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Dad's Car Travel Kit

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1999


A box full of tools for the road is a useful gift for fathers who travel a lot. Use a sturdy cardboard box that will fit under a car seat.


  • Cardboard box

  • Self-adhesive Velcro

  • Tire gauge

  • Flashlight

  • Swiss Army knife

  • Compass

  • Maps

  • Pencil

  • Notebook


  1. Cut self-adhesive Velcro into small pieces and attach to a tire gauge, flashlight, Swiss Army knife, compass, and other useful tools.

  2. Adhere the matching Velcro pieces to the inside of the box top to hold the tools in place.

  3. Fill the box with other travel necessities: maps, a pencil, and a notebook for jotting down directions, all neatly rubber-banded together.

  4. A hand-printed card on the front of the box states clearly what's inside: "Dad's Travel Kit."

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