Outdoor Living and Camping
Love camping under the starry sky? These cool outdoor gear and accessories will help you enjoy your time in the woods. Be it hammock, swing, inflating tents…
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Al Kasani, a researcher at the University of Connecticut, has developed a new off-grid technology that drops a tent’s internal temperature by 20°F. The tent designed by the research team would feature a liquid cooling system to help bring down the temperature inside to a bearable level.
If you ever wished to live like a king, you should pack your bags for the Caher Castle that you can rent on Airbnb. This 5-story medieval castle is restored using traditional materials, and modern technology. You can find local stone, limestone, and oak beams throughout the castle.
Doubling as a pop-up tent, SweatTent sauna was crowdfunded on Indiegogo within three hours. The concept talks about a portable sauna package comprising a tent, stainless steel wood fire stove, a stove exhaust chimney, and temperature control vents. Weighing less than 80 lbs, SweatTent is easy to carry around and even fits inside a camper trailer.
The world’s first customizing modular loft tent takes only 15 minutes to set up. Poised on short or extended legs, it offers campers scenic views from few feet above the ground amid cold air striking their ears and hitting their faces (which is a marvelous experience).
If you are looking for convenience, there are various electric or gas-powered hot tubs available in the market but where’s the fun in that? The wood-fired hot tub is a more relaxing but demanding option; it involves you to keep fueling it with firewood to maintain water temperature.
No matter which country you have chosen for your next vacation, you must add a viewing platform to your travel checklist. These are well-engineered observation platforms located on the top of mountains or tall skyscrapers offering unobstructed views of the expansive landscapes and surroundings. Largely these are open-air viewing platforms but there are places where such structures are built indoors with large glass window panes.
The geodesic design helps the tent stay erect against the high winds making it really fine camping gear for an adventure gig even in a light storm. Another aspect that makes it reliable is the new version of Inflatable Diamond Grid (IDG) that uses the struts of the airframe efficiently. The result is a stable tent with less weight and an easy setup.
Made using carbon, glass, and Kevlar fibers, the base model of Aptera is 177 inches long, 88 inches wide and 57 inches in height. The solar powered vehicle can also be charged like a regular electric vehicle. It offers 250 miles of battery range with 16 miles per day from solar charging.
Designed by Heatherwick Studio in collaboration with the National Trust, this 50ft x 50ft decagonal glasshouse is based at the Woolbeding Gardens in West Sussex. Like aforementioned, it unfurls like a flower in few minutes reminding me of the paper flowers, I used to make in school during my scrap book sessions.