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There is also the satisfaction that comes from reusing an ordinary object for something else entirely. Grandpa’s old motto of “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” still resonates. Great for a bug out bag and SHTF situation.
I made a small survival kit that I still carry around with me on a daily basis. It is very primitive but I feel better knowing I at least have some fishing kit, light and a small knife everywhere I go.
These are cheap to pick up and sometimes even free, place a small ad on craigslist 🙂 I love DIY projects and I have to say this is one of my favorites, check out the 22 uses for an Altoids tin below: