FAST Blog: Family Homestead

Permaculture, Preparedness, Homesteading & Survival

Friday, 14 July 2017

TOP SECRET - Survival Tin with a Twist

This week I have a top secret thing to talk about for 5 mins for Five on Friday

Mini Survival Tin Kit

This is a little project I've been working on and I'm now fairly happy with it so if you promise not to tell anyone I'll give you a sneaky peek inside

Survival Tin Contents
There are a million different people that make a million different pocket survival kit tins but this one is different. This one is very special to me, because this one is a kit I have put together myself to give to my son on his 5th birthday in October. He absolutely loves getting all the things out of my kits and has been asking if he can borrow my kits so he can come on survival outings with me so I was over the moon to put together a basic kit suitable to his age.

Survival Kit Contents
In the Kit from left to right we have:
The Tin
A Credit Card Fresnel Lens
A Compass
A Paracord Bracelet with Whistle Buckle
A locking Carabiner
2 Werthers Originals
Micro Tweezers
A Ferro Rod and Striker
A Mini Pry Bar
A Survival Whistle
A Miniature Mirror (plastic)
Duct Tape
A Pencil

Pocket Survival Kit with Bracelet
It all goes together with the bracelet to keep the lid from popping off. there isn't a great deal of space left inside but if you have any ideas or suggestions that would be appropriate for a 5 year old I'd love to hear them.

As a side note the reason I haven't included any first aid items, plasters etc is because I have a matching first aid tin that I plan to sort out and have as one of his stocking fillers at Christmas.




*******************************************************************

Five on Friday Weekly Linkup



Welcome to Five on Friday, a weekly opportunity for the community to link up and share 5 things with us or take 5 minutes to talk about one topic. We’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own Five on Friday blog post! It’s a great way to make new friends from around the world and gain some motivation to keep your blog updated. Every Friday we'll be sharing a Fast Five and look forward to seeing yours.

How To Join In

Your 5 things can be all on a related topic or 5 totally separate things of your choosing, it's totally flexible and up to you. You might choose 5 photos, 5 quotes or use it to recap 5 things you've done this week, you have the freedom to exercise your creativity!

All that we ask is that you link back to Five on Friday using the button below (just copy and paste the HTML code in to your blog) and try to share the love by visiting & commenting on the other participants blogs. Each week the post will go live at 6.00am GMT on Friday and will close for new link entries at 10.00PM on Sunday



Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

















Share:

22 comments

  1. Great fun. He's going to love it, especially the Werthers. 😊

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yeah I doubt they will last very long in his kit haha!

      Delete
  2. Hehe, what are you doing with a credit card in the middle of nowhere ??
    Besides that the idea is great made me think of the survival knife of Rambo which my husband had bought for himself lol in the 80th.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah they used to fit all sorts inside the handle :)

      Delete
  3. Love this idea and I'm sure he will too :)

    Diana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Can't wait to see his face when he gets it :)

      Delete
  4. lovely idea - I'm sure he enjoys it :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great idea. He will enjoy it ... hours and hours of taking everything out and putting it back in! I'll have to think on this some more ... it would be fun to put a "girly" tin together for little girls. Happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. we will be putting one together for our daughter but I don't think the items in survival kits are particularly gender specific so i imagine it'll be pretty much the same :)

      Delete
  6. Perfect present for a five year old adventurer! You can never go wrong with a Werther's. I doubt there is space in the box but my own adventurers found a dry bag always really useful. Maybe a length of string? Always useful in the wilderness (and even the back garden). Happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. string is always useful! I might not be able to fit a dry sack in but perhaps I could keep the kit wrapped up in one, a great idea :)

      Delete
  7. Absolutely awesome survival tin! He's going to love it. What a perfect gift!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. perfect for our little adventurer :)

      Delete
  8. This will no doubt age me for what I'm about to 'say'....but that idea for a birthday gift for a 5 year old, is absolutely 'nifty'!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great idea and great contents, what about some paper to go with the pencil, that is the only thing I can think of! I am sure that he will love it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is so cool Tricky! He is going to absolutely love it!! I think you picked perfect items and love how it all fits in the perfect little tin. ;) Is there anything you could maybe put in for purifying water? Tablets?
    Have a great weekend

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. a great idea and I think I could just about squeeze a strip of those in :)

      Delete
  11. so many things in such a tiny box!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think if he gets it all out it will be a great challenge for him to fit it all back in! haha at least it will keep him entertained

      Delete

We are always glad to hear your comments, thoughts and opinions :)

Etsy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blog Design Created by pipdig