Don’t you love Altoids? Me neither, but at least there’s plenty to adore about the tin cases that house the chalky breath mints. Do-it-yourself and outdoor enthusiasts have turned Altoids tins into lightweight survival kits that are practical and undeniably cute.
Field & Stream has examples of Altoids kits for all occasions: camping, hunting, first aid and of course, fishing. Instructables has a good set of directions on assembling a basic, all-purpose kit for your outdoor endeavors. For those who face the metropolitan dangers of city life on a daily basis, check out this Flickr user’s Urban Survival Kit.