Altoids Tin EDC Kit | Cheap and easy Urban Survival Kit?

Hello! Here is a video of my recently made Altoids Tin EDC kit. I encourage you to make one of your own, as mine has been proven quite useful already. Any suggestions and constructive criticism is welcome, and thanks for watching!
The contents include: Swiss army knife, Tylenol, Anti-Acid, Zebra Pen, Dixon Pencil, 1′ of red duct tape, Credit card magnifier, Rubber band, 10 paper clips, 2 AAA batteries (protected in Heat shrink tubing), 2 alcohol prep pads, and 2 Band-Aids.
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{[Hello everybody, today I’m going to be doing a real quick video on my Altoids Tin EDC type kit. Now this is not a survival kit, but rather and urban style kit. Now, this was kind of just made for fun, because I saw it on a channel on Youtube. So, let’s just get right into it. So, first to hold it together we have a rubber band to keep it sealed. Let me go ahead and take that off. So, also you can use this for a lot of things. Rubber bands are very useful. Another modification to the actual tin itself, is the edges are wrapped in black tape (electrical tape), so you can use that and also it seals it better so it doesn’t fall apart. Also, I decided not to paint the tin, because I wanted it to look like an Altoids tin. So let’s go ahead and see what’s inside. As you can see it’s very tight, so I may have to do this off camera. Okay, here it is. Now it may look a little bit messy, but I think it works out pretty well. So, let’s just start over here. We have, (I’m going to have to focus this) here we have 4 tylenol pills, these are good for headaches; things like that. Over here, we have my Zebra retractable pen. Now this is cool, because uh, not only does it perfectly fits, it retracts and expands, so it’s comfortable and also when you pull it out, it brings out the actual pen. So that’s that. (I’m going to put that to the side) Here we have a Sandisk Cruzer 4GB Flash drive (Cruzer Blade). This is very small, and I just had this lying around and I thought a USB flash drive would be quite useful. I found many uses for this. Back here we have a standard, lets actually get to that at the end. Here we have 2 AAA batteries. These are both covered in, heat shrink tubing, so it keeps them from shorting out. So once again, back here we have a Dixon HB #2 pencil. I just cut this off and that fits perfectly. That’s useful. Over here we have a Swiss army knife. Now I don’t know if this is famer, or what it is exactly, but it’s very old. (about 15 years old) So I’m not really sure, but as you can see it is just a normal Swiss Army Knife. It has all the good basic tools, so that’s pretty useful. Down here we have some stomach medicine, so that can be useful sometimes. Over here, we have ten paper clips. And these can be used if you stretch them out, or unbend them than you can use them as wire or anything else. Or just to put papers together. And also, that has about 2 ft. of electrical tape wrapped around it. And that’s to keep it all together and also you can use that. Down here, we kind of get into the medical stuff. And then at the bottom we have other things. Here we just have 2 alcohol pads and these are good for cleaning cuts before you put a Band-Aid on so you prevent infection. Down here, we have two Band-Aids, these are just standard Bands-Aids (self explanatory). Down here, we just have (it’s kind of hard to get to) and that’s it. This is just a about 12 inches of duct tape, and also I put it on wax paper so you can just use that. Finally, we have a magnifying glass. This is useful for different things. You can focus light and of course you can start fires, but since this is urban you would most likely use this for reading small text. So when you have to read some sort of label, you can use this magnifying glass. So, that’s pretty much it. I think it’s going to be pretty useful. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye! {End}]}

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  1. XPerint
    XPerint 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Hey daniel you forgot condoms you never know

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  2. Paul Krupa
    Paul Krupa 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Gotta say that's actually pretty good editing and formatted great.

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  3. Diego Morales
    Diego Morales 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    i think everyone must have an EDC, not so fancy and full of stuff but yes the essential things for an emergency and helpfull tools, good vid

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  4. Rosemary Lufkin
    Rosemary Lufkin 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Why would you need a flash drive???

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  5. Madison Jones
    Madison Jones 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    cause just like who will not have a computer when stranded in the wilderness

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  6. michaelscoofield
    michaelscoofield 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Pen and pencil together? Is it really surviving need? Otherwise very nice set. Very good job!

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  7. cat c (korn02364)
    cat c (korn02364) 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    might want to include a few small pieces of paper to write on. :)

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  8. orionpalacios
    orionpalacios 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Has anyone told you before that you have a very feminine voice.

