How To Select The Best Camping Tents That Suits Your Needs!

There is a lot of fun in camping especially when the whole family is involved. All the way from travelling, backpacking as well as setting up the camping tent. To make it a memorable experience, it is important to go for the best camping tents. Every successful camping experience requires careful planning especially when deciding on the tent to purchase.

Classification of tents

Camping can turn out to be a disaster if the wrong tent is selected. Choosing the right tent is not a piece of cake for everyone. Tents are classified in different ways. There are those can be used in different and diverse seasons. Others are classified taking into account their capacity and also their style. For instance the all season tent is built with two layers of tent fabric. This makes it tough enough to withstand different weather patterns. To ensure that you pick out the camping tents that will work for you, determine the time of year when camping will be taking place.

Importance of reviews

For someone that is looking for camping tents for the first time, then it would be ideal to read through the reviews and testimonials of others that have purchased similar tents in the past. Camping tents review will give insight on their use, durability and provide a lot of information. The most important being they will learn of the experiences others had with the specific tents after purchase. These will guide them and make it possible for them to make informed decisions. We are living at a technologically advanced age. Close to all businesses have an online presence and finding these reviews is not difficult.


Aside from having a tent that can withstand different weather conditions, it is worse if it does not accommodate everyone. That is why factors such as size, how many people will be on the camping experience, the activities to be carried out among others are crucial when determining the tent to purchase. These are tents suitable for one person to as many as one would want to accommodate.

Tent design

We all have different likes, dislikes and preferences. When selecting a tent that suits your needs, go for one that suits your character as well. For instance, dome tents are very popular and built as backpacking tents. On the other hand, large family tents are intended to be used as base camp tents. These are heavier and larger providing extra space to accommodate more individuals.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is to purchase a camping tent that will suit your needs.

How to choose the best travel mugs

One of the most essential travel items you should have before traveling is a travel mug. Mugs are necessary especially when you need to take your drinks such as tea or coffee. Today’s market offers a wide variety of travel mugs that are available in numerous sizes and materials. The most commonly used materials to make travel mugs are stainless steel and plastic. There are several essential things to consider when choosing the best travel mugs.

One of the factors to consider is the material of the mug. Cheaper options of travel mugs available in the stores are normally made of plastic. The stainless steel mugs are often more expensive. However they are sturdier and more durable than the plastic mugs. In addition, the stainless steel travel mugs can keep your drink hot for a longer period. To maintain your drinks temperature for a long period, the steel mugs often come with insulation to hold in the heat providing excellent performance. Most travel mugs that are specifically designed to keep your drinks hot for longer have double wall insulation.

Compared to the plastic mugs, steel mugs are also easier to clean. Plastic materials are easily stained by coffee residues and may even absorb and accumulate the coffee residue over time, affecting the taste of your drink. The only solution to getting rid of the accumulated residue is getting another mug as it gets difficult to clean it off. However, if you still opt to buy a plastic travel mug, ensure you get those with a stainless steel liner. This will not only be easier to clean, but will also reduce the amount of heat felt from the outside of your mug.

Other essential factors to consider when buying a travel mug are color, size and design. Most mugs are available in a variety of color options. You can opt to buy mugs fitted with cup holders to hold your drink in your car as your drive. Ensure that you get the right holder that fits the dimensions of your mug. If you don’t have a holder, you can go for those mugs with a wide bottom offering more stability and preventing regular spillage. Depending on your requirement , you should choose a mug with the right volume sizes.

You should also consider going for those mugs with screw on lids rather than snap on lids which can easily come off when the mug is dropped or tipped. You should also consider checking the sipping hole and how it open and closes as you drink your beverage. Most mugs are often designed with a flap over, press and sip or even sliding sipping holes. After getting the best travel mug, it is important that you clean it properly to prolong its life. Rather than dish washing, it is recommended that you hand wash it to remove any soap residues.



