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Aug 16, 2013, 12:39am

Anyone have a good way to carry road logs, maps, etc. on car-based geology trips? My cardboard boxes keep disintegrating under use and dumping out the books.

Edited: Aug 16, 2013, 4:56am

You can purchase those metal "petty cash" boxes with combination locks(assorted sizes, and colors) from any departmental,general hardware or general stationery bookstores. The boxes are durable ,light and inexpensive. Look for made-in-china types.

If you are looking for bigger sizes,try aluminium carry cases at

Illustration of how a cash box look like:

Aug 16, 2013, 7:30am

In the field we use those plastic totes with the folding lids for all our sensitive equipment, but they add a bit of weight if we have to haul them in and out of cars a lot.

For me I use a corrugated plastic box like the ones the Post office carry around. They lightweight and water proof. I have had one close to five years now and it still has a few hundred thousand miles left on the tread. I got mine at a local office supply store with all the other filing boxes.

Edited: Aug 16, 2013, 9:06am

Choose these products as mentioned above by stretch. I think these products, he is taliking about. Maybe, I am wrong.

Rubbermaid Products

Select: Rubbermaid

Type: storage boxes

Select: Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Search: ActionPacker

Edited: Aug 16, 2013, 2:03pm

Another source for what I was talking bout is here for the plastic box with flip tops.

Or the mail carrier corrugated plastic tote: here.

Aug 16, 2013, 11:24pm

I'll explore the various possibilities; thanks all.