How about every boys tools for patrolling the neighborhood. Folding pocket knife, cap gun and a roll or two of caps. Of course if it was a serious expedition then the Red Ryder needed to be loaded up. It didn't get any better than having a couple hundred BB's... loaded up ready to defend the world. When I first got the rifle I couldn't cock the gun. So I had a small piece of wood with a nail in it I'd placed on the ground. I'd put the barrel on the nail and hung down on the lever to cock it. wasn't easy but a boy always found a way.