Review of Eureka Tetragon 7 Tent

Review of Eureka Tetragon 7 Tent

This is often a nice tent rated for 3 people (2 with gear) manufactured by Eureka. The Tetragon series does appear in other sizes, so I would expect the options to be similar. This one measures a 7×7 floor and stands more than 4 feet high. The polyester rainfly is full-sized providing enough protection to count this as a three-season tent.

Features have a twin-track side opening doorway, hanging gear loft, to detachable storage pockets, fiberglass shock-corded poles, and external guy points on the fly for securing the tent.

I’ve had lots of experience with Eureka tents and still have yet to get disappointed with all the value. In general, they build a quality product, well sown, and smartly designed. Most of their tents fall somewhere involving the high adventure mountaineering styles along with the family weekend tents, though they’ve got crossed over into both those areas.

The Tetragons fall under that mediocre. At under 7 pounds for covering 2 or 3 people, they are eligible for backpacking use, however, they are not four-season tents and really should not be in comparison with shelters so rated. They do very well for weekend use. With due care, these are great for use with Scout troops or similar use. Treat with seam sealer before while using the very first time and repeat one per year. Store them dry; that may mean spreading it out in your garage whenever they come home wet before packing it down to store.

Eureka stands behind a few and they are wanting to solve problems that could be encountered. Everything man-made could eventually break or wear out. But I have found that looking after equipment makes sense. I have used Eureka tents that are over forty years old that still function like new. They were maintained properly!…

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How to Pick Outdoor Clothing for Your Outdoor Adventure

How to Pick Outdoor Clothing for Your Outdoor Adventure

For the adventurous among us, the UK outdoors is a fresh, beautiful world just waiting to be explored. From the sheer adrenaline rushes of rock climbing and white water rafting to the breathtaking beauty of canyoning and abseiling — even to something as simple as a walk into the rugged countryside — the UK has a plethora of adventures up its sleeves for those willing to live them.

Dressing for UK adventure

Due to the specific challenges of the sometimes harsh UK weather, when dressing for your UK adventure it’s important to not only keep in mind the activity you will be taking part in but also the weather circumstances you are most likely to find yourself in. The United Kingdom has a well-known reputation for having constantly unstable weather patterns and large temperature variations due to its unfortunate position off the western coast of the largest landmass on the planet, Eurasia. The convergence of all the moist and volatile sea air with the stiff and dry land air creates an often unsettling weather norm in which the weather can change drastically even over just one day.

The influence of the unbalanced Atlantic Ocean can cause harsh winds and driving rain to spring up at almost a moment’s notice. The temperature can quickly fall without warning, leaving the unprepared exposed and helpless. Even in the supposedly warm summer months, the conflicted and schizophrenic UK weather model often dumps profane surprises on its unfortunate subjects, causing what was once a swimmingly scorching summer day to turn instantly into a raging madman of blustering winds and twisting sheets of sleet. Whether your adventure is going to take place in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or the greater Wales area, it’s important to dress for the extremes to make one hundred percent sure that …

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Finding the Perfect Lighting For Your Needs

Finding the Perfect Lighting For Your Needs

Are you a homeowner looking for the best way to illuminate your home? Are you a business owner wanting to purchase the best light system to meet the demands of your office? If you answered yes, you need to consider a few points before you start your search. Finding the perfect lighting for your needs is essential for any office, home, or facility. Brightening your home or office entails using artificial or natural light to fit your needs. There are a wide variety of light systems including fixtures, ceiling fans, table lamps, and window and skylights which use the sun’s energy as a light source.

Natural light or Sunlight

It is the source most used for brightening homes, offices, or facilities during the daytime. This lighting system would include the use of windows, skylights, window coverings, and other means to control the flow of sunlight into a place. Daylighting provides the most economical means of illuminating a building or home. A facility such as a hospital would need to have access to bright and dim options since it’s needs vary greatly depending on the situation. Windows and skylights would enable flow with window tint or window coverings to control the brightness of the sun. A home or office would also have similar needs, but the scheme could make use of fewer windows and skylights.

Artificial Light

It is used in the daytime, but especially at night or when access to sunlight is limited. There are a wide variety of lamps, light fixtures and other equipment that provide light to the user. Stage lighting provides very bright and direct lighting in different forms. It’s become more popular recently due to its efficient and easy use. Ceiling fans and lampshades also provide a means to control the brightness.

Modern Lighting Systems

These …

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A Woman's Guide to Installing Outdoor Light Fixtures

A Woman’s Guide to Installing Outdoor Light Fixtures

It’s easy to tell that fall is here. Not only is the weather getting cooler, but the kids are looking forward to Halloween, the husbands are enjoying football and hunting season, and the days are getting shorter. Before they get too short and you run out of time for outdoor project, you might want to consider getting those new outdoor light fixtures you’ve been thinking about.

Replacing Outdoor Light Fixtures

It can be done in less than an hour, and can give the front of your home a facelift, while adding more light to greet your guests and welcome your family home. They can be purchased from your local home improvement store, as well as online. While your light fixtures should come with installation instructions, just in case they don’t, let’s take a look at how to install your new fixtures.

Try to convince your husband to do it for you, unless of course he isn’t very handy with tools and electricity. If he isn’t, or if you can’t convince him to do it for you, move on to step two.  Find your home’s circuit breaker, and flip the breaker that controls the outdoor lights to off. If you aren’t sure which one that is, just kill power to the whole house. It won’t be off for too long, and there’s no need to electrocute yourself.

Remove the screws that are holding the old light fixture up. Let it hang there by the wires while you use a test meter or light to check for a current. If there is no electricity flowing through the cable, continue. If there is, and you’ve already killed power to the whole house, back away slowly, and call an electrician.

Remove the wire nuts (which will probably be yellow, red, or black), and undo …

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Buying Guide for Backpacks

Buying Guide for Backpacks

If you intend to do a lot of hiking or walking in the spring / summer, it is important that you buy the right equipment yourself. Along with good boots you also need to get a good backpack to carry gear, tents and sleeping bags if you intend to go away for a few days and some extra clothes. But because there are so many different types of backpacks to choose from, choosing the right one for you can prove a bit of a challenge.

So below we offer a few pointers that you should keep in mind when you choose the backpack you want.

1.      What will you carry in your possession?

It is important for you to sit down and think about what you will put in yourself. By knowing what you will carry in your possession, you can decide on the size of backpack that you will need. It is important that you do not go for large sizes because you might find yourself accidentally putting more in what is really needed and thus increasing the weight you will carry. Also don’t think that going for a smaller size is a better choice because being cheaper only means that you have to secure more of your equipment outside.

2. Fits well on your back

You need to make sure that the one you go fits well on your back. If you can try out several different types that you are thinking of purchasing with some weight included inside. If you can put in the same amount of weight that you would expect to be carrying in yours when out and about.

3. The straps all provide support to your body

When trying them out make sure that the straps all provide support to your body and help …

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