Buying a large family tent

Finding the perfect tent for a camping trip can be a daunting task. There are a great many things to consider when buying a tent. Tents have long been considered a necessity for those wanting to camp out under the stars. There are a huge number of options, and each of those options can make a great deal of difference in the quality of the product, the product’s overall usefulness and your family’s camping experience. Tent buyers should always choose the model they think is best, and consult an expert or an avid outdoors man if there are any questions.

Of the people who buy tents, large numbers of them are buying them for family outings and camping trips. For that reason, it’s important that buyers purchase tents large enough to accommodate the entire family. What is more fun than packing up the kids, and the dog, and driving out to on a weekend trip of fresh air and outdoorsy fun? Dad can take his fishing gear, the kids can go swimming in the fresh river waters, the dog can collect all the sticks he can get his paws on, and you can spend some relaxing time swinging in a hammock with a good book. Also, don’t forget to get out your hitch bike rack and hit a few biking trails! Camping is a wonderful relaxing and family bonding experience!

Family tents large enough to hold more than 3 or 4 people will typically be available with multiple rooms. There are tents on the market that have 2 or even 3 rooms. These tents are more expensive than their one-room counterparts, and often have an area designated as a sleeping area, a sitting area, and an area outside the tent that can be screened off from insects. Tents large enough to hold several people can be very heavy, and they may need to be taken apart among 2 or 3 people in order to be carried easily.

Those looking for a tent should consider first just how much room there is available to hold the tent. Tents up to 4 people can be easily stowed in the trunk of a standard car, while camping tents large enough to hold 6 people or more may require the use of a van or small truck. Always make sure that there is adequate room for all campers to sleep securely in the tent, so plan to take a tent that is larger than you think you need.

Most tents large enough to fit several people are made generally of nylon, though older tents were made of less water-resistant material. Modern tents are both water and wind resistant, and typically insulated better than older models.

The concept of camping tents have changed quite significantly in the past 10 or 15 years, so it’s important to make sure that the most up to date model is chosen to accommodate your family and their needs. Tents are generally able to withstand quite a lot of punishment, and rips or tears are rare in modern tents. There are, however, repair kits available should a tent become damaged. These are typically an epoxy type resin used to cover a piece of mesh tape, which is designed to hold the damaged sides of the tent together. These repairs can yield a very strong seal, and should remain water resistant indefinitely.

So go on that family camping trip! Enjoy the laughter and memories, singing camp songs under the stars and devouring delicious s’mores around the camp fire. Invest in a proper tent, that will give your family all the safety and comfort they deserve.

Mountain Biking: A Rejuvenating Affair


The mountains have a lot to offer, don’t they? If you have a mountain bike, there is nothing like catching hold of a trail and following it or making your own trail. A leisurely bike ride in the mountains freshens up the soul and fills one with a sense of rejuvenation.

A treat for your eyes, mountain biking is much fun. Add to this your favorite music and your ride gets even better. Music devices like wireless Bluetooth speakers are an important part of a biker’s rides. If you are a music aficionado, all you need to do is, collect your favorite songs, buy a Turtle Shell or Bose SoundLink Speaker and hit the road.

The joy of biking in the mountains with music falling in your ears is a serene affair. However, there are some essentials that you need to bring along with you as you take your bike through some of the most exotic terrains:

A Trail Map: Always bring a trail map with you in order to ensure that you do not get lost. If you’re going in the area for the first time, it is always a good idea to carry a road map along as well.

 A First Aid Kit: Just in case.

A Bike Repair Kit: Carry along your bike repair kit and ensure that it contains all the tools, a wheel pump and a puncture repair kit. Also make sure that you bring a spare inner tube along with you to avoid being stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Juices and Water: It is fine if you do not bring any solid food but in order to feel good throughout your mountain biking trip, you should ensure that you stay hydrated. Drinking juices and water are regular intervals will help you avoid problems like headaches and fatigue.

Waterproofing: If you’re out in the monsoons a waterproof bag would help keep your belongings out of harm’s way. You need a waterproof bag to carry things like camera and wireless Bluetooth speakers. Also make sure that you wear a helmet if you’re hitting the terrains on a rainy day.

