Rubbermaid? ActionPacker? Storage Tote, 24 Gallons, Black/Gray
Stands up to our Troop year after year after year!
As a parent of two Eagle Scouts, I am a veteran of many, many, many campouts. I have a great deal of experience with shuttling boys and camping and cooking and patrol gear. Our troop was using these boxes when my oldest joined the troop at age 10 in 2000, he is 24 and in grad school now. The troop was still using the same boxes when my youngest earned his Eagle in 2012. And, they are still using the same boxes now! We have added some new boxes as the troop increased in size and we added additional patrols, but expenses are voted on by the committee and as a member, I cannot recall ever needing to replace any boxes! And believe me, these boxes get knocked around.
Each patrol has a designated and usually pretty heavy Patrol box (for pots, pans, dishes, etc.) and a staples box (for non perishable food items. (Yes, each patrol also has a cooler for the perishables, but those are from a different company!) The boxes can get pretty heavy and the younger, smaller scouts drag them across parking lots and camp ground sites and crash them into and drag them over and around things and occasionally remember to two person carry the heavier boxes. The older and larger scouts just pick them up and toss or heave them into the back of pick up trucks, van, SUV's, cars, trailers, etc. with ease. The boxes stay tightly closed, and the contents survive in surprisingly good shape, especially considering the "careful" handling they receive from pre-teen and teenage boys! I can honestly say that these are very durable containers!
January 13, 2015
Generations of Use
Bought these as a gift requested by my recently wed son. I am still using ActionPackers that I purchased in the 1980's and hope my son will pass
the trend along. They hold up well, are easy to pack and handle rough service like moving, camping, fishing trips, long vacations and beginning life at college. We may be the first family to start a generational trend!
December 31, 2014
Nice bin, a bit pricey but handles everything Great, should last longer than most cheap bins.
December 4, 2014
Exactly the size I needed.....everything fits. And it closed up tight
December 1, 2014