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Cathunter




Joined: 2003-09-10
Posts: 1263
Location: Bristol WI

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

One thing to consider is what you will REALLY end up doing with the box. For someplace like Rock Island, something light and with good wheels rules. For car camping or group camping, a chuck box is nice.

As a soloist, I tend to think more backpacking style. Dried soup and pasta mixes, GORP, trail mix, & pancakes. I filter my own water from the lake. My "camp bag" is ready to go all year around, and gets "re-freshed" between trips. Lighter is better!


 
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Big Yonsson
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Joined: 2004-04-02
Posts: 51
Location: sturtevant,wi. usa

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here is a few plans....
http://www.troop168.net/forms/patrolboxa.htm
http://www.blueskykitchen.com/Plans_booklet.html

 
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GrouseTales
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Joined: 2002-02-18
Posts: 3399
Location: West Allis, Wi

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I really like the idea of the chuck boxes, but I don't have room for such a contraption when we go camping.

Those who know me, know that I have a gizmo or gadget for everything. When I go camping, I can somehow manage to fill my Suburban up to the ceiling, even when going solo Image.

I enjoy looking at people's custom boxes and admire their handiwork.

My chuckbox consists of 3 rubbermaid containers. Two of them are Rubbermaid "Action Packers". They are sturdy Rubbermaid containers with locking handles. Each is about 20"L x 14"W x 14"T.

One contains my cookware, plates, dish soap, table cover, cups, mugs, etc.

The second contains misc hardware such as: lantern hangers, candle lanterns, first aid, small AM/FM/TV/weather alert radio, matches, mantles, wisk broom/dust pan, thin cord, clothes pins, funnels, hand soap, paper towels, emergency t.p.

The third is a smaller, clear rubbermaid container. It holds all our knives, forks, spoons, spatulas, matches, lantern mantles, bottle openers, salt, pepper, seasoned salt, sos pads, washing sponges, butane lighters, and any utensil you could possibly need for cooking.

Each box is ready to go at a moments notice. We never take anything from the containers for home use. This way we don't forget things at home when we go camping.

Sometimes when going on a "minimal" camping trip, such as camping from the boat, I condense the two Action Packers into one. The eating utensiles never get seperated.

Our Scout troop has some really cool boxes. The top portion has small compartment that permanently holds the propane stoves. They have removable legs. This things are great, but again, are heavy and take up a lot of space.

Whatever route you go, it's nice to have all your gear stored in some sort of container. This way everything will always be there when you need it.




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PCFrog
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Joined: 2005-05-11
Posts: 728
Location: Sparta, WI

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Well after looking at many designs and going over consideration I went with a 50 gallon tool storage container from Stanley.

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I chose this over a wood box because:
  • Lighter weight than wood
  • Provides better weather protection (with lid closed)
  • Built in wheels
  • Built in handle for pulling
  • Handles for carrying also built in


I will still have to make an inside shelf so all contents are not just piled on top of each other.
 
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Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu
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Joined: 2004-05-06
Posts: 2008
Location: Waukesha, WI, US

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by pcfrog:
Hummm...

The only thing is there are no shelves or compartments. I would have to unpack everything to get to bottom items.


Hummm...



You'd be surprised how organized you can be. I would use small individual rubbermaidish boxes to organize spices, silverwaer.. the snall stuff. Plates, pots, pans and similar sized stuff go to one side. Food items would have another small orgnaizer box. Unfortunatley the inside is not a perfect square, but if yu pack it right.. its not bad.

I just try to remember that I am NOT packing for a month, just for the set amount of time.

[This message has been edited by Cache_boppin_BunnyFuFu (edited 01-19-2006).]
 
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rogheff
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Joined: 2005-11-05
Posts: 348
Location: N42* ish x W87* ish

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

Our troop does not use the plastic boxes for one primary reason. In the winter the plastic becomes brittle and cracks.

For futrure reference, there are aluminum boxes out there that weigh less than wood. However, the "stuff" we cram into the boxes weighs a whole lot more than the box itself.

I wish you good fortune with your boxes.
 
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PCFrog
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by rogheff:
In the winter the plastic becomes brittle and cracks.




If it's that cold I better be in my house. Image
 
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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2374
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by pcfrog:

If it's that cold I better be in my house. Image



And here I thought you guys out in the cranberry bogs were tough!
 
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litleflrt
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Joined: 2006-01-14
Posts: 25
Location: Mosinee, Wi

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

For historical reenacting we call these "kitchens" and we keep our stff in them year around. I have a wood one that works great all year around and is small enough to take almost anywhere. Works a lot better than the plastic because you almost never need to replace it. So the point of this is if your looking for plans to make on look at historical patterns. We also have a table with 2 benches that break down into one box which is the table top no wasted space! I think you can find the patterns at smoke and fire.com
 
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Flushingrouse
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Joined: 2004-03-14
Posts: 362
Location: Sussex, Wi, USA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

For historical reenacting we call these "kitchens" and we keep our stff in them year around.

litleflrt,
Not to get totally off on a tangent here but, what kind of historical reenacting do you do. I really enjoy the trapper/trader type of rendesvous events.. Maybe you can help me with a sched. of coming events and such...

Thanks for your time..

~Bill
Team Flushingrouse
 
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litleflrt
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Joined: 2006-01-14
Posts: 25
Location: Mosinee, Wi

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

I do the pre 1860. Fur trader trapper era. If you email me I can give you a list of almost all the rendezvous my husband and I are doing this year. Starting Feb 4th at High cliff state park. Hopefully when we pack up sunday we can hit some caches in that area too! My email is litleflrt#g2a.net change the # to @
 
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