Thursday, August 31, 2006

Survival Kit



From Field and Stream comes this article on how to put together a handy-dandy Survial Kit In An Altoids Can .

Just pop this little kit and a survival blanket in your pocket, and you'll be ready for anything.

18 comments:

SeniorGato said...

You know, another fun thing with altoids cans, I used to hide those M-60 fire crackers in there. They fit perfectly and were fun to whip out at parties. Not a good idea for airplanes tho.
Yeah, I dont think I would go flying up north without a survival kit. Mabee I'm paranoid, but I've been known to be right before too.

nanc said...

YAY! now i know what to do with those 427 altoid cans i've got stashed away for the last several years!

there's a place on e-bay that sells the small altoid gum tins made into nice little musical reed holders complete with felt liners...

cube said...

M60 = party time in your book? Yikes! We can only shoot those legally on New Year's & July 4th.

I like to be prepared myself. You never know...

cube said...

nanc: you too? I especially like the tiny Altoid tins, although you really can't carry too much survival stuff in those.

The Phoenix said...

I feel like MacGyver already!

David Amulet said...

Probably best to keep an altoid in there, too. You never know what dangerous situation could require a curiously strong breath mint.

-- david

Brooke said...

Well, yeah... And you don't want to offend the Search and Rescue team!

nanc said...

david - brooke - bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha - snort-snort - bwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Jen said...

I've seend those! That's so interesting, isn't it? They don't have nearly enough painkillers in there considering the one I saw included a needle and dental floss in case you need to stitch yourself up. I may just rather bleed to death...

nanc said...

cube - just thought you might like to know - the survival blanket i found in our family first aid kit, if folded properly, WILL fit into another altoids tin!

cube said...

phoenix: MacGyver could build a space ship with all this stuff ;-)

nanc: I agree. David & Brooke are funny.

jenn: we'll slip in a few Tylenols just for you.

nanc: I have one of those reflective blankets too. I'm nothing if not prepared.

nanc said...

yeah, but have you been carrying the same swiss army knife for 22 years?

Jamie Dawn said...

That is very cool as well as handy. I went through the slides that showed what was inside the tin. That would be a great school project! LOVE it!

Spider Walk said...

Awesome idea.
Thanks for the inspiration :)

Caz said...

Almost unbelievable, who would have thought so much useful stuff would fit into a tiny tin.

I liked this tip: "You should always have a real knife on your person, these blades are just for backup"

Always On Watch said...

I love the "catalog" pages in Field & Stream!

cube said...

nanc: nope, I like to keep up with the latest technology, especially when it comes to weapons.

j.d.: yes, it would make an excellent home-school project. Let's tell Jen!

spider: thank you.

caz: ingenuity is a great thing.

aow: Field & Stream is a great classic.

nanc said...

ah but does your latest weapon have a corkscrew, toothpick AND tweezers?