Ultimate Altoid Survival Kit #3

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Introduction: Ultimate Altoid Survival Kit #3

This is my 3rd survival kit the other 2 are named ultimate altoid survival kit, ultimate altoid survival kit #2

Step 1: Important Material!

this is a smalls altoid survival kit not regular or circular for more info look at the intro

Step 2: Materials

These are the materials i put in my altoid mini box.

1) fish hook
2) fish bait with hook
3) cough drop
4) bag of neosporin and pain reliever gel
5) 8 Tylenol

comment and view my other survival kits(look at intro)

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    27 Discussions

    I made a small survival kit out of Altoids can but maybe I shouldnt have glued the Mirrors or small cumpas to the out side of the box, as I didn't think about using it to cook with, Thanks also to the person who told about the strike any where matches. I have some water proof ones in the can but want to get thoes strike any where ones next time I buy matches. My daughter sent me a water filter straw that can clean out all organisms. so can drink muddy water if necessary. Of course it does not fit in the Altoids container but happy to take it in my go bag. Thanks to all ideas

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    The best match I have ever used were ones I "fixed" myself. One will last about 5 minutes, hold up to most wind, have a bigger brighter flame than a normal match, and are waterproof.
    Try this: take a few of your matches, roll them tightly in a few inches of paper-towel (about 6 inches, or less if towel is thick) keep it equal to the height of the match but not covering the striker tip, then dip/roll them completely in melted candle wax, covering all, even the tip.
    These work VERY WELL they stay dry and using a bit of fingernail to remove a bit of wax from the tip to strike it is very easy. Try it you won't be disappointed! :)

    (I'm too lazy to document my own, so here's a cool video for anyone interested - my only suggestion differently is to use scentless wax)
    Youtube Title: Survival Matches / Candle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-sw50twr8k

    My plan is to glue a couple strips of magnets to the back of the mirror, so the mirror is accessible and removable.

    lol there are nine Tylenol not eight

    You would die in 72 hours

    So are your other kits used in accordance with this one? Or is this intended as a stand alone survival kit?

    I have been hiking and camping for about 10 years, and while i do carry a firesteel, it is hardly used. Try a mini bic, takes up about the same room, but is a lot easier to use. if you feel this is not a good idea, walk into your back yard with only 5 matches and try to start a fire. It's hard. Now imagine trying to do that while being panicked, hungry , and possibly injured. It is even harder with a firesteel or magnesium firestarter. this is a survival kit, you most likely wont be using it for extended amounts of time so the lighter will hold up just as well. K.i.s.s. method, keep it simple stupid.

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    Don't worry, your Bic is highly unlikely to freeze.

    12ft of snow in Vermont, and no one was having a problem lighting their smokes on break. lol

    You may be correct. If a butane lighter is malfunctioning due to cold, it is likely a manufacturing issue with the dispenser.

    Butane has a flash point of about -60C. It isn't likely to get too cold to light in most situations. :)

    I Know But, The It Will Condense To Where You Have To Warm It

    A side from the failures in this kit, which is neither a fishing kit nor a survival kit let alone the ultimate survival kit. you do have fishing hooks and bait however you have forgotten the most essential fishing item, FISHING LINE. what do you intend to do with fish hooks and no fishing line?

    Fire?
    Shelter?
    Water?
    With a little work this could be a very good survival kit.
    Add a magnesium bar and striker, a small knife, some cotton balls, a poncho, maybe a candle and this kit could be on the right track!

    Might want to ease up a bit on your insistant use of the word "Ultimate" in your kits. Nice attempts though. Read everyone's comments, learn from the sensible ones, ignore the childish critics and move on. Keep trying, we are all learning here !!
    Realistically, the "Smalls" tin is probably a little too "small".