Cutting off from the daily affairs of life, mountain biking is an activity that helps you let out your frustration and de-stresses you.  If you are a beginner, it is good to go through a proper training before you can take up serious trails. Inexperienced bikers are at the risk of getting hurt and therefore experts recommend that you go through a short training program before you set out on your own.

If you like biking and music, coupling the two hobbies together is one of the best combinations that you can have but for beginners, devices like wireless Bluetooth speakers not highly recommended in order for them to get their focus right in the learning phases.



How To Purchase A Backpack Purse: 4 Tips You Should Know Before You Buy

Mini backpack purses are one the hottest fashion trends going today. From tour bus grannies to spotty preteens, just about every woman knows of someone who has one. A mini backpack purse is both practical and snazzy. Convenient with large, spacious interiors these purses are great for any woman who has a lot of stuff of carry but who does not want to be bothered with wrestling a large handbag around. If you have always wanted to purchase a backpack purse but were uncertain on how to pick one, then read the following 4 tips to learn how.

Tip 1 – Basic Style

All backpack purses have a triangle shape with a narrow top and a slightly wider bottom. The top typically either closes with a drawstring or flap cover. A mini backpack purse is just a smaller version. The quick open top makes it easy to store makeup, cell phones, wallets, cameras, tune players, hairbrushes and combs, etc. But mini backpack purses are not large enough to carry books or work files. Find a style that you are comfortable with

Tip 2 – Hands Free Convenience.

The popularity of these purses is largely based on their accessibility and convenient carry style. Now, women can have their hands free to round up kids, take pictures, and do other tasks without fear of slipping shoulder straps and stolen handbags. Some backpack purses have a single sling-style strap to use over one shoulder, while others can be worn over both shoulders. Try on the one that fits you and your lifestyle most comfortably.

Tip 3 – Construction

Know what you want to carry, and purchase a backpack purse that will fit your needs. The basic materials of these purses include a wide variety; From nylon, leather, canvas, denim to even satin and lace. The more durable fabrics are used in everyday carry bags, while the more delicate materials are used in mini backpack purses designed for special occasions. You should get a sturdier backpack for teenagers or young adults. A leather backpack purse would be a good investment for an active teen or college student. But remember that a large, leather one may weight more than a standard mini backpack purse. You should keep this in mind.

Tip 4 – Does it fit your lifestyle?

The most important item to consider when purchasing a backpack purse is whether or not is fits your needs and lifestyle. If you are in the habit of carrying everything in your current handbag, then you don’t need to choose a tiny, leather purse that will only hold a lipstick and cell phone. Take into account who you are and how you live your life. And choose accordingly.

So now you know the 4 best tips on how to purchasing a backpack purse: Know the types of basic styles; Pick a backpack purse that fits you; Get a well constructed purse and purchase a backpack purse that suits your lifestyle.

Take an Okkatots Travel Diaper Bag Backpack Tour

As most of you know I have a baby girl of 6 months. Before she was born we used to travel and go out almost every weekend and we promised ourselves we’d keep on doing that as much as we could after she was born. So naturally, I’ve become quite an expert at day packs, travel back and diaper bags, more specifically – at the intersection of all this is the travel backpack diaper bag. After a bit of trial an error we settled with the Okkatots Travel bag and I wanted to share with you this great product. I found the video below on YouTube and decided to post it here as they do as good a job as I probably ever would of giving you a tour of this piece of baby gear.

As you can see from the video, the Okkatots Diaper bag is a truly amazing piece of kit. The build-quality is absolutely fantastic and it is very obvious from the design that Okkatots really thought through every little feature on the backpack. Everything you could ever need for baby on a day trip is smartly organized into logical compartments. Those items that need to be close at had at all times are there when you need them.

The backpack is not only a good designed diaper bag, it is also a truly comfortable clear backpack. i have carried this around on my back for days on end- literally – and have never had any issues with chafing, sore back or anything similar. If you’re in the market for a new diaper bag I suggest you give this bag some serious consideration. They retail at around $80 on and there are a load of colors to chose from.

Some products just work. Once you buy them you tend to wonder how you ever got along without them – the Okkatots Diaper bag backpack is one of those products for me. Love it. never leave the house without it.


