New Project: Altoids Tin Survival Kit

From the Art of Manliness, here is a photo gallery of a survival kit crammed into an Altoids tin. There are a few caustic comments on Field and Stream about the usefulness of such a limited kit, but the point is that you could have this to hand literally all the time, which ensures that it is there when you need it, and it is an interesting exercise to compile such a kit for anyone who ever goes hiking, camping, or on long car trips across the desert.

Altoids Survival Kit

So I decided to make just such a kit, and report on the items and cost of doing so. Here is the first batch of items:

  • Altoids, $1.69
  • Potable Aqua, $7.49
  • Princeton Tec Pulsar White LED flashlight, $6.99