Introduction: MATCHBOX SURVIVAL KIT (not Small)

About: i like the simple yet complicated things in life. flowers for instance: they are amazing photography but inside they are the most amazing things on the planet. simple and yet so not!

i had no room in my altoids tin, so i did this. this is my first and, i think best, instructable lol. please you can ask any questions along the way and i will answer them with my best answer. (sorry for the bad pics lol)

Step 1: Get Your Stuff

i will tag the photo because it is waaaaaay too many items!!

Step 2: Organize Your Bottom Layer

put all your nicer objects on the bottom so when something happens, your nicer things are saved.

Step 3: Add the Top Layer

your papery goods go here so its easier to get all this stuff when you open it!!


now that you have your survival kit, you will be ready for zombies. (and robots) the "caution radioactive material" thingy was something that i had right next to me so i added it to this pic :P



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    why do you need the bottle pops for???

    nice but what's with the match sticking out of the top right corner of the match box???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Add signaling tools. A loud whistle plus a small signal mirror are cheap and easy to add. In most civilian scenarios, one is more likely to be rescued than to "Rambo out" of the wilds. Make yourself easy to find! And no, aluminum foil and a mini flashlight are not good alternatives to a real signal mirror. They broadcast too little light and are too hard to aim While cotton will work as tinder so long as it is bone dry, there are commercially available fire starting tabs that are MUCH more effective and that work when wet (which is when you most need fire). While food is unlikely to be very important (it is unlikely that you will be roughing it long enough to starve to death) water is essential. You need some good water disinfecting tablets and a plastic bag in which to keep the water while it is disinfecting. Last word: KEEP IT SMALL!!! If it isn't in your pocket (not your pack, which you may take off and walk away from, IN YOUR POCKET) all the times, you will probably not have it when you need it. A few small, simple tools in your pocket can help you save your life. A 20 pound, three hundred dollar super kit five miles away in the trunk of your car will not.

    i get pretty much everything with the exception of the soda can tops? A list explaining the uses of each item may have been nice.

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    the uses of them are endless, you can cut them and use them as hooks for fishing or as harpoons!!! so hopefully this helps you