Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Foot Locker
Keep your goods organized and in one place.
A solidly constructed foot locker helps keep the peace in the often-tight quarters of a hunting or fishing camp. Being a good neighbor means staying tidy when space is limited, and no one likes to wait on a hunter or angler who can’t find their face mask or wading boots because they keep their gear piled up in a heap. There are great foot lockers made for both inside and outside use, and many are inexpensive. So there’s no excuse to go all Pig Pen in the hunt camp. Here are three things to consider when choosing a foot locker.
This product comes in nearly a dozen colors and has recessed wheels to make it easy to move. Seward
Most true foot lockers are made for inside use, and won’t hold up to light rain or moisture. If you’re planning on transporting your locker in an open pickup truck, or storing it on a camp porch or elsewhere out in the weather, look for units made of heavy-duty high-impact plastic, built with gutter or seals to keep the wet at bay.
This product can easily be stacked one on top of the other for maximum storage potential, and in the smaller sizes will fit the racks of an ATV. Plano
If you’re hunkering down in little space—say, a bunk room with multiple bunks or a wall tent with sleeping cots—choose a foot locker less than about 7 inches tall. That way it will slide under the bed or cot to fee up ample floor space.
This product is sized for under-the-bed storage. Vaultz
You’ll definitely want to be able to lock your foot locker. Many come with integrated combination locks, which work great. Other options include perforated holes through which cable locks can be strung. That not only allows the locker itself to be secured, but it can be locked to a heavy bed or other object to prevent a thief from taking off with the whole thing.