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Should You Buy or Rent Your Camping Gear

Are you planning on taking a camping trip in the near future?  If this is your first time going camping, you will need to get camping gear to take with you, as you may not already own it.  While your first impulse may be to head on down to your local sports store and run up the credit card, did you know that you have another option as well?  You do.  In addition to buying your own camping gear, you may also be able to rent it.

When it comes to determining whether you should buy your own camping gear or just rent the camping gear that you need, you may have a difficult time deciding what to do.  If you are wondering what you should do, you will want to continue reading on.  Below, the pros and cons of both buying your own camping gear and renting your camping gear are outlined.

As for buying your own camping gear, you will find that the biggest con or downside to doing so is the cost.  Depending on what you need to buy, it can get pretty expensive to purchase your own camping gear with the exception of the Chaheati.  It’s an all season chair so you can use it anytime of the year and not just with camping.  With that in mind though, there are a number of camping gear equipment pieces, like camping tents or sleeping bags, that can be purchased for affordable prices.  If you are looking to camp on a budget, you can still buy your own camping gear, but you just need to know where to look.  Some great places to find used gear is thrift shops.  You can often find cooking gear and pretty decent backpacks in good condition.  However when you do buy try to buy gear that you can not only use for camping but also for sporting events like youth soccer, track or other outdoor activities.

Although there are a number of downsides, like the price, to buying your own camping gear, you will also find that there are a number of pros or plus sides to doing so as well. One of those plus sides is the fact that you will own the camping gear in question. This means that you can use it as little or as often as you would like.  If you are planning to take a number of camping trips in the future, you will find that it is easier, as well as cheaper in the long run, to buy your own camping gear.

It is also important to mention the freedom that you have, when buying your own camping gear. When buying your own camping gear, you can buy basically whatever you want. For instance, if you would like a camping tent that is the color black, you are free to do so.  When you buy your own camping gear, you have the ability to be picky if you want to be.  With a large selection of camping gear pieces to choose from, from a number of different retailers, the decision as to what you want to buy is yours to make.

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If you are unable to buy your own camping gear or if you would prefer not you, your other option is to rent your camping gear.  When it comes to renting camping gear, you will also find a number of pros and cons. As for the cons of renting your camping gear, you may find that you are faced with a limited selection of camping gear pieces to choose from.  Many camping gear rental stations only carry the basic items, like tents, hot plates, and coolers.  While you may have some choices, you will mostly find that your selection is limited.  Also keep in mind that if you rent the investment you make in the rental will never go toward you earning your own equipment.

As for the pros or plus sides to renting your camping gear, instead of buying it, you will find that the cost is much more affordable. Despite being relatively affordable, different camping gear rental stations charge different rental fees.  You will also find that camping gear can typically be rented for as little as one day or as long as a couple of weeks. Renting your camping gear is nice if this is your first time going camping and if you are unsure as to whether or not you would be interested in doing so again.

As you can see, there are a number of pros and cons to both buying your own camping gear and renting it.  In addition to the two above mentioned options, you may also want to think about borrowing camping gear from someone that you know.  You may even be able to do so free of charge.

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Hitting the Open Road with Chaheati

So you’ve decided to hit the open road with your RV and see America? With nearly 50,000 miles of interstate highway in the United States, you’re guaranteed to pass through interesting terrain and see some amazing sites. Of course, you’re going to want to stop in many places along the way. RV parks, campgrounds, and even the middle of nowhere may suit you well. But you’re probably not going to stay cooped up in your RV the entire time either.

When you finally do settle on a place to park your RV, you’ll want to enjoy the great outdoors. That means hiking, grilling, or relaxing around a campfire. And when you’re ready to relax, why not relax in comfort? That’s why you brought your Chaheati heated camp chair with you on your RV trip.

Any time of year is the right time for Chaheati! It makes the perfect travel companion. Why? It was designed with many purposes in mind, and our conclusion was that it had to be both versatile and durable. For example, you’re probably going to be opening and collapsing your camp chairs frequently as you travel from stop to stop. You want a chair that’s going to stand up to a lot of physical handling. But you also want your camp chair to be portable and easy to stow when you are on the move again in your RV. Chaheati meets all these needs and more.

