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Build a flagpole, table or chair for your camp

SAFETY FIRST: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven't used before.

Give your average camper a set of spars and a coil of rope, and in return you’ll most likely get only a puzzled look.

But present those same materials to a pioneering expert and you’ll get chairs, tables, bridges and all kinds of equipment that’s useful in the outdoors.

Here’s how to build three items — a chair, a flagpole and a table — that could be useful around camp. Click on the pictures for detailed instructions and how-to videos.

flagpole-200x148.jpgBuild a flagpole

Show your colors by building a flagpole for your camp.

table.jpgBuild a camp table

Keep your stuff out of the dirt by building a table for your camp.

chair.jpgBuild a camp chair

Relax around camp by building a comfortable chair.

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40 Comments on Build a flagpole, table or chair for your camp

  1. how would you build a chair without the cloth? just curious

  2. inferno squirrel // May 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm // Reply

    now i don’t have to sit at the rickety wooden tables!

  3. I’m making the table next year at summer camp!

  4. easy games

  5. Infinite_minus_zero // May 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm // Reply

    cool! though If yu lower the table you could make it a seat or bench, if you widen it.

  6. can u use the table as a bed?

  7. TENDERFOOT 1 // January 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm // Reply

    Very useful stuff. Chair is very simple but cumfee so is table. 🙂

  8. definitely gonna use the chair

  9. that flagpole was cool, im gonna make one

  10. the flag pole & the chair are probably the esayest ones

  11. Better Life // June 10, 2010 at 3:32 am // Reply

    Useful stuff, it’s great to actually “make” stuff instead of just watching others…

  12. It sounds really great but also very hard

    P.S. I really need to try this!!!

  13. I made the flag pole yesterday and it’s still standing today! This is the longest time anything i’ve made has stayed together between it breaking and my parents telling me to take it down!

  14. How about “Build Your Own” Shelters?

  15. thats cool I going to do that!

  16. i have to try that!!! 🙂

  17. cool

  18. spyscout123 // April 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm // Reply

    the flag pole is in the handbook but I like the chair and the table.

  19. i like the flag pole

  20. bald man 201 // December 8, 2008 at 7:37 pm // Reply

    i have got to try that

  21. gamemaster // July 1, 2008 at 1:00 am // Reply

    The chair looks so comfortable.

  22. it works good

  23. It finally makes sense!

  24. grasshopper // May 4, 2008 at 6:05 pm // Reply

    Our computer won’t show us all of the video.How do I know how they put up the flag pole?And wy does it say I am posting the comment to fast?

  25. That decreases the pack load!

  26. I should try that

    at summer camp

  27. it was so much fun

  28. there awesome

  29. we made a watch tower. up in scotland.

    and a zipwire.

    they are just made of a frames and square lashings

  30. The series of videos are instructive enough for one to build the flagpole, table or chair for a camp site. We thank the producers for their effort to educate us, thank you.

  31. awsome chair!

  32. 2nd class scout // January 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm // Reply

    these instructions will be very helpful in me getting my first class rank

  33. cool,i love the flag pole !

  34. i con make char ez .

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