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Best "Altoids" tin survival kit for sale.

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by worldwood, Jul 28, 2013.

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  1. worldwood


    Sep 30, 2012
    Hey everyone I am looking for an altoid sized survival tin to go in my Esee accessory pouch. Im not wanting to put one together myself, i would prefer to buy one already together. And it needs to fit the esee pouch because its going in here;


    So can you guys help me find the best kit? The only thing is it cant be only available on ebay, i dont have an ebay account or paypal so i need to be able to purchase it with credit card, or a money order/cash if another member here happens to sell these.

    Thanks for any help you guys can offer.
  2. psychophipps


    Aug 25, 2009
    You don't want a "survival in a can" made by someone else because they aren't you. If you don't fish, a mini fishing kit isn't going to be much help so why waste the space? Everyone else is different height, weight, shape, etc so your kit needs to reflect you and your needs, not what some random thinks is cool to make a buck.
  3. HwangJino


    Dec 2, 2012
    Well I'm sure there are different kits.

    I personally fill my own with stuff I know I'll need.
  4. TheGame


    Sep 24, 2008
    Me, too. The premade kits are for those who don't think much about it and want to feel a little better when they are heading to the woods. They have likely never really even tried the gear they have. They likely won't know what to do in a situation if one were to occur.
  5. worldwood


    Sep 30, 2012
    Lmao ok, i go on several survival courses a year, And teach certain classes in the courses, Im a disabled Army veteran and have spent months at a time in the field in other countries as well as here at home, I have plenty of gear and know how to use it, I have fished since before i could speak...

    Anyway if you cant answer the question or give advice on kits for sale please dont post or past judgment. You have no idea my experience or what i know. Thanks

    I want one already together because a lot of times they come with most the necessities and i can remove or add the other things i will need. Buying a single of this and that from all over doesnt interest me.
  6. dopenerd


    May 8, 2013
    have a look at survival resources web site. they might sell kits. I know they have a lot of good gear to make your own small kits. that's where I got my gear for my altiods tin kit. I put a signal mirror , mini fire starter, some fishsing line and hooks, few safety pins, some tinder (wax dipped jute twine), a button compass, and a diamond steel knife sharpner
  7. worldwood


    Sep 30, 2012
    Thanks man, im headed to check them out now!

    I have a BOB that has everything I would need, And i could take some stuff out of there and fill the pouch easy, but i dont want to do that, i want this separate from my BOB, my Get home bag, or the cars emergency bag. I put those together myself over the years but I want to buy a fresh new kit to complement my others, and in certain situations i drop everything but my knife and venture out for a couple days, thats why i decided to have this sheath system made to keep a little more on my person when i rough it.

    I completely plan to go thru any kit i buy and remove anything i deem not needed and add a few things i want in all my kits.

    BITEME Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    On ebay they have one for ~38.00 looks super nice,adventurer pocket tin,it looks like it's the same size as an altoids tin.
  9. worldwood


    Sep 30, 2012
    I seen a few decent ones on ebay but i dont have ebay account or paypal.

    The survival resources site has a Pocket Tin Survival Kit™ That looks like it has a lot of good stuff in it. Id remove the pencil and paper and maybe even the tinder tabs if i needed more room and id add a dmt diamond sharpening card, some more snare wire, fishing supplies, wire saw, and h2o tabs or bleach. Then id wrap it with slingshot bands.. but it has the basics of what id want.
  10. HwangJino


    Dec 2, 2012
    Seems like youre competent of making your own.

    survival kits usually seem cheap and for beginners.
  11. Bowman1911


    Dec 12, 2010
    Hey WW! I can't remember, I think it's BCB or something like that. It's a premade tin that has the Pyser nato button compass in it. It ain't cheap, but that's the tin you want.
  12. ThriftyJoe


    Nov 6, 2011
    Here you go: http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___89082 I think Adventure Medical is pretty well thought of. BYO Altoids tin.

    I don't care for the Altoids kits though, honestly. The smallest I think I would go is maybe a gas mask bag. I want room for a big Platypus (not a condom if my life depends on that water supply), and some ultralight clothing like this: http://www.golite.com/Poncho-Tarp-P885.aspx and this: http://www.campsaver.com/u-l-down-vest-men-s I have both, so I can vouch for them. That 5.1 oz vest kept me very warm on a damp 40 F morning yesterday in Medicine Bow National Forest, and it's July. I don't see why I would ever take another hiking trip without it.

    This is the actual survival kit/bug out bag that I keep in my truck whenever I'm in the back country: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/967584-What-s-in-your-truck-or-car/page2 Very high confidence I could survive some pretty rough weather with that, and make my way out to a road.
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  13. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    An eBay account takes less time to set up than making a couple of posts here. I have been buying on eBay for years and don't have a paypal account. I use USPS money orders instead. Most sellers are happy to take them if you ask before bidding. And some do take credit cards. Just another option for you to find and purchase what you want.
  14. ThriftyJoe


    Nov 6, 2011
  15. Tixx

    Tixx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2011
  16. Grease


    May 10, 2012
    So buy a dozen of each, and actually use the kit outside of the emergency you'll probably never see happen. You have extras of stuff when you need them. You'll enjoy the kit more that way.

    I know you say you don't want to make your own, but I have a feeling you just think you don't. They're kind of fun to put together, and like others have said, you will know exactly what you have and where it is and how to use it if you ever actually need it. Since the whole point of a survival kit is to aid in keeping yourself alive, I think that benefit is worth it regardless of your desire to make your own.
  17. Smithhammer


    Nov 9, 2012
    As already stated, most of those pre-made kits are a joke - why not start out with figuring out what you theoretically need first, and let that dictate what size container you need? Starting with the (very small) container, and limiting yourself to what you can fit in it, always seemed a little bass-ackwards to me. Or, more of an academic exercise for people to geek about on survival forums, than a kit that actually reflects reality.
  18. ThriftyJoe


    Nov 6, 2011
    Second this. My backpack-based kit is mostly built from old backpacking gear that I have upgraded since. Some of it I bought way back in college. It's been used on many trips, but still in good condition. My comfort and familiarity level with that old gear in a survival situation would be very high. :thumbup:
  19. ivan51


    Dec 9, 2003
  20. Tixx

    Tixx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Or they may be people with limited space/weight. Makes sense either way. Neither is right or wrong.
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