Re: Patrol chuck boxes
Blaine S Nay (b.nay@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 5 May 1997 20:29:23 EDT
>Looking for a design for lightweight patrol chuck box. Someone in my
>suggested one with aluminum studs.
>Our current ones each weigh a ton, and we usually truck along no more
>three for as many as 50-60 of us to share. We'd like to find some thing
>would make it easy for us to adopt a by-the-book patrol method camping
>I read recently that someone is using the Tupperware Action Packers as
>boxes. OK, but how do they stand upright?
>Please backchannel answers to DA6ver6@aol.com.
I've used the "Action Packers" (they're made by Rubbermaid - not
Tupperware) quite successfully. Although they don't stand up, you can
stand on 'em - or sit.
The door on the troop trailer popped open on the highway and an Action
Packer went skidding down the highway at 55 - only scratches! We drag
'em through the snow like sleds for winter camping (one Scout rode one
back down the hill at the end of a winter overnighter). In other words,
they're rugged enough for my Scouts.
I recommend one 18x25x12" Packer for each patrol. I also use one
18x25x18" Packer for dutch ovens (I've got 2 12" round ovens, 2 10"
nesting round ovens and 2 9" square ovens in there - plus tools!). These
sizes fit very nicely in a canoe.
I saw one Scout get a smaller size and fasten it to a packframe for a
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City