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How to create an altoids survival tin

Create an Altoids Survival Tin

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Empty & clean Altoids tin. Buffed to produce a reflection

Empty & clean Altoids tin. Buffed to produce a reflection

Matches snapped in half. Dipped in shellac to waterproof

Matches snapped in half. Dipped in shellac to waterproof

Metal match with steel striker. (Wire is wrapped around my striker $9.00 at REI)

Metal match with steel striker. (Wire is wrapped around my striker $9.00 at REI)

Magnifying glass (This is from a glasses repair kit, bought at anyone big-box store for $4.00)

Magnifying glass (This is from a glasses repair kit, bought at anyone big-box store for $4.00)

Small lead weights, two hooks and as much line as possible.

Small lead weights, two hooks and as much line as possible.

Needle & Thread wrapper around needle

Needle & Thread wrapper around needle

A good working, small compass. (REI sells this for about $5.00).

A good working, small compass. (REI sells this for about $5.00).

Small LED keychain ($2.00)

Small LED keychain ($2.00)

Brass snare wire (picture hanging wire works great)

Brass snare wire (picture hanging wire works great)

Band-aid, Anti-diarrheal, antibiotic, antihistamine. (Pre-made packs are sold, but go to Costco and buy them all for less than $20.00)

Band-aid, Anti-diarrheal, antibiotic, antihistamine. (Pre-made packs are sold, but go to Costco and buy them all for less than $20.00)

Lube-free condom. (Place in sock to hold 1 quart of water)

Lube-free condom. (Place in sock to hold 1 quart of water)

Sharp razor blade (for dressing game)

Sharp razor blade (for dressing game)

100% cotton for kindling and/or cleaning wounds. (100% cotton balls burn a lot easier than synthetic materials)

100% cotton for kindling and/or cleaning wounds. (100% cotton balls burn a lot easier than synthetic materials)

Finished Kit

Finished Kit

Wrap with duct tape to make water proof and place tuner band for extra security

Wrap with duct tape to make water proof and place tuner band for extra security

  • 7.0 Matches
  • 1.0 Altoid Tin
  • 1.0 Metal Match
  • 1.0 Small Magnifying Glass
  • 10.0ft Fishing Line
  • 2.0 Fish Hooks
  • 3.0 Lead Weights
  • 1.0 Sewing Needle
  • 3.0ft Thread
  • 1.0 Compass
  • 1.0 Micro LED
  • 3.0ft Snare Wire
  • 1.0 Ibuprofen
  • 1.0 Anti-Diarrheal
  • 1.0 Antibiotic
  • 1.0 Iodine tablets
  • 1.0 Surgical Blade
  • 3.0 Band Aids
  • 1.0 Lube-free condom
  • 0.6ft Duct Tape
  • 1.0 Rubber Band