How to Find What Storage Works Best for You
When you are looking for ways to store and transport your equipment, there are three major buying points to keep in mind; how much you are willing to spend, making sure that your tools stay safe, and being able to quickly find your equipment. When I was trying to decide which
- How much are you willing to spend?
- Will it allow room in case you purchase more equipment in the future?
- Does the protection offered match what you need?
- How comfortable will it be to carry?
Toiletries Bags Are Affordable and Compact
If you have a handful of tools you use for ghost hunting that doesn’t take up much bulk but wish to keep them organized, toiletries bags may
The downside to toiletries bags is that while investigating if you need to carry it around with you, it can tie up one of your hands. The
Tackle Boxes Come in a Variety of Sizes
Tackle boxes were the first storage option I began to use. What I like most about tackle boxes is that they are an affordable storage solution, easy to find, and come in a wide variety of price ranges and sizes for all budgets. One of the best benefits of a tackle box is that there are plenty of compartments, and most of the dividers are adjustable, keeping equipment organized and customized to a layout you like. The tackle box I purchased has six shelves, three on each side that fold down on top of a large compartment on the bottom. This design is not only compact but also allows you to see everything easily. The tools I use the most I put on the top shelves, and the ones I least use on the bottom shelf. Inthe bottom compartment, I store
Camera Bags Offer the Most Protection, but Cost More
There are two downsides to tackle boxes to consider; ease of transportation, and the overall protection. Out of three options, tackle boxes can be the most awkward to carry, especially if outdoors where there isn’t a table to place it on. Regarding overall protection, tackle boxes are good for the organization, but the open design inside can allow equipment to jostle, especially if dropped. The next step up regarding price and protection is a camera bag or backpack.
Camera bags and backpacks will offer the most protection out of the three options mentioned in this article, and while they tend to be more expensive, there are lower cost options that don’t sacrifice quality. If you do decide to go with this route, I do recommend
Many camera backpacks will have a main compartment in the middle with padded dividers that can be moved around and secured with Velcro. This allows you to make storage spaces the size you need to fit equipment snugly and maximize space. If you bring laptops or notebooks to investigations, some bags have laptop sleeves built into the bag. One of the bags I have has a built-in rain sleeve for added protection, and if one isn’t included, separate rain covers are available for purchase. If you are you looking for maximum protection and easiest to transport, camera bags are the best option.
Have a Variety Depending on Your Needs
One recommendation I will make is to give yourself a few different options to change out as you investigate.