OAUSA Net - June 15, 2017 - Vehicle and Camp Storage Solutions

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Re: OAUSA Net - June 15, 2017 - Vehicle and Camp Storage Solutions

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Post by DaveK » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:52 pm

ORGANIZING GEAR AT CAMP

There are two areas in camp that seem to need the most attention when it comes to organization and storage - your tent and your kitchen equipment.

TENTS

If you are a fan of cots, Cabela's make two products that can really keep your gear organized and clean:
They are a great way to store and organize everything including jackets, shirts, pants, rifles, reading material, and more. A giant step up from storing all your gear on the floor.
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KITCHEN

For those who appreciate fine food when you are in the outback, you'll need to carry more gear. Having a setup that will accommodate your mobile kitchen really helps. There are several on the market, but the one that has served our needs very well for several years is the Instant Kitchen by Cabela's. True to its name, it sets up in well under a minute and has room for my stove, two prep side tables, 4 storage hooks, a paper towel dispenser, and a shelf for miscellaneous kitchen gear. It folds flat and is easy to stow in the vehicle.
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Re: OAUSA Net - June 15, 2017 - Vehicle and Camp Storage Solutions

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Post by Jeff-OAUSA » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:20 pm

Early check in request.

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Post by KA9WDX » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:22 pm

Early check in please & Thanks. I am thinking that I didn't have Internet access last week, so could not check in, but not sure about that, as I sure have been busy and a lot of things have been on my mind.

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Post by NotAMog » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:34 pm

Please check in John, KN6VL and Bruce, KD6GCO
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Post by cruiserlarry » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:15 pm

I hope to be able to check by radio, but just in case - please check me in :mrgreen:

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Post by KK6DYO » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:23 pm

Please check me in for the evening. Will be listening closely since I'm in the market for some equipment organization "technology".

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Re: OAUSA Net - June 15, 2017 - Vehicle and Camp Storage Solutions

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Post by lrsrngr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:42 pm

Check-in please for KK6CTT.

Great net but the bottom line; you won't know until you get out there and see how messed up your load plan is (spoken from experience). Always attempt to load at 75% of your vehicle's capacity. Why? As you go along and find that now you have a dirty clothes bag vs. a nice and neatly packed garment bag, boots and shoes are dirty and can't be put in their original container...you will find that the extra space you left with is GONE and the further you get into your trip the more taxing it is to keep your load plan as neat and tidy as when you left. A full dress rehearsal is suggested. A short test run of your camping setup before the big trip. Our family finds that a spring camping trip really helps get our gear out of mothballs and insure we don't forget the necessary items we normally take camping. Things easily forgotten are tools (rakes, tent brooms, hammer, gloves); anything that you use at home normally, gets displaced from your usual packing list/storage place and it takes a little trip to sort this "phenomenon" out. It truly is a phenomenon how your gear gets cross-leveled from ready to, "Oh snap, where did it go..."

Also remember, as stated in the net, to strap items in. Hopefully this lesson doesn't take someone getting hurt because that learning curve will be at the expense of someone's safety and may even be your own.

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RCARA FIELD DAY 2017 UPDATES:

We will be holding Field Day 2017 at the Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, 5759 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside 92504 … beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 through Sunday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. This event is open for free to the public and everyone is invited and encouraged to stop by to see what ham radio is all about. We will be operating for 24 hours transmitting on our personal equipment communicating nationwide using only battery power, generators or solar power … Come and see how it’s done and what a valuable tool of communication during a disaster or catastrophic event is and how it can be lifesaving. We will have a set up for the public to experience what it’s like to talk on the air and answer any questions you may have. Our information table offers brochures and pamphlets and answers on how to become a licensed ham radio operator. We will be holding classes in the near future to prepare you and testing to obtain your license.

As an added incentive, we are offering raffle tickets to win a brand new Yaesu 8900 mobile radio.
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We look forward to your participation.

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Re: OAUSA Net - June 15, 2017 - Vehicle and Camp Storage Solutions

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Post by gunbiz » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:53 pm

log me in Rick Reid W9RIK

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Post by gunbiz » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:10 pm

I have a great way to transport water better than water cans camping world sells a water storage system it is like a little water bed it is 6" high 35" wide 50" long it fits between the wheel wells I made shelf over it so I still have my floor space in my 4 Runner it holds 45 gal of water low center of gravity sell for about $100.00 73 W9RIK Rick Reid

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