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31 Items To Hide In A Chapstick Tube

Perfect for the Bug Out Bag or your pocket, here are 31 essential items to hide in an empty chapstick tube.

Prepare yourself for camping, hiking or the zombie apocalypse with a handy little travel kit that fits in your pocket.

Any chapstick tube or lip balm container will do, so long as it’s completely cleaned out on the inside and the cap isn’t cracked or loose. I recommend Beauty By Earth as it’s 100% natural beeswax, cruelty-free, non-gmo and not owned by a large corporation like Burt’s Bee’s.

Items That Fit In A Chapstick Tube

You can mix and match the following items to suit your needs:

  1. Mini-Compass
  2. Sewing Needle & Thread
  3. Small Fishing Hook
  4. Waterproof matches
  5. Cotton swabs
  6. Q-tips
  7. Advil and other pill-sized medication
  8. Cash
  9. Nails or Screws
  10. Thumbtacks (pint sized protection)
  11. Seeds
  12. Small buttons (for apparel emergency or to survive)
  13. Mini USB Drive (useful to store personal or medical information)
  14. Candle Wick (doubles as rope or twine)
  15. Tea bag or coffee grinds (drinking, deconstructing or great for gardening)
  16. Tissues (great for your face and starting a fire)
  17. Space Pen (writes underwater, upside down and in extreme temperatures)
  18. A Cigarette (Smoke or deconstruct it)
  19. Aluminum Foil (conducts energy and heat, seals and wraps)
  20. AA or AAA battery
  21. Mints, Gum, Candy or Ginger Chews (great for blood sugar and sour stomaches)
  22. Spices or sugar packets
  23. Hair-ties
  24. The blade of an Xacto knife
  25. Small Gauge Wire or Paperclip
  26. Safety Pin
  27. Shark Tooth (cutting, puncturing and etching)
  28. Roll up a tiny map of the area
  29. Small Tweezers (remove those annoying splinters or make something delicately)
  30. Hairpins
  31. Toothpicks (Kindling, tooth-picking, self-defense)

Now that your chapstick tube or lip balm container is ready to go, store it in your pocket or in your Bug Out Bag.

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Stacey Troilo
An avid equestrian, cyclist and mounted archer, Stacey is an experienced branding and social engagement consultant for small to mid-sized businesses. Her passion for homeopathy and emergency preparedness has been showcased around the web.