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Thread: Altoids tins & Pocket kits

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    Default Altoids tins & Pocket kits

    You can't pack a BOB around all the time and most people are frequently away from their vehicles so a GHB may not be able to help you either.
    Lets see/hear about the Altoids tins, pocket kits, and EDC items we keep to get us back home!

    I carry this Altoids tin when I'm hunting & beating around in the woods. Its the bare minimum but its also very capiable for its size.

    Contents:

    Book of Matches
    2 Alcohol prep pads
    2 cotton balls
    2x2 gauze pad
    4 asprin wrapped in foil
    3 birthday candles
    2 3/4x3 fabric bandaids
    Razor blade/utility knife blade
    12x12 square of foil




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    I carry a little mint tin kit ( like the size of a silver dollar and about half a inch deep ) and that is my basic survival kit, any time that im out int the woods ill bring that with me. and I have a bigger altoids tin kit that I will keep in my backpack if im going somewhere. I carry the altoids kit in addition to the smaller mint tin, it has things that the smaller one doesnt have.
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ, (Molon Labe)

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    Altoids tins have also been used for QRP (low power)HAM radio's (CW-Morse Code) believe it or not! This is an image of a fully functional CW (Morse Code) transceiver!

    Last edited by DesertDreamer; 01-14-2010 at 02:39 PM. Reason: Add description

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    They are one of the best kept "little" secrets!

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    Home made Morse Code transceiver in an altoid box? That is brilliant! Did you buy the circuitry or did you make it? Tutorial online?

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    I have a tin (plus a Sucrets one) I'm trying to empty out, am watching this thread with interest!

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    Last edited by DesertDreamer; 01-14-2010 at 04:08 PM. Reason: Pic too big

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertDreamer View Post
    +1 Great site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    This is a flat out awesome idea for a thread.

    I hope that many people share their Altoids tin kits with us. If we can get enough I'll sticky it at the top of the page as a resource.

    Great job Rem
    I try!


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    Quote Originally Posted by brentk7 View Post
    Home made Morse Code transceiver in an altoid box? That is brilliant! Did you buy the circuitry or did you make it? Tutorial online?
    Thread: http://www.whenshtf.com/showthread.p...e-transceivers

    Link to info http://www2.arrl.org/files/qst-binar...09Patzlaff.pdf
    Ignorance is curable through education. Stupidity is refusing to be educated.

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