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2009-07-01 02:00:00

LONDON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With Glastonbury now behind us, and a scorching summer ahead with numerous other festivals, and the school holidays yet to come, realbuzz.com brings you our top 10 camping tips to survive the fields this summer, plus the lowdown on where in the UK, realbuzz.com thinks the top camping sites are. We take the whole pursuit of being outdoors and living a healthy, active life quite literally! realbuzz.com Top 10 camping tips and our list of top 20 UK...

2009-06-16 15:20:23

Three recession-hit New Yorkers said they have found a way to keep living in the city they love: They each pay $100 a month to pitch a tent in a friend's yard. New York University graduates Louis Frank, 22, and Simon Levy, 22, and their pal Emerson Brown, 22, said their friend, who lives in a $2,250-per-month duplex apartment with five other people in the city's Brooklyn borough, allows them the three one-man tents in the back yard plus kitchen and bathroom privileges for the monthly fee, the...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

A hearing began Wednesday on a Florida church's tent, used to house homeless men now that the church building is full to overflowing. Palm Beach County, Fla., officials say that Westgate Tabernacle is violating a number of ordinances, including some that involve unsafe conditions. The church, in an unincorporated area outside West Palm Beach, says it has no place else to put the 100 or so men who sleep in the tent every night, The Palm Beach Post reported. "I'll take the tent down when...

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2008-08-29 12:55:00

A former military technology can make almost any surface or fabric waterproof but remain breathable. Originally, the process was developed to ensure soldiers' clothing remained impermeable to chemical weapons. Now the developers of the process have signed a deal with shoemaker Hi-Tec to use the technology to waterproof many of its shoes. This week was the first commercial debut of the treated shoes in London. The Ministry of Defence funded the technology and it was developed at its Defence...

2008-08-28 15:00:38

By Mary Anne Ostrom; Lisa Vorderbrueggen About 500 bloggers, from Berkeley's Daily Kos to Susan "the Neon Nurse" from Lamar, Co. (pop. 9,062), are crammed into what, it turns out, is a not-quite-big- enough tent to meet the crush of bloggers descending on Denver this week. The two-story, 8,000-square-foot tent, a few blocks from the convention center where traditional media types are holed up, is advertised as new media central for the convention. With sponsors including Google,...

2008-08-11 18:00:36

By Alan McEwen Tents packed out for popular Meadows event THOUSANDS of people braved mud and rain at The Meadows to enjoy the Fringe Sunday extravaganza. More than 150 acts were on the bill in tents and outdoor stages at yesterday's event, including comics, bands, actors, dancers and street performers. More than 100,000 attended the event, organisers said today, which they described as their way of saying "thank you" to the city's residents. Children and adults were given free...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

Tread Lightly, a non-profit organization striving to enhance the outdoors experience for everyone, suggests 10 ways outdoors-types can be more environmentally sensitive, especially when camping on public land. This is, perhaps, more applicable to backpacking, but it is always useful. Use existing campsites, camp on durable surfaces and erect tents on a non-vegetated area. NO trenches around tents. Camp at least 200 feet from water, trails, and other campsites. If you carry it in, carry...

2008-07-26 09:00:30

By Roger Cox MOST SUMMER MUSIC festivals make bold claims about their eco- credentials, but none comes close to Big Tent in terms of actively trying to make a difference. The line-up has something for everyone, from the mellifluous musings of King Creosote (pictured) to the raw energy of the Peatbog Faeries, - and getting comic Phil Kay as compere was genius. It's in its non-music events, though, that Big Tent marks itself out as a festival with an agenda. There will be talks and...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By DIANA GRAETTINGER; OF THE NEWS STAFF GRAND LAKE STREAM - Good food and music are among the highlights of the 14th annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival. The festival, opening at 10 a.m., will be July 26-27. Come early and stay the day, organizer Bill Shamel said Wednesday. There will be artists and artisans, food, music and exhibits where you can learn something. Organizers of the festival have held the line on cost. Admission is $5 for one day, $8 for both, the same as last...

2008-07-09 00:00:00

By Susie Weldons.weldon@bepp.co.uk After the fun comes the clean-up. The revellers may have left Glastonbury on Monday, but 600 people are still on site cleaning up - and they will be there for at least three weeks. It will probably be another six weeks before cows can return to the land, according to Glastonbury spokesman John Shearlaw. "It's a truly wonderful thing watching Glastonbury return to being a farm but you can't do it overnight - the festival is a city the size of Oxford...