Canopies and Pop-Ups

  1. Choosing the Best Canopy Tent for Outdoor Gatherings

    Choosing the Best Canopy Tent for Outdoor Gatherings

    An outdoor gathering is the best way to enjoy yourself with your loved ones in almost all cases. Whether it's a success party at your office, a barbecue with your mates, a family reunion, or a romantic dinner with your better half, there are always countless outdoor venues waiting to welcome you and cherish your moments. You can go to a riverbank, park in the valleys, find a spot in the forest, occupy the shore, experiment with caverns, or choose any site that is spacious, quiet, and safe, and you'll have a dreamy venue. That, too, for free!

    With that said, you’ll still need to care for specific arrangements. When you’re planning an outdoor gathering, you’re keeping people away from the comfort and safety of an overhead shelter. And as much thrill and joy it brings to eat under stars or screaming seagulls, a completely roofless outdoor party isn’t going to be safe or even enjoyable to the fullest potential! You see, the natural world follows its seasonal courses without any regard to your plans. The rainy spell doesn't know how expensive your shirt is when it decides to pour down, which makes it necessary to have an overhead shelter arrangement so that you can enjoy yourself at any time of the day and during any season. And that is where a canopy tent comes to your rescue!

    What Is a Canopy Tent?

    Have you ever seen a tree’s canopy? It’s the crown or the upper layer of the leaves of a tree that overlaps amongst itself to shelter the forest floor below. Life in the forest largely

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  2. How to Plan and Pack for a Fishing Trip

    How to Plan and Pack for a Fishing Trip

    Gathering up your family or friends and heading out on a fishing trip is one of the best ways to take a much-needed break from everyday life. Not only will you have a chance to connect with nature, but you’ll also enjoy the thrill and excitement of hooking a fish, as well as the peace and serenity that comes with enjoying a day on the water.

    While single-day trips are fun, there’s nothing quite like spending several days on a fishing camping trip. This will give you plenty of time to spend on the water and a few nights to enjoy bonding around the campfire. As long as you take some time to fully prepare, nothing will ruin your good time.

    Not sure how to plan your fishing trip? Check out our round-up of top tips and a list of important fishing trip essentials you won't want to leave home without. By the time you're done, you'll be planning trips like a pro.

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  3. How to Set Up Your Farmers Market Stand

    How to Set Up Your Farmers Market Stand

    If you’ve got a green thumb and you’re looking for a fun way to make some money, setting up a farmers market stand is a great idea! Fresh, locally grown produce is in high demand, and growing and selling your own food is incredibly rewarding.

    Even if you don’t live on a large farm, you can still grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to sell at a farm stand. In fact, urban farming has become one of the hottest new trends. From hydroponic systems set up on rooftops to outdoor greenhouses, there are plenty of creative ways to get your garden growing.

    Before you can start selling your goods, you’ll need to set up your space. Luckily, creating a roadside farm stand is a simple project that won’t cost you a ton of money. Here’s a look at some of the best farm stand ideas for setting up produce stands at outdoor markets.

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    First, Learn the Rules of Setting Up Produce Stands at Outdoor Markets

    If you’re setting up afarm  stand at an established farmers market, check with them to make sure you understand all the rules before you get started. You’ll need to make sure they’ve approved the items you’re planning on selling and that the farm stand space you set

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  4. Canoe vs Kayak: Which Boat is Best for Your Camping Adventure?

    Canoe vs Kayak: Which Boat is Best for Your Camping Adventure?

    Whether taking a gentle paddle down a quiet river in a canoe, or twisting and turning down exciting rapids in a kayak, both options provide endless fun and incredible health benefits. When deciding on a canoe boat or a kayak boat, it’s important to know the key similarities and differences to ensure you make the right purchase and enjoy outdoor adventures like camping trips to the fullest.

    Regardless of your preference between a canoe and kayak, you should also know how to properly store one to protect your investment between camping adventures.

    Canoe vs Kayak: What are the similarities?

