Hey guys/girls I was wondering how you get all the cables and pedals/foot switches that aren't on a board to and from gigs safely and efficiently. Right now I have my PT1 in it's case along with two instrument cables, surge protector and extension cords/ac cords. It works and the case locks but it's crammed and too messy no matter how I organize it.

Every thing is labelled so it's obvious who it belongs to but I'm still a bit paranoid of where I store it. I've seen people use backpacks but those are easy to snag off the ground or in the room with all the gear. I was thinking maybe a small tool box with a combination lock on it? I'd love some input and suggestions!
i use bags. i use old t-shirts to wrap up my pedals sometimes too.

i also label most of my gear.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
My new board has enough room to store all my cables ontop of my pedals.

Before I had this boards, I just bought one of those metal suitcase type tool boxes from walmart for like $15. It was pretty sturdy, and can hold quite a few extra cables/pedals.
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
MIJ Tele
MIA Strat

Silver Jubilee 2525
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
Pink Paisley Princeton RV
74' Vibro Champ
I used backpack for years, and it worked fine. Now I have a pedal board I made, but I keep it in a Gator mixer case I have had (my mixer died last year) and it works great. It also holds all my cables, extension cord, and screwdrivers/wrenches.

I keep an eye on my equipment, or we will take turns sitting with it. I bring the minimum amount of gear I have to, to gig.

I leave guitars in my vehicle until I am getting ready to play at certain venues.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Aug 7, 2013,
Army surplus dufflel bags are a great way to transport pedals, cables and snakes. They are cheap, come in some pretty large sizes and are built of very heavy-duty materials. As for binding cables, velcro strips are the best, but you can use plain old twine to do it. Snakes should have their own take-up wheel if they are long enough. Otherwise, use the same stuff you use on the thinner cables and such.
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell?" - Aldous Huxley
Hire roadies that like to punch heads and drink beer. Give them a slab of beer and tell them to watch the gear.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100

Cathbard Amplification
My band