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box related help required ASAP

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
edited January 2010 in The Crudcatcher
tomorrow night i am taking part in a sponsored sleep out for the homeless. i will be required to drink beer and eat curry so i am very excited.


i need to make myself a cardboard box to sleep in and want a theme for my abode for the evening. due to the ease of construction i am toying with the idea of a postman pat van, maybe painted pink with the words "royal male" instead of the more usual "royal mail"

i have about 8 bike boxes (raleigh and apollo for those who are interested (everyone i am assuming)) as well as a few smaller boxes.

so, what are your thoughts?


  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    The box idea seems ok, but the costume could be a little draughty for this time of year ?

  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    How about staying with the postal theme and go for a bright pink post box, would require sleeping upright, I'm thinking one of the old fashioned cast iron ones. Would that be camp enough :lol:

    Other idea was a coffin, although that might be a bit tasteless considering the cause you're raising money for.

    Or given your profession how about a nice pink tank ?
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  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    i will be required to drink beer and eat curry so i am very excited.

    And that is different to Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri... how? :lol:

    But seriously fair play to you for doing it, how did all of this come about?

    Can't help with the box, other than go snow/urban DPM (to blend in with the building) paint it to make it look like a street object (dark green with Westminster City COuncil on it) see if anyone tries to get in it or piss in it :wink:
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010 ... mpters.jpg

    Even make the flaps that lift up so you can pop out and talk to people :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    cheers for the suggestions guys.

    cheesey: a mate of mine works for a housing executive and this is something they do every year apparently so i thought id get involved, should be a larf and a little bit of charidy everyso often is good for the soul.

    i did think about an a team van perhaps, i think the proportions will work better considering im 6ft 1, the pat van would have to be nearly as tall to look right:


    as opposed to:

  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Had an ace night, there were loads of tramp pits burning in the carpark where we all camped out so it kept some of the cold out. i won a book signed by simon weston which was a bit of a treat and woke up with a stinking hangover.


    the steering wheel looks a little unfortunate and the box is a bit ramshackle, i built it in the garden but it was too big to fit through the house to load into a van so it had to get thrown over the back garden fence
  • Fair play sheepsteeth and well done
    Good to see people undertaking community driven events (although you had to be lured by the promise of beer & curry) :)
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