Thursday, February 17, 2011

Prepare-aphernalia: An Empty Box of Altoids

Sometimes the perfect piece of prepare-aphernalia is a $8,000 complex contraption.
And sometimes it's a cheap old empty box of mints.

If you are a lover of ingenuity in preparedness, you have to check out the Art of Manliness blog's post on 22 Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin. Yes. Twenty-two.

First aid kits, miniature emergency kits, emergency candles, a flashlight... it turns out you can make an Altoids tin into just about anything. And this round-up shows you how.

Just a few of our favorites:

First Aid Kit: Perfect size to carry the essentials anywhere and on the go!

Game Set: This little gaming center should be tossed into your Emergency Preparedness Kit!

Mini-Flashlight: Small yet handy, this could also travel or be in your kit!

Check out the rest, along with links to the how-to guides. Have you created any nifty Prepare-aphernalia of your own? Well, we want to hear about it, so send us your photos/stories to Happy Thursday Red Crossers!