Outside of Tin contents
Boker Gnome ( great little fixed blade, I've cut down 3-4" white birch trees with this knife in a pinch)
Bike tube ( Ranger band, can carry in belt horizontal, if you don't want in pocket, fire making)
button compass ( general direction when no sun )
The small band seals tin
Inside Tin contents
$ 20 bill sometimes it's all you need :-)
Two small band aides ( for daughter )
Two Imodium pills ( nothing worst then the sh**s )
10 strike anywhere matches (glued together at base to help contain and consolidate )
Two straws filled with petroleum jelled cotton balls ( ease in fire making )
One straw filled with Neosporin ( first aide)
One straw ( to consolidate) filled with split shot ( fishing )
One wire leader ( fishing, snare )
Two small weighted hooks ( fishing )
Two swivels ( fishing )
Tail end of rubber worm ( fishing )
Under blue tape cordage, wrapped with twine, and wrapped again with fishing line, ( multiple uses, shelter, snares, fishing, blue tape is for compression and ease of removal)
Match Striker glued to lid ( convince and ease )
Small amount of tin foil ( fishing, have caught sunfish with weighted hook wrapped in the tin foil )
Three paper clips ( multiple uses, fashion hooks, pins, needles, compass needle, attach two different size strings together etc...)
The tin itself could be used as a signal mirror, and also not ideal but in a survival situation can boil small amounts of H20 and pine needles, to keep hydrated.
This kit could also be carried around your neck, although I like it in left front pocket. Having a bunch of stuff is great but knowing how to use your items in variety of ways, and using your head has ways gotten me by.
I don't see the need to keep a sharp inside my kit seeing that I always carry a Case peanut cv, a Case med. stockman w/ punch cv, and a large Tidioute moose 1095 carbon steel blade in my pockets, along with my zippo, jute twine, and piranha pocket tool and handkerchief.
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