Originally purchased for a floating trip down the Guadalupe River in Central Texas, my Pelican 1040 Micro Case is by far one of the most valuable pieces of camping equipment I own. A watertight case protects essential survival gear from the elements and accidental falls in the water.
Keep fire starter, lighters and tinder—as well as cell phones, driver’s license, keys, bank cards, cash, prescription medicine and a GPS—in watertight cases. The Micro Case’s interior dimensions—6.50 by 3.87 by 1.75 inches—hold essentials with room to spare.
Because of the case’s durability, it goes virtually anywhere. I have stashed it in a cooler full of ice, stuck it in between rock crevices and carried it on boats.
You never know when weather will turn ugly or if your tent will leak. Taking a watertight case on every camping trip means I can secure my cell phone from damage, keep keys from being misplaced and my lighter dry.
Depending on the size of your family and its needs, Pelican makes its watertight, crush-proof and floating cases in a variety of sizes from 57-inch-long rifle cases to iPhone cases. I am certain you will find one for your needs.
Is there a specific item you picked up for a one-time trip that is now an essential piece of your camping gear? Tell us what it is and why in the comments section.
Introduced to shooting at young age by her older brother, Suzanne Wiley took to the shooting sports and developed a deep love for it over the years. Today, she enjoys plinking with her S&W M&P 15-22, loves revolvers, the 1911, short-barreled AR-15s, and shooting full auto when she gets the chance. Suzanne specializes in writing for the female shooter, beginner shooter, and the modern-day prepper. Suzanne is a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!
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