Truck camping often involves conservation of space, water and waste.

I conserve water.

No cooler, which conserves space and the effort to get ice and money for ice.

No paper towels, paper plates or napkins. This conserves waste and money.

I buy shop towels. I buy them at an auto parts store or Walmart or sometimes Dollar General. At first, when they are still white, they get used in cooking or as a wash cloth. When they get stained they go into the laundry bag. If they are still respectable they go back to the cooking area. Once past help at the laundromat they go to the front doors of the truck. Here they do the dirty work (headlight wiping, rear view mirror wiping, dashboard wiping) and they become very ratty. They eventually become unusable and go into the waste bag, which eventually goes to a local landfill.

It takes me at least a year to get through 25 of the handy shop towels.

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8 Responses to Conservation

  1. Tony says:

    Hi, concerning your power inverter, did you prefer the goal zero, or do you like the jackery better thanks


  2. Mark Schatzman says:

    I just went back to re read your water tips. I noticed something in the picture that I haven’t before. Would you explain the plywood on your tail gate for us? My tailgate is ribbed and I’ve been looking for a solution.

    Safe travels & enjoy Fall for us



    • Mas Prema says:

      Yes … it is because of the ribbing. Spilled coffee made me sad one morning. It’s just a piece plywood screwed onto the tailgate. Works great. The whole bed of the truck has a piece of plywood. This makes dragging things out from under bed easy. I was in a rush in building and didn’t seal the plywood. Mistake that is getting fixed. Thank you for reading the blog. Special thanks for commenting!!

      On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 9:29 PM Truck Camper Hints wrote:



  3. Ming says:

    Thank you for the handy hint!!


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