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Tech Tuesday: Pack Three Cases for Adventure

Tech Tuesday: Pack Three Cases for Adventure


After many overland trips, backpacking, and car camping, I have naturally consolidated to three main categories packed in three big cases. The advantage of this method, is that you can get out of town and into the great outdoors in 20 minutes since your cases are already packed! The categories are:

  1. Kitchen and camp utilities
  2. Dry goods
  3. Chairs and tables

The configuration packs tight, and you always know where things are. If you are like me, you need that organization to keep you sane. I lose just about everything!


Here’s the Kitchen and Utilities crate:


These are Plano cases. For more info on the crates I use see this post: http://overlandbound.com/camping-in-a-box/

In this case I have:

  1. Coleman lantern
  2. Cutting board
  3. Fire starter bag
  4. Matches
  5. Candles
  6. Coleman Stove
  7. 2 propane bottles
  8. Compass
  9. Egg tote
  10. Kleen Kanteen
  11. Soap
  12. Kitchen pot set
  13. Pour over coffee/filters
  14. Spice pack

There is still room in the crate for various odds and ends. In all of these crates, contents shift depending on trip needs.

In the Dry Goods case I have all food that does not require refrigeration including soups, stew, crackers, coffee, jerky, dried fruit, trail mix, spices and the like. I also have room for my sleeping bag.

The Chairs and Tables crate has, you guessed it, chair and tables plus fishing gear, rod, tackle, and other odds and ends.

When you arrive at the site, unloading is easy and you are about 10 minutes from kicking your feet up and cracking open a beer.


Tighter packing leaves more time for adventure, or relaxation!

See you on the trail!




Backwoods country bumpkin. Overland enthusiast and lover of the great outdoors.


  1. They are OK with mild spray but I have not tried them out in a downpour. Still never any problem with light rain. They are not waterproof however. You couldn’t submerge them.

  2. What spices do you keep in your spice rack for cooking? Second question, what type are you putting in that case. My folding camp chair won’t fit. How big is the case you bought