    • Both provide great workouts: Regardless of which watercraft you choose, both a canoe and kayak will provide a great cardiovascular workout and increase muscle strength with low-impact exercise. It will get your blood pumping and body moving without worrying about the wear and tear you might experience from other workouts like running.
    • Mental health benefits: Did you know that exercising near water has been shown to reduce depression? Besides, nothing will put you in a better mood than seeing a dolphin or turtle swim by in the open water. Both of these activities will not only impact your physical shape, but your mental health as well.
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  5. 5 Ways to Use Your Shade Canopy

    5 Ways to Use Your Shade Canopy

    No matter the season, an outdoor pop-up canopy is a must-have accessory for any outdoor adventure. Outdoor canopies for shade provide comfort, convenience, and most importantly protection from harmful UV-rays. It’s important to find a dependable product that fits your needs whether you’re on the go, on the job, or on vacation.

    When deciding which outdoor pop-up canopy is right for you, first think about how much shade you need. Will you be covering a larger group, or just yourself and a friend? Then decide on other features like slant leg or straight leg options for a little extra strength. These shade solutions are versatile enough to bring just about anywhere. Here are 5 ways to use your shade canopy to transform your next trip outside.

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    1. Bring Shade to Any Backyard

    While you may think an outdoor pop-up canopy is just for an exciting trip to the beach, remember to bring coverage from the sun on an average day in your backyard. Add outdoor canopies for shade while watching your family splash around in the pool or for a respite from grilling at a family cookout. Choose a larger outdoor pop-up canopy to

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  6. Home Tailgating: Football Party Tips to Make The Big Game Fun

    Bring Big Game Excitement with These Backyard Tailgate Party Ideas

    There’s a big football game being played on Sunday, and there will be a championship feeling in the air. Whether your favorite team is playing, or you have no rooting interest at all, the best way to celebrate the day is with a small backyard homegate party!

    While a tailgate party is an outdoor bash that takes place before a sporting event at the parking lot of a stadium, a homegate party that you hold in your backyard. A tailgate party will include a grill, a tailgate canopy, portable folding chairs, a sturdy but compact camping table, a trusty metal cooler, and plenty of food and drinks.

    A homegate party gives you all the benefits of a tailgate without the added stress of gameday traffic, need to prep food the night before, or the need to pack your car or truck with tailgating gear. Additionally, homegating allows you to keep your party as intimate as you’d like. You can make it a family affair, or just invite the neighbors over for a pre-game meal.

    While the big game atmosphere can make tailgating a unique experience, you can replicate the feel in your own backyard. In fact, when you’re homegating, you aren’t restricted to one or two parking spaces. You’ll have more room to set up tables and chairs, games like cornhole, and to generally just stretch out. Also, you’ll have the convenience of setting up and breaking down your backyard in your own time frame, and not when the stadium parking lot is open.

    It doesn’t matter if you live in the cold Kansas City area, the warmth of the Tampa Bay area, or anywhere else in the United States. Even thought the 54 of the 55 of big championship football games have been played in warmer weather or indoor stadiums, it’s a sport that’s played in just about any weather. Those who tailgate at Kansas City games dress in layers to stay warm. Fans of the team in Tampa know how to stay cool under the blazing sun.

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  7. Get the Perfect Pop-Up Canopy and Tailgate Tent for Your Event

    Get the Perfect Pop-Up Canopy and Tailgate Tent for Your Event

    Whether you’re heading out to the big game or you’re hosting a backyard BBQ, having a tailgate tent or a pop-up canopy can make all the difference. This is one of the best ways to protect you and your guests from the elements and ensure everyone has a great time.

    If you don’t already own a shade tent, you might wonder whether it’s really worth the effort and expense. The answer is a resounding yes! Once you have a portable shade solution, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner.

    Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at the benefits of owning a tailgate tent, some fun ways to use them, and some of the most popular sizes and styles you can choose from.

