The traveling box of goodies thread

Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by Skeptiksks, May 26, 2018.

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To split or not to split?

  1. Split this monstrosity up and start round two

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  2. Dont split it up, do a reset or start keeping more stuff or do a GAW and put this box on a diet.

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  1. Skeptiksks

    Skeptiksks Green Haired Weirdo Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    In my meeting earlier today with @plantedtao he mentioned an old thread the was similar to the gift ot forward thread in the supporters forum. I have decided to pay homage/ resurrect/ copy a thread that was buried way before my time. I have decided to make this thread open to the public at large. It will work on a trust but verify honors system: THE CURREN HOLDER MUST VERIFY THAT THE RECIPIENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS. Pretty simple.

    HOW IT WORKS:

    • First person to say they will take it gets the box.
    • This person must be able to pay the shipping to the next person, let's say $20-ish.
    • Shipping between persons must happen as soon as possible. I understand, life happens, just keep the thread and the recipient updated with your status.
    • All participants must have at least 200 substantive postings and must be an active member (me too doesn't count)
    • Supporters are automatically eligible for entry
    • CONUS PREFERRED UNLESS SENDER DOESNT MIND THE COST/MAKING SURE THERE ARE NO RESTRICTED ITEMS. ALSO RECIPIENT MUST ALSO TAKE UP SHIPPING COSTS BACK ACROSS THE POND.
    WHEN YOU GET THE BOX:

    • Open than sucker up. Post a picture of the contents.
    • Take what you want from the box, there will be all sorts of stuff.
    • Take pictures of the contents as recieved
    • Take pictures of anything you decide to keep
    HERE IS THE KICKER, FAILURE TO FOLLOW MEANS YOU ARE LAME OR SOMETHING... WE WILL KNOW
    • If you decide to remove stuff from the box, replace it. Doesn't have to be a similar item, but for the love of God, follow the honors system and replace with similar value. We will know. If you like the whole box, refill it and let us know, keeps it interesting.
    • Do not take pictures of what you put into the box
    • Get it sent out ASAP

    The first box will be from me. It is a complete mystery, there is a mix of stuff in here. It is all useful and will range for total bushcraft to DIY. All is usefull.

    Remember, useful ranges between a lot of different things. I got a pair of headphones in a recent mystery box and I use them now. But do try and keep it "relevant" no barbies or garbage lol


    Have fun, first "I'll take it" gets it, with the responsibility to pass it on.

    Have fun ya'll, let's find some gear from the island of lost toys a good home, wasted space sucks for all parties.
     
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  2. Paulyseggs

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    This is a great idea. :dblthumb:

    How do you figure out who gets the box next?

    I'm rather new here but I'm in if you think I'm verified. If not I understand and will hold no hard feelings.

    Med usps flat rate box is under 20
     
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  3. MommaJ

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    Great idea! I'll take it
     
  4. NevadaBlue

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    Great idea @Skeptiksks .

    Large flat rate box is 18 something dollars now. Insurance is extra for over 50 bucks.

    Pants legs are fair game, very useful.

    Looks like @Paulyseggs got in first! Let’s see this thing move!

    Oh, I would recommend taking a pic of what you send out, just for your own records. I keep a pic of all these ‘trades’ so I know what I have seen and what I have, kind of... :p
     
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    I want in on this but not quite yet. I have a lot on my plate the next little while. I’ve done these before and they’re always really fun.
     
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    I’m always in for a mystery box pass around ! They can be lots of fun.
     
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    Well, you know that I will have to get in on this. :) It's flea market weekend. IlI' have tons of goodies to pass around. :)
     
  8. Skeptiksks

    Skeptiksks Green Haired Weirdo Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Okay, here is the list of current recipients in order. I will do my best to keep the list updated.



    1. @Paulyseggs
    2. @MommaJ
    3. @Lobo13
    4. @gohammergo
    5. @MrFixIt
    6. @Sandcut
    7. @schapm
    8. @scottmm2012
    9. @JasonJ
    10. @Lil Bullits
    11. @SmilinJoe
    12. @NJHeart2Heart
    13. @plantedtao
    14. @Jayson
    15. @LadyVet
    16. @Broke
    17. @Skeptiksks
    Round 2:
    1. @gohammergo
    2. @SmilinJoe
    3. @Paulyseggs
    4. @LadyVet
    5. @Lobo13
    6. @wingnuts
    7. @JasonJ
    8. @mugsy
    9. @RangerWeaver
    10. @NevadaBlue
    11. @Broke
    12. @S.Decker
    13. @Foilist
    14. @scottmm2012
    15. @Sandcut
    16. @tomcfitz

    Keeping @NevadaBlue as a floater for the time being, feel free to decide to jump in at any time.

    For members on the fence, I'm sure we can make accommodations as needed. Just shoot me a PM or post in the thread body.

