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MAKING A GOOD MINI "SURVIVAL KIT"

The term "Survival" Kit tends to have a "doomsday prepper" vibe to it, but it's just easier to call it that than a "Shit that Could Come in Handy Someday in an Emergency" Kit.  Most commercially available mini Survival Kits have all kinds of crap I won't use (there are more important things I'd need than fishhooks), and most mini First Aid Kits are overpriced/glorified boxes of bandages.  The kit I assembled is not for an apocalypse, it's for when I'm on the road and can't find something basic, like aspirin or tape (but it could totally kick ass in an apocalypse).  And being "mini" is important: being pocket-sized has serious advantages.        

It took some time to find the right tin for the kit. The Romney's Kendal Mint Cake tins are the perfect size, larger than an Altoids tin (which just aren't big enough) but can still fit in your pocket: 9.5cm X 11cm X 2cm (and a bonus: cool embossed image of some badass clim…

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