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Topic: A Tin of Stuff OR a fixers Kit  (Read 3687 times)
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« on: December 12, 2010 01:36:15 PM »

Hope this is a good place for this...it could be recycled, or altered Altoids tin with polyclay as well.

So I have 2 older nephews that have there birthday the same week..in Sept.  I was layed up with a new knee during that time, so I had a wee reprieve.  But I have been tossing around ideas since then as to what to do for them.  I had bought them the teeny tiny dynamo flashlights to put into there Christmas stuff...when I got an idea...



It's kinda like a survival kit, except it is more about fixing things then surviving zombies.  My nephews are or will be in college soon, and I remember not having things that I needed to fix things.  So I just tried to see how much I could stuff in that would be helpfull.  SO here is the list

5 pieces of paper, 5 safety pins, pencil, emery board, 3 paperclips, magnet, mini dynamo (crank) flashlight, electric tape, dental floss, 2 needles, strip of wool felt, straw, 3 bandaids (rolled), LED (rolled in the bandages), 3 nails, wire, nail clipper, 1 sq. ft. foil, 2 Glucose Tabs (wrapped in plastic and then foil) 1 plastic bag, scraper blade, 3 twist ties, 2 silicone bands, 5 rubber bands.

The lid is glow in the dark poly clay.  One of the kits stays shut...sort of.  But the other will not no matter how I arrange things.  SO yeah for rubber bands hehehe  And besides..it's really about the tiny crank flashlight LOL
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010 02:08:46 PM »

I am amazed that all of that fits into the little box. It is like having the fix it drawer from home!
Awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010 02:33:32 PM »

That is so cool! I'm going off to college next year and I will definitely be making me and my close friends some of those. That is an amazing idea.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010 06:09:36 PM »

such a fantastic idea!
really practical too
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010 07:11:36 PM »

I really like that idea! It's amazing how you put so much stuff into one tiny box!
 I did something sort of similar last year, but it was more of an office supply/sewing kit, and on the large side. Being tiny is so much more portable! They're more apt to keep it in the backpack.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012 10:44:15 AM »

It is like MacGyver in a tin! Cheesy

One of the best things my dad gave me when I was off to college was a little larger version of your kit!  It seemed like I was known as the girl who could handle any situation!

How great for you to make these for your nephews!  The tiny flashlight is a find!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012 10:20:59 PM »

Thanks always Grin  I am one of those folks who will carry a super heavy bag just so I can have things with me "just in case".  I have a full arsenal of tiny tools and am always on the look out for more.  I found the wee flashlights at a place called Lee Valley Tools in Canada.  But the last time I was at an ACE Hardwear in the states, I saw some there.  They are only around 2$
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012 08:11:31 PM »

What a fantastic idea!! I could use this too but I can see that it would be especially handy for a college student that doesn't have much stuff or much space to put stuff in Smiley. This is compact but still comprehensive. Nice!
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012 07:03:45 AM »

"It's kinda like a survival kit, except it is more about fixing things then surviving zombies."

I believe in the event of an apocalypse, a "survival tin" such as this would be as important to one's survival as the emergency kind. I am positive it is creativity and personal expression that enhances survival. Your kit is awesome, and gives me some great ideas!
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012 10:14:37 AM »

I think it will be the tiny things we need and will miss during an apocalypse.  Like needles, paper clips and rubber bands.  I have sewing needles stashed all over the place at my house...ok...so maybe I'm hiding them in the couch and carpets and the edges of my rooms.  But I'd rather think of them as stashed then dropped and lost Grin

And thanks for the nice comments Grin
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