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Glassman
Good morning! I have a bad back and both knees replaced so I am wanting to change my camping setup. We used to have a big chuckbox that my Dad and I made and it worked well. But I can't lift it anymore so I got rid of it and need come up with a replacement. 

I want to take more of my lanterns than I used to and I have a 426D too. Looking for ideas on building light weight boxes to haul my stuff while keeping them save as well. 

I have been looking through a lot of threads looking for ideas, just wanted to see if any of you had some ideas. I am good with wood and would like to use cabinet grade plywood to make some things to hand down to my kids. 





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cptuap
Hi Randy, I don't have bad back nor knee replacements but have 20 years on you that make me appreciate what you are saying.  Obviously cutting down that big chuckbox into smaller ones and individual boxes for lanterns and stoves is the answer.  I have used a frame and panel construction with either pine or alder frame with 1/4" or 3/8" hardwood veneer plywood.  I like the alder best.  It is a hardwood but fairly light in weight and holds up better than pine to screws and hardware mounting.  A good polyurethane finish, brass fittings and years of service follow.  Hope this gives you some ideas.  Good luck!
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Uncleduddley
Frame and panel construction no doubt.  Alder is a good choice if available.  Poplar would be a good substitute.  Floor underlay from HD is strong and light and cones in at about 5/16.  Line the inside frame work with 3/4 high density foam laminated to the 5/16 underlay.  Strong, lite and protective.
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NYGfan
Depends on your style camping.when I was young we did a lot of tent camping. My dad decided to build a trailer for our stuff. On one side of the trailer he built cabinets for the kitchen stuff. We’d set up the tent then position the trailer how we wanted the kitchen open up the cabinets. Boom instant camp kitchen.

Edit: it looked sort of like the utility beds you see on pick up trucks but only on one side.
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Glassman
Thanks for the replies. I guess I should have told you how we camp. My days of tent camping are long over!

We have a light weight 18ft camper, but we don't like to cook inside. We prefer to set up an outdoor kitchen.

Currently we set up a plastic 6ft table or I have a couple of steel coleman camping tables, but they are a little heavy. I think I have in my mind some kind of interlocking plywood table with a shelf underneath of it. Maybe 2 boxes to carry lanterns and stoves. I want to keep the weight down on each piece so i could go set up the camp site myself and the wife/kids come later. I would carry the extra's in my silverado with a topper. 

I love to build things, so that why I want to build, not buy things. 

Any pictures of your setups would be great!! 





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Here's something I saw on ebay once...

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BSAGuy
How about some tubs from Sterilite?  Breaks your gear down into manageable size and weight boxes.  Clear for good visibility.  Not as heavy as wood.

http://www.sterilite.com/home.html?section=1

Anther option is Contico trunks.  We use these for our BSA troop patrol boxes.

https://www.contico.com/  
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Love the stand with the three burner and the 200 that John posted.  When I go car camping with the boys I use those black and yellow totes they sell at Costco (I think HD and Lowes has them too.) they fit on the trailer hitch cargo rack we had. They stack quite well and the top one won't slide around if you use a tie down. They are light and are also good for a 2 person carry.
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Glassman
Here's something I saw on ebay once...

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Wood table stove carry case c sm.jpg  Now thats really cool and just what I am looking for! I have copied some of your camp boxes that you made and your are a lot like what I used to use. Those are just just too heavy for me now. 


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Roger Miller
I made this box to hold a 200a and a 502 stove. There is room for a quart of fuel and a billy pot for the stove.
I use 1/4" underlayment and  trim boards. I use glue and staples to hold it all together.
I sold this box to a friend and have a gen 2 box in the works. I also am going to build a box to hold 2 220's and a gallon can of fuel.
This would be more that enough for a weekend of camping.
The stoves are already in a box, So I figured why build a box to put a metal box into ???


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I made my own version of that box San posted.  An earlier post of that was what inspired me!

The Build was documented in the "what did you do in your shop today" thread, starting about 2/3 down page 5:  http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/what-did-you-do-in-your-shop-today-8356664?&trail=250


Construction was oak frames (salvage from pallets), Finger-jointed and skinned with old plywood paneling (under 1/4".

overall size closed was 16" X 32".  thickness to suit the use (one was a pantry, and the other holds 2 lanterns and a 425)

The pantry loaded is about 65 lbs...

A couple of pics:


Table & pantry.jpg

The leg sockets were drilled about 3 degrees from vertical as this aids stability.  6 degrees would have been batter.