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  9. spaceface 777
    spaceface 777 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    is this a chick or a dude

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  10. Hunter Corsaro (Dainerys)
    Hunter Corsaro (Dainerys) 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Tylonol – "Good for headaches"
    Pencil – "Good for writing stuff"
    Paper clips – "Good for holding paper together"

    Are you a mother fucking aspie? WE KNOW WHAT THESE THINGS ARE USED FOR. What is the fucking point feeling the need to tell us this? Are you around people all day that don't know what a fucking paper clip is used for?

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  11. Jay Mac
    Jay Mac 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    nice video, great job

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  12. CreeperBoy96
    CreeperBoy96 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    who needs a USBflashdrive in a case of surviel

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  13. MOSSYOAK2511
    MOSSYOAK2511 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    need tea

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  14. eBay addict '
    eBay addict ' 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    I have that knife in red

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  15. Michael Lodge
    Michael Lodge 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    a knife instead of a raserblade

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  16. Michael Lodge
    Michael Lodge 28 June, 2016, 03:24
  17. Michael Lodge
    Michael Lodge 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    you rock man

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  18. Michael Lodge
    Michael Lodge 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    you realy

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  19. Michael Lodge
    Michael Lodge 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    you are my hero Aaron

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  20. Michael Lodge
    Michael Lodge 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    1.000 chees bals

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  21. Michael Lodge
    Michael Lodge 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    I thot it was a great idear

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  22. Hadron Wolf
    Hadron Wolf 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    thats a victorinox huntsman, i have on myself.

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  23. Georgi Bonchev
    Georgi Bonchev 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Great video. I like that you managed to fit a Victorinox inside and didn't go over board with fire-starting and signalling. One thing you could improve in my opinion and many people seem to miss it – put a small piece of paper with expiration dates for all the pills you have inside. Sometimes these types of survival kits sit in a corner for years, or at least that is the idea and the pills might expire. Another thing – you can swap several paper clips with safety pins.

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  24. Pride Spiin
    Pride Spiin 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    if I was u I would replace the USB stick cuz u are outside and thairs no things to use it for

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  25. North Sea Brent
    North Sea Brent 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Good work young man, 15 years is not old for a Swiss Army knife, I've still got mine given to me as a youngster and that's 50 years ago.

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  26. Tomas Pisa
    Tomas Pisa 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Missing little flashlight instead of one battery, pair of water purifying tablets, peanut lighter and maybe wrap around with some cord

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  27. Waxyorb 4757475
    Waxyorb 4757475 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    That sucks nothing will be useful

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  28. Lawrence Phillips
    Lawrence Phillips 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Why in the world will need a pension

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  29. william torres
    william torres 28 June, 2016, 03:24
  30. Warren Shilling
    Warren Shilling 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Great video man! keep up the good work!

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  31. Jesus Morales
    Jesus Morales 28 June, 2016, 03:24
    THE XPLODE 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    what type of swiss army knife

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  33. The Chad
    The Chad 28 June, 2016, 03:24
  34. srg914
    srg914 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Two writing instruments and no paper?

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  35. CoryCDS
    CoryCDS 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    i laughed at the sawed off pencil lol.

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  36. Toby Perry
    Toby Perry 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    It's a bad kit

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  37. Mark Crews
    Mark Crews 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Hey man your Swiss Army knife is a Victorinox its a really nice knife, I bought one myself!

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  38. Sunday Smiles
    Sunday Smiles 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Not a bad little kit, though even without that magnifying glass you can still use those alcohol wipes as a good firestarter. Though it IS an urban kit I suppose.

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  39. jefferson tran
    jefferson tran 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    You can make the paper clips into lock picks

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  40. theleoj91
    theleoj91 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Your control over the focus is great, nice video

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  41. John Ashton
    John Ashton 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    I have watched the video and read most of the comments. I think you would catch less grief if you didn't call this a 'survival' kit at all. Just leave it as your EDC. Some of the items here are good to have in an EDC, but it's all commonly found stuff. Most of it is redundant in an urban environment. BUT I like this kit as a first timers kit who's 1) willing to expand and change it up and 2) not making a huge deal about his kit. This isn't something to write home about. There are 3 things minimum that an EDC should contain: a sharp knife, a lighter, and a flashlight. (Other obvious stuff: wallet w/ID, personal meds ETC) Honestly, you kit would be awesome for high school if you could carry a knife and unknown pills around, but other than that, it needs some tweaking. Good start, but get rid of the unused/unnecessary items. I'll be watching for more videos man!!

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  42. BillySGH HD
    BillySGH HD 28 June, 2016, 03:24

    Good ideas

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