The Altoids/fishermans Friend Survival Kit




This is my first instructable so please be nice! I made a survival tin for myself cause i'm going for a long camping trip this summer.It's a really good tin for espesially fishing thats why it's called the "Fishermans Friend tin".almost anything you need to fit in there can be bought at dollarama.I hope you like it!:)

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Step 1: What U Need:

ok so you'll need:

2 rubber bands
The Tin (duh)
plastic mirror
small pencil
fish hooks
steel cord (fishing line)
wall hooks
antiseptic towellette
moist towellette
alcohol swab
band aids
sticky notes
3 safety pins
tin foil
match striking strip (tape in top of tin)
cotton balls with vaseline on it (firemaking)
Led+button cell

Step 2: Crammin' It

Put the flat items on the bottom of the tin. Next put the swiss army knife sideways across the tin, as you can see mine JUST fits. Stick the sharpener and string in above the army knife and you should have some extra room. You can put cotton swabs cotton balls almost anything you can fit.Be creative!

Step 3: And You're Done!

well there it is your very own Fishermans Friend survival tin. I hope you liked my instructable! If you have any suggestions please post them!

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    11 years ago on Step 3

    I think that this is a very good version of one of the many altoids kits, I quite enjoyed it... but I would have to say, since you already have the knife in there, perhaps you should replace the sharpener with something like lip balm, if you can squeeze it into that place. But that is really about the only thing I would change.

    4 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    without protection, you are liable to fry your lips, one thing that water does is reflect sunlight very well. Also, I am from Montana and in this state there is a lot of ice fishing that happens so the lip balm will help there also. Plus, its always nice to have some around you never know when it will come in handy.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    save some space: your knife or a loose razor are pencil sharpeners.


    10 years ago on Step 3

    What is the pencil and pencil sharpener for? From a survival standpoint I mean.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    My question is what tins like altoid are safe to heat water in and which tins are not because of toxic leaching? I bought some cute tins around xmas time to make survival kits the tin color is goldish and I just don't know if it would be safe to heat water in them to drink. Can any one tell me how to tell which are okay and why some are not okay to drink from? With much appreciation, Laurie


    10 years ago on Step 1

    Why have a pencil sharpener if you have a knife?


    i live in the mushroom kingdom dont mock the currency like whats with this american money its soo boring... grey, like life in the real world. lol


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Fisherman's Friends are like Halls on steroids. They are "medicine for a sore throat". I prefer Halls, my wife prefers Fisherman's Friends. So, basically a throat lozenge.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Pencil sharpener is redundant, you have a knife. Speaking of knife: carry it. Take it out of the kit. As for the mirror: use the inside of the lid. Polish it until it reflects adeqautely enough to signal a rescue. By taking out the knife and pencil sharpener, I would pack waterproof matches, maybe some sort of antiseptic, aspirin, flat chewing gum or candy, among other truly necessary survival items. Keep it up. Good 1st try.