Altoids Survival Kit

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Take an empty Altoid tin and jam-pack it full of survival tools!!!! This kit is designed to save your life in an unfortunate outdoor situation. Hopefully you won’t have to use it but it is always a nice feeling having it in your pocket while camping, hiking, or backpacking. Also please be sure to check out the new video!

Step 1: Supplies

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For this instructable you’ll need:

1 Altoids Tin (empty)-this will be used to store all the items in the kit
1 Large Trash Bag-this have many uses including a poncho, shelter, or whatever else you can think of
5 Rubber Bands-3 will be used to wrap around the trash bag, 1 for the fishing line, and 1 for the cord
4 Fish Hooks and 20 Ft. of fishing line- these can be used to make a fishing rod, with which you can catch fish to eat
10 Ft. of Cord- this can be used to help make a shelter, keep food out of reach of bears, or whatever else you might need it for
1 BSA Hot Spark-this is flint and steel combination that serves as a fire starter if your matches won’t lite
5 Matches-used to start fires
1 Match Striker Piece-used to strike matches on
1 Birthday Candle-this can be used to coat the cotton balls in wax to make them waterproof or as a temporary light source
2 Cotton Balls-great for starting fires especially in coated with wax or petroleum jelly

Lets get started!

Step 2: Rubberbanding and Placement of Trashbag

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Step 3: Putting in Some Other Stuff

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For this part get your hot spark, matches, and candle and place them in the side of the tin that doesn’t have the trash bag. Then put the hooks, fishing line, match striker on top. Place the cotton balls on top of that. Place one end of the cord in the tin and close.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

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Once you have the cord firmly in the tin wrap it around the tin’s exterior until your cord is wrapped all the way around. Then rubber band it in place and you are done!!!

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