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    I think everyone made a Altoids Survival Kit when they first started off with survival . I know I did anyways . So I would like to take a moment and go back and find all of our Altoids Survival Kits and lets see whats in them . Ill go ahead and start ...

    1x CRKT Ritter Mk5 fixed blade knife
    1x Streamlight Nano flashlight
    1x Whistle
    8x Water purification tablets
    1x Compass
    1x Mirror
    1x Coffee filter
    4x Waterproof matches
    1x Mini Bic lighter
    4x Strips of Gorilla Tape [1" wide]
    1x Razor blade
    2x Cotton balls
    1x Lint ball
    1x Dollar bill
    1x Striker for matches
    2x Needles
    2x Pins
    1x Spool of dental floss
    2x Fishing hooks
    2x Fishing sinkers
    1x Crazy Glue
    2x Bandaids
    1x MRE Beverage bag
    2x Alcohol prep pads
    1x One foot of tin foil
    1x Tweezers

    Lets see whats in yours !!


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    wow, you have a bunch of stuff, stuffed into that tin. I have not put together a PSK from a altoids tin but have put together a few fishing kits from bandaid tins and prince albert tins.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Oh you havent ? THats surprising . You should make one ther are REALLY fun to make .

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    Cool Well, since you mentioned it...

    I truly believe that Really small survival kits such as the kind you mention are a waste of time. They are, IMO, a placebo for survivalists to brag about! Check this out and read #5:

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...obs...:cowboy:
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    I agree with Sarge.

    I use the tins to make kits, but not survival kits. I have made a few fishing kits, pocket sized first aid kits, and fire kits. I also use one to make char cloth. Most are used to hold items within a larger set-up.
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    I agree with Sarge too. My survival kit is a bag, all items placed neatly in zipped plastic bags. Essential items in a mess tin with a cover and then sealed. All these items are then in a small bag or pouch. My small is big to the others in Malaysia.
    I'm a Gramp who is not computer savvy, give me a slab and the rock ages tablet..I will do fine!

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    Well thats something to consider but I think its fun trying to make the, , to see what you wil need and what you can fit inside an altoids tin . It may not save your life but I still think theyre fun . Thats just my 2 cents

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    Of course having fun is not wrong..it helps to keep the passion and motivation going...but at the end of the day, please please make sure you really think what you need to bring with you...ENJOYYYYYYY!!!!!!
    I'm a Gramp who is not computer savvy, give me a slab and the rock ages tablet..I will do fine!

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    Cool Well...

    If you like teeny tiny survival kits ask Rick to show you his key chain...

    I have made several and in the smallest one, all the items fits inside a Condor Rip-Away EMT pouch. It includes a reusable two person tube tent.

    I have also bought a few of the USMC Force Recon Survival Kits that were issued to the Marine pilots who might find themselves behind enemy lines and such. Scroll down to the bottom to see all the items:

    http://www.donrearic.com/usmcskit.html ...
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    Sarge...I get the feeling that every thing Rick has is teeny weeny? I am only guessing....as I am very very far away.
    I'm a Gramp who is not computer savvy, give me a slab and the rock ages tablet..I will do fine!

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    Cool Huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tokwan View Post
    Sarge...I get the feeling that every thing Rick has is teeny weeny? I am only guessing....as I am very very far away.
    How would I know? I saw his backside in the hong pic, and it was huge, but that's all!....Ask Crash!...He should know.
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    Hahahahah..I didn't say that..you said that...! Rick..know where the banning button is? Lol
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    not to far away for the ban hammer LOL
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Now I remember the hong image..almost killed me for laughing....
    I'm a Gramp who is not computer savvy, give me a slab and the rock ages tablet..I will do fine!

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    I don't place too much stock in the altoids "survival" kits but do think they have their uses. Fire kits seem to fit in them well and I like to place some rudimentary first aid items in them such as alcohol pads, band aids, and glue.

    I have a couple of marbles machetes that have two pouches on the sheath. One for a sharpening stone and the other will get the rudimentary first aid. I never have gloves with me so I'm all the time getting stuck with briars, thorns, and scratched or cut while using the machete so its a good investment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron_May27 View Post
    I think everyone made a Altoids Survival Kit when they first started off with survival . I know I did anyways . So I would like to take a moment and go back and find all of our Altoids Survival Kits and lets see whats in them . Ill go ahead and start ...

    1x CRKT Ritter Mk5 fixed blade knife
    1x Streamlight Nano flashlight
    1x Whistle
    8x Water purification tablets
    1x Compass
    1x Mirror
    1x Coffee filter
    4x Waterproof matches
    1x Mini Bic lighter
    4x Strips of Gorilla Tape [1" wide]
    1x Razor blade
    2x Cotton balls
    1x Lint ball
    1x Dollar bill
    1x Striker for matches
    2x Needles
    2x Pins
    1x Spool of dental floss
    2x Fishing hooks
    2x Fishing sinkers
    1x Crazy Glue
    2x Bandaids
    1x MRE Beverage bag
    2x Alcohol prep pads
    1x One foot of tin foil
    1x Tweezers

    Lets see whats in yours !!
    WOW...like to see a pic of that......or maybe I should say.....Them?....how many?
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    I remember when I first started all these many many many moons ago. Used to collect a number of Strepsil and Tobbaco cans...making my own survival kit. Then as time goes on, and along the way, realized that all I need was a pouch and some zip lock bags to keep them in one place. Let Cameron go on with his fun...its fun and he should enjoy them..It will be a good learning curve.
    Yes now I remember how fun it used to be..go for it Dude...if it keeps you motivated...I am sure you will soon find what works best for you....now...when the hell is my EKA Hunter Nordic W11 fixed blade gonna arrive?
    I'm a Gramp who is not computer savvy, give me a slab and the rock ages tablet..I will do fine!

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    There is two . I keep them in some old military sirplus mag holsters .

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    And thanks for that Tokwan . I feel like it does keep me motivated

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    Should it be ..There is two ...or there are two? A verifying question cos my english (we call it Malglish) sucks!
    I'm a Gramp who is not computer savvy, give me a slab and the rock ages tablet..I will do fine!

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