A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Camping Storage Box

The best way to keep your gear organised and safe while you’re out on the trail is with a good camping storage box. Going camping can be a rewarding experience, but sometimes it does require a long list of equipment for those who want to rough it in the great outdoors. You need your camping gear, tools, and all sorts of accessories to use while you’re out, which can easily get disorganised.

Our Camping storage boxes are the perfect storage solution for keeping your camping equipment and your campsite, tent, or RV neatly organised. However, not all camping boxes are made the same. Some are too heavy to move around, while others are easy to break.

In this post, we are going to cover everything you need to know about choosing the perfect camping box for your next camping trip.

What to look for when buying a camping storage box

With so many camping storage boxes on the market with almost the same functionality, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Here are some key features to consider:

Jamie Hazeldon with Expedition134 camping storage box


Camping can be rough on your camping gear. It’s easy to find the best camping storage box when you know what features are important. For example, look for ones with durable material and construction that can hold up in harsh conditions like rain or snow without bursting open. Make sure that the storage is built with heavy-duty material such as crush-proof plastics or aluminium to withstand all of those rigorous trips out into nature. Weight is also something worth considering – although not always an issue if it comes down between two options; anything over 10 kilograms might make transport difficult though so don’t forget this factor either! And finally there’s price…you want your investment worthwhile because there will be a difference between what lasts years rather than one trip outback.

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Depending on how many people go on the trip with you and the gear and essentials you need, your camping box may require to be larger to fit enough of your travel needs. Camping storage boxes come in many different sizes, so make sure you have a clear idea of what items you need to bring. The Expedition134 All-in-one Camping storage box is 55L capacity for the perfect balance of needs.

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Weight & Portability

The larger the box, the more you can fit but the heavier it becomes and the more difficult it is to move. Depending on what you need to bring and how you will store your boxes, you have to choose the right size that is suitable for your setup. For example, if you intend to move your storage boxes with you rather than securing them in one place, then you might need to consider something smaller and lightweight.


Is it Lockable?

A lockable storage box is useful when storing valuables and gears that you want to keep safe and secure when outdoors, especially if you are going prospecting. Some storage boxes have a latch mechanism, while others can be padlocked to secure the contents inside.


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Waterproof or weather-resistant

Keeping your gear dry and safe is an essential part of camping. When you want to take your outdoor adventures further than just the usual camping trip, consider investing in a waterproof storage box. These heavy-duty boxes can keep clothing and gear from being directly exposed to the elements. Weather-resistant storage boxes are also a great way to keep and protect your gears outdoors.

Our Heavy Duty Expedition134 Plastic Camping Storage Box is weather-resistant. What does this mean? well if you read our reviews you will understand how durable it is in the weather. To be classed as waterproof these boxes need to be completely submergible up to a certain depth. Is that realistic? well not in our eyes, not for its actual use. Be rest assured, you need one ready to resist the strongest of weather to keep all your items dry.

Stackable camping storage box


Stacking your camping storage containers makes the process of staying organised easier and more efficient in a small space like your tent. If you need more than one camping box, stackable containers allow you to utilise vertical space and quickly identify your gear storage whether in use or not.

Take the time to understand what you need so you can choose the features that you want in your camping box. Remember that the best camping storage box is the one that works for you and your peace of mind, knowing that your gears are safe and in the right place whenever you need them. If you need a comprehensive review , some alternative options and even a few different retailer choices to get our very own Expedition134 camping storage box from then checkout the outdoor explorer review here.