I got two racks for mounting MPAC pouches and other stuff (like my fire extinguisher), one on the left rear side and one on the back door. Use the pouches for first aid kit, tools, recovery gear, necessities, etc.. This lets me keep the basics in the FJ all the time, yet out of my way.Reaching out to the learned, what storage device are you using to haul your spares, recovery gear etc., while on the trail.
Actually it's kind of conditional for me. In the FJ40, that runs open top most of the time, I prefer Ammo cans because they keep stuff clean and dry. In the FJ60 I'm leaning more toward soft bags.Like Spresso, I am a fan of soft bags. I have heavy duty Craftsman bag I picked up somewhere and I use that to store my tow strap, tree strap and shackles. Just seems easy to stuff into smaller areas when packing instead of being forced to use a hard square box.
I have the platform I built in the bed of the 40.The soft bag seems like a strong option as one can "squeeze" more in, how do you keep the ammo boxes secured?