Looking for some evening fun with a beer whilst at home? One of our favourite games either camping or at home on the lawn is Kubb. Here we have the rules and a simple set of instructions to make your own set at home.

DIY Set: (Thanks to instructables)

To make one set you’ll need:

– 6′ of 4×4
– 6′ of 1.5″-2″ dowel
– 4′ of .75″ dowel
– 30′ of string

If this is your first set you might want to pick up an 8′ piece of 4×4 to try making a couple different kings.Chop off 12″ of the 4×4. This is the wood for the king which acts like the eight ball in the game of Kubb. Knock it over at the end to win, but if you knock it over early you lose. Either way it only gets hit once per game and it often gets decorated to show off how important it is.

The amount of decoration is up to you. All I used for these two kings was a table saw. Two 45-degree cuts were used to notch the sides and a series of cuts decorated the top. A router would work brilliantly here as well.

Or don’t cut it at all and draw a smiley face on it. It’s up to you.

The rest of the pieces, the kubbs, are narrower than the king so you’ll need a table saw to cut them down. (or buy another length of smaller wood)

The size of the kubb is 7cm x 7cm x 15cm or 2.75″ x 2.75″ x 5.9″ so trim off .75″ off of two sides of the 4×4.

Now that you have the right size wood, just chop off 10 5.9″ lengths of it and you have your 10 kubbs.

You want 6 batons to throw at the kubbs and the king and these should be about 12″ long. You also want 4 stakes to mark off the playing field and these should be about 12″ long as well.

So chop off 12″ lengths of both size dowel.

The playing field for kubb is 5m by 8m or roughly 16.5′ by 26′. You can mark this off with strides or you can get a length of string or rope and tie a few knots in it so you can quickly mark off your playing field accurately.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kubb-Set/

The Rules:

Kubb is a lawn game where the object is to knock over wooden blocks by throwing wooden sticks at them. Kubb (the vowel is pronounced similar to the “oo” in “boob”) means “wooden block” in Gutnish, a Swedish dialect. Kubb can be quickly described as a combination of bowling, horseshoes, and chess. Today’s version originated on Gotland island in the kingdom of Sweden.

Kubb spielen

A Kubb game consists of

  • 1 x King
  • 10 x Kubbs
  • 6 x round wooden sticks
  • 4 x pegs to mark out the foeld

Setup

Kubb is typically played on a rectangular pitch approximately 5 m by 8 m. Although there are no official rules as to the size of the field, the dimensions can be altered for younger players or to accommodate faster games. Typically the pitch is grass, but kubb could also be played on sand, snow, or dirt. The pitch should always be level, with no more than a 3 inch drop from one end — or one side — to the other. Stakes are driven into the ground at the corners of the pitch. No other markers are used to demarcate the field’s boundaries, although an amateur league in Somerset uses twine (in Swedish known as “Klumpa ihop sig av tvinnar”
— literally “The cord that cannot lie”.) to assist in discussions when fallen kubbs are returned. The narrow ends are called “baselines.”
It is worth noting that in serious play, or in games where the players are skilled, or where money is bet, the use of twine or strings should not be encouraged, as the ability to reach common agreement over whether a kubb is “in” or “out” promotes sportsmanship and a sense of fair play, which is a trademark of this unique game. The king is placed in the centre of the pitch, halfway between baselines. An imaginary line drawn through the king and parallel to the two baselines divides the field into two halves.The kubbs are set up across each baseline, five to a side.

There are two phases for each team’s turn:

  •  Team A throws the six sticks, from their baseline, at their opponent’s lined-up kubbs (called Baseline kubbs). Throws must be under-handed, and the sticks must spin end over end. Throwing sticks sideways or spinning them side-toside is not allowed.
  • Kubbs that are successfully knocked down are then thrown by Team B onto Team A’s half of the pitch, and stood on end. These newly thrown kubbs are called field kubbs.

Play then changes hands, and Team B throws the sticks at Team A’s kubbs, but must first knock down any standing field kubbs. (Field kubbs that right themselves due to the momentum of the impact are considered knocked down.) Again, kubbs that are knocked down are thrown back over onto the opposite half of the field and then stood. In New Zealand, knocking down a Baseline kubb before all field kubbs would result in the throwing team forfeiting the rest of their turn. If either team leaves field kubbs standing, the kubb closest to the king now represents that side’s baseline, and throwers may step up to that line to throw at their opponent’s kubbs. This rule applies to field and baseline kubbs only; fallen kubbs are thrown from the original baseline, as are attempts to knock over the king.

