The Tinder Tin is an awesome fire starting kit. It contains a fire steel (flint, fire striker, ferro rod, or fire starter as it may also be known as), a tinder tube, two non-scented tea candles for light, warmth, or to set under damp tinder to give it time to dry out and catch fire, It also contains to cotton balls as starter for your tinder bundle. The kit is 4 1/4″ long, by 3 1/8″ wide, by 1″ deep. It is bigger than a mint tin to allow you to customize it and add other fire starting elements you desire. I have added a small tube of triple antibiotic ointment, a small lighter, a few more cotton balls, a small amount of fishing line and some fish hooks to the one I keep in my bug out bag. I also have all of the contents in a small dry bag inside the tin, and electrical tape wrapped around the outside to help keep it secure and as additional tape storage if I were to need it. We all keep one in our vehicles and use them often. It comes down to build your skills now and practice what you prep. I also have one of these in my hunting bag, and one with our camping gear. It is a great piece of survival equipment!