I took the family on a camping trip a couple of weeks ago and when we putted the tent poles out I noticed that the bungee cord that went down the center of the poles to hold them together had all be cut. This is a relatively new tent it was only the third time we had used it. The weight of the poles pressing down on the ground or floor ended up cutting the bungee cords. This wasn't a deal breaker just real annoying when trying to setup the tent the poles kept falling apart as we tried to flex them, very frustrating. When I got home I replaced all the bungee's with a heavier bungee cord but I needed something that would help prevent the damage. I decided that I needed to some how capture the end with foam to prevent them from finding a hard surface to press against. Several brainstorms later I settled on PVC pipe and I went one step further and built a box to throw them all in. I made the box big enough to hold the poles, stakes, tent, ground cloth, rain fly and the hammer to pound the stakes in with. Seems I always forget that friggin hammer. Here is what I came up with. Enjoy!
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