Pantry painted:

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Table/Lantern/Stove box:

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With lanterns and stove (wrapped) stowed 

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and the pair of them as they will travel:

A14 REady for travel!.jpg

Now last spring I managed to bounce the small cargo trailer HARD and it went airborne, flipped and can-openered dumping all the gear into the roadside ditch.  both boxes survived.  the lantern stove box without a scratch, and no broken globes, and only one mantle broken!  The pantry bot split one hinge mount location pulled the middle hing apart, but STAYED CLOSED!  I glued adn screwed the slit piece back and replaced two hinges and the two hasps as while they held, they were spring.

Pic from last October's hunting trip in use:

Base Camp Kitchen.jpg 



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Roger Miller wrote:
I made this box to hold a 200a and a 502 stove. There is room for a quart of fuel and a billy pot for the stove.
I use 1/4" underlayment and  trim boards. I use glue and staples to hold it all together.
I sold this box to a friend and have a gen 2 box in the works. I also am going to build a box to hold 2 220's and a gallon can of fuel.
This would be more that enough for a weekend of camping.
The stoves are already in a box, So I figured why build a box to put a metal box into ???


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Thats really nice! I have a similar box my Dad built when I was a kid. It holds a 200A and a gallon of fuel. It went everywhere we camped growing up. My Uncle had it for awhile, but I got it back and it won't leave till I'm gone! 

I will post a pic soon, its what started this quest to build all my camping gear. 



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Glassman
Thanks for the post Outlaw! I read your thread on the camper you crashed and refurbishing the other one! Pretty cool. 

I think the suitcase box is a good idea! I may have to make one. 

Keep the ideas rolling guys! I really appreciate it! 


Edit-I just read through your build process and your boxes are really awesome! I think that is just what I want to build, but it may be awhile as my shop is a wreck right now!



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Glassman
Here is the lantern box that my Dad built when I was a kid. We carried it everywhere we went camping when I was a kid. My uncle had this for awhile, but I got it back from him and I think its Dad's lantern too. 

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My Dad worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. for 35 years and the inside is painted Panhandle green. The whole thing used to be painted that color, but I painted it red a long time ago. 




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Roger Miller
Glassman, This is off topic but I see in your signature line that your looking for a 10-66 lantern? My list says I have a 200A born on 10-66. I will double check and send you some details if your interested. Shoot me a PM.
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Glassman,
I "LOVE" boxes, I think custom carry boxes for all my gear, organized into self contained little kits is the perfect way to accessorize and also makes packing for a trip easy, as everything "needed" for the trip is theoretically in the respective kit/box. The problem is weight. There is also a bunch of boxes/containers laying about or in the truck/trailer once Im at camp and set up.

I am old enough that a little of the joy of hauling it all and packing/unpacking it all, has lost its appeal. My solution- put it all in a bigger and better organized box...on wheels. I have been eyeballing a teardrop trailer. I had a 27ft 5th wheel trailer, that allowed me to literslly bring the house with me. But it is too cumbersom for a weekend camp. I also love cooking outdoors style, but my back wont tolerate a ground mat and sleeping bag. I think a teardrop is my next iteration of enjoying the outdoors.

It can hold a fully stocked and ready outdoors camp kitchen, a comfortable already set up sleeping area and haul some amenities like camping chairs, or what ever else one would care to pack. Its also small enough to be ready to go at a moments notice.
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I've used "prepacked" trailers for over thirty years and just completed my third modified tent trailer in that time.

The trick is to unpack enough to refill EVERYTHING consumable.  Fill Founts and tanks, replace non perishable food condiments, and water as needed, propane resupply, etc. (I always stock 2-1/2 gallon water boxes and my oldest tent trailer carries 4 at all times as an emergency water supply for disaster planning)
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Roger Miller wrote:
Glassman, This is off topic but I see in your signature line that your looking for a 10-66 lantern? My list says I have a 200A born on 10-66. I will double check and send you some details if your interested. Shoot me a PM.



Roger, I got a real nice 200A from CSH (Chet) for good price and it turns out he live just 5 miles to the west of me! So I was able to see his collection and do some BSing as well! 


Off topic, I see you went to a get together at Wilson lake in 2018, we camped there a few years ago and while setting up my EZ Up, the wind caught it and lifted it over the top of my camper (without touching!) and slammed it down in a ball on the other side. My wife and I just carried it to the dumpster. It was quite a weekend! 





