I like to tinker with survival kits. I have been this way since I was a wee tot. Something about the many parts, constant upgradeability, and immense usefulness really appeals to me.
I have carried my current kit in a small camera bag for several years. Before that, it was basically just a pile of stuff in a pocket in my backpack. A big gap in what I carried was that I did not have something durable to boil water or cook food in. Aluminum foil just doesn’t cut it. I also did not really like the case that I used to hold everything.
Luckily, Trangia makes a nice little tin that solves both problems. The size, 6.5″ x 3.5″ x 2.6″, and rectangular shape make it ideal for a decent-sized kit. You can hold pretty much anything you would need on a trip in it. m4040 has a nice page about building a kit that gives you a basic idea of what I will have in my kit, with a few modifications.
I ordered the tin from NWBackpack after my first order with everestgear.com was never fulfilled. I’ll post again with detailed instructions and pictures of the kit when I receive the tin and have the kit built.