Altoids Tin Urban Survival Kit

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  • Scott Kraft 4y

  • spedmom322 4y

    I would add a MetroCard (subway fare card) for my husband and son who travel around NYC. What a great project for my cub scouts--possible Father's Day gifts!
  • lou 4y

    Very nice kit, but may i ask, what is the aluminum foil for?
  • Bethany & Scott 4y

    Aluminum foil strikes me as a good all-around multi-use material. You could form it into a small cup, heat something on it, or wrap up something messy. Thanks to everyone else for the other suggestions.
  • twintiger007 4y

    Great job! A whole tool chest in your hand, small in size, big in readiness! It's amazing that so many useful things you can put into such a container. I use a bigger water-tight plastic container made by Lock&Lock (Korea) to house my urban survival kit. It's a little big for a mini survival kit but the kit can disappear into my waistbag just fine with extra room for other stuffs. Thanks for describing your project in details. Great pic, too!
  • Charles Hamilton 4y

    what no condom?
  • Angie Hart Rocks 4y

    Charles Hamilton Yeah. Safe Sex , RY!!
  • Angie Hart Rocks 4y

    Hey. Why the hell does my name say Angie Hart Rocks.. i can't find where that is on my yahoo.. I really dig this kit tho. I can see how everything in it has a few purposes. I want one.!!
  • duhstein 3y

    i thought that candle was a joint!
  • Lee Kimrey 3y

    Any updates on your kit? Looks like this was 2009.
    Any great stories? Anything that has been replace/removed/added/changed to enhance the effectiveness?
    Love the pic!
  • richardp17 3y

    Also, love the kit. Made a slightly upgraded version in a larger gum tin with most of that stuff plus a disposable fork, some mints, ketchup, and a folded sheet of graph paper.
  • arbyreed 3y

    Totally cool. Grand idea -- thanks!
  • Santos999 2y

    I recently put together one of these. Its a really good idea. I keep mine in my car. I have a couple of good additions to think about. One thing I did was glue a magnet to the inside of the lid so paperclips/ safety pins stick to it when its opened. Another good thing is sharpened wooden strike anywhere matches. They double as toothpicks.
  • Brian Smith 2y

    Nice kit
  • Nathan Cowlishaw 2y

    I love the city! So cool! :)
  • Nathan Potter 2y

    These are great ideas! I'm trying to put an urban kit together myself. I think that a little army can opener would be useful as well.
  • Bill 1y

    You can add the largest screwdriver that fits from one of those mini sets they sell at most dollar stores.
  • Bill 1y

    In fact, how about a kit of useful things all found at a Dollar closeout store?
  • warbuck 1y

    The Leatherman Juice shown in this kit provides an good can and bottle opener, as well as screw driver, wire cutter and players. The aluminum foil can also be used as a wind screen if you need to kindle a fire and can serve as a good reflective base for a fire on wet or snowy ground. Good kit.
  • Tamara brown 1y

    Hi, what is the silly putty used for?
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Taken on February 28, 2009
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