Micro Altoids Survival Kit Challenge

hey everyone been from let me survive today I got another awesome challenge video for you guys what can you fit in an Altoids small tin so if you missed my five pound survival kit video make sure you go back a couple videos and check that one out Chris tan from prepared 9-1-1 issued a challenge what can you build in a survival kit that weighs 5 pounds or less and it was a very fun challenge and a lot of people on YouTube and on social media took part in the challenge so today I'm going to show you what I put in my L toads small tin now this isn't the regular sized Altoids tin this is the micro tin so it's another challenge and I hope some of you guys take part so again your kit should complement what you carry in other places so I don't need to have like a knife in here although I do have a razor blade but on my keys I generally will always have my keys with me and on my keys I have a pair of tweezers a USB device a little pry tool a Swiss Army knife which has scissors and a knife and then a flashlight so generally I'm never going to be without my keys so why reinvent the wheel although redundancy is good in survival again my kids are going to complement what I already carry in my wallet for example I also have a backup knife and a pen so again I have redundancies in the things that I carry everyday anyway which would be my keys my wallet and a kit like this so again what I put in my micro tin will complement what I carry in other places so wrapped around the tin I have this piece of velcro which keeps the lid secure and it just keeps it secure onto this lanyard that I have I just have a keyring here and then some paracord I have the paracord doubled up and you can use this to adjust the length around your neck for example but it also allows you to carry more paracord in a smaller space and if I if I tighten this all the way up it's sort of doubled up paracord so as you guys all know you can use paracord for lots of different things generally maybe I'll wear this around my neck maybe I'll just throw it in my pocket or maybe I'll throw it around the mirror in the car for example so that it's always within reach so let's look at what's in the actual L toy tin we can open it up here and right off the top right on the top here I have some things in these little straws now I don't have the sealed of course you can seal liquid in straws and that works really well but these are just straws to sort of just organize things and hold them into place so in this first tube here I have some jute twine now you guys know that jute twine is a very great tinder you can rough this up and expose a bunch of the surface area and then it'll take a spark and you know it'll help you get a fire established so there's some jute twine then I also have a straw full of this hemp wax wick now I showed you guys this in one of my other survival 10 videos it's basically just this hemp wick and I can I usually wrap this around lighters or something like that but basically what this is is it's a waxy wick that you can light on fire and it stays lit for quite a while so this stuff works great this wood you know work as a candle or you know you can certainly use it to help you get a fire lit maybe you strike a match and then you light this up and this will last for quite a while I also have several strike-anywhere matches and then the striker for the matches I just use some glue glue stick and glued it onto the top of the Altoids tin there so I can just strike and light a fire you could also use some of this jute twine and rough it up and put it in the lid and then that would help you get maybe some other paper or something like that started on fire so fire is pretty important to me and so I always carry backup ways of getting a fire started I just have a rubber band here rubber bands are very useful holding things together and you could burn that as well I just have a single advil here again you know I have first-aid and some of my other kits but this being just a small kit and something that I generally always have on me it's good to have just a little bit of an advil here in case I get a headache or something like that I put that in there now I have some of this glow-in-the-dark duct tape this stuff is really cool it glows in the dark and so that would be handy for you know marking marking things at night you can use this to put you know on a plastic bag for example and then you could you know make sort of makeshift grommets that won't rip and you could you know tie tie it up with the paracord or with safety pin that's also in here and make yourself you know a little hood or something like that to keep you out of the elements I don't have a plastic bag in here but plastic bags are pretty easy to find you know you can pick up a lot of trash along the way especially in an urban environment so some glow-in-the-dark duct tape is very cool and also I have some cotton here which also is a great firestarter but mainly what I have this in here for would be in place of band-aids I don't have any band-aids in here but what you can do is you can just take some of this cotton and you know put it on a wound and then tape it up with the duct tape so instead of having band-aids in here I use the the cotton and the duct tape and that works great as a makeshift bandage I have a razor blade in here always handy to have a way to cut something and razor blades are nice and flat and they fit into a kit very easily then below that I have a alcohol wipe very handy for cleaning surfaces or if you do get a wound you can clean that wound and then put some of the cotton on it and wrap it up with the duct tape you could also use this as firestarter although I have enough different methods of starting fire in here that I probably wouldn't use it that way I have a water treatment tablet in here so great for treating some water I could fill this little tin up and treat it that way again I don't have container in here but you know containers are pretty easy to find so I have a way to treat some water if I came across a container I have a little fishing kit in here and in here has some spider wire this is great stuff it's a 12 pound test so it's not very thick but it's 24 pound as far as the strength goes so you can use this as lashing you could use it as dental floss you know and then of course you could use it as fishing line there's 20 feet here so plenty of fishing line to tie to a stick and then I have a snap swivel in there a couple weights and there's a couple small hooks in there as well so here in Michigan there's lakes everywhere and so having a little kit like this and you know in all my kids it's something that's important to me and it makes it pretty easy to catch little fish that you could eat then on the bottom here I just have a safety pin obviously very handy you can make you know makeshift hook out of this if you had to easy you know it's great for pinning things together you know holding things together so tons of uses for things like a safety pin then of course the do-it-all tool the paper clip there's just tons and tons of different things you can use while with a paper clip you can use it as a poker you can you know obviously bend the wire in all different ways to conduct electricity on tons of different things you can do with the paper clip and it's super flat so it certainly should be you know one or two in every kit I have a little needle here now I could use this needle with the cotton to make a makeshift compass if I had to I could cut it down or bend it and then make a little compass with it so pretty handy to have a little needle also handy to get slivers out or something like that and then I just have a sewing needle in the bottom here and sewing needles are pretty important I could use this again to get slivers out but I can also use it with the fishing line to sew things up sew a button back on and you know just you know sold some fabric I might come across to make clothing or you know make a makeshift shelter so pretty important to have a needle so that's pretty much it for what I put in one of these micro Altoids tins again it sort of complements the other gear that I carry as well as having you know some basics in here for fire backup you know something to cover a wound if I got one I do have a little fishing kit in there and then of course kind of the MacGyver set of tools here for splinters and you know odds and ends and things like that so I think it's a pretty well-rounded kit for what you could fit in one of these tins but I look forward to seeing what everybody else puts in theirs again I carry things on my keys or in my wallet which are always with me anyway so I didn't feel the need to put a light in here or you know a bigger knife or anything like that that I've seen in some other people's kids so hope you guys enjoyed that video today take a look at what I put in some of my kits including in Altoids micro tin if you do a video let me know and I'm going to post all the videos on my forums at worldwide survival comm even if you don't have youtube or don't create a video you can still go over to the forums and post photos or something like that up a kit if you choose to make one so again it's another fun challenge and I hope a bunch of you choose to do it please give this video a big thumbs up for me make sure you leave me some comments below please share their standing your friends or family who might be interested on social media Google+ Facebook and Twitter if you guys want to follow me on Google+ Facebook or Twitter just click show more and you can see in the description all the links to give me a like or a follow if you guys want to check out the forums at worldwide survival com I'll put a link to that below as well as always guys if you haven't subscribed please click that red subscribe button for more videos

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