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The Mess Tin Kit is designed around quality tools used by our team members and wilderness survival students. Key components of the survival priorities are addressed, including water, fire, signaling, food gathering and navigation. The kit is small enough to stow in a daypack and carried every day. 

Contents (Subject To Substitutions): Randall’s Adventure & Training Large Tin made from 1100 Aluminum, ESEE Candiru Knife, Pocket Map Card Set, Survival Card Set, Victorinox Hiker Knife, Potable Aqua Tablets, Suunto Compass, Kevlar Line (100′ Spool), Snare Wire, Basic Fishing Kit, Tinder Quik Fire Tabs, Rapid Rescue Whistle, Emergency Duct Tape, Red Fresnel Lens, 10‘ Orange Survey tape, 30’ Small Cordage, Pencil, Brite Strike Lite (2 Each), Waterproof Matches, Emergency Signal Mirror, Large Fire Steel, Emergency Water Bags, Sewing Needles & Cordura Repair Patch.

Survival Gear

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The Mess Tin Kit is one of the key components of the ESEE Advanced Survival Kit. See the kit being used in the YouTube video on this product page. Also read a comprehensive review of the kit from the Loadout Room.

  • Container Dimensions: 6.25″ x 4″ x 2.5″ 
  • Container Material: 1100 Aluminum
  • Kit Weight: 25 Ounces
  • Includes Domestic And Imported Contents

LARGE-TIN-KIT (Large Tin With Survival Contents – No Pouch, No Survival Blanket)
LARGE-TIN-KIT-OD (Large Tin With Survival Contents, Survival Blanket And OD Kit Tin Pouch)
LARGE-TIN-KIT-OR(Large Tin With Survival Contents, Survival Blanket And Orange Kit Tin Pouch)

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ESEE knives are made with absolute attention to detail using the finest raw materials and care during the manufacturing process. We stand behind our knives with a 100% unconditional lifetime guarantee. If your ESEE knife should ever break, we will repair or replace it. This warranty follows the knife throughout its life, anywhere in the world. No sales receipt or warranty registration required.


RAT TRAINING JACKETWARNING! This product can expose you to chemicals including Sulfur, Nickel, Chromium, Vanadium and Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Sulfur, Nickel, Chromium, Lead and Iodine, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to All Black Oxide finished knives have a copper / selenium cold process. Read more about these and other warnings here: Notices and Warnings.