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Plastic boxes to organise equipment in bags

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by Dan2, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Dan2

    Dan2 Loaded Pockets

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    You could use soft plastic refrigerator boxes, to organise your equipment in an EDC-bag, Get Home Bag or Bug Out Bag. For example you could use a small plastic box to contain a first aid kit or electronics kit. What is your opinion about that?

    I think they are efficient, lightweight, waterproof and cheap, and they offer optimal space and protection, in comparison to flexible fabric pouches, with elastic bands in it.
     
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  2. neo71665

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    I use pencil box to keep my eating utensils in and larger school boxes to keep small junk in. If I'm worried about whatever getting wet I put it in a ziploc bag first.

    Pick the boxes up after the back to school sales for normally about 25 cents or less.
     
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  3. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    The only problem for me using boxes like that is that they just take more space than they are worth in general.
    If I have something that needs hard sided protection then I might choose one but otherwise I like being able t cram more flexible storage wherever it will fit than those allow.
     
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    For the most part I agree but there are some things I don't want crushed.
     
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    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Which is why I said in general I prefer soft bags but obviously if I need to protect something I would choose a crush proof box of some kind.
     
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  6. adnj

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    Hmm. This really depends. I typically need to keepsmallitems to geteher so I look for small zip lock bags and small plastic bags in sizes like 2x3in., 3x5in., etc.

    I can group small items, individually package surgical gloves, keep tabs togeter, etc.

    For things that I want to keep dry or consumables like fire starting tender, I use Glad Wrap. It keeps things tight and river and rain proof. The same thing works well when packing small items for a trip.

    For real protection, I have Ottrboxes and baby soda bottles but those don't get used very much.

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