Post by High Sierra Fan on Sept 3, 2020 7:00:42 GMT -8
High heat can destroy some coated fabrics. Humidity of course breeds mold. Then fwiw we were always warned to never store climbing ropes in a vehicle trunk due to the risk of exposure to damaging chemicals.
Outside of lightweight shelters and sleeping bags I’m okay storing things in my truck trip to trip and haven’t noticed any notable issues. Routinely inside some of those flip top storage bins I can get at a home supply big box.
Post by rangewalker on Sept 7, 2020 18:48:09 GMT -8
Pickup caps and such are poor places to store much. Very hard to secure. Soft goods from tents to clothing, though in tubs or containers still suffer from environmental changes from condensation and such. That has been my experience in work vehicles hauling haz mat gear and emergency response around from Wyoming to East Texas regardless of climate. I do store a bug-out bag in vehicle trunks but everything gets rotated inside every other weekend for check out. So if you do go ahead make the pickup a storage option, maintain and inspect it regularly.
one time ago "blue_sage" in previous forums. Bighorn Mountains, Powder River, and Big Horn River to the Yellowstone.
I have the green horizon totes which also stack and are heavy duty. I keep gear in those but not in winter due to humidity, etc. Mice are my main concern if not using them. My boots that are not in the bins, I poke a pk of mothballs into to prevent mice