The Different Styles of Tents Available Today

Written by Ian Wide


The dictionary defines a tent as 'a portable shelter usually of canvas or other cloth stretched over poles or supports and fastened torepparttar ground with pegs and ropes'. That definition covers a wide variety of structures in many sizes, shapes and styles. Whether you're looking for family shelter on a camping trip, a pavilion for a wedding or a beach canopy, there's a tent to suit your needs.

When choosing a tent for camping, you'll need to consider how it will be used, how it will be carried, how many people will be sleeping in it, and how easy it will be to set up. The following descriptions of broad styles of tents should help you decide what kind of tent is best for your camping trip.

FRAME TENTS - Frame tents are generally regarded as an older style of tent. They use aluminum or steel poles to form a frame over whichrepparttar 141686 tent cloth, usually canvas, is draped. The newer styles are often made of cotton or a synthetic fabric with fiberglass frames. Frame tents can be elaborately designed and offer a great deal of room and structure inside. The biggest disadvantage is that they are often difficult to erect.

DOME TENTS - Dome tents are amongrepparttar 141687 most popular styles. Dome construction is used in tents as simple as children's bed tents. They generally consist of a fabric tent and flexible fiberglass or plastic tent 'poles' that slip through sleeves inrepparttar 141688 fabric. The poles are shaped byrepparttar 141689 fabric and giverepparttar 141690 tent its rigidity. They're easy to set up and collapse, lightweight, and often offer a great deal of head room and comfort. Their major disadvantage is that they may be unstable in high winds.



The History of Poker Chips

Written by Dani Martin


Gaming chips have been made from a wide range of materials in an almost infinite variety of styles sincerepparttar birth of gambling andrepparttar 141666 need to keep track of winnings.

The most common material types used today inrepparttar 141667 manufacture of modern poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylic composite. Clay chips,repparttar 141668 oldest ofrepparttar 141669 bunch, have been manufactured in America sincerepparttar 141670 late 1800s.

Back inrepparttar 141671 1800s, poker players seemed to use any small valuable object imaginable. Early poker players sometimes used jagged gold pieces as well as chips primarily made of wood and clay. Byrepparttar 141672 20th century, poker chip designs began to play a greater prominence, andrepparttar 141673 smooth edges of older chips gave way to chips with engraved slits to keep them neatly stacked together. Most recently, affordable plastic poker chips appeared inrepparttar 141674 1940s. There is no doubt that poker has grown steadily in popularity ever since its origin inrepparttar 141675 1800s. Withrepparttar 141676 explosive growth of online gaming and specialty TV shows, public interest in poker has accelerated faster than ever before.

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