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Ive seen goose gear and some others on you tube , i think this is an American idea steming from the pioneers i am going to build one. And would like some ideas. So any pictures would be appreciated BNT
 

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Ive seen goose gear and some others on you tube , i think this is an American idea steming from the pioneers i am going to build one. And would like some ideas. So any pictures would be appreciated BNT
Hey blackntan!

I am also thinking about building a wooden Chuck box. There seams to be quite a wide variety of ideas and designs just YouTube "chuck box" and hundreds come up!

I like the design of the Grubby Two Chuck box, a company called blue sky kitchens makes and sells them in the US but wouldn't be too difficult to construct something similar in a home workshop. One design feature I particularly like is that it's basically two chuck box's one for cooking supplies and the other a washing up + storage box with a connecting leaf that spans the two box's for lots of countertop space.

Here's their website: http://www.blueskykitchen.com/Grubby_Two.html

Another great little chick box idea came from the American outdoor equipment store REI's blog "chuck box build". I like how simple it is but how functional it could be with room for your own minor adjustments to suit your specific needs or wants.

Here's the website:
http://blog.rei.com/camp/how-to-build-your-own-camp-kitchen-chuck-box/

So I am still in the thinking stage drawing up and coming up with something to build but hope this gives you as much inspiration as it did me. Just to note I have found most people using 1/2" or 1" plywood making quite large box's that when fully loaded could potentially weigh a ton! A frame with thin 1/4" (or thinner but concerned about strength) plywood sides I think is the way to go.

For now I am using a 52.9L Plano case to store my camp kitchen in and seems to do the trick.

Btw I'm from Co.Cork Ireland but have been living in Canada for the last 3 years, what part of the UK are you from? I have family all over England and Scotland.

Over and out, Adam


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Hey blackntan!

I am also thinking about building a wooden Chuck box. There seams to be quite a wide variety of ideas and designs just YouTube "chuck box" and hundreds come up!

I like the design of the Grubby Two Chuck box, a company called blue sky kitchens makes and sells them in the US but wouldn't be too difficult to construct something similar in a home workshop. One design feature I particularly like is that it's basically two chuck box's one for cooking supplies and the other a washing up + storage box with a connecting leaf that spans the two box's for lots of countertop space.

Here's their website: http://www.blueskykitchen.com/Grubby_Two.html

Another great little chick box idea came from the American outdoor equipment store REI's blog "chuck box build". I like how simple it is but how functional it could be with room for your own minor adjustments to suit your specific needs or wants.

Here's the website:
http://blog.rei.com/camp/how-to-build-your-own-camp-kitchen-chuck-box/

So I am still in the thinking stage drawing up and coming up with something to build but hope this gives you as much inspiration as it did me. Just to note I have found most people using 1/2" or 1" plywood making quite large box's that when fully loaded could potentially weigh a ton! A frame with thin 1/4" (or thinner but concerned about strength) plywood sides I think is the way to go.

For now I am using a 52.9L Plano case to store my camp kitchen in and seems to do the trick.

Btw I'm from Co.Cork Ireland but have been living in Canada for the last 3 years, what part of the UK are you from? I have family all over England and Scotland.

Over and out, Adam


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Many thanks for a very informative reply , i am from n west england a little fishing village some call the capital of ireland !!! I was over ireland 2015 flying visit but its on my list to take my pickup over and tour asap , back to the chuck B , I Picked up a ply set of draws on my travels and am thinking of coverting them into or part of my chuckB .
Ive seen the youtube ideas some good some over the top but Some great ideas for storare etc. I will post pictures of the draws as they are , then as it progresses
Over and out BnT
 

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This is much smaller than yours but I like multi purpose items. I use a small cooler to store the cooking tools. You can always dump everything into a bag and fill the cooler with ice if you need to change applications. Probably don't want to do that with a wooden or uninsulated plastic box.



In this little igloo I have 2x propane bottles, bottle top burner, lighter, dish soap, bottle opener, game scissors, spatula, filet knife, flexible cutting board, small regular cutting board, ceramic coated steel cup, small cook pot with lid, medium cook pot, ziplock bags, plastic utensils, olive oil, crab boil, jar of packet condiments, and my spice box.

 

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This is much smaller than yours but I like multi purpose items. I use a small cooler to store the cooking tools. You can always dump everything into a bag and fill the cooler with ice if you need to change applications. Probably don't want to do that with a wooden or uninsulated plastic box.



In this little igloo I have 2x propane bottles, bottle top burner, lighter, dish soap, bottle opener, game scissors, spatula, filet knife, flexible cutting board, small regular cutting board, ceramic coated steel cup, small cook pot with lid, medium cook pot, ziplock bags, plastic utensils, olive oil, crab boil, jar of packet condiments, and my spice box.

Thanks for taking the time to reply i allso do what you have done , iam going for a more traditional look a wooden CHUCKB that i can throw in for longer trips that i can pull out onto my tail gate
 

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Thanks for taking the time to reply i allso do what you have done , iam going for a more traditional look a wooden CHUCKB that i can throw in for longer trips that i can pull out onto my tail gate
Oh, then look into military rifle crates. Even if you don't buy one, it is a good sturdy design that can be adapted for hinges on the lid and sliding rails on the bottom.
 

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my wife and i are also talking about this..i'm finally going to get a new stove..our old walmart one is finally getting retired and i'd like to put a designated kit in there.im really trying to knock down digging around to try to cook or just chucking stuff in when trying to move out in morning..my box will just rest in back of the commander..and would be accessed when door was open..love to see new ideas
 
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This is much smaller than yours but I like multi purpose items. I use a small cooler to store the cooking tools. You can always dump everything into a bag and fill the cooler with ice if you need to change applications. Probably don't want to do that with a wooden or uninsulated plastic box.



In this little igloo I have 2x propane bottles, bottle top burner, lighter, dish soap, bottle opener, game scissors, spatula, filet knife, flexible cutting board, small regular cutting board, ceramic coated steel cup, small cook pot with lid, medium cook pot, ziplock bags, plastic utensils, olive oil, crab boil, jar of packet condiments, and my spice box.

Hi Longshot,

I really like the idea of your spice box. I will definitely have to keep an eye out for a suitable container for my spices. Good idea using the cooler. I like to have a dedicated cooler for drinks and perishables, I use a cheap nd cheerful 45L Coleman cooler that works great.

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The camo box is a locking pencil box from Walmart (vaultz 8.5x5.5x2.5 inch) with metal sides, the little bottles are 0.5 oz glass square shakers from a resturaunt supply store that are about 1.13 inches wide. Add a layer of electrical tape for cushioning and label surface.
 

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Ive always wanted to build one but never really got around to it when i was looking for designs i found this design on youtube and he was awesome enough to send me the plans its pretty kool ill attach the file if you want to have a look

Dunco I've been following your insta for a while now awesome rig set up man!

Yeah that's a nicely designed chuck box for sure and very well laid out clear instructions.

I just wonder how heavy it is without anything in it?

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Dunco I've been following your insta for a while now awesome rig set up man!

Yeah that's a nicely designed chuck box for sure and very well laid out clear instructions.

I just wonder how heavy it is without anything in it?

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Hahaha good old insta Cheers for the follow mate the old rig is going through some changes at the moment so plenty more to come

The weight is one thing i was thinking about as well i am planing on making one just for the sake of it so i will weight it once its done
 

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image.jpeg image.jpeg had trouble loading pictures , this is the set of ply draws i picked up my plan is to extend the hight to accomodate my new stove ill try and add side view
 
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I really like that Drifta 200 setup! Too bad they can't ship it to the US. I guess I'll just have to build my own. ;)