Survival Mess Tin Kit


  • Fully-featured survival kit in a sturdy ‘mess tin’ container
  • Endorsed by survival expert John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman
  • Suitable for wilderness, travel, and roadside emergencies
  • Covers all survival priorities: first aid, shelter, fire, signaling, navigation, water, food, morale
  • Compact and lightweight design, easily carried in a rucksack or car
  • Container size: 175mm x 120mm x 60mm, weight: 605g
  • Made in the UK by Polymath Products
  • Includes 20 pieces, such as mess tin, emergency bag, flashlight, compass necklace, fire starter, stove, Kendal Mint Cake, hot chocolate, and more
    (8 customer reviews)
    Last updated on 04/02/2024 10:54 More info

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    Introducing the Polymath Products Premium Survival Kit – an essential must-have for any adventurer or outdoor enthusiast. This fully-loaded kit is packed with practical emergency survival items, all neatly housed in a sturdy ‘mess tin’ container. Crafted with utmost care and precision in the UK, you can trust the quality and reliability of this kit.
    With a vibrant multicolor design, this survival kit is not just functional but also visually appealing. Made from durable metal, it can withstand the harshest of conditions, making it a reliable companion during your outdoor expeditions.
    The Polymath Products Premium Survival Kit comes with a generous number of pieces, including 20 items and 10 components. Each item serves a specific purpose to ensure your safety and survival in emergencies. From the mess tin with lid for storing food and supplies to the micro LED flashlight for illuminating dark spaces, every item has been carefully selected to meet your needs.
    Navigate your way out of tricky situations with the compass necklace and signal mirror, while the fire starter/whistle unit ensures you can create fire and attract attention when needed. Stay warm and fueled with the included EXOGEL stove gel, stove, candle, Kendal Mint Cake, and hot chocolate. And for your convenience, we have also included a wooden spatula, paracord, sewing needle and thread, a clear zip-lock pouch, water purification tablet, rehydration treatment, sterile dressing pad, fabric surgical tape, alcohol swab, compressed towel, waterproof note paper, and pencil.
    With the Polymath Products Premium Survival Kit, you can be prepared for any emergency situation that comes your way. This kit is not only functional but also compact, measuring 17.5 x 12 x 6 cm and weighing just 605 grams. It is the perfect size for storing in your backpack or car glove compartment.
    Trust in the Polymath Products brand and their commitment to providing high-quality survival gear. The manufacturer, Polymath Products, takes pride in creating products that are built to last.
    So, whether you are an avid camper, hiker, or simply looking to be prepared for unexpected emergencies, the Polymath Products Premium Survival Kit is your ultimate companion. Order yours today and embark on your next adventure with confidence and peace of mind.

    Additional information

    Material type


    Number of pieces

    ‎20, 10

    Included components

    ‎Mess Tin with Lid, Emergency Bag, Micro LED Flashlight, Glow Stick, Compass Necklace, Signal Mirror, Fire Starter/Whistle Unit, Waxed Jute, EXOGEL Stove Gel, Stove, Candle, Kendal Mint Cake, Vegetable Stock Cube, Hot Chocolate, Wooden Spatula, Paracord, Sewing Needle and Thread, Clear Zip-Lock Pouch, Water Purification Tablet, Rehydration Treatment, Sterile Dressing Pad, Fabric Surgical Tape, Alcohol Swab, Compressed Towel, Waterproof Note Paper, Pencil.


    ‎Polymath Products


    ‎Polymath Products

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    Product Dimensions

    ‎17.5 x 12 x 6 cm, 605 Grams


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    8 reviews for Survival Mess Tin Kit

    1. Kindle Customer Diane

      Arrived today, quick delevery, will keep in car just in case. Well equiped.

    2. DC

      With 22 years in the forces and over 50 years of outdoor leisure activities, packing stuff and cooking in a mess tin is rather familiar for me but this clip top mess tin is solid good quality and will serve well for any of the uses listed in the instructions. The flat-packed folding stove provided is a fine choice and works well for emergency use. My experience of using gel fuel is always that it tends to spread while burning and is relatively slow in heating water, but it usually lights easily from a flame, serves well as tinder to get wood burning and the acceptability of it for air travel is a welcome feature if you are taking this kit overseas.

      After scraping them to form a fluff, the waxed jute sticks light instantly by sparks from the ferro rod and are a great feature of Polymath kits. They are so good that you will probably be able to save the alcohol wipes for first aid use but they too are there as tinder if you need them. The ferro rod/whistle is a compact, convenient and effective choice to pack in the mess tin, though I’ll add a disposable lighter as a backup.

      Another thing I will add is a couple of conical paper coffee filters, for straining any particles out of water before adding purification tablets. Polymath suggest filtering through clothing and that can work but unless you have clean spare clothing available it can also add extra contamination, though the puritabs should deal with most of those if what you are wearing is all you have. The zip-lock pouch is very good for water storage so I have added the open-top poly bag in which the kit arrived to use for other purposes and it easily fit in the tin with all the standard items.

      Kendal Mint Cake, hot chocolate and a stock cube are sensible energy sources for emergencies. In cold conditions, I often make a hot drink with mint cake and have used it successfully with someone in hypothermia because it was easily taken and absorbed. The wooden spatula works fine for stirring any of the drinks until properly dissolved.

      I’ve used several examples of all Polymath’s light sources and types of compass and all have worked well. The necklace compass that came with my kit is spot on for accuracy and the little flashlight is superbly bright for its size. I haven’t yet tried the glowstick but it is big enough to serve as an effective position marker or light source and with the candle as an alternative in sheltered conditions it is a welcome feature. If, however, you were in a potentially lethal situation without sheltered conditions, the most urgent life saving item could well be the foil survival bag. This one is big enough and tough enough to actually do the job of protecting you until help arrived or conditions eased and you could get yourself out. The First Aid and other pieces of equipment are equally serviceable and well chosen.

      For legal reasons re the sale of edged items, this kit does not contain any cutting tools but anyone who has the sense to carry gear like this will undoubtedly also have a UK legal multi-blade pocket knife or multi-tool available.

      Over all, this is an extremely well thought out and chosen kit for bag or pack or car or workplace locker storage, for use in a wide variety of common emergencies.

      Another classic from Polymath.

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    4. zulu

      Really well thought out. Everything works. Button light very bright. Fire steel proper army version. Add your own pocket knife (or victorinox hiker swiss army knife, with saw), small sweets, disposal face mask & gloves and small usb power bank to make it perfect for urban too.

    5. ian mark zipfell

      Not bad great container but not the best contents

    6. charlie

      Great value for money comes with a range of items the cake tastes great as well as the coffee, however thickness can be a bit of a problem at times could be thinner and longer to sort thickness problem. Would definitely buy again

    7. Stephen H.

      Very good kit

    8. BADGER

      I’m a big Polymath Products fan, there products being decently priced for decent kit. The Premium Survival Kit has been thought out and put together with the walker/hiker, and camping, not your military style kit, but , a kit purposely made for civilian use.Definitely worth looking at.

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