Duplicating the kits was a good idea to prevent fighting but they still need to be able to identify their own so I suggest something like personalized dog tag zipper pulls. You might consider a small plastic trowel so they can dig up rocks and shells and stuff and a small net bag to put the rocks and shells and stuff in. Then throw in a couple of bags of beef jerky and trail mix and the boys will be all set to disappear for hours at a time.
Maybe a smaller scissor or small plier based LM that doesn't have a blade The LM Leap does come to mind
..............not Weird Uncle Grant.
You have the whistles on order. Now, large, bright orange trashbags at a minimum or a couple of clear contractor bags and a Heatsheet (or just space blankets if you don't like them THAT much). And duct tape.
I bet the rest of your family awaits special occasions in fear...Fear that uncle Def WILL give something sharp and pointy this time!
Quote from: Mechanickal on December 11, 2016, 09:28:33 AMI bet the rest of your family awaits special occasions in fear...Fear that uncle Def WILL give something sharp and pointy this time!Pretty much yeah. The older one told me point blank last year that he doesn't want to do any thing because of he doesn't do anything then he can't get in trouble for doing something he shouldn't be doing. I can't honestly tell you how much that concerns me. Kids need to push boundaries in my opinion and I always try to encourage them to do more, whether it's things that get them in trouble or not. Of course I'm not a parent so I can't say much of anything, not having walked a mile in those shoes. So, I try to encourage the kids to do things when I see them, and by sending gifts that I hope will encourage and inspire them. Def
The package arrived at my brother's place today. I guess the boys have seen the bags and are excited. All of the other stuff is wrapped and placed inside the bags, so they don't know what's coming.I'm looking forward to hearing their reaction when they open them. Def