What do you use to store all your gear?

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I used 3 medium plano storage boxes last season. I just bought a Pelican Storm 2975 box that I can hopefully replace at least 2 of the Planos with I also use a 50qt Pelican for cold storage as I don't stay out long enough to justify the cost of a 12 volt fridge the Pelican keeps Ice for about a week. While the Planos are okay, they aren't waterproof and keeping 3 of them tied down on my rack is a pain. I am also using a Plano Hunters stool which is kind of a tool box stool combo for my kitchen box. I would love to build something in the back of my Jeep TJ but I am not a cabinet maker by any stretch of the imagination.
 
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Ok, I use the Plano's also. I have a Yakima LoadWarror roof rack for now and they fit nicely.

Maybe this should be the start of a different thread, and if the admins move it - fine with me, but what are you all using to secure your gear to your roof racks with? Of course I'm sure we all are using ratcheting tie-downs, but I hate messing around with them especially in poor weather and so does everyone I know! I would love to see examples of more compact units that don't have straps tangling up and winding up incorrectly into the spool of the ratchet, twist up and flap all around etc. I work in construction and use a variety of these guys, so am not a total newbie to them, but I just imagine there has to be a better solution out there these days. What do you use? Please include pics and any product info you can!!! I really like the idea of the Kanulock straps, but wonder how well they will work with gear boxes etc. instead of surfboards, kayaks and SUPs? I saw that one member uses them - anyone else? What length?
 
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Ok, I use the Plano's also. I have a Yakima LoadWarror roof rack for now and they fit nicely.

Maybe this should be the start of a different thread, and if the admins move it - fine with me, but what are you all using to secure your gear to your roof racks with? Of course I'm sure we all are using ratcheting tie-downs, but I hate messing around with them especially in poor weather and so does everyone I know! I would love to see examples of more compact units that don't have straps tangling up and winding up incorrectly into the spool of the ratchet, twist up and flap all around etc. I work in construction and use a variety of these guys, so am not a total newbie to them, but I just imagine there has to be a better solution out there these days. What do you use? Please include pics and any product info you can!!! I really like the idea of the Kanulock straps, but wonder how well they will work with gear boxes etc. instead of surfboards, kayaks and SUPs? I saw that one member uses them - anyone else? What length?
Personally I use a Roof Net from Raingler to secure stuff on top of my drop in roof basket for my Xterra. The good news is they have vehicle specific nets or they do custom jobs it you have something specific in mind.
 

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Nicely done. That's quite the upgrade!

Pelican or Hardigg med boxes do the work for me -- stackable, water/dust proof, wheeled, double as camp furniture. One con is they tend to be heavy.
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Where would one acquire these containers ?
 

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I travel real light, a weeks worth of clothes, hikers, runner, sandals, food for a week, a book, a headlamp.
And a visit to the laundramat, grocery and beer store if longer than a week.

4 open tubs for all the clothing, toiletries etc.
A Kooltron Cooler for refrigeration and an old cooler for a dry box.
Plus all the daily items behind the board on the counter.

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I went with stack and latch tool boxes. They tie down easy. And stack up tall and out of the way in storage. View attachment 121662
I am using the Ridgid box set as well - the medium size the you have and the smaller size with the inserts (for spices, and small stuff like lighters).

I like that they are interlocking and can be stacked. Since they are mostly under the tonneau cover of the truck dust proofness (is that a word?) was more important to me than being waterproof (which I am confident that they are that as well). They are also super-solid.

I might buy the open crates in the future since they might be useful for just throwing stuff in (e.g when grocery shopping). So I get double use from them when not traveling.
 
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Personally i use the 1819 Plano. Low profile and has wheels. Plenty of storage for all my camping gear.

BUT......Pelican's new line looks pretty great too!

 
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The Plano box is $25. The equivalent Pelican box is $300. Lol.
Oh I agree! Just wanted to float another option for brand loyalists and people with money to buy such things. It's the mounts that set this line of products apart from the rest, however, I've got some cases i've jimmy rigged to mount and detach as needed for much less.
 

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Oh I agree! Just wanted to float another option for brand loyalists and people with money to buy such things. It's the mounts that set this line of products apart from the rest, however, I've got some cases i've jimmy rigged to mount and detach as needed for much less.
It would be nice if we could all afford the best. It isn't just the cases, it's just about everything starting with our rigs. I like to see all the options even the expensive ones in case I ever get rich. I don't like going to the expos though.
You can only get so green with envy before your in bankruptcy court. So expos are out for me. I'd rather find out in the field what people buy and use. For some reason I'm not as envious when I see people using their stuff as I am at expo. I do like down to earth products immensely.
 

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I have been using Plano cases for probably 4-5 years now. have held up great. Before them I just used whatever Rubbermaid and old toolboxes I had laying around...
 
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Ok, I use the Plano's also. I have a Yakima LoadWarror roof rack for now and they fit nicely.

Maybe this should be the start of a different thread, and if the admins move it - fine with me, but what are you all using to secure your gear to your roof racks with? Of course I'm sure we all are using ratcheting tie-downs, but I hate messing around with them especially in poor weather and so does everyone I know! I would love to see examples of more compact units that don't have straps tangling up and winding up incorrectly into the spool of the ratchet, twist up and flap all around etc. I work in construction and use a variety of these guys, so am not a total newbie to them, but I just imagine there has to be a better solution out there these days. What do you use? Please include pics and any product info you can!!! I really like the idea of the Kanulock straps, but wonder how well they will work with gear boxes etc. instead of surfboards, kayaks and SUPs? I saw that one member uses them - anyone else? What length?
I know this is an older post but have you tried Nite Ize Cam Jam tie down straps? I have them and they work great. Come in a few different lengths. They connect back to themselves so keep in mind you'll need longer than you would a ratchet straps with hooks. Here's an Amazon link but you can also find them at most outdoor retailers.