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Glassman
Lhoffm4coleman and Outlawmws, I love teardrops and if it wasn't for the fact I like my AC and bathroom, I would have one. I especially like having the kitchen right there. We don't like to cook inside, I we set up kitchen outside. Thanks for the suggestions, I hope to have some cool boxes made my spring! 





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CSH
i'm glad I had what you were looking for Randy . It was my pleasure. Probably a good thing you came over and got it when you did because I was getting attached to it again. LOL
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Here is my Coolman 220 Lantern Case Prototype. Made with red oak top, handles and base, pine stays and birch plywood with brass fixtures. I might produce these if there is any interest.

http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/coolman-220-lantern-case-9943580?pid=1306493333

http://www.keepandshare.com/photo2/23523/coleman-camping&vo=lt

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The top remains flat for stacking, packing and putting stuff on. Could be a mini camp coffee table!
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Rob,  beautiful work!  I like it!
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grob wrote:
Here is my Coolman 220 Lantern Case Prototype. Made with red oak top, handles and base, pine stays and birch plywood with brass fixtures. I might produce these if there is any interest.

http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/coolman-220-lantern-case-9943580?pid=1306493333

http://www.keepandshare.com/photo2/23523/coleman-camping&vo=lt

[colecase_f1s-52765705] 
The top remains flat for stacking, packing and putting stuff on. Could be a mini camp coffee table!
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Pretty dang nice box there Grob!! 




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outlawmws
Repeat in this thread too:

Someone in the other thread asked about a case for the 502 - I'd suggest the 500 as well:

Here's an idea for the 50X series stove:  
  • Make that front panel so its hinged (Like a door)
  • add a shelf so the stove has a place on the bottom, the lantern goes on top of the shelf, and has the hinged lid as well. 
  • The door could have an extension piece that slips between the top of the stove and the bottom of the shelf to keep the stove in its groove.  (you only need a little clearance to get it to drop into the groove)
  • That extension would have a bull nose so it doesn't catch as it slide in.

A few inches taller, one more piece of wood for the shelf, and one more hasp, plus hinges...  Just sayin!
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Thanks all. I have not sold any lantern cases as of yet and I don't have a 502 stove, although I would like to have one with a heater can.
I don't know if I would build it, but I might. Could I get some dimensions: Fount dia., height, and width of the valve/generator and fuel plenum.
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outlawmws
The 502 has a fount the same diameter as a 200 - 5-3/8"  - Height is 5-1/2 on the one I measured (some may vary on height)

From center, the valve sticks out 3-3/4"  - the plenum is less. situated in the corners and that should clear

Being 200 sized, that would make a great pair up!


502 top.jpg  502 side.jpg 


my 1958 500 is MUCH bigger!  Bigger than a 220/228. font!  6-3/4 Diameter for the fount base, 7-1/2 Diameter on the grill!  

From center, the valve sticks out 5-1/2" -  The plenum is less. situated in the corners may need more space, even allowing space for the grill?  Also the pump is situated 45 deg from the valve and may need space.  

Some models may vary?

This is so big its probably better paired up with a 228, with its big hat.  Boxed alone I would offset the thing from center... (It may be a good idea anyway...)

500 top.jpg  500 side.jpg 


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Glassman
Here is my lantern box with 200a and a gallon of fuel. My 502 fits in it very easily. How about a box that fit a 502 and 200a on one end and a gallon of fuel with space for funnel, parts and tools on the other end. Everything you would need for a weekend of camping in one box without weighing too much. 

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grob
Outlaw, Thanks for the dimensions. I am keeping a file when i get these measurements on lanterns and stoves. I don't have a 502 or a 200/200A, so am not inclined to build such a box unless I take orders for such and I would need to have both to insure a fit. There are 2 vent heights in the 200 series, I think, pre 75 and 75 on, but not sure. I think I would still have the box as is with a pull out division between and load from the top, as it would be simpler. The 220 box materials are $50 right now. Another thing is my router trammel (compass) only allows slightly under a 6" circle and I had to notch grooves in the router base for the 6-1/8" rout for the 220. I would need to get a palm router perhaps or come up with another way.
Gary

outlawmws wrote:
The 502 has a fount the same diameter as a 200 - 5-3/8"  - Height is 5-1/2 on the one I measured (some may vary on height)

From center, the valve sticks out 3-3/4"  - the plenum is less. situated in the corners and that should clear

Being 200 sized, that would make a great pair up!


502 top.jpg  502 side.jpg 


my 1958 500 is MUCH bigger!  Bigger than a 220/228. font!  6-3/4 Diameter for the fount base, 7-1/2 Diameter on the grill!  

