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Solar Tents: The Eco Friendly And High Tech Camping Material

Camping and mountaineering is an activity that brings you close to nature. Currently, doing this nature friendly activity becomes more eco friendly if you are to use the Orange Solar Tent. This solar powered camping gear has the ability to communicate with your fellow campers. By simply sending a text message to your tent through your mobile phone, it will immediately illuminate. This high tech camping gadgets has an LCD display that is responsible in providing the internet signal while working as an indicator of the amount of solar energy generated. Presumably, this high-tech tent also has an outlet for charging your cellular phones.

i know this tent totally contradicts the point in camping, but i dont think id mind staying in one!

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Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention - Muskegon, Michigan

Every year since 1972, amateur and professional fireworks enthusiasts of all ages gather in August in Muskegon, Michigan, for the Pyrotechnic Guild International (PGI) annual convention. With an attendance in the tens of thousands, the annual event is the biggest convention of its kind in the United States.

Founded in 1969, PGI is an independent worldwide nonprofit organization of fireworks enthusiasts. Its membership is the largest pyrotechnic community in the world. The founder, Max P. Vander, was working as a publisher of a monthly fireworks newsletter when he had the idea to assemble an organization of like-minded individuals.

You must be a member of PGI to enter the convention, but the massive public displays that occur every night are open to the public for a small fee. PGI memberships can be purchased online for $50 for the first year, with a discount for subsequent years.

If you do decide to join PGI, the convention features video presentations, lectures, seminars, demonstrations of new and favorite fireworks, and more. Attendees also have the chance to show off their pyrotechnic skills in various competitions.

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