Those Amazing Tree Tents

A tree tent is a camping tent designed to be set above the ground, usually attached to or supported by the neighboring trees. Like a tent, it must be a complete enclosure that can house a camper and his or her gear while suspended off the ground. Like tree houses, a tree tent may be accessed via a rope ladder and provide a sheltered environment for recreation and various outdoor activities. The portable nature of this type of shelter provides for more versatile location choice than a conventional tree house or a camping tent.

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They are used where the terrain is too rough and uneven to set up a tent on the ground. Also a good idea when camping in areas with dangerous creatures like snakes, venomous spiders, wild boars, man-eating ants and rabid skunks.

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Heavy Smoke Rolls Into Winnipeg

I took a look outside earlier this evening and was stunned to see heavy smoke had rolled in. More forest fires.

Forest fires between Red Lake and Bissett have spread smoke southwestward behind a cold front today. A southerly wind will push the smoke out the area by Saturday morning.

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The street light glare highlight the smoke.

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Previously hundreds of forest fires in British Columbia has sent smoke as far east as Winnipeg.  Areas further west were affected way worse.

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Calgary a few days ago

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An airline pilot flying over the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia took these photos yesterday.

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