Essential items women should carry

There is something about being a woman that is empowering. We stick together and support each other. In recent years there have been many movements for gender equality. Just 100 years ago women weren’t allowed to wear pants, have short hair or ride horses the way they do nowadays. Obviously there are things that men do that drive us nuts and there are things women do that drive men nuts. One thing is for sure though – we are all incredibly resourceful. A butter knife can be used as a screwdriver and a pair of barbecue tongs as a tool to get that item off of the top shelf.

Part of being so resourceful is being prepared. Women have handbags for a reason – to fill with a bunch of useful stuff ( and rubbish haha) Here is our list of items that you should always carry to be prepared for any situation.


A small little container that contains plasters of varying degrees is always useful to have. You always know where to find them and if you are out you have access to them. It is a good idea to carry some sort of antiseptic cream as well.

Disinfecting wipes

These little things are life savers. Not only can you wipe counters with them, you can wipe public toilet seats, kids faces and even your own hands. I have successfully used them to clean coffee I have spilled on my pants and wipe down a spilled drink in my car.

A sewing kit

This is something that my mother would suggest, one that I could never understand until I lost the bottom on my pencil skirt at work. I ended up having to staple my skirt as the lost button resulted in my zip continually dropping down. Thread in the sewing kit can double up as floss in an emergency and the needle is ideal for taking splinters out of kids hands.

A multi tool


I would suggest carrying a multi tool such as a Leatherman or the Swiss army knife. You can customize which items you want it to feature but you. The Swiss army knife comes with a small scissor, screw driver, knife and tweezers. It is also only about 3 inches big. Ideal handbag size.

A flashlight

When the electricity trips at night, everyone scrambles to try find a flashlight. If it’s dark and you are going to the car and you need extra light you are sorted. A small LED light is ideal to have in your bag.


We all know how important tissues are. Bathroom, nose, spills. Enough said.

A pen


There are countless situations I have been in where having a pen would have come in handy. Filling in documents for work, for kids school or even for writing down someone’s number. Keeping a pen in your bag ensures that you always know where to find one. It also doubles up as weapon in an emergency or as a straw.

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Luxurious Photography for Vacations

Have you ever taken a ton of photos while on vacation? Of course, you have! But, when you come home and really looked at your collage of photos, have you realized they all looked the same? Even worse, they look the same as the overflowing photo albums you have from every other vacation taken over the last twenty years.

Black Tomato, a unique and innovative luxury travel company has come up with a new and exciting way to capture your favorite vacation moments.

“Drone the World” is a professional drone photography service that captures your favorite vacation moments from the sky and presents itself to you in the form of a three-minute video that has been professionally and precisely edited. This innovative service allows you to relive your vacation and experience it in an unimaginable way; from the perspective of the sky.

With the many modern advancements in technology, we are continuously looking for new ways to take pictures that will “ooh” and “aah” our family and friends. We strive to find the next best thing, often going to extremes to do so.

Over the years, we seen the Polaroid cameras that everyone just had to have, convenient and easy to use disposable cameras, waterproof cameras that work and survive under the water, cameras that allowed us to select a photo size from small to panoramic, digital cameras that require no film, and cell phones that take pictures almost as good as any camera.

Now, you can get the most out of your vacation, without a phone or camera in your hand. Stop taking hundreds of selfies until you get just the right one to post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat. Stop worrying about how you are going to fit everyone into the picture or taking turns not being in the picture while you snap a group photo, instead, let the flying Drone in the sky follow you and take your photos for you. You will experience a freedom you haven’t felt in years. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of flying a drone and snapping pictures, or let someone else do it for you.

Two vacation photography companies, “Flytographer” and “Shoot My Travel”, offer a vast array of Drone travel photography packages. Their large network of photographers spans over more than one hundred fifty cities around the world, meaning you can travel nearly anywhere in the world and have these modern photography services available to you.

These innovative companies send a professional photographer with a drone and Phantom drone case on your adventures with you for anywhere from thirty minutes to three hours. They specialize in all types of vacation photography, from romantic couples to large families. These knowledgeable photographers will also offer interesting tad bits of information as they guide you along the way.


