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daniellelife
« on: November 04, 2012 01:44:44 PM »

My good friend's birthday is up and coming, and I always choose the D.I.Y route when gifting!

He's a woodsman and spends a lot of time living outdoors, so I was thinking of making him a camping care package.

Anyone have good ideas for this?

Some things I thought of are fire starters and a fabric kindling carrier.

Thanks guys Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012 06:58:44 PM »

Yes - you could also make a kit for him - a small metal tea canister to hold good matches, with sandpaper on the inside lid as a striker.  Small first aid kit.  If you can, maybe make a walking stick with a hollowed out handle to hold some of these things.  You could make cooling bandanas or neckties if he likes to go hiking in the summer - good for staying cool.  What about a decorated flask or water bottle too.  Those paracord bracelets - there are a few DIY decorative ones that you can knot, so he has a length of cord to use if necessary.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012 01:43:52 PM »

Thanks for your reply! I am definitely going to include the matches/sand paper container.

I was wondering if you knew where one can find paracord? A Micheals? Walmart? Canadian Tire?

That's a great idea also, because having rope in the woods is always beneficial.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012 07:57:45 PM »

I would probably go to an outdoor sporting goods store.  Canadian Tire may carry it in with their camping goods.  Try places like Mountain Equipment Co op too.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012 01:35:50 PM »

One of my DH's good friends is taking him hunting for the first time next week, so I'm going to make them some pocket hand & boot warmers.  They're just like little rice hot packs, very quick and simple to make.  I always microwave a few and then put them in my boots before I go out in the snow -- warms them up nice after getting chilly sitting on the porch!
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