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Addictive pop culture site X-Entertainment has posted a fine DIY/reuse-recycle idea. X-Entertainment guru Matt demonstrates how to turn an empty Altoids tin into a teeny-tiny sanity-saving survival kit. Yep. All you need to get out of any conceivable urban scrape (well, some of them, anyway) is tucked securely -- and super compactly! -- in your back pocket.

Check out the X-E site for most excellent pics. Wow, that's a lot of stuff to fit into one tiny tin! First, there's the basics: food and drink, in the form of beef jerky, two types of gum, and a tiny vial of something strong to drink. Second, are comfort items: Listerine strips, a cigar and a couple matches. Finally, fun items to help you cope with typical urban boredom, such as being stuck in traffic: crossword puzzle, pencil and paper, a tiny piece of clay for modeling, a die (as in one half of a set of dice), and stickers for decorating your surroundings. Beautiful, just beautiful.

For those of you already enamored of those cute little Altoids tins, this is a fabulous way to prolong the love. In fact...let's make a pact not to toss them when all the mints are gone. We will try and repurpose them instead! Need ideas? Here's a DIY project that I touched upon just a couple days ago: the Minty Boost iPod charger. As I stumble on more ideas, I'll share them with you right here at DIY Life.


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  • card counting

    Junior Travels is een uitstekende buitensportorganisatie die al ruim 25 jaar ervaring heeft in het organiseren van reizen voor scholen en groepen. Wij organiseren met veel succes survivalkampen, werkweken, survivalweekenden en dagen vol spannende buitensportactiviteiten in de Ardennen, Zuid Frankrijk en Oostenrijk.

    Survival Ardennen
    http://www.jtbuitensport.nl/survival-weekend-ardennen/

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  • marcjansen

    Junior Travels is een uitstekende buitensportorganisatie die al ruim 25 jaar ervaring heeft in het organiseren van reizen voor scholen en groepen. Wij organiseren met veel succes survivalkampen, werkweken, survivalweekenden en dagen vol spannende buitensportactiviteiten in de Ardennen, Zuid Frankrijk en Oostenrijk.

    Werkweek Ardennen

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  • Mj04

    JT Buitensport en Junior Travels zijn voor het seizoen 2008 / 2009 op zoek naar enthousiaste instructeurs (niveau 3 en 4) die in de Belgische Ardennen op onze eigen locaties in en rond Houffalize en Gouvy (Steinbach) willen werken. In de maanden april t/m oktober komen van maandag t/m vrijdag vele middelbare scholen naar ons toe voor een werkweek en/of survivalkamp. In de weekenden komen voornamelijk bedrijven, vriendengroepen en families voor 3 actieve buitensportdagen.

    Werkweek Ardennen
    http://www.juniortravels.nl/werkweek-ardennen/

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  • FiveAcres

    A good place to keep a stack of post-it notes so they don't get ratty in your purse or pocket.

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  • diane.rixon

    That's a great suggestion! They DO get ratty.


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