Dress Your Kids In Style With Kids Leather Jackets

A kids leather jacket, by nature, is durable enough that it can handle almost any abuse your child can throw its way. And since “big” is in, you can buy it a bit bigger than your child actually needs and he’ll be able to wear it maybe even an entire year. Popular among boys is the leather bomber jacket or flight jacket, which is comfortable, warm, affordable, and downright snazzy. Boys also love motorcycle jackets.

Choosing Amoung The Different Leather

As you begin your search for a leather bomber jacket, you need to know what you’ll encounter during the search. First, although you’ll probably find more jackets made of cow skin, it’s possible that you could also find something in pig skin and goat skin. For the more traditional look, you’ll of course want the cow leather, although if you want a more unusual effect, goat skin is very nice, indeed.

Buying According To The Weather

kids-leather-jacketsYou’ll also find variety in the “warmth” factor. Although leather jackets are often bought for winter weather (and do a great job of keeping the child warm in those cold-weather months), more and more leather jackets are showing up for all seasons. The term you want to keep in mind if you want a jacket for spring or autumn is “lightweight.” When you see that term, you’ll know it’s not too hot to wear to keep off those April showers.

Different Colors

Colors are also increasing in variety. While black and brown still dominate the market, kids are today opting for more color in just about everything they buy. The jacket makers have taken note of this and now offer leather jackets for them in almost any color you can imagine.


Then there are the extras. For instance, some leather jackets might offer some fur arond the neck area for extra warmth during the winter. Some might close with Velcro rather than a zipper or snaps. These are simply matters of taste, and you’ll need to find out from your kid which he or she would prefer.

Some jackets also have symbols or logos on the front or back (and sometimes both). This is especially popular for leather bike jackets. You’ll again need to discern your kid’s tastes as to what logos would be appropriate for him or her.

The Cost

There is no standard price for a child’s leather jacket. You can find them as inexpensive as $40 and as expensive as $400, depending on the quality and features. And much of this will also depend on where you buy the jacket. While there are plenty of places locally where you can find them, it’s usually more affordable to shop online. You won’t pay as much in overhead costs or shipping. Plus it’s just more convenient to shop without leaving you home.

A kids leather jacket is a great investment for your boy or girl. It will keep them warm like nothing else, it looks stylish and yes, it’s tough enough to handle even the most rambunctious child.

Important Information On Cerebral Palsy

Having children of my own, I love reading articles that builds my knowledge about children. There are so many different things that parents or soon to be parents do not know and some of these things are pretty important. Whenever I read something interesting or important, I like sharing it as it might help someone in some way.

Looking At Cerebral Palsy

1958What is Cerebral Palsy or CP for short? Even though this is a condition that occurs in two to three children out of every one thousand born, there are still many people who don’t understand exactly what it is. Cerebral palsy is a medical term used to describe a group of disorders and impairments that cause defects or lesions to form on the developing brain of very young children. It can affect one part of the brain or the defect can be found in several different places. It can also be caused by head trauma or certain types of infections that occur during or after birth.

What It Is

It’s a serious condition that causes cognitive and motor impairment. The child cannot control their reflexes and muscles all over the body can tighten up. This condition is not inherited nor is it a contagious disease. It develops during child birth or within the first few years of childhood, usually by the time the child reaches two or three years of age. There are different types of cerebral palsy, such as spastic cerebral palsy and athetoid cerebral palsy. The symptoms associated with this condition will vary with each child and it can be mild or extremely severe. Information on cerebral palsy is crucial to parents to help identify this condition in their children.

In The Long Run

With mild cases, the person can grow and live a fairly normal life because this condition is not progressive. In other words, the damage done to the brain will not get any worse as the child continues to mature but the symptoms do change with time. In some cases, the symptoms may get better and they may not be very noticeable. However, in other cases, the symptoms can get much worse.

The Different Cases Of Cerebral Palsy

The symptoms will be different in each person and they can affect one or both sides of the body. In mild cases signs of cerebral palsy may include the person seeming a little awkward and some things may be more difficult for them than it should be, but they can usually get by without special care. On the other hand, severe cerebral palsy can completely disable a person making it necessary for someone else to care for them their whole life. Complications that are associated with cerebral palsy include seizures, tooth decay, sensory deficits, hearing impairment, vision problems, learning disabilities or mental retardation and gastrointestinal dysfunction.

