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Old 07-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Question Chuck Box, what is it really?

Well I was talking to my sister-in-law last night about her and my brothers camping trip, they just got home really late Sunday night, and she said she wished and would have to get a Chuck Box. I know I sound dumb but I asked what it was she says a kitchen in a box for camping. She informed me that her parents who have camped for years in a TT still have the one from when she was a kid and still use it. Her next comment threw me a little, she said "You need one you tent camp and even when you finally get your PUP it comes in handy."
OK so is she right , what is it really, and what goes in it? any help or opinion is wanted. Thanks everyone
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We had one my dad built when we were kids. It was built so it fit into our Cox popup right inside the door. When we got where we were going, it came out and was put on the end of the picnic table.

It had a piano hinge along the bottom edge of one long side and a latch at the top. Rope handles on the ends. When it was opened, the front came down and was suspended by a couple of chains to make a flat workspace, into which fit a cutting board. Inside, it had a drawer for silverware, compartments for cups, plates, napkins, knives, utensils, spices, etc. Everything necessary to prepare and eat meals, except food.

Next came out the green coleman two burner stove and red can of coleman fuel. Shortly thereafter, the old coleman two mantel lantern that used the same fuel. I'll never forget how bright that thing got, or the sound it made.
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Chuck box - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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My ex hubby brought home a "found" wooden military foot locker 40 years ago. I painted it blue to match my 1971 Chevy Vega hatchback which was our camping vehicle. We stocked it on a trip to a thrift store for silverware, a cast iron skillet, a dutch oven, glasses, cups, etc. The inside tray was fitted with dividers for siverware, napkins and other small stuff.

We were young and poor and slept in a small tent, but loved camping and fishing on weekends. That chuck box was a luxury item that kept our camp kitchen organized and ready to go.
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I usually try to use a plastic bag when I Chuck. Boxes tend to leak out on your lap.
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Took me about five seconds to highlight "Chuck Box", hit "Search for Chuck Box" button, and found numerous sites either explaining, or selling, Chuck Box's".

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Took me about five seconds to highlight "Chuck Box", hit "Search for Chuck Box" button, and found numerous sites either explaining, or selling, Chuck Box's".

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True, but search engines rarely tell you a heart warming story as it reminices about the chuck box its dad built when it was a kid.
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I agree with Ramblin. I did a search but that also doesn't tell the truth about how well they are and if it is a good idea or just something else they come up with to sell you that you don't really need and besides I"M not a boyscout (sorry to old and wrong gender for that)most or a great many were centered around the boy scouts or trying to sell me one....Maybe I was unclear maybe a better question would be why would I need one are they a good idea.....something on that order. besides how can I get a smile from all the wise crackers on this site with a search engine....but thanks sweetie. :x
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I didn't know what a Chuck Box was, but I knew what a Wonagan(sp) was. A Canadian canoeing term. Same thing.
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True, but search engines rarely tell you a heart warming story as it reminices about the chuck box its dad built when it was a kid.

Gotta agree with Ramblin.
Why have these forums if they don't exchange ideas and some friendly banter.

I was a scout leader back when my son was that age. We had a chuck trailer that held everything including food to feed a couple dozen for a few days.
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A 'chuck box' is still a good idea for camping, but with the expanded range of bears, coyotes, etc, I wouldn't leave one on the end of a picnic table anymore. Growing up and camping in Pennsylvania, I used to leave one out like that. I wouldn't anymore, too many bears, raccoons and other unwanted camp visitors.
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