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The Tepui SkyCamp brings rooftop tent camping to solid ground

Why it matters to you

The Tepui SkyCamp offers semipermanent camping options for backyards, summer camps, and resorts. Rooftop tents have become all the rage, transforming “glamping[1]” into a popular pastime. Prominent rooftop tent maker Tepui takes the revolution to a whole new level with the SkyCamp[2], a new product for semipermanent camping.

Traditional ground tents[3] are ideal for a lot of activities, but they aren’t the most comfortable or convenient. If you’re just going car camping, the time spent packing, unpacking, and setting up camp before crawling into bed for the night could be better utilized. The benefits of aboveground camping include having a sleeping space that’s already set up, protection from insects and animals, and added comfort provided by the built-in foam mattress and thick materials.

Where you don’t care to or need to bring your car, you can still get the benefits of aboveground camping with the new Tepui SkyCamp. The SkyCamp is a solid wooden structure with a Tepui rooftop tent mounted on top of it. The product is designed to fit a variety of rooftop tents and includes a covered picnic table just beneath the tent, protected from the sun and inclement weather.

“The Tepui SkyCamp is an easy, turnkey solution for landowners to provide a unique recreational experience. While our company focus is rooftop tents, we recognize the appeal of having an elevated sleep structure for uses beyond car camping,” said founder Evan Currid in a statement[4]. “We see the SkyCamp as a way for our customers to cultivate community for experiential camping in the comfort of a Tepui Tent.” The SkyCamp is an ideal replacement for backyard tree houses, serves as the perfect solution for permanent camping areas, and could be utilized by resorts, ranches, or summer camps.

Tepui tents are designed with universal mounting brackets for easy fixation to the wooden platform and include a telescoping ladder. They are made from 600D ripstop coated poly-cotton material, offer internal pockets for storing gear, and feature a comfortable A-frame shape that allows you to sit up fully. A a 2.5-inch foam mattress provides for comfort you rarely find in the great outdoors.

The new SkyCamp product line offers a variety of tent sizes.

The SkyCamp Autana 3[5] and Kukenam 3[6] retail for £2,650, while the SkyCamp Autana 4[7] and Kukenam 4[8] retail for £3,250, not including shipping.

References

  1. ^ glamping (www.digitaltrends.com)
  2. ^ SkyCamp (tepuitents.com)
  3. ^ ground tents (www.digitaltrends.com)
  4. ^ statement (tepuitents.com)
  5. ^ Autana 3 (tepuitents.com)
  6. ^ Kukenam 3 (tepuitents.com)
  7. ^ Autana 4 (tepuitents.com)
  8. ^ Kukenam 4 (tepuitents.com)

Shadow of War Loot Box PS4, Xbox One fears after PC cheats

There is a lot of talk right now on the growing trend of the use of Loot Boxes in console and PC gaming. One the latest releases Shadow of War uses this very mechanic and it has forced some PC users to take matters into their own hands. It’s now been revealed that there is significant cheating going on with players able to get free Loot Boxes for Shadow of War on PC – so far, this isn’t possible on PS4 and Xbox One.

This is happening on PC due to a script and the Cheat Engine tool which can give infinite Mirian used to buy Silver War Chests or loot boxes.

The saving grace is that the Gold War Chests used for online play hasn’t been compromised yet as these are locked away to real money purchases – but is it still worrying for you that many players are ruining the overall experience? If this kind of practise ever makes its way to console then there is going to be a big problem for PS4 and Xbox One users.

Considering that this has now become a trend on PC though, what do you make of it? Has the gambling nature of the loot box forced PC users to cheat and should the loot box system be revised by the developers full stop moving forward? Follow us on Facebook[1], Twitter[2] or Google Plus[3].

Also See: Middle Earth Shadow of War gameplay preview before release date[4]

References

  1. ^ Facebook (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)
  3. ^ Google Plus (plus.google.com)
  4. ^ Middle Earth Shadow of War gameplay preview before release date (www.product-reviews.net)

Sheridan Smith opens up about her anxiety and depression: ‘My life was falling apart’

Actress Sheridan Smith has opened up about her experience of anxiety and depression, sharing that her father’s cancer diagnosis in 2016 triggered a struggle with her mental health that resulted in her taking time away from her West End role in Funny Girl.‘My life was falling apart,’ Smith told The Sunday Times. ‘And I didn’t tell anyone.’

Smith’s experience with anxiety and depression had been ongoing for some time, as she’d originally moved to London to work as an actor with no training – and yet over time, her skills resulted in her being in some of the most high-profile television programmes and theatre shows of the past few years. ‘I never used to get that nervous when I was younger,’ she said. ‘I was just wide-eyed, from up north, enjoying it all, a jobbing actor doing Two Pints, having a laugh.’ Smith starred in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 to 2009, and also had a prominent role in BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey, as well as Benidorm and Jonathan Creek.

In 2009, she took on the role of Elle Woods in the West End musical production of Legally Blonde. ‘It was Legally Blonde that changed everything — it was the first time I’d been the lead in a musical, and it did incredibly well,’ Smith recalled.

‘Then things started to go to another level, which I wasn’t… Suddenly I started suffering from anxiety. I’m there on the set [of Quartet] with Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon, for God’s sake, and I was really anxious.

‘Things shift subtly,’ she continued. ‘There’s more pressure to deliver… You’re constantly worrying that you’re not going to be as good as people think you should be.’ MORE: 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR TEEN ABOUT ANXIETY[2]

Smith was reluctant to open up about her issues at the time due to her prominent career. “All I could imagine was people thinking, ‘You should be grateful. Get over yourself.’ But when you have that degree of anxiety, you can’t just pull yourself together and you can’t explain it,” she said. ‘I didn’t want to talk about it at the time, because I just thought that’s exactly what people would say — ‘What have you got to be upset about?’ And I was totally grateful, of course I was.

‘But at the same time, I was totally terrified that I was going to come unstuck, that I couldn’t hold these feelings of insecurity in much longer without it coming to a head. Which it did last year.’ ‘My dad getting cancer triggered it, but it had been a long time coming,’ she concluded. ‘Things have been weird for years.’

After taking time to get treatment for and recover from her stress, Smith returned to Funny Girl and continues to wow critics with her triumphant performances – much like the one seen on last week’s Strictly Come Dancing, in fact. She will also be making her first foray into the music industry later this year with a debut album.

Sheridan: The Album is out on November 3.

Readers affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact Samaritans free on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Via Digital Spy[3] (Images: Getty) Like this?

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References

  1. ^ The Sunday Times (www.thetimes.co.uk)
  2. ^ MORE: 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR TEEN ABOUT ANXIETY (www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk)
  3. ^ Via Digital Spy (www.digitalspy.com)

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