Special Care

A child with severe CP will need a nursing care plan for cerebral palsy because it can be difficult caring for them on your own. Everything from bathing your child to feeding them can be a challenge. Patients with this condition are prone to accidents so it will be necessary to take special steps to insure their safety and never leave them alone.

Cerebral palsy is the most common problem associated with disabilities in children yet, it is often misunderstood. More information on cerebral palsy must be made available to parents to empower them to understand their child’s condition. It’s not easy for parents to learn that their child has this condition but the more you know about it, the easier it will be for the whole family to accept and live with it. There’s no doubt that it will take a lot of love and patience to care for a child with this condition but there is help available when you know where to search for it.

Cerebral Palsy Wheelchairs And Safety

Many patients that have cerebral palsy need the assistance of a wheelchair to help them get around. It helps to provide them with a little more freedom than what they would have without it. This makes it easier for the whole family and helps to improve the emotional state of the patient. There are different types of wheelchairs available and in order to choose the right one, it would be helpful to know a little about the different options of cerebral palsy wheelchairs.

Selecting Your Wheelchair

Cerebral palsy wheelchairs come in both manual operated and motorized versions. You’ll need to take into consideration what type of CP the patient has when making your selection. If the cerebral palsy affects the arms and hands (spastic cerebral palsy) preventing them from being able to manually move the wheelchair, then a motorized wheelchair would be the best choice. However, if their arms and hands are unaffected, it wouldn’t really make a difference.1958

Consult The Therapist

It’s always a good idea to talk to the therapist before selecting a wheelchair for children. They will be able to tell you which one would be the most beneficial based on the condition of your child. They have the experience to know how the cerebral palsy will affect your child in the future and they have the knowledge to help you make a decision that will benefit the patient for many years. It’s recommended that you always consult the physical therapist before making your final decision.

Wheelchair Maintenance

Cerebral palsy wheelchairs are designed to be used in the home and in a school environment. It needs to be suited to the child’s stature but take into consideration how much the child may grow in the next few years. Maintenance is another issue that needs to be addressed but it’s not as important as making sure the child can operate the wheelchair on their own. The manual wheelchair requires the least amount of maintenance but if they are not suited for your child, this is not an option.

Most Economical Choice

One of the most economical choices is called the “growth wheelchair” because they are designed with what is called “growth kits”. These are adjustable and some parts are even replaceable so your child will be able to use them for many years. Once you have made your selection you need to be aware of wheelchair safety. There are some things that you should know in order to help prevent injury to the child from use of the wheelchair. You do not want a wheelchair injury to undo all the hard work of the cerebral palsy treatments.

Wheelchair Practice

If you’ve never been in a wheelchair, you may not know that the center-of-gravity is very important. Reaching and bending can cause the wheelchair to tip over. To prevent this from occurring, the patient needs to practice moving around in different positions while someone is monitoring them. This way they can learn what the safety zone is. Someone in a wheelchair should never attempt going up and down curbs or steps without the assistance of someone else. Before the assistant tips a wheelchair, they should let the patient know. They need to make sure their hands and feet are not in a position where they can be pinched and they will need to lean backwards to make it go more smoothly.

When trying to pick up something, the wheelchair should be as close to the object as possible. The wheels should be in the locked position to prevent it from rolling out from under the patient and they should never strain to reach something. Wheelchair safety is a big issue and it should not be taken lightly. Choosing a cerebral palsy wheelchair should only be done after consulting with a qualified physical therapist, and after you have obtained information on wheelchair safety.

Healthy Cooking Classes For Your Kids

This article discusses how parents can use healthy cooking classes for kids not just to teach them how to cook but also to get them started on healthy eating habits. These classes are important because they could be the key to guiding your children in such a way that they would be able to avoid the unhealthy eating habits that many people have developed.

Due to the lack of guidance on healthy cooking and eating, many adults have developed unhealthy habits like using the microwave to thaw frozen foods like pizza, eating junk foods, and others. Healthy cooking classes will expose the children to the healthy ways of choosing food, preparing them, cooking them, and eating them.

