Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Choosing a Winter Tent for Camping

A good 4 season winter tent is made to provide a barrier from the wind,cold and precipitation and still allow adequete ventilation.
choosing a four season tent is not necessarily restricted to just winter,they work well in all seasons. the only factor is when used in the summer months, some models don't have adequete ventilation to keep you cool due to limited windows. There are 4 season tents that are lightweight and provide a removable rainfly with mesh at top of tent, including a doorway zippered window to control ventilation.

The 4 season camping tent you should consider:
• Shelter from cold
• Well ventilated
• withstands windy conditions
• Sheds the snow
• protection form all types of precipitation.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Care for your Backside Synthetic Sleeping Bag

All sleeping bags, whether down or synthetic need cleaning. Body oils & dust decrease the effectiveness of a bag's insulation properties and increase odors and weaken the microbes fibre. For synthetic bags, use a mild detergent or cleaning agent designed for synthetic material. For best results Scrub the head and foot areas before washing the entire bag. Wash warm and rinse cold with the minimum recommended amount of cleaning agent in a spindle type washing machine only.
Make sure that all soap is thoroughly rinsed. You may need to run the cycle 2-3 times to assure the sleeping bag is rinsed properly.

After completing the final rinse, roll bag to press out as much water without wringing out the bag (wringing out will breakdown fibres, reducing insulating properties). Place the synthetic bag in a large pillowcase for support reducing the risk of damaging the baffles or possibly the entire bag. Tumble dry on medium low heat in a commercial dryer large enough for the bag to toss around freely. Allow 3-4 hour dry time.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New design - 3 & 4 Person Turbolite Turbo Tent

The newly designed 3 & 4 person Black Pine Turbo Tents with there revolutionary integrated collapsable pole design provides easy set up and take down. You will appreciate the pop up design when you arrive at the campground at night and find lighting is limited, it is a good feeling knowing that the Turbo Tent sets up in less than 1 Minute! Simply lay out the tent, stake it out, lock in the lower joints and pop up the center hub. It's that simple...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Eureka Backpacking Tent with Vestibule

What is the purpose of a vestibule
When it comes to backpacking, a backpackers goal is to provide as much shelter with the least amount of pack weight. Vestibules are designed as part of the Eureka Timberline 4 tent to provide additional gear storage without having to overcrowd your limited sleeping quarters. Vestibules are most often available on 4 season tents to reduce the chance of allowing the elements inside your sleeping area therefore creating added weather protection in all seasons.