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Old 04-16-2012   #1
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What do you put in your drybox?

Why bother with a dry box and not just use dry bags? When you open your dry box and look in, what do you see?

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Old 04-16-2012   #2
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I keep my kitchen, dry food and odd shaped stuff that don't fit well in drybags. A friend of mine used to keep sleeping bags in his, which seemed like quite a waste since you could easily drybag those and carry them up. When I don't have a kitchen, I tend to pack it with anything I feel like throwing in there.
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Old 04-16-2012   #3
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Dutch oven, coleman propane stove, propane bottles, small tent(only used if threat of rain), small bottle fire extinguisher, pringles, 2 extra bottles of booze, my hiking shoes, and any other odds and ends I throw in there.
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Old 04-16-2012   #4
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I've only ever had NRS' old yellow York box (replaced by the gray/orange boxes). It usually carried stuff that always stayed with the boat: my repair kit, sunscreen, spare oarlock, some straps, and a knife/cutting board.

And for the day: Potato chips and sandwiches. Everything else goes in drybags.
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Old 04-16-2012   #5
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I carry two dry boxes one is all kitchen gear and one is more kitchen gear and bread like products (usually). A couple trips to boat and kitchen gear is unloaded ready to set up and feed an army. They are great to sit on when in the boat or mount seats on. They are easy to repack after each meal to keep the mice, dust or droppings (from above) away from cooking or eating utensils overnight. One of my kitchen dry boxes has legs so it is counter top height to work from.

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Old 04-16-2012   #6
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Pretty Much Everything...

In my Dry Box I keep....
-Stove, fuel bottles, cutting board, kitchen utensels, pots, pans, plates, cups, mugs, paper towls, extra T.P., dish-washing system, soap and bleach in a nalgene inside small gatoraid powder container, small MSR pocket rocket (oh shit back-up stove) and small fuel bottle, water purifyer incase all goes to hell, Jack's Plastic "shopping bag" for bringing stuff up to camp, trash bags to line my ammo can, ziplock baggies, teas, coffee, hot chocolate, coffee pot, camp-saw, E-Tool, fire gloves, fire starters, matches, foil, dry foods and bread products and a partridge in a pear tree.
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Hmmmm.....let's see. Dry/canned food, pringles, wraps, bread, etc. First Aid Kit, repair kit, firepan, dutch ovens, sand stake, hammer, extra hat, gloves, crocs, collapsible bucket, bug stuff, rain gear, and misc. other odds & ends that I might need to get to quick that I couldn't if they were in a dry bag.
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Old 04-16-2012   #9
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I don't keep MEK, toluene, glue, bug spray or other toxic stuff in the same box with my food if there is a chance the food could become contaminated
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Kitchen, patch kit, pump, extra booze, handsaw, toolkit, midgets.
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