Camping Storage Options
Camping Storage: Everything You Need for Your Next 4WD Camping Trip
If you’re currently in the process of planning your next big 4WD Camping trip, one of the things you can’t afford to overlook is storage. When it comes to your storage options, it’s vital to make sure you have all the bases covered. Camping is so much easier and a lot more comfortable when you have a variety of storage options that can cover your every need for the duration of your trip.
We’re going to look at all of the storage items you’ll want to consider taking with you on your next 4WD camping trip. There are so many solutions, as well as ways in which you can get creative to meet your storage needs during your camping trip. It’s time to look at all of those options now, so read on to find out more.
Camping boxes are vital when it comes to storing things during your camping trip. The benefit of using these boxes comes from the fact that they have a high capacity and as long as the box products are high-quality and manufactured by reputable companies, they’ll be very secure and durable. When you’re storing supplies, you want to know that they’re safe and protected from anything that might damage or compromise them. Camping boxes make that possible.
The best ones can be tied down at the corners so that they can be held securely in place. This doesn’t prevent them from being used, however, they remain functional as the lid won’t be tied down. It can be closed and locked securely, but also opened up and put to use whether it’s tied down or not. There are lots of storage boxes that offer that capability and it’s definitely a good option to have.
When buying camping boxes, remember to look for durability and it’s also important that they’re easy to clean. You never know what you might be storing inside them, so the ability to keep them clean is key, as is their ability to protect whatever you put inside. The very best camping storage boxes are more than capable of doing that.
Compression sacks are really useful for transporting and storing clothes, so be sure to make use of them on your next camping trip. Not only are they great at making your luggage smaller and compacting all those clothes down, but they can also allow you to keep clothes separate easily.
It’s easy for each person to take their own compression sack and use it to store their clothes. They come in a variety of sizes, so you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding camping sacks that work for your drip, no matter how long or short it might be.
If you’re going to be taking food and drink with you on your 4WD camping trip, you definitely need to make sure you take a cooler with you. It’s the only way to keep perishable food at the temperature it needs to be at, so make the most of them.
It’s easy enough to find a good cooler and they’re available in a wide variety of sizes, making them ideal for a range of different camping scenarios. Be sure to find one of your own for your next camping trip.
Plastic Drawer Organizers
Some simple plastic drawers that you can store or stack in the back of your vehicle can make for really good storage that’s both easy to put in place and really accessible. This is where you can store a range of small items that you have nowhere else to store.
If you have a decent-sized 4WD, the chances are you’ll be able to fit around 3 of these in the back of your vehicle and that offers you a lot of space that wouldn’t otherwise have been available to you. It’s definitely a storage option to consider.
Mesh lofts are ideal for tents, so if you’re planning on sleeping in one, make the most of the space they offer. Mesh lofts attach to the roof of the tent at the highest point, and then you can store small items in the elevated mesh platform that’s created.
When buying a mesh loft, you should choose one that’s made of a durable fabric because if you do that, you’ll be able to be sure that the loft will hold up, even when being weighed down by heavy items that you need to store.
For other food storage needs, you should take some tupperware containers with you. They’re great for keeping leftovers in, as well as other food items that don’t necessarily need to be kept chilled.
Keeping them in these kinds of containers will help to avoid any mess while you’re camping. And if you take a few of these tupperware containers with you, you can use them to store all kinds of things. They’re great for fishing bait if you like to do that while camping.
If you want storage options that also allow you to carry items with you, it’s a good idea to invest in some folding baskets. These are simple fabric baskets that you can use to store and carry things, but what makes them different is their ability to fold up.
Because they’re made of fabric, they can be packed up and folded away until they’re pretty much flat. This means they’re very easy to transport and don’t need to take up much of your valuable space when they’re not in use.
Fold Down Closets
If you really want to push the boat out and make sure that your clothes are safe and neat, you could take a fold down closet with you. They might not be the most necessary storage item you’ll take on your camping trip, but lots of people do find them useful,
Similarly to the folding baskets discussed above, fold down closets are made of fabric and they can be folded down and backed away very easily and conveniently. If you’re looking for a good way to store your clothes while camping, this might be the solution.
Pop-Up Trash Can
It’s easy to create a lot of waste when you’re camping, so what should you do with it? You certainly don’t want to litter and pollute the natural environments you’re enjoying, but you probably don’t want to take all the junk away with you in bags either.
