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Jeff B

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I get a cheap rubber door mat and put it outside the tent entrance to help keep it cleaner inside. It doesn't take up much room and clean up when packing up is much faster. This is especially true in sandy areas.
 
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Mike G

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Need some extra shade for the awning or a privacy curtain? Try a shower curtain. They clip right into the cross bars on the awning. Best part is, they come in different patterns.

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Jeff B

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Milk/water gallon jugs can be great to use as tie down weights. Cut a big hole in the top but leave the handle to tie off to. It is useful for sandy or rocky soils where traditional spikes won't work.
Edit: they can be dumped and collapsed for lightweight travel
 

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Picked up this compact squeegee at Loves Truck Stop for my Overland trips. It works great to remove the dust/dirt and bugs off the windshield when on the trails. IMG_3281.JPGIMG_3283.JPG
 
I made a thermo cover for our Coleman Folding Oven from a welding blanket. I also use a digital thermometer to keep accurate temperature inside the oven. The cover works very well & helps keep the heat steady & inside the oven. The wife makes cinnamon rolls, casserole's, & other dishes that require baking. We keep our folding Coleman Oven & the fitted welding blanket cover when not in use in the shoe bag that came with our Smittybilt RTT. For our shoes we use the Compact Camping Concepts shoe hammock.
Another is cold weather camping is the Tepui RTT Insulator Insert. The one I bought from Scott @ Compact Camping Concepts fits my Smittybilt mod. 2783 like a glove. This make a huge difference in warmth. The install & removal only take 4 minutes putting it up & 4 minutes taking it down.
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Another is cold weather camping is the Tepui RTT Insulator Insert. The one I bought from Scott @ Compact Camping Concepts fits my Smittybilt mod. 2783 like a glove. This make a huge difference in warmth. The install & removal only take 4 minutes putting it up & 4 minutes taking it down.
Sounds like you are digging those inserts. Been leaning towards a Tepui myself for that reason. Having the option to easily add those in.
 

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I use these lines for my dogs. I attach one end to my recovery point and the other on a tree. Use carabiners to connect their leash to the line. This gives them 100 feet to run and explore so I don't always have to keep an eye on them. Takes a quick glance down the line and you know what your pet is up to!
If you let your dog roam free around camp unsupervised, or they like to go off exploring by themselves, remove their collar and use a HARNESS. While it's still possible to get hung up, they are much less likely to strangle if they get hung up. The first time i took my dog out off leash, I let him get out about 50-60 feet, before calling him back. After a couple of repeat sessions, he never went further on his own, aka....he self regulated himself. It gave me 'peace of mind' on not worrying on where he might be.
 
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