Pick up free, old bicycle tubes from a local bike shop, and upcycle them into durable, DIY bungee cords.
I’ve found that most bungee cords wear out, at which point the ends break off or the cords lose their stretchiness. As a solution, I get old bicycle tire tubes free from my local bike shop and cut them into strips. I attach a hook from one of the broken bungee cords to one of the rubber tube strips by pushing the strip through the hook and then securing it with a knot.
You can cut the rubber tubes to any length, and, in my experience, these DIY bungee cords last much longer than store-bought versions.
Remsenburg, New York
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