Many folks go on year-long adventures in their RV, passing through a wide variety of weather conditions. Of course, Chaheati is the perfect camp chair for these kinds of changes! It may be the middle of summer, but spending the night in the mountains could still get chilly. That’s when you plug in your Chaheati battery pack and select one of four temperature settings. Within seconds your chair is warm and ready for you to sit in. And when you’re in warmer conditions the following week, you simply leave off the rechargeable battery and enjoy a comfortable seat.

The chair is also tough on moisture. The water-resistant fabric is durable, helping to keep moisture away from the ultra-thin heating elements woven into it. So on those days when you get an unexpected rain shower, leaving your Chaheati in the elements isn’t a problem. And don’t worry about extreme heat either: the fabric is fire-resistant as well.

So before you head out on your next RV trip — whether it’s across the state or across the country — be sure to stow your Chaheati heated camp chair. And don’t forget to bring your 12V car charger as well. With it you’ll ensure that you have a warm seat any time you please.

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Chaheati’s Advanced Heating Technology

We talked previously about the technology behind the Chaheati heated chair, but we wanted to specifically discuss the heating technology today. We originally said that when we designed the Chaheati, we tried to avoid a bulky, obtrusive heating coil. Not only would it weigh down the chair during transport, but such a rigid coil would be prone to bending damage. And we can only imagine how comfortable such a heating unit would be to sit on.

What we ended up settling on is a technology involving a little something called Far Infrared Rays (FIR). What does this mean? Well, FIR is merely infrared energy at a higher wavelength than that of the visible light radiated from the sun. This infrared energy easily penetrates human tissue, warming the skin quickly. But don’t confuse it with ultraviolet light, which is responsible for giving us sunburn.

If you’re still confused, think of infrared energy this way: you still feel warm even after applying a coat of sunscreen. Why? The sunscreen blocks only the ultraviolet light, not the infrared light, which warms you. That same sort of infrared energy safely keeps you warm while sitting in the Chaheati.

So how does Chaheati tap into this infrared energy to efficiently heat it? Rather than using traditional metal wires and running high-voltage electricity through it to heat you, we opted to use carbon fibers panels to capture and transmit energy in the form of heat from FIR. Our heating system utilizes a lightweight, low-voltage lithium-ion battery to provide energy to the carbon fibers, which in turn radiate energy. You stay naturally warm at a lower temperature because FIR penetrates skin more readily. The added benefit is that you end up with longer battery life than you would with a more conventional heating system.

We hope that that better explains the tech behind the heating unit but in a relatively simple manner. As always, if you ever have any questions for us, contact us. We’ll get to your questions as soon as we can.

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Chaheati at the Soccer Game

In the United States, the roots of soccer run through cities like Fall River, Massachusetts; Harrison, New Jersey; and St. Louis, Missouri. Those roots have effectively spread far and wide across the country. For many youngsters these days, cool and crisp autumn days are synonymous with getting out on the soccer pitch and kicking the ball around. And of course, that means that parents are bound to get involved, even on the coldest of days.

Like American football, soccer games are played both during the day and at night, and they typically occur during the fall and winter. Sometimes those games get awfully chilly, leaving some parents slightly less excited about their son or daughter’s game. What they need to heat up their enthusiasm is the Chaheati heated chair!

With four convenient heat settings and up to six hours of rechargeable battery life, cheering you kids at the soccer game is easy and more comfortable. The Chaheati is also extremely portable, making it easy to carry around or store in your vehicle when taking the kids to the soccer game. Simply put the chair and battery in the included carrying case and away you go. At game time plug in the battery: within 20 seconds you’ll have a fully-heated chair and a more enjoyable soccer experience. Watch your son or daughter compete without having to compete with the cold. Need some heat? Have a seat with Chaheati!

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors with Chaheati

Here in Illinois there are a heap of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and we’re thankful for that. We can fish Lake Michigan, hunt ducks along the Mississippi River, rock climb in southern Illinois, or camp in hundreds of places in the state. With such a wealth of things to do outdoors year round, it’s no surprise that people bring along the best gear. When we go, there’s always one item we always have to bring with us: a Chaheati heated chair.