     

    Benefits of a Tailgate Tent

    A pop-up canopy or shade tent will provide you with protection from the sun, rain, wind, and other elements. Since they come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, they’re very versatile. It’s also easy to find one that will fit your budget. If you choose a durable canopy from a reputable company – like ShelterLogic – you can use it season after season and have the confidence of knowing it will continue to look great and perform as it should.

    Most pop-up canopies are lightweight, compact, and easy to assemble in just a couple of minutes – especially if you have a few people to help you. This makes it easy to take them with you when you go to football games, picnics in the park, and any other type of event where people gather. When tailgating in a parking lot, setting up a shade canopy will also mark your designated space. This can come in handy when you’re surrounded by other tailgaters or event attendees.

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  8. If You Can’t Go to the Game, Have a Backyard Tailgate Party

    If You Can’t Go to the Game, Have a Backyard Tailgate Party
    Can't go to the game, race, or concert? That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the same tailgate party experience at home. here's what you need to make it happen
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  9. How to Make Your Parked RV Feel Like Home

    How to Make Your Parked RV Feel Like Home

    Driving an RV is one of America’s favorite ways to travel. In fact, the United States is the largest market for the RV industry, with over 40 million people who use this method of travel every year. It’s not hard to see why a home on wheels has a strong appeal, either. With America’s vast and diverse landscape, there are thousands of miles and boundless terrain to discover. To see it all, you need a travel method that provides that “home away from home” feeling.

    RVs are one of the only modes of travel where you can bring most of your creature comforts. It’s also easy to maintain a familiar environment and get the most privacy compared to other methods. Also, the more home-like accessories that you bring along for the ride, the more comfortable your trip will be.

    Many people have found financial freedom in living in their RVs full time. A home on wheels is also a popular temporary living space for families in transition. Living in an RV involves parking the vehicle long-term and living exclusively in an RV park or campground. For this time, having durable, high-quality camping gear and furniture is vital for your daily comfort.

    Whether you decide to camp in an RV park or on private land, you can make your new home comfortable with these RV decorating ideas, including canopies, portable tables, foldable chairs, coolers, outdoor storage, and other useful camping accessories. This quick guide will show you how to make your parked RV feel like home no matter how long you decide to stay.

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  10. Smoked Turkey vs. Fried Turkey: Which Is Best for Thanksgiving Dinner?

    Thanksgiving turkey

    Every year, when Thanksgiving comes around, most of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen getting ready all the dishes that will leave us needing individual wheelbarrows to get us back to our beds at the end of the day. The main draw of the Thanksgiving meal is undoubtedly the turkey. That alone takes plenty of time, starting with picking it out, cooking it, and then stuffing and carving it.

    Almost everyone knows what an excellent roasted turkey should taste like. However, there's no reason that you have to repeat the same method of preparation each year. 

    Do you want to try something different this Thanksgiving? Don't worry—we aren't talking about Tofurkey. Instead, how about a fried or smoked turkey versus the classic roasted turkey? In this article, we dig into the turkey and the various ways you can safely prepare it for your family.

    Ways to Cook a Turkey and How They Differ

    Roasting a turkey is the typical way to prepare them for the Thanksgiving season. Roasting is a pretty drawn-out process, particularly if you want to stuff the turkey. You will need to have a stuffed turkey in the oven at 350°F for 15 minutes per pound of turkey. For example, when preparing a 12-pound turkey, you need to keep it in the oven for about three hours.

    Fried Turkey

    However, there are other options when it comes to turkey preparation. For instance, you can fry the turkey. A deep-fried turkey will likely appeal to the younger generation of Thanksgiving attendees. However, the succulent skin you get when you have a fried turkey will appeal to almost anyone.

    Pros of a Fried Turkey:

    • Frying a turkey is likely one of the fastest ways you can get this bird cooked. That means if you wake up late on the fateful morning, you can still have the turkey deliciously cooked through in no time. Compared to the 15 minutes per pound for a roasted turkey, the cooking time of fried turkey is about three
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