I came across mention of an "Altoids survival kit" again the other day. A few years ago they were all the rage, then the fad passed, I guess. Basically, the kits were "what potentially-useful items could I pack into a small candy box."
I noticed one of the AK pistol grips in my stash has a storage compartment. And for that matter, I have several spare buttstocks, one of which could be drilled for extra space. One of the other "survival kits" uses screw-top aluminum cigar tubes instead of Altoid tins, perfect for a hole bored into wood.
Either or both of those, some 550 cord wrapped around somewhere, and I'd have a "survival AK..."