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Re: Altoids Tin EDC Kit
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2015, 09:58:37 AM »
Hmmm $3.45 per EMPTY tin plus shipping vs $17.34 for 12 with the mints and free shipping if you spend $35 (an easy thing for me to do) Not sure it's much of a comparison? But I guess if you only need one or two and don't like mints, the above would be a better buy :)

i know, not a good comparison, but cc has lots of other cool gadgets..

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Re: Altoids Tin EDC Kit
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2015, 10:14:42 AM »
i know, not a good comparison, but cc has lots of other cool gadgets..

CCs tins are marketed as being made of a beefier material, although I've never had an issue with Altoid tins getting crushed.

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Re: Altoids Tin EDC Kit
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2015, 10:19:32 AM »
I use a campers soap carrier also for a pocket kit carrier.

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Re: Altoids Tin EDC Kit
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2015, 10:47:34 AM »
so the kit I put together is a bit different from most and is based on this kit, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTlQRBVgEKQ I have made changes that suit me and my needs but might be of use to some of you?

Beginning with a cigarette & lighter belt case, I couldn't find the one I use but came across this one which I not only think will do the job, but do it better than mine. http://www.amazon.com/xhorizon%C2%AE-Compatible-Multipurpose-Smartphone-Functional/dp/B010X6YCIQ/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1440950649&sr=8-8&keywords=CIGARETTE+%26+LIGHTER+BELT+CASE Obviously this is for holding the kit on my belt and frees my pockets from bulges.

On the bottom of the tin I have, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GIDNNRA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00 this works not only as backup power for my phone but also as a usb cable when needed.

next I have this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007V9U81E?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00 password protected and with copies of all my personal paper ie birth cert, marriage cert, car title etc.

LEATHERMAN Squirt PS4, http://www.ebay.com/itm/831188-LEATHERMAN-Squirt-PS4-Keychain-Multi-Tool-Red-Plier-cutter-file-Scissor-/361285374658?hash=item541e4952c2 this is the best price at the time of this writing for one.

mini fold able screwdriver set, I'll try to get a pic up of it, as I don't have a source for it. I bought it as a close out item from 13deals.com

Hostage Escape card, this is a mini pic set with the addition of a saw, a handcuff shim, quick stick or EZ Decoder you can use it as either. http://readyman.com/Free-Special-Forces-Gear/Hostage-Escape-Card/? As a side note, when you buy this card free for $3.95 shipping you also get access to a really great video that teaches many escape techniques worth knowing :)

4 quarters for parking meters and or pay phones. Yeah I know, whats a pay phone? Guss I just dated myself. lol

A floss card, If you don't know what it is check out my post in the cordage thread.

A button light, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009WJR8X2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00 at $.38 a piece I have them everywhere. Btw take off the key ring and metal loop, for a flat fit.

Survival Waterproof Peanut Capsule Lighter, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GGDD03E?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Dr Fresh Natural Sleep Aid Strips, I buy these at the $1 store, as they can be very expensive online. If you don't have problems sleeping you can substitute breath strips, with the dental floss you can do a decent job keeping you mouth clean.

Cracker Jack whistle, If you can't find one just check $1 stores for small flat whistles. I have found several there :)

Fresnel Magnifier, http://www.amazon.com/Credit-Sized-Magnifying-Lenses-Wholesale/dp/B00C3VQ8VY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441297880&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=feral+lense+magnifying $8 for a dozen, I have these everywhere to.

2 of my cities bus tickets. So I can can get to and from a place I might need to go. You can substitute a Metro card if you city has them.

the whole tin is then criss/crossed with two ranger bands.

As you can see this is more of an urban kit and not meant for the wilderness. Where I live and in my travels, I find myself more in this type of an environment, so many of the camping type items i omit.  I also have on my person other gear like my paracord bracelet with compass so I don't need one in my tin.

This kit is mine and I don't suggest that it's the be all end all of kits. Like much of the prepping gear we choose, it's all a matter of personal preference. Please don't think I'm putting down anybodies kit or suggestions, this is just what I carry.

I hope you got an idea or two, that maybe you can include in you kit and that this post was helpful. Thanks for reading :)



 


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Re: Altoids Tin EDC Kit
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2019, 09:28:17 PM »
great ideas. need to buy some altoids now and give the candy to the kids

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Re: Altoids Tin EDC Kit
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2020, 02:28:32 PM »
It may not seem too manly but my altoid kits are all sewing related lol ;)