The other day I saw a blog photo of someone who was loading up for a show with concrete blocks in her car. I'm not going to mention who this was but you all saw the same picture. Oh, they make secure tent weights but they also scuff up your hands and the carpet in your car. The visual appeal leaves a bit to be desired too. We all know we can spend $$$$$ for "happy feet" weights for our tents or $$$ for EZ Up sandbags. We can get 4" PVC, eye bolts and concrete mix and make up nice weights that roll around the truck for $$. I am offering an alternative so cheap that I am even using a recycled picture of my studio plumbing system to illustrate the new "handy weight". They may not be the prettiest weight in the world but it beats a concrete block. Just recycle your (or another cat lover's) kitty litter jugs. Fill them with sand or gravel and you have a great weight that is easy to carry, has a handle for hooking a cinch strap to, and does not scuff up your vehicle.They also can be positioned in 3 different ways to tighten up your load when you are ready to go home with all that empty space in the car. If you get stuck on the ice in the winter, you can even tap your grit supply and get back on the road!