this is my first instructable so feel free to add some critesism.
This is a pocket sized survival kit, made out of an altoids tin. There are probably thousands of them out there. And by all means customize your kit for your area & your personal preferances.
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Step 1: Stuff Needed
To make our altoids survival kit we will need:
1 blued razor blade(makes the blade stay sharper longer) made by holding the razor in the blue part of the flame
1-5 packs of salt
1-5 packs of sugar
5 paper clips
2 square feet of heavy duty aluminum foil
3 feathers ( can be replaced with duct-tape if you want to save some space
neon orange tape
1 small pen
three strike on anything matches
1 quick strike lighter ( made by placing two butts of a match on a striker foling in half and duct-taping)
fishing line wrapped on b-day candle
two fishing weights
and the tin
not shown (boyscouts hot spark , small knife, small flashlight, steel wire)
also a survival kit cheat sheet. you can download this pdf at
Step 2: Packing It
first put the pdf cheat sheet on the bottom of the tin
next put the wire around the bottom inside edge of the tin
now your going to want to fold the foil until it can fit inside the tin. Then put the paper clips and bobby pins in the last fold of the foil
put the stuff in as flat as you can so you can fit as much stuff in as you can
(swith sandwich bag to the other side
Step 5: Finnally Done
now we put the last few peices in and were done
you might have take two rubberbands around the outside to help hold the tin down
you can aslo wrap some twine or paracord around the outside