Innovative Altoids Tin Survival Kit

**List of Survival Kit Contents Below**

There are a LOT of videos on YouTube of people showing off their Altoids tin survival kits, which made me hesitate to show mine. But since this is a kit that has taken 3+ years of trial and error to develop, I believe it can help other people put their’s together.

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List of Survival Tin Contents:
• Altoids Tin
• Signal Mirror
• Duct Tape
• Gorilla Tape (
• Sandpaper Sheets
• Fresnel Lens (
• Magnet
• Needle
• Fishing Line/Thread
• Split Shot
• Hooks
• Earplug
• Allergy Pills
• Ranger Band
• Paper
• Ball-point Pen (
• TOPS Whistle (
• Waxed Denim Fire Starters
• Victorinox Camper Swiss Army Knife (
• Aluminium Foil
• Chippy Forks
• Ziplock Bags
• Bandana
• BIC Lighter
• Ferrocerium Rod
• Jute Twine Braids
• Streamlight Nano Flashlight (
• 5 ft. of Paracord
• D-ring
• Lanyard
• Snare Wire
• Carabiner


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  1. Angela Senpai (Yandere)
    Angela Senpai (Yandere) 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Where are the band Aids?

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  2. Angela Senpai (Yandere)
    Angela Senpai (Yandere) 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    You should put a climbing one because if you we're stuck in the mountains it will be useful

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  3. 365 days of adventure
    365 days of adventure 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Paper clips

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  4. Crash_ Monkey
    Crash_ Monkey 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Extra flashlight batteries also

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  5. Crash_ Monkey
    Crash_ Monkey 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    You should put the tin foil in the bandana to add more and clear some space up in the container

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  6. Bootyhunter1971
    Bootyhunter1971 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    "Altoids tin survival kit" to the tune of "puppy, monkey, baby".

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  7. Bushybecky Smith
    Bushybecky Smith 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    nice piece of kit mate

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  8. James Ritchie
    James Ritchie 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    The problem with a paracord wrap is that you can't take anything out of the tin without removing the paracord.  Not a good idea.   I hold everything together with ranger bands, and slip a hank  of paracord under that.  Honestly, I'm not a believe in small survival its.   I think it's an illusion believing these things can actually do the job they're expected to do.  It's so easy to carry a full-size survival kit that contains full size tools, that all I use an Altoid tin for is a boo-boo kit.   They're mostly a joke, if you're really in a survival situation.  And, really, a good compass is a must.    I guess what really bothers me about these kits, other than the simple fact that they really don't work, is that there is no excuse to put yourself in a position where you need such a kit.  Unless you're in an airplane crash, there simply is no occasion when you should go anywhere near the woods without true survival equipment on your person, and in your car.

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  9. Primtive Learning Co.
    Primtive Learning Co. 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    I would take out two things. #1 I'd take off the bandana because instead of carrying it I would just wear it on my head. #2 I would take out the flashlight depending on wear you are because if you aren't in a place with dangerous animals because other wise you could just adjust your eyes to the darkness, but if you are in a desert I would take it so if you are out at night you can watch out for scorpions and snakes. Great video and I'll leave a like, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hunter N4KE
    Hunter N4KE 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    not smart to put the duct tape over the actual mirror

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  11. Wyatt Mccormick
    Wyatt Mccormick 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    I like this video

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  12. Sunny Mcfall
    Sunny Mcfall 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    you could : 1) trash all the tinder and add the live fire sport 7.00 – use it mutiple times and candle,… 2) trash the signal mirror and add the starflash mirror for 7.00 – it's just better 3) trash the bic lighter, whistle, ferro rod, sand paper and add the sog signal fire 8.00 plus the sog fire starter/sharpener 15.00 – redundancy and smaller package ……..and you would have a better smaller kit….me thinks…just a few ideas for ya…

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  13. RSH21
    RSH21 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Why do you recommend not to carry tweezers? Who cares? Its a useful tool

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  14. James teffertiller
    James teffertiller 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    note to self: buy Altoids stock

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  15. moongirl786
    moongirl786 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Only problem I can see with surviving off this kit alone; if you get an infected cut you're done. You need some alcohol prep pads and polysporin, I understand a lot of medicine can be substituted with herbs, but I don't think you should always rely on that, especially if you get cut in the leg and are trying to hobble around looking for an antibacterial plant. Otherwise great kit!

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  16. brett mcguffee
    brett mcguffee 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    white lighters are bad luck

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  17. Hann1bal5m1th
    Hann1bal5m1th 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    i did not read through the comments, so don't hate me for a repeat. Victorinox makes a ball point pen that fits into the tooth pick or tweezer slot. It Is like a dollar or two at a outdoors like store. Just a side note I like the toothpick as a morale booster and the tweezers I have used too many times, not just in an outdoors environment to throw it out. If one has got to go, especially if this knife is in your pocket all the time it is the toothpick. The video has given me ideas for my own kit.

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  18. Amra survival
    Amra survival 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Good video a lot of good kit i like the extra bandana and para cord on the outside thanks for sharing always learning

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  19. Glenn Kievit
    Glenn Kievit 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    i just cant find anything that was not included except for the water purification tablets which you already mentioned yourself nice job

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  20. Kristyanna Virgona N1DHD/6
    Kristyanna Virgona N1DHD/6 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Hey, I think you are doing a great job at explaining stuff, you have a good head for details. Again thank young man keep it up!

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    CHARLIE PITTS 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    I like the ban ana idea

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    CHARLIE PITTS 30 June, 2016, 08:32
  23. I.G. Noreme
    I.G. Noreme 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    Hey great video! It is always nice to see somebody carry the same stuff i do.
    I would replace the minigrip bags with condoms. They are great for carrying stuff, they are smaller and if filled with water they make your magnifier useless.
    This is just a tip, I don't wish for any comment wars. Also sorry for bad english.

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  24. boobs
    boobs 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    How do you open that with cold wet hands?

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  25. Phoenix Fisher
    Phoenix Fisher 30 June, 2016, 08:32

    How big should the ranger band be

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