Being a warm-hearted person in the world, I seldom turn down any requirement for help. In fact, I treat most people around me as warm as I can except those who are disliked by me. I haven’t learnt to how to refuse others as experienced people do.
I even help the co-workers of mine without realizing that some of them are bitch-like. When I was told that some do harm to me in front of the so-called ‘leader’ whom is considered to be lacked of management and to be thoughtless and to be useless everywhere IT has ever worked for. I didn’t pay any attention to the dark chicken though they should be punished in some way. Now that your fucked leader is of ability, why not kiss IT asshole.
I have spent much time and energy and thoughts on persuading my friends who seem to be lost or missed in the way of living or working. I don’t know if I have really helped them or directed them correctly by telling them my thinking in my field. But two things are certain on the earth. On the first hand, I never do harm to my friends. On the opposite, my original purpose is helping them out. It is what I think I should do to do a favor for my friends. On the other hand, I don’t attend in the disturbing situation they encounter. Perhaps my words would pull them to be clear-of-minded. To them, I analyze the condition they are in my field and try my best to have their worries clean. In some cases, I am really sad and sorrowful for I could do nothing to help them accept comforting them by words. I wish I would help all of my friends and solve out all their troubles. No matter what the reality it is, I will do what I think I must do. It is the standard my father has built up for me since I was young.
I never request for rewards of those whom have been helped by me. It is my honor to assist them. Besides, I am glad of the process in which some are helped out. I really like the feeling. Maybe I am useless, but I will devote myself to heal my friends. I don’t like hearing thanks from my friends. Actually, every of them also has helped me either mentally or materially. To my joy, I have so many fellow good friends. It is great fortune to my life. When I am low, I will remind of the funny or moving or encouraging things about them in my brain. No word or phrase can express my comforts of it. They come from the health!

On the sea

When I was young, my younger twins brother and I always begged our parents to sail with the fishing ship of our family. But we were refused all the time! To compensate our pity of being refusing to sail, we stayed in the ship whenever it came back from the sea. All items in the ship had been played by us. No one was will to safeguard the ship in the harbor. But my brother and I would be excited when we were allowed to stay in the ship day and night even in the harbor. One time, when I was 12-year-old, we persuaded our mother successfully to allow us to sail with our father and uncles in summer holiday. We pick up our clothes and other items including our radioimmediately and went to the ship delightedly. We climbed up to the ship by ourselves and chose bed there. The engine ran and we heard it noise. No word could express our joy at that moment. While we were imagining our first voltage on the sea, we found someone was calling us on the beach. We ran to the head of the ship and saw our mother was standing there. She said she was upset and sad when we left for the ship. She missed and worried us much. She insisted that we must abandon our sailing and go back with her. The ship was to sail and my father and my uncle thought we should go to them for training. But our mother cried with tears falling off her eyes. We finally abandoned the sailingunwillingly.
One year later, all members ofthe whole families came into the same agreement that my younger brother and Icould sail in summer holiday. We did jump up to the moment we were told the decision. When the sailing day came, we rushed to the ship and hide ourselves in the care of the ship and kept silent in case of calling back by anyone.Eventually, no one did it. Our mother told us that she was nervous whenever my father was on the sea especially in the windy and raining days. Years later, Iunderstood her completely. She must be more nervous and upset while her two sons were in the sea.
Hearing the noise of the engine, we sailed for the blue sea. My brother and I stood at the head of the ship and watched all things in sight. The ship split the water off and southeastern. Soon after we left the harbor, it began to rain. A moment or two later, it rained bare and we had to stay in the cage. But we still stared at the outside through the eyesight was getting dim. Having been on the semiconscious times, my father and uncles took the heavy rain easy.
The rain continued and the ship stayed on the sea heavily. We were arranged to sleep beside my youngest uncle in the driving room. As it mentioned before, they all had got used to the terrible weather on the sea, so no one paid attention to the living condition of us. We were in great fear the moment weighing down. We were afraid of closing our eyes. What is worse, the water from the roof got us wet. It was cold on the sea and we shook. I didn’t know why we not call for help. Too frightened? While we were in fear, the brother-in-law of my youngest appeared in front of us. He chose another place for us to sleep, where an old fisherman was listening to the radio which was broadcasting the ‘Godand Jesus’. We were away from the wet driving room, but we were scared by the radio. It was a sleepless night at all. Years later, the warm-hearted uncle died in a disaster which all fishermen were rescued except him.

