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Project by christopheralan posted 1164 days ago 2081 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a survival kit I made for a Boy Scout who has been helping me with the Cub Scout group I am in-charge of. I didn’t want to do something that he would hang on the wall for a few years and forget about. I wanted to make something that he would say, “Heck yeah! This is Cool! I am gonna use this thing!”

The box is mahogany, I turned a flash light, whistle, and tinder holder (aka secret pillbox). I made a survival bracelet, and added some other goodies for him.

Thanks for looking!

-- christopheralan

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#1 posted 1164 days ago

That’s a great gift. I hope your son enjoys it.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#2 posted 1164 days ago

A very thoughtful gift and the woodworking looks great.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#3 posted 1164 days ago

Realy that’s a great gift.


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#4 posted 1164 days ago

Lucky Young Man Chris!!
Nice Work!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 1164 days ago

now he can really


good thought’s
great gift

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 1163 days ago

Very nicely done!

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#7 posted 1163 days ago

Awesome idea! Awesome gift! You will be a story of his life that will never be forgotten. Now he’s going to need a display cabinet for the rest of the cool stuff he acquires along his journey because that’s not something that will get thrown under a bed or buried on a closet floor.

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#8 posted 1163 days ago

great gift you have done
I´m sure it will be preciated for a long time

take care

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#9 posted 1163 days ago

Sweet. Love the survival bracelet, is there anything you can’t do with paracord.

-- Psalm19:1

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#10 posted 1163 days ago

The bracelets are great. I have been making and selling them for a while now. Once you learn some of the basics, they are super easy and fast to make. The one pictured has around 10-12’ of cord.

-- christopheralan

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#11 posted 1163 days ago

Cool project and a great way to inspire a kid.

Great job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 1163 days ago

I like it, very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 1163 days ago

Very thoughtful gift and well presented.

I am sure it will have a lasting place in the recipients life.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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