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How Light is the Camping Kitchen Box?

The most unique feature of the Camping Kitchen Box, compared to other chuck boxes, is its weight, which is only 12 lbs. How much lighter is the Camping Kitchen Box compared to other boxes? Below I compare the CKB to a home built chuck box, and then some popular commercial  chuck boxes.  The Home Made Chuck Box REI recently had a blog post  with plans on how to make a chuck box out of ½ inch plywood. There are hundreds of chuck plans out on the internet, but these particular plans are good for making a direct comparison to the CKB, because...

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Camping Hand Washing System

DIY Camping Hand Washing System There are many solutions for washing your hands while camping. One solution that seems to work well is what I call the “Fuel Bulb Primer with Five Gallon Buckets Systems”, or FBPWFGBS. (OK I really dont call it FBPWFGBS, but I did spend a couple moments seeing if I could pronounce it) . This system uses 2  five gallon buckets, one as a water supply and one to catch the water, and a fuel pump primer is used to move the water.  The video below gives an overview of the system. This system has several...

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Racoon vs Camping Kitchen Box

Johnathan Aulabaugh, who did the review for Living Overland, let me know via Facebook that a raccoon worked his way into the camping kitchen box. For Jonathan's picture of the perpetrator, follow the link below, and don't forget to like us! So yes, you can store food in the Camping Kitchen Box, but it won't keep the determined critter at bay! For more of Jonathans pictures can be found at www.johnathanaulabaugh.com.

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CKB Review on Living Overland

Living Overland just did a nice review on the Camping Kitchen Box.  Like any good review they found some things they liked and some things they did not ... They were of course absolutely correct on the things they liked.. as far as things they did not like... they were also correct. One issue they had is with the height of the box, and yes,  It is tall. The stove compartment in particular is sized to fit the tallest of camp stoves. If the box height is an issue and is what is keeping you from purchasing a CKB we can actually make you...

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Constant Little Improvements

I am always striving to make improvements to the box… Each box I build is hopefully a little better than the one I made before. Sometimes it just comes out a little nicer because I have even more practice working with what is sometimes an unforgiving material. Other times I have an idea to do something differently  that make the box better. In this second category my latest improvement is using pop rivets and washers to fasten the straps for the buckles to the box. Previously I have been using plastic rivets to attach these straps. The plastic rivets do...

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