I wanted to share this with the maybe two of you that might have similar needs.
Our Jeep is primarily for off-road trails that can only be found on the western side of the country. We tow the Jeep with our MH. We sometimes go to seldom-traveled places by ourselves. We would prefer to have company, but we don’t have that many friends on the other side of the country, so we leave word and go anyway. Not quite naked tho. We seldom have cell coverage, so we carry enough equipment to self-rescue the Jeep and ourselves.
I looked at storage equipment made especially for Jeeps and rejected them. Plastic storage bins are ideal for us. I can segregate the supplies and the bins are removable.
The wood shelf is secured with the same bolts that hold the top down. The shelf has eye bolts for securing the blue bins with tie-down straps. Nothing rattles or moves around. The lower bins are secured with carabiners to the never used rear seat what-cha-jigs in the body. The bins can be removed in a minute.
Tools? Oh yeah, two bags of tools, plus pry bars, bottle jacks, etc. Pup tent, tarps, padded blanket, space blankets, enough food for four hot meals, water, first aid, flare gun, several flashlights, lithium-ion battery starter, tire repair, etc.
We carry extra gas, water, and food in roof rack when we plan to spend two or more days in the outback. It’s not overlanding, we don’t BBQ, but it’s right for us.