Play continues in this fashion until a team is able to knock down all kubbs on one side, from both the field and the baseline. If that team still has sticks left to throw, they may make one attempt at knocking over the king (In Somerset, as a sporting gesture, right-handers will attempt this using the left hand, and vice versa). If a thrower successfully topples the king, they have won the game.

However, if at any time during the game the king is knocked down by accident — even by a newly thrown kubb — the offending team immediately loses the game.
For informal play between players of widely differing abilities, such as an adult and a child it is permissible to shorten the width of the arena on the child’s opponent’s side, making it easier for the child to hit the kubbs, and it is also permissible to move the king closer to, but not behind, the child’s line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfWt0-_MNsY

What to pack on your Overland Adventure!

As we write this, we are stuck in our office with our fleet parked and hoping the world is safe as we continue on through the Covid-19 Pandemic. The best way to clear our head during stressful times has always been to hit the open road, switch off our cell phones and reconnect with the great outdoors. 

Now obviously during these times, it is something we cant do, so instead we thought we would spend the time planning the best things to pack on your Overland Adventure with FarOut Wilderness. 

One of the joys about the tacoma, especially if you are traveling as a couple, is that it has plenty of room for all the creature comforts for camping. If you haven’t already, we went away on a trip to see how much you can fit into our rigs – 4 adults, 2 dogs and 1 baby later…its quite alot.

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What to buy: (Not included with the vehicle) 

  • Trash Bags
  • Insect Repellent
  • Wet wipes – always a good essentials
  • MSR Water Filter / Water tablets
  • Paper Towels
  • Personal First Aid Kit – there is a basic first aid kit with the vehicle, but you should also bring one that is specific to you with any medications you need.
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet Paper  – the most important.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Laundry detergent

 

What to bring: (Personal)

  • Water proofs – Jacket and trousers
  • Thermal layers
  • Sun hat
  • Warm Hat
  • Scarf
  • Warm layers, fleece, jacket etc
  • Standard camping clothes
  • Walking boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Sandals/Flip flops/ Thongs (Depending on your area of residence) 
  • Driving licence
  • Wallet
  • Pen/Pencil/Paper
  • Medications
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Towels
  • Power bank for your phones
  • Head torch
  • Flashlight
  • Spare batteries
  • Pack of cards / travel games
  • Hiking bag
  • Day Bag
  • Camelback
  • Water bottles
  • Small sewing kit
  • Travel mugs
  • Safety Whistle

Dry goods: (Shopping list ideas)

  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Kidney Beans
  • Canned Chili
  • Dried or fresh Fruit
  • Canned Whole Tomatoes
  • Canned Tomato Paste
  • Energy Bars
  • Spaghetti Pasta
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hersey Bars
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers

 I think you should know what these are for

  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal

Dry goods: (Included with the vehicle)

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Herbs
  • Spices

But depending on your trip – you may want to pack additional supplies of these. 

 

Fresh food:

The vehicle comes with a fridge/freezer, which means you can treat yourself to proper milk and other items for the fridge for your road trip 🙂

 

What is already in the vehicle?

  • Roof top tent
  • Mattress
  • Pillows
  • Bedding
  • Rear mounted awning 
  • Side mounted LED camp lights 
  • 2x Camp chairs 
  • 1x camp table 
  • Cooking pot set (Sauce pans and frying pan)
  • Dining set (Bowls, Cups and Plates)
  • Cutlery set (Knives, forks and spoons)
  • Cooking utensils 
  • Tea pot
  • Coffee maker
  • Gas stove
  • Gas bottle and 1 free re-fill
  • Water storage 
  • 4×4 Recovery kit
  • Air compressor
  • Step ladder
  • Axe
  • Saw
  • Shovel
  • Tool kit
    • Spanners
    • Screw drivers
    • Pliers
    • Hammer
    • Fuses 
    • Bolts
    • Wrench 
    • Electrical Tape
  • Emergency kit
  • First aid kit 
  • GPS Tracking
  • Backroads Mapbook
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Fire Starters
  • Wood for 1 fire
  • Dish towels
  • Sponges

 


I hope this helps you put together an awesome packing list for your adventure. One very important note, only tick off your item once it is IN the vehicle, otherwise it will get left behind 🙂

Have fun planning your next adventure.