My new love. I have given up on tents . I still needed some way to protect me from the rain and/or wind. This tarp is terrific. I abused and used it hard for a long while. Not a scratch or tear. And it folds up to nothing, weighs next to nothing, and I love it. When there are trees it is so easy to set up with the bungees.
and pvc pipe give me a fast and secure way to set up a tarp. The pvc keeps the bungees from sagging. I use a painter’s pole also. I can change the whole set up of the tarp really quickly with bungees. Bungee cords hold the tables and chair in the rack on top of the cab. Bungees are my friends. Bungee cords also hold thing to the inside of the truck. Out of the way, but quickly accessible. I really love bungee cords.
To keep the bungee cords and ropes and strings organized I use cable ties. Easy to get the right item if you don’t have to untangle everything. Much experience in sitting with tangled balls of rope. Cable ties are great if you want something in a semi-permanent place. I tie down small things in the roof rack with cable ties. Easy to get things down/open with just a pair of scissors.
Are another secret love of mine. They are great when matched with bungees, hold the plastic bag of trash, they hold my keys to the back pack. There are never too many carabiners. Get a few in most popular sizes. You will be surprised at how often you use them.
Do you have any secret truck camping supplies?