POCKET TIN SURVIVAL KIT™
Individual, Mini Kit, Non Expiring
UPDATED AND IMPROVED
Designed, developed, and packaged by Survival Resources™, the Pocket Tin Survival Kit™ was designed so you could easily carry a basic survival kit conveniently in a pocket, pouch or pack. It is an individual, mini kit, packaged inside a sturdy tin, and is ideal for EDC (Everyday Carry). It contains only quality components and has a ranger band to secure the lid. It is supplied with 10' of parachute cord with instructions on how to wrap it around the tin.
This kit was designed to be "Non-Expiring." In other words, it can be placed in a pack, vehicle, jacket pocket, etc., and you never have to check on it. Of course, as indicated below, you can add items like water purification tablets, a small packet of antibiotic ointment, etc., but then you will then need check expiration dates on those items. We recommend that you place the pocket tin in a small pouch or zip-closure bag (like our waterproof Aloksaks) and add your extras in there. That way you know the Pocket Tin Survival Kit™ is always ready when you need it.
WHAT COMPONENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE KIT?
FIRE & LIGHT
1 - Mini-Match Magnesium Fire Starter with Striker
6 - Tinder-Quick™ Fire Tabs
1 - AMK Mini Rescue-Flash™ Signal Mirror
1 - Fox 40® Micro Whistle - Black
1 - 20mm Button Compass
SHELTER & PROTECTION
10' Type III Commercial, 7 Strand, Parachute Cord
1 - Fishing Kit, In Small Vial
1 - 50' - 20 lb. Braided Fishing Line
1 - 6' Brass Snare Wire
KNIVES & TOOLS
1 - Folding Razor Knife
1 - Folding Pocket Saw
MISC. - MULTI-PURPOSE ITEMS
1 - Fresnel Magnifier
1 - Duct Tape Flat Pack - 2" x 6" - Grey
7 - Safety Pins - 2 #1 & 3 #00
1 - Sewing Needle
1 - Package Dental Floss (18") for sewing and repairs.
2 - Waterproof Paper - 2.125" x 2.75"
1 - Mini Pencil
FIRE & LIGHT
For Fire & Light, this kit contains a Mini-Match™ Magnesium Fire Starter with striker. Six (6) Tinder-Quick™ Fire Tabs are also enclosed to ensure you have dry, effective tinder when you need to start a fire. Tinder-Quick™ is an all-weather fire starter that even lights when wet. Each fire tab is specially treated to high standards to ensure the cotton is waterproof and provides more than adequate burn times for starting fires (each tab burns up to one minute).
For Signaling, this kit contains a Mini Rescue-Flash™ Signal Mirror made of durable LEXAN® polycarbonate with a mil-spec retro-reflective aiming aid for one handed use. Visible over 20 miles, instructions are printed on the back. The mirror is covered by a protective film to prevent scratches while stored in the Pocket Tin Survival Kit. It also has a Lanyard hole. The kit also includes a black FOX 40® Micro Whistle which is a Triple-frequency, extremely loud signaling whistle, and exceeds SOLAS and USCG specification.
For Navigation, we have included a good quality 20mm Button Compass. It is liquid filled and has a one hour luminous dial. Its working temperature range is -10º F to 110º F and is water resistant to 30 feet (9 meters). Dimensions: 20mm (slightly larger than 3/4") diameter x 9.9mm thick.
SHELTER & PROTECTION
Because of the size of this kit, it obviously would be difficult to include any shelter items. However, this kit does include a 10' hank of parachute cord. It is Black, Type III Commercial, 7 strand, 550 Cord, made here in America by a certified U.S. Defense Dept. manufacturer. It's ideal for many survival purposes such as lashing to make shelters, etc. The shroud is made of continuous filament nylon. It has seven inner lines which can be removed and used for fishing line, sewing, making nets, lashing, or many other purposes. 550 lb. tensile strength. We would recommend that you purchase an emrgency poncho and survival blanket and carry those with this kit.
For the purpose of collecting food in a survival situation, this kit includes the following:
A custom vial with a tight fitting cap holds the fishing tackle described below, as well as a sewing needle and safety pins. Many kits out there are provided with monofilament line which has terrible memory when you try to unwind it from a tight bobbin. This leaves you with a mess when you try to use it. Therefore, we have included 50' of Power-Pro® 20 lb. braided line, wound on a bobbin without retaining memory.
