I'm sure the original makers of Altoids had no concept of survivalism, let alone having any inkling that they were providing a vessel for emergency lifesaving tools. Yet here we are: this humble, yet curiously strong, breath mint has inspired scores of tutorials for intrepid would-be wilderness warriors.
Rather than reinventing the wheel, we at ManMadDIY have scoured the tutorials, and we've honed in on what we think are the best basics for that quintessential Internet favorite, the Altoids tin survival kit.
Let's dig in!
The rectangular, hinged-top Altoids tin has been an inspiration for DIYers and makers since...well, probably since Altoids hit the shelves.
The updated and sleeker round Altoid Sours tin has a removable lid, which allows for a whole heap of clever reuses...such as an ash catcher for this tabletop barbecue grill.
The Altoids tin is an absolute gold mine. Not only can you get an awesome little metal box for less than a dollar, it comes filled with free mints!
And as any DIYer, maker, or crafter can tell you, they're an absolutely brilliant resource for all types of creative projects.