Stop Saying Van - It's a Caravan!
Funny you should say that. In fact the word van is a contraction of caravan. Caravan once used to refer to a large group of people carrying a lot of baggage and may have its origins in the Sanskrit word karabhah (meaning 'camel'). Why listen to me though? A Judge at the Court of Appeal has laid down some education on the matter. (To be reasonable: van for most people nowadays does generally mean a motorised vehicle. I tend to use it over caravan mainly because it has fewer syllables - caravan is quite time-consuming. When I use 'van meaning caravan I always prefix it with the apostrophe to denote the contraction.)
Velcro, Hooks and Rubber Bands
"Yo tech! You don't have to be high to be cool you know!" In fact I'm enjoying low-tech solutions more and more nowadays. It tends to be cheap, easy and readily understandable. I like it when I can see how something works.