When I woke up in tomorrow morning, I found the old fisherman who was also a cook in the ship was not there. All fishermen were on broad working as usual. My brother and I climbed up to the deck finds the rain had gone. It was sunny outside. We sat along the deck watching the blue water below us. We got insight a strange creature which we had never seen before. So we asked the adults. They all laughed and told us that we ate it often. Then, we knew that it was a jellyfish which we ate daily.Considering that we were too young, nothing about fishing was arranged to us. Thetford sunny day on the sea was going to disappear. I saw the sunset on the sea for the first time and I would never forget it. The sea was painted to be red by the sun. My brother and I lain down on the deck in the night watching the walkway and stars in the sky. The sky above the sea was almost the same as the one in my hometown at that time. We ate too many fishes in the 7 days’ sailing. It tasted different from those we ate at home. Because we ate them only few hours after they were fished.

When we came back from the sea and landed in the harbor, we found that the earth was shaking. It was the phenomenon which only appeared in the first time when someone came back from the sea. Amazing!

My younger brother has been a real fisherman for more than 13 years and I have named myself for 13years. I am afraid that I will never have the chance to sail again for I have been trapped by the city life for 8 years. He brings me some food which is obtained on the sea every year to comfort me.

I miss the days of the sea.

On my way home

I got on the subway train at 11 to ten with master Han after our activity of today. Needn’t to say, today was a colorful day thought I didn’t see sunshine. I didn’t have any time to worry about what I worry. As I read somewhere before, some will feel the wind if she/he is running. I really felt the wind today in the condition that my heart ran all the day. I did find some comfort in the deep of my heart.
I wrote the forth article on Uncle Wang this afternoon in respond to his deleting of my QQ. His wife denied that she had deleted my QQ in RenRen. It is obvious that she hadn’t known what we fun of. I just kidded Uncle Wang by telling him that his wife did what he had done. However, she failed to read the black joke. To me sorrow, Uncle Wang has left us and his life style is different from us. All have been changed but I am still missing the old days. I hate changing, but changing is everywhere.
Used to be a young cynic, I can’t believe that I have comforted one of my friends with calm and encouraging words, who had been lost in the way of life. I don’t know if my encouragement has effected, but I will come for the heal. It is my standard to my friends.
I have introduced 3 boys to a girl who was also graduated from BIGC. But I was surprised that the first two had broken away from her. I haven’t succeeded in introducing, I am thinking the reason. Whatever does the reason exist?
I received a message early in the morning a few days ago in which I read a comforting sentence which content is below in English:
Though the manners and morals are narrow, the world in one’s heart is wide.
I have to stop here for I ought to take the bus now.

Our Uncle Wang forever-4

As revenge to Uncle Wang, I write those below.
On a Friday, I spotted in surprise that Uncle Wang had deleted my QQ for no reason. I had intended to say good noon to him that day. So I rejoined him and asked him the reason angrily.To me dismay, the wick sick old Uncle replied easily by telling me that he deleted me by accident. But I never trusted his word since he married. Aftershocks his sister, I asked him if Aunt Wang ordered him do it. As we all know, Uncle Wang did deny what I said as usual in a rude tune which he always response to men. Uncle Wang is far away from us, so I need to write something legendary about him on the purpose of reminding of him.

While we were still in BIGC, our daily life was linked with him. Our joys also included. In addition to the 3 articles before, I am willing to write a funniest incident which was exposed by me with the sensitive finding of mine. On one of the winter holiday of college, Uncle Wang dated one of his girlfriends for gathering. Uncle Wang set out to another city early in the morning from Shouguang impatiently. I knew little about what they did daytime, but important point was held by me. After the activity of day time, Uncle Wang realized that he had missed the final bus home and he had to stay in the city for a whole night waiting for the bus next morning. It was said that Uncle Wang was too excited with the girl beside him. So he forgot to go back. But I am sure that he had lain. We all knew clearly what he had intended to do. The dirty and ugly Uncle had planned carefully what the date should be. He forgot the time and missed the bus on purpose. Considerations Uncle Wang would be lonely and tedious in the night, the warm-hearted girlfriend that their spending the night in hotel altogether. Needn’t to say, Uncle Wang accepted her advice immediately. I guessed that the girl hadn’t spotted his real purpose before they checked in. The girl told me the funniest result after the holiday that Uncle Wang reached his long arms to her and intended to embrace her in deep night. She was too intense to response. Before she was touched by Uncle Wang, she kicked Uncle Wang and then Uncle Wang dropped from the bed by accident for he never thought that the girl would act like this. Bellingham he had exposed his real purpose. Uncle Wang was obliged to fall asleep without further motions. When I told the funny story to my fellow friends of BIGC, They were all shocked by tentativeness of the girl and weakness of Uncle Wang. Actually, I cared more about the details of the motion, of which Uncle Wang was kicked off the bed.

