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Pocket Survival Kit Contest Entry #5

Our next entry is from Clint E. I'm going to hold off on giving feedback/ideas until the end of the contest, in order to keep the playing field level and not point entries in a particular direction.

Clint E.'s Altoids Survival Tin:
1.) 2 Match Striking Strips (Glued on inside of lid.)
2.) 1 Morse Code Cheat Sheet (Also placed on inside of lid.)
3.) 13 All Purpose Matches Bundled with 1 Small Rubber Band
4.) 1 Stick of Winter Fresh Gum
5.) 2 Q-Tips (Cut in half for sizing.)
6.) 1 Sting/Insect Bite Relief Swab 
7.) 2 Safety Pins
8.) 1 MRE Packet of Sugar
9.) 8 ft. of 550 Para Cord with Clasp
10.) 2 Rounds of .22 Long Rifle
11.) 25 mg. of Benadryl
12.) 25 mg. of Imodium/Anti-diarrhea
13.) 2 Water Purification Tablets/Iodine Tablets
14.) 2 2x2 Gauze Pads
15.) 2 ft. of Folded Tin Foil
16.) 1 Bread Tie
17.) 1 Ladies Bobby Pin
18.) 4 Toothpicks (2 Plastic/2 Wooden)
19.) 1 Iodine Cleaning Pad
20.) 1 Cabela’s Mini Multi Tool, with 
LED Light, Saw, Flathead & Phillips Screwdrivers, Knife, Can Opener, Pliers 
21.) 1 Essential Micro Survival Pod:
-Exterior of Pod - 
55 ft. of 20 lb. Fishing Line ( Could be used for snare.) 
8 ft. of Medical Tape 
10 in. of Duck Tape 
2 Rubber Bands 
-Interior of Pod -
4 Waterproof Matches 
2 Rounds of .22 Long Rifle 
1 Match Striking Strip
1 Fishing Lure
2 Fishing Hooks
2 Fishing Anchors
2 Pain Relievers 

From A.W.: Description and "tin dump" after the jump!

I built this tin with high desert and woods use in mind. It is light enough to carry in your shirt pocket or inside any pack. It takes up minimal room but has maximum potential for survival situation. It is perfect for hunters, outdoorsmen and fishermen as well. Most of the items have multiple uses like the fishing line can be used for both fishing and for snares as well as the para cord can be used for shelter building or emergency tourniquet. I put in the .22 long rifle rounds because it is the most common caliber in use and is a standard survival caliber. The gum is a moral booster and serves if you need to get a nasty taste out of your mouth. The Pod has useful contents but they are small and it is helpful to keep them in a contained area within the tin. Most everything is self explanatory but win, lose, or draw I’m most looking forward to improvement ideas from other contestants. 


Interested in entering the Pocket Survival Kit contest? Check out the details.

The prize mix is pretty great! First prize will receive a neo-tribal forged survival kit from Randy Church, an AR-15 Essential Parts Kit and Car Rescue Tool from Choate Machine & Tool, $50 in credit from Shelf Reliance consultant Jade Garn, a bundle of survival gear from OscarDelta & SnakeDr666, a copy of the Doom & Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook, and a $25 certificate from Paladin Press. Second prize will receive an AR-15 Essential Parts Kit and Car Rescue Tool from Choate, a bundle of survival gear from OscarDelta & SnakeDr666, as well as at least $30 worth of survival books & gear from TEOTWAWKI Blog. Third Prize will receive a Choate Car Rescue Tool and at least $20 worth of survival books & gear from TEOTWAWKI Blog.