Pill Bottle Survival Kit

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About: I like to make compact and useful things

This is a very simple and mini survival kit that covers the essentials of survival Enjoy!!!

Step 1: Contents

-Empty pill bottle
- 3 mini straw fire starters ( have an instructable on that)
-3 matches
-1 bandage
-1 striker
-1 hook
-1 weight
- tinfoil
-some fishing line
- razor blade
-2 safety pins
- 3 feet of duct tape
- 2 advils
- 1 birthday candle
- whistle made from straw
-Neosporin in a straw
-salt in a straw

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    MeankingcraB

    Question 3 months ago on Introduction

    What's the purpose of the salt and the tin foil? How much tin foil?

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    autotech1

    1 year ago

    My wife's Girl Scout troop used to make mini survival kits, but since they were being made for the masses, (children included), pill bottles were not an option because a child is not supposed to know how to open child resistant bottles. Even removing the lock wasn't an option because all any smart kid had to do was see how it was disabled and do the same thing to a bottle with pills in it. We got around that issue by using plastic bottles that weren't orange and had normal screw on tops.

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    ChristinaD105autotech1

    Reply 5 months ago

    pill bottle lids are double sided. one side is the child proof lock flip it upside down and its a screw on top.

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    autotech1ChristinaD105

    Reply 5 months ago

    Do you really want to take the chance that a child removes the unlocked cap and inadvertently or not, reinstalls it so it's locked, they then try to, and possibly succeeds in figuring out how to remove it? Safety first!

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    TinaE47

    5 months ago

    The only other items I would suggest are a couple pieces of hard candy. Sometimes when your sugar drops you cannot think clearly, this may help for a few minutes.

    The other thing is a list of the items and their uses inside the container, this can also be used for starting a fire if needed.

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    bigdaddie47

    1 year ago

    Quality whistle (shrill type) made of metal on a neck chain for anyone even children who can get lost in the neighborhood or can be in a threatening position. For outdoor people if on a belt or in a pocket it is faster and closer than fishing in the pockets or trying to unhook it from a belt. Sound carries farther than voice (voice only lasts so long. Also also if in a threat position can scare of a predator (animal or human).

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    volschick69

    1 year ago on Step 1

    Great idea...where's the "instructable" part??? For those who aren't crafty or handy, it might help to have instructions on how to make a straw whistle, etc.

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    lost2

    1 year ago

    Nice, simple, small but usable, cheap (I mean super affordable), kit. Should consider add a condom (or two) without lub to have a water container. Replace it every year or so as they are a bit fragile. I know you don't have much space but a tiny fire rod should be included also.

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    For a good waterproof container, the M&M mini container is waterproof. My hubby uses one to hold his cigarettes and matches when we go rafting. Bonus, it floats in water too, if you happen to drop it.

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    r6geoshescrafty123

    Reply 1 year ago

    I collect these, using for kits, plus bright colors make easy to spot. And you could color-code one for each member of family. or color-code for each set of items in a larger kit. Red for fire, blue for water, etc.

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    Alden Tortem

    2 years ago

    I really like the idea, but I would use wind-proof survival matches :))

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    bestofferdealer

    2 years ago

    very handy survival kit.

    Small but very handy :)

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    Norfolkson

    2 years ago

    This is a nice little kit for carry around purposes. I think that one of the greatest things that happens when someone posts their idea of a survival kit, whether it be big or small, extended use or day pack, is the very interesting fact that for those who examine it in venues such as this, as you can see in the comments, are ideas. It gets people thinking, then coming up with either improvements or their own version and we all benefit. Well done Mike!

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    itsruthanitha

    2 years ago

    You can place something you would like in your survival kit as long because it fits while not damaging any of the opposite elements, clearly the larger your bottle, the additional stuff you'll place in your survival kit. Whereas it's not a full-fledged but -out bag, what you place in your bottle will assist you during a dire emergency. Remember, information is your final survival tool everything else is simply helpful.

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    camarcia

    3 years ago

    Well thought out mini kit. Thanks

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    Gula

    4 years ago

    You can put a small o ring into the lid and make the whole thing waterproof

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    Linda1956Gula

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Love that ideal. I think I would glue a piece(to fit) of sand paper into the inside of the bottle cap. Those strikers go bad really fast.