It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Editors’ Recommendations The Complete Guide for Learning How to Mow a Lawn The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now How to Sleep Outdoors: Bring the Best Gear for a Good Night’s Sleep An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons, or fiending to catch some waves someplace other than the North Shore. One day we may highlight a new ultra-light camping stove or minimalist water filter, and the next you may find us getting wrapped up in a set of Norquayco’s handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace and home, so get outside and live it.To say the iconic yurt was a staple of nomadic society would be an understatement. Constructed of a circular frame and a felt cover typically made of wool, the traditional dwelling was a pivotal structure on the steppes of Central Asia for more than 3,000 years. It allowed wandering communities to shelter themselves from the elements of the outside world, while providing warmth and a symbolic presence for generations to come. That said, while the wooden Trakke Jero Tent ($7,500) may not be a traditional yurt per se, there’s no denying the basic source of its inspiration.Designed in collaboration with self-proclaimed adventurer Uula Jero — a man who gave up his material belongings and spent a year living in yurt in an industrialized region of Germany — the Jero tent takes more than a mere cue from the structure on which it’s based. It’s roughly 50 percent lighter and more compact than a traditional yurt, boasting a cutting-edge design comprised of marine plywood walls and stainless steel hardware. The compact design makes it portable enough to set up as a basecamp in the mountains, or your backyard, with a weatherproof canvas top that provides sublime protection from the weather. Tool-free assembly even helps ensure two people can set up the structure in less than two hours, conveniently, without the aid of mules or pack animals.Dead-simple construction isn’t the only appeal, though. The Jero Tent was CNC milled with both sustainability and durability in mind, and given the organic nature of the design, it’s as stable when erected as it is flexible when taken down. It’s pricey, but then again, so is that lavish apartment you’ve been pining after just south of Copenhagen.Check out Trakke’s website to make a purchase or peruse the company’s notable selection of messenger bags, U-lock holsters, and other outdoor accessories.
New Delhi: Former first-class players including Ashu Dani and Vinay Limba have approached the BCCI to raise their monthly pension by 50 percent. A monthly gratis is paid to cricketers who have played at least 25 first-class games by 2003-04, but the amount has not been revised since 2015 despite repeated requests to the Committee of Administrators (CoA). The affected players wrote to BCCI acting president C K Khanna, who, in turn, has requested the CoA to address the issue. “BCCI keeps the welfare of its cricketers in mind, and the former cricketers are reaching out to BCCI with a hope that the areas highlight by them will be looked into and implemented. While discussions have been held over the revision of pension of retired international cricketers and domestic cricketers who played at least 25 first-class games by 2003-04 and that the amount was revised in 2015; the players are waiting for revision of pension,” Khanna wrote in his e-mail to the COA. Players who have played more than 75 first-class games have also been recipients of BCCI’s one-time benefit scheme.
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