Altoid EDC Carry onto the plane kit.One of my bud­dy’s asked what I bring with me when I trav­el on busi­ness.  I made a small video for him from my iPhone, but I thought I would pub­lish con­tents of the Altoid kit that gets on the plane with me every time I fly.  It is TSA friend­ly, but lacks a blade of any kind, and lacks a way to make fire.  The two things the TSA would frown on and con­fis­cate, yet has what I would con­sid­er trav­el relat­ed items that would allow me to be a bit more com­fort­able in an uncom­fort­able sit­u­a­tion as I “should” have the gear that I put in my checked bag­gage when trav­el­ing.  I always check a bag, as there is usu­al­ly some pre­pared­ness item in the lug­gage that would not make it on the plane with me, such as a lighter and a pock­et knife. That said, my “car­ry on Altoids tin/kit” is as fol­lows:

  • 1 — One quart plas­tic freez­er bag,
  • 2 Square feet of heavy duty alu­minum foil
  • 3 — Zyrtec anti­his­t­a­mine aller­gy tablets
  • 3 — Altoids (takes the place of one piece of can­dy)
  • 4 — 500mg Tylenol tablets
  • 1 — Anti­sep­tic tow­el
  • 1 — Bouil­lon Cube
  • 1 — 24 Hour Sudafed cold & flu tablet
  • 1 — Each Salt & Pep­per pack­et
  • 1 — But­ton com­pass
  • 3 — Nee­dle and thread
  • 25′ — Waxed String (Den­tal Floss)
  • 3 — Safe­ty Pin
  • 2 — 4′ Steel 45lb Fish­ing Lures (to be used as snares if nec­es­sary)
  • 8 — Iodine tablets to puri­fy water
  • 1 — Imod­i­um tablet
  • 1 — Tea bag (Earl Grey)
  • 3 — Cot­ton Balls
  • 3 — Band Aids
  • 12″ — Duct tape cut into 3″ strips, stacked, and stuck to the inside of the lid
  • 2′ — Elec­tri­cal tape wrapped around the out­side of the Altoid kit to seal it shut and have the tape for use
  • 10′ — Para­cord wrapped around the Altoid kit tight­ly.

There are cer­tain­ly items that I might want in there, but they just would not make it on the plane.  I do have anoth­er kit that is for every­day EDC with a way to make fire and cut inside of it, how­ev­er.  As for the pic­ture, I have used this in anoth­er post, but all my Altoid kits look the same, but are labeled dif­fer­ent­ly…

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