Cooking Classes

healthy-cooking-for-kids-App-2By enrolling children in healthy cooking classes, parents could be certain that their kids would be properly directed on what kinds of food are healthy. Teaching them while they are still young ensures that they will remember the lessons even when they become adults because they are very impressionable at such an age.

And for the convenience of parents and children, they could learn healthy cooking right there in their kitchens if they take part in online cooking classes. Such an arrangement would provide the benefit of doing away with the time and money that would be spent driving to and from the culinary school institute.

Teaching Your Kids To Cook

Parents may find that convincing their children to attend a healthy cooking class would not be too hard because young people are by nature very curious and are likely to enjoy cooking their own meals. Most kids love doing things in the kitchen. At the start, things may be a little cluttered and disorderly but parents need to be patient and provide their children a chance to learn from their own mistakes. The need to clean up a messy kitchen is a small price to pay for the long-lasting benefit of being assured that your kids know how to cook and eat healthy meals. Besides, parents can ask the children to help them clean up the kitchen afterward. It may even provide them with the much needed time for bonding.

Learning With The Kids

Meanwhile, healthy cooking classes need not be for the children only because adults can also learn a lot about healthy food preparation and eating. It might be embarrassing if the young people are the ones who are knowledgeable about healthy cooking and eating. If kids saw their parents eating unhealthy foods they are likely to get confused and this could negate whatever gains had been made in teaching healthy eating habits to the children. Parents would do well to learn from the cooking classes. And as for very young kids, even four to five year olds can start learning about healthy foods. Parents only have to make sure that the kids are provided with a blunt knife for cutting soft foods like bananas and other kinds of fruits to make a fruit salad. Adults can also make use of this opportunity to explain to their children the importance of vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables.

Be Pregnant In Style

This article offers tips on how to buy plus size maternity wear. There are three basic issues to consider:

  • comfort
  • function
  • fashion

Women often feel anxious during the pregnancy period as they gain weight and feel both less attractive and less comfortable. Because of the physical changes, such as a bigger abdomen, an increase in weight, and the swelling of fingers and ankles, ensuring comfort during pregnancy is vital. One way to ensure this is to find clothes that are loose on the stomach area and high waist shirts with the waist line located right under the bust. An important tip when looking for plus size maternity wear is to find plus size maternity stores.

Going For Plus Size Maternity Clothing

online-shopping-plus-size-maternity-clothesThere is no need to buy bigger clothing, rather go for plus size maternity wear that is bigger in the tummy area. This has become easier because clothing companies have come up with more and more choices for pregnant women who want to be comfortable and classy at the same time. You can also choose plus size dressy pant suits that can be used almost throughout the whole pregnancy term. Maternity pants are available in in a broad range of styles, patterns, designs and colors. These may be jeans with elastic waistbands to provide room for the growing tummy.

Going For Comfort

Another important consideration when choosing plus size clothing for women, particularly for those who are pregnant, is that you can easily move around in it. This is because function is another vital consideration. You should be capable of doing what you had previously been able to do. For women who are planning to breastfeed, you need to ensure that the cut of the clothing is appropriate for this activity when the proper time arrives to nurse the baby. All of these factors should be considered, even if you are looking for inexpensive maternity clothing.

Being Pregnant In Style

A pregnancy need not be a time for the expectant mother to be wearing drab clothing. Designers and clothing companies in the UK and in Australia have come up with a variety of colors, styles and designs for maternity wear for voluptuous women. There are even plus size swim suits for expectant mothers. This will allow them to enjoy swimming or sunbathing. Maternity stores often have selections for one piece swim suits, bikinis and bottoms for bathing suits.

Finally, when it comes to plus size maternity wear, aside from comfort and function, it is also important to consider whether it is fashionable. Pregnant women no longer have to be content with wearing the baggy clothes that were the only kinds of clothing available to them in the past. Fashion designers have made available stylish clothes that are specifically designed for the needs of pregnant women. Thus, pregnant women are advised to visit their local maternity stores to get their measurements taken by a professional. They may use these measurements later when the shop for their clothes at online stores.