Tobacco/candy Tin Survival Kit

This is a survival kit I made, it has most things you need and you can change it how you like.If you are stuck in the wilderness STAY WHERE YOU ARE

Step 1: Stuff You Need

1X tobacco/ sweet tin(kit holder,signal mirror & pan)
folded tinfoil square(mirror,pan etc.)
loud whistle ( help signal& animal scarer)
square from a large plastic bag(water colection&
shelter making)
leather square (add rubber bands for slingshot)
guitar string(the bit on the end makes this ideal
snare wire)
small candle (light and food source)
magnifying glass/lens(fire making)
pencil(lubricant from lead, tinder from shavings)
small 10 sheet paper pad (fire making)
sewing needle(use with thread and magnet for compass)
small magnet (compass manufacture)
anteseptic swab (knife and wound cleanser)
square of plaster roll ( first aid& insect trap uses)

2X thick rubber bands (slingshot manufacture)

5X safety pins

2m offloss (for fishing,sewing and shock
horror dental care!)
nylon cord (bow-string, shelter making& food

Step 2: Putting It Together

put flat stuff in bottom of tin ie plasters,paper,tinfoil etc.
then all other stuff on top, except string,lens and rubber bands.
tie 1 rubber band to each end of string.put your lens on top of other stuff ,close lid and secure with the one elastic band from the string.wrap string round tin and secure with other elastic band.
and that is my tobacco/sweet tin survival kit.

Step 3: Prologue

This kit is brilliant,however my tin did not take my knife. a Swiss Army Knife is handy so I advise getting one. Mine is a Victorinox Huntsman, which has a saw, knife and scissors which are all helpful.

thanks for reading my instructable please comment



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    10 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 1

    love the guitar snare idea!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Second that on the steel wool,with a battery its a fine firestarter,add some car tyre shavings for same,a broken piece of hacksaw (a saw and a flint striker),a flint shard (knife and sparker) and a wire saw.Beeswax candle is good for light and emergency eating,some picture hanging wire or fishing wire is good for snares and hanging stuff up (and fishing),etc etc ad nauseum... Great thread,easy to adapt contents to your enviroment...keep on survivin'


    10 years ago on Introduction

    what i sugest is to also put a firecracker in it for another noise signal and a little piece mirror for a flash signal

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, I is glad I live in New Zealand. The toughest predator out their is a pig, then you'd better watch out for the Kaka stealing the rubber seal on your car doors and in the unlikely event you are lost, as long as you have an emergency locater beacon you're pretty safe and event without that, as long as you told people about your plans, when you're going to be back etc you're pretty safe. Though I could be exaggerating a bit.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    This is excellent. I love the multi-purpose thinking that went into it.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I really really love this set. BTW swiss aren't cheaper.