Though many people just throw out old containers, reusing them can be good for the environment and beneficial for you. This handy project helps you to create a pocket-sized survival kit that may end up saving your life one day. It helps to cut down on clutter and waste while still making sure that you will be prepared in the event of an emergency.
The first item needed to create this survival kit is an old medicine bottle for holding pills. Instead of throwing it out and adding plastic to a landfill, you can actually use this classic container to neatly store emergency essentials. Not only is it completely free to reuse an old pill bottle, but the rest of the ingredients in this mini survival kit are also free or extremely cheap.
Putting this survival kit together is also extremely easy. The first thing you will need to do is thoroughly clean out the old medicine bottle and remove the label.
All of these items will fit into a pill bottle with just a few minor adjustments.
Remove the strike strip from the match booklet, and attach it to the inside of the pill lid with the super glue. Now you can put the individual matches in the bottle without the bulky cardboard booklet. Fold the aluminum foil into a two inch by four inch square, being careful not to tear it. Cut the straw into two, three inch pieces. Seal one end with super glue, and then carefully squirt antibiotic ointment into the straws and seal the other end. Now you have a variety of survival items that will all fit into this pill bottle.
With the bandages, safety pins, antibacterial hand wipes, and antibiotic ointment capsules, you can take care of any minor emergencies that occur. The candy can be a valuable blood sugar boost, especially if you are a diabetic trapped in an emergency. The matches, lighter, and flashlight are all lighting options that will help you to see in a variety of circumstances. The aluminum foil has a variety of uses, including signaling for help, fixing electronics, or keeping food warmed. With these items in your pocket, purse, or bag at all times, you will be prepared for almost any type of emergency.