10-Minute Tech: No-Trip Satellite Cables

Satellite Noodles
Illustration by William Tipton


We discovered that the coaxial and power cables that run on the ground between the trailer and portable satellite dish on a tripod can be hazardous, especially in the dark. To minimize the chance of tripping, we use a bright-colored swim noodle. I carefully sliced halfway into the noodle lengthwise, then cut the noodle into two equal sections. At each campsite, we place the cables inside the noodle sections and lay them on the ground.

Tom Peterson | Hatboro, Pennsylvania



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