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"TTTk" puts MacGyver in an Altoids tin

Escape My Head: TTTk, Travel Tinker Trouble Kit

Justin has been working on a "Travel Tinker Trouble Kit" (TTTk, natch), which he conceived "to provide access to a variety of tools and supplies at a moment's notice." The initial list included:

  • A small Swiss Army Knife with the plastic removed to save space (the usual tools, knives, screw drivers, scissors, files, ect...)
  • The tiny ball point pen from the above knife, used to sit in the side cover but was inefficient there.
  • Mini Sharpie marker.
  • Lock Picking Set, Tension Wrench, Rake, Diamond Pick.
  • LED light, from an old headlamp.
  • Folded piece of sand paper.
  • Paper clips.
  • Rubber bands.
  • Zip ties.
  • Dental Floss.
  • Strike anywhere matches.
  • Pills, sleeping, Clariton, Decongestant.

Not bad for fitting into an Altoids tin! And it continues to evolve.

(Do watch your ass on carrying lock-picking tools. Laws vary. Rubber bands and sand paper, however, are still legal in most states.)

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Doug Ritter has maintained instructions...

Doug Ritter has maintained instructions for a "kit in an Altoids tin" for the past few years. His page is one of the best I've found, and he frequently updates the instructions as he finds new and better ways to cram more goodies into the tin.

I highly recommend equipped.org for folks who like to play in the outdoors, fly planes, or just like to be prepared for any situation that comes their way.




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