Pocket-Sized Explorer Kit (for the Not So Adventurous Adventurer)




Introduction: Pocket-Sized Explorer Kit (for the Not So Adventurous Adventurer)

About: I like hot sauce, shooting things, and camping. That pretty much sums it up.....


In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make a mini explorer kit from a few easy to find items.

Note: This 'ible does involve fire so don't be stupid and burn yourself.

Also note: THIS IS NOT A SURVIVAL KIT!!! ( there are too many of those on this site) XD

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Step 1: What You Will Need

Gather these materials and bring them to a desk or other similar working space.

q-tips x3
ziploc snack baggie x1
altoids gum tin x1 (any tin similar will do)
disposable lighter x1 (matches will suffice but a lighter is better)
miniature compass x1 ( I got this one from the handle of a broken survival knife)
really small pencil x1 (about 1"-2" in length)
petroleum jelly
small piece of paper x1
and a spoon (not pictured)

Step 2: Prepare the Stuff

Take your spoon and scoop out about half or a little less than half of a spoonful of jelly and place it in the baggie.

Then flatten the bag out and squish out all the air. It doesn't have to be super flat.

Fold the bag in half horizontally. Then vertically.

Now place the folded bag in the tin.

Look at pics for reference.

Step 3: Insert the Stuff

Now fold the piece of paper and put it on top of the baggie.
Then the lighter.
Then the q-tips.
Then the pencil.
Then the compass.

Look at pics for reference.

Close the lid and WALA! your done.

Note: Depending on the container you use you may have to resize or rearrange things to make it all fit.

Step 4: Usage

You can use this wonderful little kit to explore uncharted caves, forests and much more!
All you need to know is how to use a compass.

To use your mini torches(q-tips) first open up the bag of jelly and cover the q-tip's *ahem* I mean the mini torch's end in it and light it on fire.
It will burn for about 1 1/2 - 2 min. If you glob 'em up real good
Use these to destroy darkness in pitch black caves.

You can use the compass to see where you are going, and you can use the piece of paper and pencil to draw a map or write down your adventure notes.

If you want soak them in alcohol then petroleum jelly for added preformance.

Have Fun Exploring!

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I think there should be one comment posted here every three years. Nice kit.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    the lighter takes up too much space.

    so where can you explore with this kit?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Meh not bad, but there's too many so called survival kits. I've entered my black powder rifle which will be up soon... but if I don't see any mega-epic survival kits I'll do a proper one...