When we were preparing to go to Maningrida, we knew were going to be away from shops for 4-5 weeks. We can usually carry enough food to last the six of us 7-10 days. It was decided that we needed more storage space. We have 2 roof bars on our Troop Carrier, and I decided that this would be the ideal location for our extra storage needs. But how to build a low cost, light weight but strong roof rack, when you are a long way from home? After much thought, I installed an old security screen door to the roof bars, and now have a low cost roof rack that is light weight, strong, and has plenty of spaces for the bungy straps to hook on. I was given the screen door by a client, and the hardware to secure it cost less than $20.
It worked a treat. Pure Genius!