    @Paulyseggs shoot me a PM with your info and I will get the box shipped on Monday. This first box will be a total mystery.
     
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  9. Paulyseggs

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    Woot!
     
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    Oh y’all know I’m in!
     
  11. Skeptiksks

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    Right on buddy!

    Package is packed and all ready to go. Was just reminded that Monday is a holiday though so I may try and get it shipped off today, and if not, then Tuesday to get the ball rolling.
     
  12. Skeptiksks

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    Just so you know, this box has been around.

    This same box I sent to a member, he reused the box and sent it to another, he handed it off to me (same box, with some of the stuff it started with). And now t is heading off again, some of the stuff is the same, but there is a lot of different things in here now.

    15273598639738022410479727948175.jpg

    Worry not though, this thing is covered in tape. Sturdier than when it started I'm sure...
     
  13. Paulyseggs

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    This is pretty exciting . Never done anything like this before.

    Already rackin my brain on what to add!
     
  14. Sandcut

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    Add me to the list, please. I was thinking of doing this as well, so I'll jump in, too.
     
  15. Skeptiksks

    Skeptiksks Green Haired Weirdo Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Added in. Welcome to the fold!
     
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    6 more posts and I'll get in on this! Wait, 5 now . :dblthumb:
     
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    I’ll take the #8 slot please!
     
  18. Skeptiksks

    Skeptiksks Green Haired Weirdo Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Done my friend. Up to 8! This is gonna be fun.
     
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    Ray, don’t add me right now. I am overwhelmed with generosity of you and the other members of the forum. I will enjoy watching for now. Thank you! Thanks for doing this. More fun! :)
     
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    NevadaBlue Graybeard Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Small gold or silver ingots, tobacco, booze, comic books, nearly anything! (Well maybe not those things, but you will get the idea when you open the box. :p )
     
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  21. Skeptiksks

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    Thanks for the heads up. List edited to reflect this.
     
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  22. Skeptiksks

    Skeptiksks Green Haired Weirdo Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I want all of these lol. Could really use an ingot or two right now :D
     
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    I've wanted to do this for a while. Add me to the list, as well.
     
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    meh . Just a shiny yellow rock .
     
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  25. Skeptiksks

    Skeptiksks Green Haired Weirdo Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Well shoot. If that's all it is I will gladly take it off someone's hands :p
     
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  26. Skeptiksks

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    Added to the list. Thanks for playing!
     
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    This is a great idea! I'm in, put me on the list please!

    I have tons of useful and unique items I could contribute..some of moderate to high value.

    Good way to get something useful yourself and pass on to others.
     
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  28. Skeptiksks

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    Just gonna bump this puppy to the top right quick
     
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    In honor of my 200th post (anything I say is usually questionable as far as substantive) I'd like to be added to the list, please .
     
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  30. Skeptiksks

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    Awesome, will do. Didn't realize you didn't have that many posts due to the supporter banner. I'm going to edit the rules.

    Supporters are automatically good to go.
     
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    Thanks @Skeptiksks !!! I hit 100 because of a give away, and 200 because of this . Honesty, I wouldn't change it . It's motivated me to be more involved :dblthumb:
     
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    The reminds me, I have to really get around to getting supporter status for the site. I owe it to the community for sure, certainly have benefited enough.
     
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    me too
     
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  34. Skeptiksks

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    Box is in the mail and on it's way to @Paulyseggs ! Shipping information to follow shortly.
     
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    Oooo man I cant wait!
     
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    Glad to get he ball rolling. I'm excited to see how this turns out!
     
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    Hurry up, y'all! I can't wait to see what's in da box!
     
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    Should be there on thirsday!
     
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    Man . The pressure !!! Hope I dont flub it too bad . I get all squirrely when its SHOWTIME!
     
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    You will be fine. Just adhere to the rules and all will be well. Everyone loves a good mystery and free (ish, damn postage) stuff. Keep the mystery going and it will be a grand ol time for all.
     
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    No pressure Mr Squirrely
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    These are fun! If it's cool, I'd like to be added @Skeptiksks
     
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    And you shall be. Post updated
     
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    Still room on this list? Just got back from a long weekend and saw this.. Sounds like great fun... fun of the surprise, flexibility of take one-leave one choices...
    :40::40:
     
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    Just re-upped for 2 years myself. C'mon guys, go for it! :D
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    Awesome job @Skeptiksks

    I gonna hold off for now... I'll go through my gear this weekend and see what I got extra or what I can pick up to throw in.

    I'm hoping this thread goes for awhile... How many miles can we put on this box? :33:
     
  48. Skeptiksks

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    There definitely is, glad to have you aboard m'lady!

    Well it has been from WA to Alabama and back once already lol, then from you back to me, and now of to CT. I wonder how long we can keep it alive lol
     
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    Whoohoo! Thanks!
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