From center, the valve sticks out 5-1/2" -  The plenum is less. situated in the corners may need more space, even allowing space for the grill?  Also the pump is situated 45 deg from the valve and may need space.  

Some models may vary?

This is so big its probably better paired up with a 228, with its big hat.  Boxed alone I would offset the thing from center... (It may be a good idea anyway...)

500 top.jpg  500 side.jpg 


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I see this is an older thread but I'll post here anyway.  We have been using this Grubby One with Piggy back shelves for the last 4 years.  It has held up real well and is light weight for all that it does.  I think it's the best Blue Sky Kitchen product going.   You can buy the plans , or the pieces and assemble it yourself or you can buy the assembled product finished or unfinished. He calls it "skin and bones" construction.  

https://www.blueskykitchen.com/plans.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=pQ6voQKo_gg

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These are great. I now have tons of ideas for winter builds.
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Scouter_Angus
For a nice, large box that fits everything you need, and which is dead easy to move, is the Dollibox, used by Scout Troops across the USA for larger, non-lightweight camping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_937537&feature=iv&src_vid=G1JwAqX_0hI&v=X0pTFb18CGk

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I slapped a box together for a 500 stove back when:

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I like the hinges with the built-in stop so the lid won't swing back out of control and rip out the screws. I get them at Rockler.

I've envisioned a double decker, lantern-sized box for a couple of 502's, but haven't acted on it yet. It would have a swing-out door in the front instead of on top.
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outlawmws
Rob,  here is another option that may be more flexible than a router for the circle cutter:

General No. 55 circle cutter:

[55] 

If used in a drill press with minimal extension, and the part is clamped solidly, you can even dispense with the center drill.

you would start with a normal V cut, then with some grinding on the cutters opposite end, finis the square cut, OR you can switch the cutter for an inside cut, do that, and THEN bottom cut it with the opposite end.

I used one of these to cut completely through the pieces I needed for "saddles" for my lanterns in the lantern/stove box.
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I found this and I have a Dremel, so might have to get one if I can find one and get a 1/4" straight bit. Less than $10. Might be Craaaap, too.
My drill press is a cheapo craft type that is not even good for that.

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outlawmws
Would a Dremel have enough HP to cut something like pine, much less a more substantial wood? 

I view things like that for a Dremel to be for balsa wood or other light materials...



I mentioned using a hole in your router base.

What about a screw on plate (most routers have a place to mount a "shoe") and drill the guide pin hole there?
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The Dremel has a real high rpm so it might work... don't need to go very deep, 1/4" bit. I have a router base design in my head that would have a sliding center channel that would have a compass pin in it and a way to clamp it down. Another idea is a pin the my router table and rotate the wood base. There are also router bits like a parabola that would clear the center a bit for the concave part of the fount.
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outlawmws
Rob,  I forgot I even had this:  I picked it up at an estate sale last summer.  its essentially a router compass and similar to what I mentioned earlier.  This one goes out to >20" radius and in 3/8ths increments.  

router compass.jpg
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Outlaw, Nice, but I need to have the compass point move, so I drew this one up. Have not built it as yet. The trammel is a new draft, as I trashed my first one. Still works, but it is only good for slightly less than 6" and radii as long as you have trammel rods. A chunk of 4x4 hardwood would be good for this. Specific to my router and would work best with a plunge router, which I don't have... Craaaap!
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I have always just used a big Rubbermaid plastic tub with a couple of retired beach towels stuffed in the empty spaces to prevent rattles and damage. I keep a small bank deposit zipper bag filled with spare mantles lighter, funnel etc in the tub as well. I use a second tub for all of the cooking equipment (pots & pans, spatula, strainer, coffee pot, spices, etc) I throw a lot of the dry food in the top of that one at the start of each trip. They are light, and easy to carry. Impervious to most weather (I have not taken them winter camping they might get brittle). They stack and fit on my storage shelves when not in use, and they are cheap and durable.

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Now for the tent, my kids ripped the original tent bag on our first overnight, and I switched up to a cheap rolling duffel bag from Walmart. It was much easier to pack the tent in, and had external pockets for the tent stakes, some flashlights/headlamps, spare batteries, and other accessories. I have used that tent now for probably 40 camping trips with the kids since they were the two little guys on the left in the above picture. They are now 19 and 22 years old. and the rolling duffel and Rubbermaid Tubs are still kicking.

ps If you keep the tubs outside your tent at night. make sure to put the lids on them. They will definitely fill with water if you get an overnight storm. LOL
 
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