well in a 4x4 you have a lot of space compare to a bike, for square boxes like "NALGENE" they are water tight with a screw lid ! very good for foot in sizes from 125ml, 250ml, 500ml and 1000ml you get round ones as well but the square ones are best. They are not to expensive and very solid (not-brakabel Lab quality) they served me perfectly for 20 years now.
the next thing are the "Platypus" bottles in sizes 500ml, 1000ml 2000ml they are perfect on a bike for all liquid things, I even use this 500ml folding bottles for storing and transporting sugar, cooking oil and tea. they taking less and less space if used over the time while traveling.
Perfect to be stuffed in a rucksack on small parcel carrier.
Both, Nalgene and Platypus are very lite, if you need bigger container use this round plastic drums from "CurTec" or I can't remember (starts with "Verl..." some thing) they are white with a red lid on in sizes from 3,5L to 65L. the 14L one ts perfect as traveling washing machine in a 4x4 Truck, just fill it with your sweaty T-shirts add a bit soap and water and let the vibration of your Truck doing the rest while you are driving.
Well this big drums are perfect for storing all sorts, bigger amounts of foot, clothes, just any thing that needs to be water or dust proof.
I used to fill a 6,5L drum up with rice for a start.... well there is a lot of space in a land Rover 101 forward control, and weight is no question there... more weight... better and softer ride... (1.8-tone empty weight for the vehicle and 3.8-tone fully loaded, plus a 3/4-tone sankey trailer with another load if needed. (mind you that's for heavy Off-Road cross country condition)
compare to a bike you want no more than 35Kg weight on gear in total to be most flexible.
if you need bigger storage boxes for heavy gear or sensible things like cameras, tools, spare parts, laptops and so on the ZARGES ally boxes are perfect, they are lite solid water and dust proof, can be piled up and strapped or bolted any where you need it, I usually have at least one for all the catering gear and used as a seat as well.
Last edited by spooky; 18 Jul 2007 at 14:25.