- 4 - Eagle Claw® #10 Baitholder Hooks
- 6 - Eagle Claw® Non-Lead BB Removable Split Shot
- 2 - Eagle Claw® #8 Baitholder Hooks
- 1 - 50' 20 lb. Power-Pro® Braided Fishing Line
- 1 - Eagle Claw® #14 Snap Swivel
- 5 - Safety Pins (2 #1 & 3 #00)
|A basic component of most survival kits is 24 Gauge Brass Snare Wire. 24 Gauge is strong, easily molded, and a good diameter for survival snaring. This kit contains 6' which can also be used to secure a gill net, lashing and repairing items, etc.|
KNIVES & TOOLS
For knives and tools, this kit contains the following items: Note: we highly recommend that you check local laws to determine if the knife included in this kit is legal.
1. The folding Utility Knife is a pocket sized light to medium duty cutting tool which is great for survival kits. This folding razor knife is approved for military use and is issued NSN 6515-01-363-1212, and is manufactured to military specification under MilSpec #MIL-R-365408, thus making it a very high quality item. It weighs less than 8 grams with a closed length of less than 3 inches. The knife is a three bevel, hollow ground, shaving quality stainless steel razor blade with a plated steel rib to secure the blade. The handle is made from medium impact plastic. Dimensions: 2-3/4" x 5/8" x 3/16".
2. The folding Pocket Survival Saw is a pocket size utility and survival saw that uses a Swiss made 18 tpi High Speed Steel blade that is 2-3/4" long and tough enough to handle wood and metal cutting. Handle is made from medium impact plastic.
WATER COLLECTION & PURIFICATION
Because this is a "non-expiring" survival kit, no water purification is included. However we highly recommend that you add water purification. Our suggestion would be to add water purification tablets, and some form of container to hold water, such as an emergency water bag, which you can get HERE.
MISC. & MULTI-PURPOSE ITEMS
|A Fresnel Magnifier, which measures 2" x 3.25", can be used as an additional firestarter on sunny days, or as a magnifier when glasses are lost or broken.|
|18" of Dental Floss which can be used with the needle in the fishing vial to make repairs to clothing or gear, as well as other repairs.|
|For minor repairs, and a million other uses, a flat pack of grey duct tape is included. It measures 2" wide x 6" long.|
|A Mini Pencil is also included, with two (2) sheets of waterproof paper measuring 2.125" x 2.75" each.|
A sheet is included with directions for using the Tinder-Quick™ Fire Tabs, and we also include instructions for wrapping the tin with the parachute cord, in the event you want to carry it that way.
WATER COLLECTION & PURIFICATION
Because this is a "non-expiring" survival kit, no water purification is included. However we highly recommend that you add water purification. Additional room was purposefully left in this "Pocket Tin Survival Kit™" so you could add a few small items. Our suggestion would be to add water purification tablets, and some form of container to hold water, such as an emergency water bag, which you can get HERE.
This kit does not include any first aid. We highly recommend that one of our AMK Ultra Light first aid kits be purchased and carried with the Pocket Tin Survival Kit.
This concludes the contents of the Pocket Tin Survival Kit™. As you can see, even with the minimal size, it contains items from many of the major component groups. The Pocket Tin Survival Kit™ measures 3-3/4" long x 2-3/8" wide x 7/8" deep. It weighs 3.5 oz.
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POCKET TIN BELT POUCH
This is a great little belt pouch for carrying a Pocket Tin Survival Kit. It will hold our silver hinged tin, our Small Survival Kit Tin, as well as an Altoids tin. It has a substantial belt loop on the back which will take a belt up to 2.5". Made from durable Polypro webbing, it measures 2/5" wide x 1.5" deep x 3.75" high. Black only.
We would highly recommend that you also purchase a water purification module and a first aid kit, which should both be carried with the Pocket Tin Survival Kit™. The following are suggested expiring modules that you might consider adding:
WARNING & DISCLAIMER
It should be noted that all survival situations are inherently dangerous and INJURY or DEATH is always a possibility, even when prepared. The purchase or use of the Survival Resources™ Pocket Tin Survival Kit™ cannot guarantee your survival or prevent injuries. Because any survival situation can expose you, or someone with you, to hazards or risks that may result in harm, personal injuries, or death, Survival Resources™ does not guarantee that the use of this kit will prevent any of these risks. The purchaser or user assumes all risks and Holds Harmless, Survival Resources™, for any use or misuse of equipment included in this kit, or for any harm, damage, personal injuries or death as a result of the use of this equipment or as a result of the survival situation. This survival kit is for survival purposes only. The items provided in this kit cannot deal with all survival circumstances a person may find themselves in during a survival situation. USE SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Check local laws to determine if the knife included in this kit is legal.