We all know that during hunting season you have to have your gear ready to go anytime you can find some time to hunt. But what do you do with it during the off season? No matter how much you love your bow, you don’t want it cluttering up your house or getting under foot — and neither does your significant other. You want to keep it somewhere that it will be out of the way and safe so that it will be ready to go for next season. Here are some ways to get creative with DIY hunting gear storage.
Hang It Up
Putting something up on the wall is one of the best ways to get it out of the way. It is also one of the best ways to keep something out of the reach of children. Keeping your gear out of the reach of pets or children may be a good idea if you don’t want your stuff ruined but it’s very important for keeping those children safe, especially if you are looking for a place to keep your weapons. Even a bow or arrow can be dangerous in the wrong hands. So use shelving or hooks to keep your stuff out of reach and out of the way.
Roll It Under
Another option for DIY hunting gear storage is to roll it away. If you put your camo gear, boots, etc. into rollaway bins, you can put them under your bed or the couch where they will be out of sight and out of mind. They will also be easy to retrieve when hunting season rolls around. Also, while a bin is great for rolling something away, if you have multiple items to organize and store, consider a small shelf. If you lay the shelf on it’s back and put wheels underneath it, you have an entire rolling storage system.
Tuck It Away
There are some creative spaces where you can tuck your gear out of the way. Think about that space under the stairs that goes largely unused. You could turn it into a closet just for your hunting gear. Got a non-load bearing wall? Why not open it up and install some recessed cabinets or shelves? If you have things that you don’t want small people getting their hands on, then just add a lock to the cabinet door.
PVC is the working man’s friend. You can do just about anything with a little PVC and some duct tape. The duct tape can be saved for another time, but if you have some PVC pipe then there are a couple of ideas for DIY hunting gear storage. You can take four-inch pipe, attach the end cap onto a piece of wood, put a 10-inch piece of pipe into the end cap and voila! You now have a convenient place to store arrows.
No matter what possibilities your space holds, there are always storage solutions for whatever you are trying to hide. Doing it yourself is satisfying and can save you money, too. With a little thought and creativity, you are sure to come up with plenty of DIY hunting gear storage solutions to fit your home and situation.