Pelican G40 Personal Utility Go Case

I’ve been a fan of Pelican for a very long time. So long, in fact that I didn’t actually upgrade my personal Pelican case (which I generally use to house a phone when I’m on/in/near the water) since I first got it in 2005. My brother bought it for me to house a small camera when I was in Iraq.

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My new Pelican case enjoying the peaceful life of family travel (note the Operation Iraqi Freedom carabiner)

Thankfully I had the chance to get a G40 Go Case and it’s been a great addition to my gear stash. It’s large enough to hold my iPhone without having to take it out of its own case with a little room for a few extras.

I look forward to abusing this one as much as I did the old one over the next ten or so years…

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My old Pelican case (in my hands) as I hunker down into a buttoned-up Humvee, waiting for the Explosives Ordinance Disposal team to blow up an EID that we’d found (note the carabiner on my vest too, which is the same one as the one in the above photo)

‘Chez’ Chesak is an award-winning travel writer, tourism consultant and 25-year veteran of the outdoor and travel industries. He is Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and formerly was the Vice President for Business Development for the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Executive Director of the Family Travel Association. He has been serious about his writing since about age eight. He also runs the Central States Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers. He’s lived all over the U.S. and traveled to some 36 countries but has the most fun when he’s exploring with his wife and two daughters. An avid outdoors person, he’s happiest on a trail, on skis, or nestled into a sleeping bag. He deployed to Iraq with a U.S. Army line unit in 2005. His works have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,, Good Housekeeping, Rachel Ray Every Day, Fatherly, Yahoo Travel, Family Vacation Critic, and many others. He also does periodic travel segments for the morning show of his local FOX affiliate and on American Forces Radio.

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