Friday, January 26, 2018

Chuckbox 101

So after my last post about organizing my food box, in which I referenced the Chuckbox, I got some questions about the box itself, and figured I was due to write that up as well.

Trying to describe our portable camp-kitchen is a bit like trying to hit a moving target - it's constantly changing, and it packs in a lot of functions.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Overland Organization (aka DIY TrekPak inserts)

Those who know me know that I'm constantly working to better organize the stuff in our Adventure Rig.  The available space is quite small, so it needs to be used efficiently.  I've spent years refining how stuff gets stored in the van, replacing a "good" container with a "great" container whenever I can pick up a few more cubic inches of utilized volume or something that makes using the system just that little bit easier.

My "chuckbox" is a prime example. It is under constant revision; each time I can find (or eventually learn to make) a better item that helps me to efficiently store and use the items within, it changes.  It's a dense enough topic that it has its own post, and a second follow-up.
Kitchen circa 11/2016 - I've already changed some things since.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

2017, In Summary

Well, we're about a week into 2018 and I'm just getting serious about finishing a writeup for 2017.  That's just about right, I guess.  2017 was the year of feeling very much on the back-foot much of the time for us.  Not that this is a complaint - being on the back foot at least means you're still in the fight, right?  And more importantly, things have felt hectic mostly because we've been busy doing a lot of worthwhile stuff.

2017 was definitely a year chock-full of travel!