Friday, June 1, 2018

Slide of the Month - Survival Kit

June 2018

Time to make: 2 hours

Boys Life "Slide of the Month"

March 1963,  page 30

Original design: William Poese

A survival kit in a neckerchief slide! This project has a coat hanger "pack frame" to hold the shape of the pack, a leather pack, and a wooden peg closure. The loop is a strip of leather also sewed to the pack. The contents include band-aids, a 2x2 gauze pad, burn ointment, matches, striker, button compass, folding knife (the key), water purification tablets, fishing line, hooks, bobber, pencil (not shown), and safety pins. The one additional item added, for the time, was a nickel for a payphone call. A side note here, the last nickel public payphone was at Taconic Telephone Company and were retired in 2000.

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