Some people (hello, hypochondriacs!) feel safer carrying around a first aid kit. Others—like many of you reading this right now—can only feel truly prepared if they're packing a few resistors, transistors and capacitors. Me, it's a miniUSB cable.

Maker Shed's Mintronics Survival Pack has over 60 components for on-the-road hacking. Just check out what goodies you get for $20:

(1) Mint Tin with custom insert
(1) Mini breadboard
(1) 9v Battery Snap
(1) 7805 Voltage Regulator
(1) 3.3v LDO Voltage Regulator
(2) Mini-pushbutton
(1) Mini Power switch
(1) 555 Timer Chip
(1) LM358 OpAmp
(2) Photo Resistors (photocells)
(1) 10k Trimpot
(1) 1k Trimpot
(1) Red LED
(1) Green LED
(5) 100 Ohm 1/4w resistor 5%
(5) 220 Ohm 1/4w resistor 5%
(5) 1K Ohm 1/4w resistor 5%
(5) 10k Ohm 1/4w resistor 5%
(2) 0.1uF Ceramic Capacitors
(2) 100uF Electrolytic Capacitors
(2) 10uF Ceramic Capacitors
(2) 1uF Ceramic Capacitors
(2) .01uf Ceramic Capacitors
(2) .001uf Ceramic Capacitors
(2) 100pF Ceramic Capacitors
(2) 10pF Ceramic Capacitors
(1) 25v Electrolytic Capcitor
(1) 6.3v Electrolytic Capcitor
(2) 1N4148 Diode
(2) 1N4001 Diode
(2) 2N3906 PNP Transistor
(2) 2N3904 NPN Transistor
22ga solid core jumper wire

This would make a seriously attractive gift for that special modder in your life, wouldn't it? Certainly beats a diamond ring, anyway... [Maker Shed via Make]