Recommendations for mapboard container?

Elfego Baca

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Now that I’ve accumulated a bunch of them, I’m looking for a storage container for my SK-style mapboards.

I found a Pelican case that has the proper dimensions, but it’s priced higher ($175+) than I’m willing to spend. I also saw RitterKrieg’s ammo box design, but my wife says that I’m dangerous with power tools. :eek:

What I’m considering is something like the Itoya Art Portfolio. 24” x 18” dimensions.

Suggestions appreciated for a better solution. TY!

(And apologies if this has been discussed to death previously; I did a search and couldn’t find the answer. Feel free to point me to the topic thread.)
 

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I can’t find it but there was a fishing pole carry case that a bunch of players were excited about for traveling to tournaments. If just stacking at home, I’ve seen just putting them on a shelf or Rubbermaid tubs. I don’t mind folding mine as a use a cheap poster frame when I play so I use a small printer paper box from work or others load up the empty BV box
 

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Thanks Xenovin. I searched "fishing", and found the topic thread. Several possibilities discussed.
 

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Solution found. I'm primarily concerned with storing the maps at home, and the Office Depot cancelled check box will serve nicely.

I haven't begun to think about how to create a 'travel kit.' I'll postpone that madness until another day. :rolleyes:
 

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I'm surprised that the issue of "folded or unfolded" hasn't come up yet.

Edit: I see that it did. Sorry.

My method is a plastic rubbermaid-type container where I store them folded and on edge, landscape orientation. I can thumb through the tops of the maps to find the correct map number and retrieve it. It also is easy to transport in a rolling plastic Home Depot tool chest for tournaments and local games. I'm sure the maps will wear faster than if they were stored unfolded and flat, but as a friend once told me "these aren't museum pieces". (e.g., just play)
 

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I use binders with page protectors : I put one folded map per page protector.
40 maps per binder.
 

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I use one of the original MMP shipping boxes that the 1st map set came in.
 
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