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Ingenious Camping Storage Solutions

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Storage solutions can transform an overland trip. All your gear can be easily accessed, you have space for everything you want to carry with you, and your truck just looks much cleaner. 

In this article, we’ll go over a few storage solutions that will ensure sorting your gear while overlanding is easy. 

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Aiden James Customs – The Double Decker Drawer System

Aiden James Customs – The Double Decker Drawer System

When it comes to camping storage, Aiden James Customs has some great products that help you mount whatever accessory you need in the back of a 4WD vehicle (these mounting plates are vehicle-specific, so you get a perfect fit).

Recently, Aiden James Customs designed a new camping storage product named the double-decker, which is currently available for pre-order. This product features two drawers that are stacked on top of each other and run the length of your vehicle’s trunk. 

To ensure that the drawers are lightweight and can withstand the punishment of rough dirt roads, their frame is made from 5052 and 6061 aluminum. These drawers are half as heavy as a traditional wood system. 

The frame also has T slots with drawer slides from Ryadon Inc and locking or non-locking latches from SouthCo.

Aiden James Customs – The Double Decker Drawer System

The hardware of the drawers is stainless steel with custom color powder-coated drawer faces, slides, and tops available. The system has no rattles and will mount right onto the gear plates offered by Aiden James Customs. 

The size of the drawer system comes in at 33.5” deep x 19.5” high x 17” wide.

This double drawer system is perfect for someone who has a fridge and needs to utilize the space next to the fridge. You can also get two of these systems and mount them right next to each other. This provides ample amounts of camping storage located in drawers rather than all around your trunk. 

All products made by Aiden James customs are of high quality; therefore, you can expect these drawer systems to last for many years. Furthermore, they are made in the USA, which is always a plus!

Camping Storage: Heytrip Large Trunk Organizer

trunk organizer by Heytrip


This trunk organizer by Heytrip looks like a promising camping storage solution candidate.

First, it only costs about $50.00, which is a plus. With this product, you get a great amount of organizable storage space. It features a multi-compartment design that can be rearranged by moving the dividers and even has a leakproof cooler box at the end. 

The fact that this product is made from 600D water-resistant oxford polyester means that it is also extremely lightweight and won’t rattle while you drive over rough roads. 

Because it’s so light, there is no need to drill inside your trunk floor to install this. You just use some securing straps.

trunk organizer by Heytrip

The fact that it is so easy to install means that when your trip is over, it can be removed and stored at home, therefore, freeing up your trunk. 

For many of us, storage solutions are great; however, the car we use for overlanding may also be a daily driver. This makes storage solutions that are easy to take in and out very appealing. 

With a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from over 1,800 reviews and a price as cheap as the one mentioned above, buying this is a no-brainer!

Camping Storage: Molle Panel Organization

Molle Panel Organization

Molle panels are a great way to utilize spaces like seat backs, windows, and even sun visors that would otherwise be wasted. 

This specific product is meant to mount on seat backs and is a great mounting spot for small and lightweight items. 

Aside from the molle panels, it also features an ammo pouch, first aid pouch, flashlight pouch, and water bottle pouch. 

The adjustable straps mean that this product is a universal fit and can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of the vehicle. 

The panel is made from 1000D nylon, making it durable and water resistant. 

This is a simple yet effective storage solution that will get the small items out of the vehicle’s storage pockets. Also, it is lightweight and takes up virtually no space!

Cargo Carrier Bag

Cargo Carrier Bag


The cargo carrier bag is great for packing clothes, blankets, or even tents. Because it’s made from soft material, it can extend; therefore, providing a lot of additional storage space. 

The one made from RoofPax is weatherproof and includes protective mat10 elastic Velcro strap restraints, 10 straps, and double strap covers, 

Granted, when fully packed, it will impact the aerodynamics of your car significantly. So, an increase in fuel consumption and wind noise should be expected. 

However, for the price and ease of use, we believe that such a bag is worth using if you need some additional storage space. 

Camping Storage Final Thoughts

SUV hatchback packed for camping trip

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As you can see, camping storage can be both expensive and cheap. Depending on your budget and needs, you may decide to go with something more permanent and expensive or more portable and much cheaper. 

All of them have their pros and cons.

If you have any further camping storage questions or need anything else overland or off-road-related, head over to the forum section of the website. 

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