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Posted: 4/27/2017 10:46:46 PM EST
Heading to Iraq this summer. We are permitted to bring one footlocker/trunk to pack our stuff in. Any suggestions, particularly for those who have had good or bad experiences with certain products?

I have no desire or means to spend big on Pelican or something. I am looking at the Plano 1919 Sportsman Trunk (large variety) - its about $50.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 4/27/2017 11:10:42 PM EST
Get the one with wheels if you can find it. Sure as there's dust in the desert you'll find yourself needing to transport if one day.
Link Posted: 4/28/2017 2:59:07 AM EST
The plano one is garbage, head to Lowes and pick up a Stanley if you have your heart set on a tough box. They have a few different sizes. Just remember, you have to drag everything you bring with you; and on the way you back you have to drag everything you brought plus whatever stuff you acquire while you're there.
Link Posted: 4/29/2017 11:14:59 AM EST

I have multiple of these, they stack nicely in the conexes if everyone in the unit has them, they are sturdy. they have survived multiple deployments and field exercises and ntc rotations.
Link Posted: 5/1/2017 8:07:46 PM EST
The issued pelican box did me right. Not the biggest thing in the world but I can fit 4 uniforms under the trays with room to spare.
Link Posted: 5/4/2017 11:10:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/4/2017 11:11:56 AM EST by Green2Blue30]
When I went in 2006, I just threw my shit in a padlocked seabag.

I still have it.
Link Posted: 7/11/2017 3:22:35 AM EST
I second what the others have said about getting a Stanley or similar box with wheels from Home Depot or Lowe's. Those are about the only boxes that will be durable and last through your unit movement.

My Guard Infantry unit deployed out of Ft. Bliss in February. They are not allowing any footlockers for Reserve Component movements. They authorized us 4 ea duffle bags, 1 ruck and a carry-on (laptop bag). Active duty units deploying from their bases probably have more flexibility since they typically load out shipping containers. As a Light Infantry Battalion, we don't have a lot of equipment to move so we are not allocated much funding for movement.

Reserve Component units are also deploying out of Ft. Hood currently but I do not know if they have the same policies as the Movement Control office at Ft. Bliss.
Link Posted: 7/11/2017 4:23:50 AM EST
I had these. THe green pelican is more sturdy but are smaller and dont have wheels. THe Stanleys are bigger but the latches break a bit easier and the overall might get cracked or broker easier.
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Link Posted: 7/11/2017 4:39:29 AM EST
I use two of the bottom black boxes in place of duffle bags when training conus. As an AGR staff member I take more crap to the field than the average 11B sometimes. I let can let the black boxes sit in the rain with no worries of leaks or rusting. They have been rock solid.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:57:34 PM EST
You should be able to take one of the Stanley Tuff boxes anywhere in Iraq. As suggested get it with wheels! Been there way too many times without wheels, they are a life or back saver.

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