Well, you could use pop-up trash cans. You simply put your trash in it and then zip it up so it’s secure and animals aren’t able to get into it or tip it over. It’s a great way to keep your trash separate from your clothes and other possessions.
If you need something a little bigger that’s going to keep all of your possessions in one place while you’re camping, you might want to consider a Tidy Tent. They’re large and look a lot like small tents.
It’s essentially a tent for your possessions that can be kept separate from any tent that you’ll be sleeping in during your camping trip. It’s certainly a good way to keep your possessions stored securely in one place while you camp.
Be sure to think carefully about which of these storage solutions might work for you. There’s no reason why they can’t all offer you something important in terms of your camping needs, and it’s never a bad thing to have plenty of options available to you when it comes to storing things while camping.
Take a look at our Expedition 134 Camping Storage Box
Designed for people who need a versatile box that is easy to keep clean but can still take a pounding. This box can be used in the saltwater environment all year and never go rusty. You can not only tie it down and still get access inside, but you can also take it anywhere without fear of some someone else getting into it. When not out on trips, it can save space by nesting inside other expedition134 boxes.
Expedition134 was established in 2015 by Ben Kincade and Nic McKenzie, from a breakdown in the Simpson Desert. From this, an idea spawned, and we developed the Expedition134 storage boxes and quick-release straps with more ideas in the pipeline. 2021 commences a new chapter for Expedition134 with Nic and his wife Kari continuing on the business.
As proud Aussies we make our gear right here in Australia and go out of our way to support other small Aussie businesses as well. Our Expedition134 storage boxes are made on the Sunshine Coast, and our unique, quick-release straps are custom-made in the small rural Queensland town of Mareeba. Accompanying our own products are what we consider to be other quality-made gear that we have used and proven ourselves. As we find more items that we love, this range may expand even further in the future.
Am lucky enough to have been able to pick up a Limited Edition Pink colour box to use to store my kiteboarding gear whilst travelling to and from launch sites.
Although the plan was get a decent and lasting bit of kit that had the bonus of being Australian made, after using this champion of storage for just a couple of weeks it is clear that it is WAY more robust and well thought through than I anticipated - which means I'll soon be getting several more of them for camping and for the boat.
The ability to be able to tie it down securely and still access the contents is great, as is the seal that is dust and water proof. Just make sure you bed in the seal properly!
These boxes are built to last, and the thinking that has gone into the design of the Expedition 134 to make it adaptable for all situations is truly out of the box !
Thanks Expedition 134 - you've created a great product.
Great quality. Just back from trip to Birdsville and great to have played and good dust free
These boxes are amazing, heaps of room, look good, functional. I took them camping tied down in the back of my Ute and they performed perfectly. Waterproof, dust proof and just sensational. Aussie made, you can’t go wrong!
Way better than tray back tool box if you ask me - I can throw these boxes in my Ute or my car and not have to unpack them. Being able to tie them down and still access them is great for when I go off road and have the whole family as I can throw the boxes on the roof rack, tie them down and still get into them to get recovery equipment etc.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase and already planning on using in for more up coming projects
On one of my roughest trips in remote NT was delighted to open the boxes to spotless contents. These boxes are truly waterproof, dustproof and tough, all they are cracked up to be! Take a little bedding in to seal and clamp but these boxes literally keep out the bulldust. 🙂
Love our boxes ,damp in Karumba and our goodies are dry and safe
Very tough boxes
Have had a couple of trips away with them now and are great for my hunting and camping trips.
They are up there in price but definitely worth the money you get what you pay for and will be adding to the collection soon. 👍
Outstanding delivery. Boxes are solid and exactly what we need. Highly recommend.
Spot on and fit for purpose. Was thinking about draw system for rear of tub but after coming across this Aussie product decided this will suit my storage solutions much more conveniently. Will be adding more of these in the future without doubt 👍.
Awesome box’s tough as and very well built
These things are air tight, dust proof and don’t leak water. I use them whenever I get away for a road trip.
Great colour, nice look and function. Tough and good seal. Worth the expensive cost if you can afford it. Good product.
One of the best purchases I have made this year. Excellent quality, practical and so handy to have in the pack of the ute. I love the fact it is made in Australia. I have been looking for Australian-made products of this type and quality for years and now I have found Expedition 134.
Can't wait to try out our new boxes on our trip around Australia. Delivery was terrific.