You can view the posts to the forum without registering but in order to post a question or reply to a post you must register as a user. Once you register, you can log in and join the discussion or post a question.
To post your question, simply click on NEW TOPIC or post a REPLY to an existing topic.
To upload a photo, just click on the "upload attachment" tab below the text box when you are posting a question or a reply.
Remember to include where you live (city & state) in your post, so you will get the best answer for your particular area.
1. Are you claustrophobic? Some ultralight tent designs are really just fancy bivy sacks. For those who hate tight squeezes, it will be like sleeping in a coffin.
2. How tall are you? If the length of the tent is only a few inches more than your height, you'll be touching the walls. This probably means getting wet from the condensation on them.
3. What do you do in a tent? If you just sleep, total floor and head space are not important. If you normally play cards with friends for hours Maliek Collins Hat , you'll need a design that allows for that.
4. Do you backpack in bad weather often? If all you plan to do is camp on nice summer nights, you can just look at the cheapest lightweight tents, and worry less about quality.
5. How much have you budgetted for a tent? More money equals a lighter tent, but if you can't get it light enough on your budget, you may want to consider going even lighter - and cheaper - with a tarp shelter.
6. Which is more important to you Jaylon Smith Hat , fast set-up or lightest weight? Hopefully you'll find a tent with the right balance, but keep your preference in mind when shopping.
More About Lightweight Tents
Single-layer tents (without a rain-fly) will usually have more condensation inside. This is true of even those that claim to be waterproof and breathable. It is less of a problem with the newer designs that have a lot of screenventilation area, because air circulation is as important as "breathable" material. These materials just don't breath that well anyhow.
Test your tent. It's no fun spending 20 minutes setting up a complicated tent in the rain. Also, it can be worse than inconvenient to tear seams because of a design that stretches everything so tight you have to fight with it. Try the tent in your yard or living room, before you head into the wilderness. That way you can return it if it won't work for you.
There is only one totally enclosed 2-person ultralight tent that I know of under 3 pounds. It's a single layer Chidobe Awuzie Hat , but the forward sloping door allows for a large screen area, to keep air-flow at a maximum. This keeps condensation to a minimum.
There are "floorless" tents, which are specially cut tarps which typically use your trekking poles for support. One of the lightest of these is a three-person design that weighs less than 2 pounds. I haven't tried it, but it gets good reviews, and it is in the weight range I like for ultralight tents. You have to bring a groundsheet with this type Taco Charlton Hat , so figure that weight into the decision.
Unfortunately, I've discovered the hard way - four tents and counting - that you tend to get what you pay for with lightweight tents. That's one of the reasons I backpack with a tarp.
Photo Art: The science behind morphing pictures into artworks
Posted by AmandaTom on October 20th, 2013
Hand-painting is an art that came into being very early in time, right from the prehistoric age, when the only known mode of communication was sketching. The initial crude form evolved through continuous tweaking and fine-tuning Connor Williams Hat , down the generations, to the day when the finest of painters were born to marvel the world with their remarkable and inimitable handiworks. The commoners, till today, and hopefully till a distant future, will be able to appreciate the artistic brilliance and splendor of hand paintings fully. Painting as a booming business in the modern world has promoted the dying art with renewed energy through photo art. People’s interest in converting their photographs into paintings has led to commercialization of the art which in a way has developed the infrastructure for professionals to earn a comfortable living. Portraits in pencil are equally popular among buyers and patrons of art.
Photo art in the pencil sketch style is considered to be a highly creative concept when it comes to portrait making. Local artists are always enthusiastic about portrait painting in imitation of the subject posing for them. However Leighton Vander Esch Hat , portraits in pencil from a photograph will require more than just a person with flair in lines. There are many painting companies that offer creative and expensive-looking paintings through skilled painters who can make brilliant sketches just by the photograph of a person. Pencil sketched portraits make the best gifts ever to people you admire, adore and the families of those who have lost a dear one.
The portraits in pencil are potent and admirable from the eyes of a common man and a man of art alike. Previews are offered to clients before the item is delivered, and redoes are chargeable. So, mail your favorite picture today and get a painting done on it. The painters use sketch inks and fiber-based papers to make the portraitures. Photo art is now a highly popular practice that literally translates photos to paintings manually.
The painters make use of stark colorization techniques that improves the artistic interpretability of the picture, adding a new dimension to the portrait. Use of fine papers Sean Lee Hat , oil colors, brush strokes, etc. transform the ‘you’ in the picture into something surreal and divine. Photo art services are offered by companies who have a team of experienced candidates who are gifted in painting and sketching, being capable of delivering brow-rising output to clients that will interest new buyers.
The artists are equipped with matte, semi-matte or oily papers Terrance Williams Hat , cotton swabs, spatulas, brushes of multiple sizes, etc. to ensure productivity of the best possible quality. However, for pencil sketch Cole Beasley Hat , not much is needed. Sketch ink, a paper and canvas are all that they need to imprint the person in the photograph on the paper. The ar. Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Womens Jerseys Wholesale Youth Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys China Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Cheap Wholesale College Basketball Jerseys Wholesale NBA Basketball Jerseys