Uncle Wang always tells us his attitude toward marriage in pride. The main point of the attitude results out to be a RED FLAG standing firmly home and COLORFUL FLAGS floating outside. I ought to inform Aunt Wang of the famous attitude Uncle Wang held.


I had been told when I was in teenager by my mother that all should be done as soon as possible. It is a principle she made for me that seemed to be a reasonable advice that has influenced me since I began to think about my behaviors. Under this background, I often tell myself that I should follow her advice whenever I am slow in dealing with matters that are considered to be complex or hard to conquer. However, I have to admit that I always postpone those which should be completed immediately in the condition that I have been aware of them ahead of doing.

Tuskegee hustle and bustle of last weekend into consideration, I was too tired to keep my routine. I didn’t write anything in the train back and forth. I closed my eyes and attempted to have a rest in the train. In the meantime, two kinds of warning were quarreling in my brain. One turned out to continue what should be done daily. Against the first one, the second one was delaying. In the process of their fighting, I slept. I heard in my dream the sentence that life itself needs rest told by a little bird in distance. I was confused while I thought of the two choices fought in my brain that is all right. It was easy to understand why I am in fear of choosing after reading the words above.

Know Which Hiking Boots To Choose For Your Outdoor Escapades

Do you love indulging in alfresco escapades such as camping and hiking? If your response is positive then a pair of hiking boots is certainly an essential part of your wardrobe. You just cannot go to these adventures without a pair of these convenient and comfortable boots. They are designed with unique features and are ideal for walking on bumpy terrains. Therefore, if you have plans to go on any type of excursions that involve activities such as hiking, camping or trekking then you should invest straightaway in a pair of good quality hiking boots. If you are well informed about the best hiking boots(click here), hiking boot reviews,best hiking shoes and any other thing that will make your trip more adventurous, then you will find the information below really helpful.


For light walking or hiking on even paths, you should consider lightweight boots. Before purchasing them, you should make sure that they give you good arch support. You should also confirm that they have a good sole and that they provide a perfect grip.For women,the light shoes is more important,so best hiking shoes for women is the best choice.

If you intend to go on day tours and you are considering walking through some rocky paths then you should choose the day hiking boots. Such boots should be light in weight and must have solid construction that will give you great ankle support for uneven landscapes.


For overnight tours, you should pick the boots that are heavy weight and very durable so that it is able to resist any kind of wear and tear. They should be able to give great support along with padding and insulation so that you can get absolute comfort.


Nevertheless, when buying your hiking boots you should ponder two significant things. Irrespective of the type of boots you plan to buy, you should make sure that the fit is precise. After you have bought your boots and have received your delivery, you should check whether they are comfy and if you can walk and run in them without any kind of trouble. Even if you decide to get yourself good, quality branded boots that does not necessarily mean you will be able to comfortably walk around in them. If your feet hurt, even a little bit, then your whole adventure may be ruined.


In order to make sure that your hiking boots lasts for long, you need to take good care of them. You need to clean them at the end of every trip. If they have mud and dirt, then use a stiff brush to clean it up all. If your boots looks worn out with time, you can apply a waterproof coating on them so that they can get back their original look.

Lastly, you can always buy your boots from an online store. There are several stores offering these products at affordable prices. . I hope that the above information has given you some idea of the kind of hiking boots that are now available in the market. So, do not wait any longer. Go ahead, shop for the boots and pick the one which suits you the best .For more information ,you could read hiking boots reviews.

Farewell to the Army of NorthernVirginia

written theday after the surrender to Grant

by RobertLee

Afterfour years of arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, theArmy of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources.

I need not tell the survivors of so many hard-fought battles who have remained steadfast to the last that I have consented to this result from no distrust ofthem; but feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that couldcompensate for the loss that would have attended the continuance of thecontest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose pastservices have endeared them to their countrymen. By the terms of the agreement,officers and men can return to their homes and remain until exchanged 10.

Youmay take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of dutyfaithfully performed, and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend toyou his blessing and protection. With an unceasing admiration of your constancyand devotion to your country11, and a grateful remembrance of your kind andgenerous consideration of myself, I bid you all an affectionate farewell.

Stand Your Ground

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SwissGear’s ScanSmart backpack should be a good choice


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