Creating An Eight-Item Altoid Tin Survival Kit!

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Earlier, we at Mint Message talked about four items that you can add to an Altoid tin in order to create a great survival kit you can be able to fit into your pocket without any issue. In that particular kit, we chose four items that you should fit into the tin for a simple tiny survival kit: a fixed-blade knife for cutting, making tools, and makeshift weaponry against wild animals; a small magnesium fire starter that allows you to quickly make sparks for a fire; some floss or a small length of cordage to create a fishing line, a cord, or a makeshift clothesline; and a tarp that you can use to cover up your items from the elements or make a tent for rugged living.

Above is a video we have containing the first four items, but now we have another four items that you can fit into an Altoid tin for a more complete survival kit. The first is a button compass which is a small compass that you can use for directions & navigating through the wilderness or whatever location that you might happen to be trapped in.

Another item that people might not normally consider to be useful in a survival scenario is paper clips. Paper clips can be used as a fishing hook, a lure, skewers for a small amount of meat, a lockpick, or a splint for fingers or damaged toes. After that, you can add tin foil that can be used as a cooking sheet or shaped into a bowl for boiling water. Finally, you can add a mirror to the top of the Altoid tin for signaling others from a distance without fire or looking at hard-to-reach areas for injuries. There is a video below if you want to see the full diagram for the survival kit.

Note: This is about teaching people to create a kit for survival. This is not a promotion and anything in this Altoid Tin Survival Kit can be created at home by anyone who wants a portable kit for survival. Even non-Altoid Tins can be used for the kit, but they are the most well-known portable tins to use for this kind of situation.

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