Post 114 - Survival tin Review:
Referring to my previous posts on personal preparedness (posts 10, 11 and 12) at the other end of the EDC scale is the survival tin. Colloquially these are often referred to as an ‘altoids’ tin in reference to the tin of breath mints which some creative people started using for the safe keeping of small items, and this one ‘Kit in a Can’ was brought back from the USA by a dear friend who thought I might like it.
I have to say, in a cautionary way that I do like it. It’s well constructed, the label of contents is clear and albeit minimal, quite comprehensive:
Compass, survival first aid information, fishing/sewing line, signal mirror, waterproof matches, zip lock bag, duct tape, bandages, chewing gum, paper & pencil and a few more.
The thing about these tins is that, from a real life survival situation, obviously any gear is better than no gear, and secondly they are so small that they can truely be carried by everyone all the time. The downside is that the gear is so small and innocuous (do people know what the zip lock bag is for?) that without the requisite knowledge and skills to use the contents, it could be of minimal use. In summary, I give it a tick as it’s probably one of the better examples of this type of thing that I have seen, but just caution that it assumes and requires a knowledge and skill base to be truely effective.
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