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Old 04-04-2013   #21
 
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I'm now in favor of interlocking slotted masonite until further rebuttal.
Too static. Every trip is different, and so total custom is the way to go. Tape and cardboard- yeah!

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Eww...Masonite isn't a real long-term durable material. Cost vs lifespan is a lot better for cardboard...or really thin plywood.
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Try using corrugated plastic ( plastic cardboard ) for your comprtments. Just in case it gets wet. For longer and larger group trips we take a photo of the kit. box lay out to help people when repacking the box. Seal the photo or print from water.
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Try using corrugated plastic ( plastic cardboard ) for your comprtments. Just in case it gets wet. For longer and larger group trips we take a photo of the kit. box lay out to help people when repacking the box. Seal the photo or print from water.
Good use for the election signs they keep putting up down the street
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I have a pretty good setup using milk crates and a plastic container for utensils. I agree with trying to not bring excess crap. Another thing I have found is do not let anyone else grab items out of or attempt to put them back. By only me touching the kitchen box it tends to stay more organized.
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I go to great lengths to find small boxes that fit inside larger boxes to help organize...when I find one I try my best to get a back up. That way I can really stack things up and replace them easier (especially the bottom items). I'll sometimes even cut custom containers out of cardboard....and often give them a shot of scotch guard to protect them.


I bring everything though (at least in my kitchen box and my tool box)...alot of stuff I don't always need...but when I do it's great to have!

I do that for two reasons: #1 I always know where something is. #2 It saves me prep time between trips. I don't hafta customize the gear depending on the trip: Car or raft camping> the same boxes go with the same stuff in them. I just throw them in suby and go.

The only time I customize gear for a trip is backpacking.
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Good use for the election signs they keep putting up down the street
Those guys are right about masonite. I bought a late 1960's house and had to take that crap off.

One problem with election signs.
The arguments in camp or between camps.

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I ordered the Kelty from REI. Dividend was involved so I didn't spend that much.
The outer and one inner. I'll make the other inner bags custom to my needs.

I'm thinking the Dutch Oven Bag needs to be separate because of weight and cooling time some mornings.

Hoping to make a meaningful contribution on this threads cousin next year.
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A place for everything and everything in its place!
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Corrugated plastic FTW!!

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Those guys are right about masonite. I bought a late 1960's house and had to take that crap off.

One problem with election signs.
The arguments in camp or between camps.

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I'll make the other inner bags custom to my needs.

I'm thinking the Dutch Oven Bag needs to be separate because of weight and cooling time some mornings.
It would be hard to beat good old cotton canvas for heat resistance.
Make sure it dries out between trips so you don't get mildew...if it picks up an oil or bacon grease coating, that wouldn't be a bad thing!!
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It would be hard to beat good old cotton canvas for heat resistance.
Make sure it dries out between trips so you don't get mildew...if it picks up an oil or bacon grease coating, that wouldn't be a bad thing!!
Yeah, I got a horse trade going right now for some canvas.
I just fixed a couple fire shirts with kevlar shoulder repairs and that's where the canvas is coming from.
Some will go to the DO Bag.

Canvas is like a Dutch Oven, old and cranky but within limits it can be the best. Harmony together for ebony and ivory.
I refuse to repair any elk tent again ever from where the sun now stands.
All owners of elk tents are liars about how clean it is. A CSI would be overwhelmed.
Canvas is hard to clean.
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