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:

At August 31, 2006 12:59 PM, Blogger 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.

 
At August 31, 2006 1:24 PM, Blogger 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...

 
At August 31, 2006 1:24 PM, Blogger 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...

 
At August 31, 2006 1:26 PM, Blogger cube said...

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

 
At August 31, 2006 2:40 PM, Blogger The Phoenix said...

I feel like MacGyver already!

 
At August 31, 2006 3:10 PM, Blogger 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

 
At August 31, 2006 4:40 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

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

 
At August 31, 2006 5:11 PM, Blogger nanc said...

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

 
At August 31, 2006 6:49 PM, Blogger 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...

 
At September 01, 2006 9:42 AM, Blogger 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!

 
At September 01, 2006 10:54 AM, Blogger 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.

 
At September 01, 2006 11:50 AM, Blogger nanc said...

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

 
At September 01, 2006 2:47 PM, Blogger 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!

 
At September 02, 2006 12:01 AM, Blogger Spider Walk said...

Awesome idea.
Thanks for the inspiration :)

 
At September 02, 2006 2:13 AM, Blogger 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"

 
At September 02, 2006 8:00 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

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

 
At September 02, 2006 3:55 PM, Blogger 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.

 
At September 04, 2006 9:59 PM, Blogger nanc said...

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

 

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