DIY Project: Make a Mountain Cribbage Set

Photo by Luke Nilsson

To help pass the interminable hours spent weathered-in in a tent on your next backcountry hunt, make an easy, compact cribbage kit and challenge your buddy to a game or twenty.

Take an Altoids tin and lay out your board pattern on the bottom. Because of the small area, I use a 60-hole board, so that you can double back to get to 121. Drill holes just big enough for a toothpick to fit in but not pass through. Paint and label it however you like. For the pegs, cut toothpicks in half.

Finally, in true weight-conscious backcountry hunter style, cut your deck of cards in half. This will not only shave a couple of ounces, but it allows the whole kit to fit inside the tin.