructable-er, you put stuff in it!  Look at all the stuff I can put in mine!
-adhesive medical strips
-plastic bag
-flash drive
-pocket calculator
-pen, Fisher Space
-duct tape
-small Leatherman knock-off
-ChapStick (or in this case Ch/ick)
-tooth pick
-sugar packet
-crushed red pepper packet
-moist towelette
-ear plugs
-sewing kit


3 regular-sized Altoids tins.  Need ideas?  That's right, three.  Read 'em and weep.

Step 3: You Call That a Survival Kit? THIS Is a Survival Kit!

Right, so you've gently placed your smaller, weaker Altoids tins into the warm embrace of the giant Altoids tin and now you're ready to go!  Just stick it in your pocket and you're on your way.  See?  You won't even notice it's there.

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    14 Discussions


    1 year ago

    how do i get a giant altoids tin?


    8 years ago on Step 2

    I have my basic "Urban" survival kit
    Empty pen to store random matches in, Carabiner, screwdriver. money, allen wrenches, medicine, coughdrops, bandaids, Altoids tin, guitar string, wire, string, paper, pencil, eraser top, guitar pick, flash drive, flash light, rubber bands, etc.
    all in one normal sized altoids tin.

    1 reply

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 2

    So many survival kits have matches in them. I would advise against matches unless you happen to have a nice cigar in there too. A lighter will light a hundred times as many fires for the space it fits in, and it's waterproof. :)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I have a killer app for the altoid can (s), I'm using it now, but its so good I would like to make money from it. "good", eye of the beholder, I know.
    Any suggestions ? I was thinking maybe winning a contest with it, but then that's risky.


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    They were sold in the early 2000s, I think. I got mine on ebay.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    The third one isn't an Altoids tin!
    You sir, shall be hearing from my attorneys!
    Phineas T. Litigious is not a man to be trifled with.
    Good day to you!

    (Seriously, though, this larger tin with smaller tins inside gave me a great idea. Thanks!)