Amazingly Easy: How to Make a Camping Battery Box

Make Your Own Camping Battery Box

For any avid camper, the battery box is a must-have. Constructing your own camping battery box not only saves you money but it also provides you the satisfaction of knowing that your box is perfect and tailored to your needs. In this post, we are going to discuss how to make a camping battery box with a few simple steps.

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What You Need To Get Started:

  • Sealable plastic box with lid
  • Drill
  • Mounting screws
  • Wire strippers
  • Screwdriver
  • Cutting tool
  • Cable ties

As a father of 3 kids and an experienced camper, I know that a battery box is essential when setting up camp. With my own personal experience and expertise, let’s discuss the step-by-step process of making a camping battery box.

Step 1: Choose Your Box

The first step is to choose a box. You have the option of choosing a plastic box that comes with a lid or a metal box. A plastic box is lightweight and waterproof but it’s less durable than a metal box. If your camping trips involve some rough terrain, then you may want to go with a metal box.

Select a plastic or metal box for a camping battery box

Step 2: Preparing the Box

Once you have selected the box, the next step is to prepare the box for your camping battery box. You will need a cutting tool, a drill, and mounting screws. First, use the cutting tool to make holes for the cables to pass through. Then, use the drill to mount the battery holders and the mounting screws. You may also need to use cable ties to keep the cables secure.

Prepare the box for a camping battery

Step 3: Connect the Power

Once the box is prepared, you’re ready to connect the power. You will need a wire stripper and a screwdriver to connect the cables and terminals to the power sources. When connecting the power, make sure to follow safety precautions and use the appropriate tools.

Connect the power to the camping battery box

Step 4: Test the Box

The last step is to test the battery box. You can test the box by plugging in a device such as a phone and charging it. If the device charges, you can be sure that the power is connected correctly. You can also use a multimeter to test the current flowing through the cables.

In the video above, you can see a detailed guide on how to construct a camping battery box.


It’s not hard to construct a camping battery box, provided you have the right tools and equipment. With a few simple steps, you can have a handy and reliable power supply that will keep your camping trips safe and enjoyable.