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Pocket Survival Kit Contest Entry #35

This one comes with its own built in lighting system - a first!

Let me start by saying thanks to TEOTWAWKI for an awesome website and a great contest.  This was a lot of fun to put together and I learned so much from all the different entry's that I feel like I'm prepared for anything.

This is my urban kit with a little bit of everything in it.  I won't be needing to skin any antelopes with this one, just something for the city.  The best feature is the light that comes on when you open the lid.  I used a very thin strip of LED light ribbon and lined the inside of the tin with it.  I added a micro switch so when the lid is opened the light comes on automatically.  There is also a dedicated on/off switch for it as well.

1 12v battery.
1 Bandaid.
2 Days anti-radiation pills.
1 Stamp.
1 Razor blade.
2 Mini zip ties.
3 feet of paracord.
1 Mini carabiner.
1 Swiss army knife: scissors, blade, nail file, flathead screwdriver, tooth pick, tweezers.

1 Mini binder clip.
1 Super glue.
1 Adapter plug for 9v battery, provides another option to power the lights if the installed 12v battery runs dead.

Good luck to everyone and thanks again TEOTWAWKI!


  1. Really awesome! We got now a "TRON" tin kit huh? ;) Could you please tell me where did you get all the items to that light strip? It could be a nice add to a first aid kit bag, dontchathink?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. worldwidejoeMay 04, 2012

      Hi Garrison, the light strip is from a company called Light Ribbon, I will get the product number and post it. It's powered from a mini 12v battery. I'll take some more close up shots and if anyone wants them feel free to email me and I'll send them to you. Thanks

  2. lol--this is definitely an original kit!

  3. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    While I think that placing that light set-up inside a PSK isn't the best use of space, if you "select" the photo by left clicking once on it, you get the photo centered on your screen while everything else darkens... which is very cool with that shot.


  4. That home made LED set up is very ingenious. You have a lot of useful stuff in there. I think the stamp is a good idea too. That light though, that is really cool.