Now we don’t want to mock the importance of other outdoor items like water containers, hiking boots, and a good pocket knife. They all have an important place in the outdoorsman’s gear collection. But we regard our Chaheati as the Swiss Army knife of camp chairs: we wouldn’t leave home without it.

So how does Chaheati make the great outdoors even greater? First, the rugged design of this chair will keep you out there longer than many other chair. We put a lot of thought into our design, drawing on the work of other extreme sports equipment manufacturers. We wanted to make sure that the materials we used would guarantee a lifetime of comfort outdoors.

The metal tubing used in the chair is designed to be weight-tolerant, allowing for bodies of any size to comfortably use the Chaheati. Next, our heating design ensures that when you need warmth from your chair, you’ll get it quickly and efficiently. Simply plug in the battery and select from four convenient temperature settings. We also know that a camping chair is frequently used around water and fire. That’s why we chose a fire and water-resistant fabric for the Chaheati to ensure safety and comfort no matter the season.

As for the battery, it keeps you warm in your Chaheati for up to six hours. It’s easy to recharge your battery pack afterwards, and it can even be charged from a vehicle’s cigarette lighter. For extra mileage, outdoor fans can have a second battery pack waiting in the wings.

So if you’re considering going ice fishing in winter or camping in the summer, Chaheati makes the perfect all-season camping chair. Its rugged yet comfortable design will have you sitting in it again and again, no matter if it’s in the mountains or your own back yard. We certainly do!

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Sitting Outside the Box with Chaheati

As amazing and practical as the Chaheati heated camp chair is (ok, so we’re a little biased), it makes perfect sense for cold-weather activities. Ice fishing, hunting, tailgating, and camping are all activities that are fitting for a heated camp chair. Even those who travel with RVs could benefit! But we thought it was time to sit outside the box a bit and brainstorm other uses of the Chaheati.

Now to be fair, when we first began development of the chair, we made a strong effort to consider all potential uses. We firmly believe that quality and durability are equally important to comfort. For anyone who’s recently uttered “they sure don’t make things like they used to,” you understand our belief. We knew that some people would be putting this chair through a lot, so we considered some of the more extreme uses for the Chaheati. But what about more non-extreme events a Chaheati would be welcome at? Here are some of our ideas, good for any time of year:

• Flea markets and swap meets: If you run a station at one of these events, you’re likely to be sitting as much as standing. The comfortable Chaheati heated camp chair makes the perfect portable chair while you’re there. If the temperature gets a little too chilly, just plug in the battery for a much warmer seat.
• Auto shows: People love to show off their autos all year round. For those who are camped out for the event, the Chaheati makes a great companion. Talk about the horsepower and drivetrain of your vehicle with passing fans, all from the comfort of your chair. And when you’re done, its collapsible form means you can pack it away in seconds.
• Job fairs: So you’re looking for some talent to add to your company? Too bad you often have to sit around for hours on end for some of the longer fairs. Why not do it in style with the Chaheati? It’s comfortable, and you can heat it up in seconds when the temperature turns chilly.
• Marching competitions: If you’ve ever been to one of these events, you know that there’s frequently a lot of sitting around and waiting. You also know that they are often held in fall and winter. It’s the perfect time to break out the Chaheati!
• Music, theater, and renaissance festivals: These festivals are a given for some quality lounging. Whether you’re chilling to the tunes of a great band, watching Shakespeare, or eating a fat turkey leg, the Chaheati should be along for the ride.
• Rallies: Sure, there are a lot of people standing, waving banners, and cheering. But perhaps you’d rather sit and wave your banner or sign with other folks. Might as well do it comfortably from your Chaheati heated camp chair.

Those are only a few outside-the-box ideas for places to take your Chaheati. What are some other locations/events that would be great for your Chaheati heated camp chair?

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What Does Chaheati Do Exactly?

Can Chaheati save a kitten from a tree? Can it cure cancer? Will it tuck your kids in at night? With all the attention that Chaheati has been getting lately, we thought it was time to clarify what the Chaheati heated camp chair can and can’t do. Our most fanatical customers might claim that the chair can stop world hunger, but we have to draw the line somewhere. In this blog post, we dispel the myths surrounding our heated camp chair.

1. Chaheati DOESN’T…defuse a heated argument with the referee at your child’s winter football game.
Chaheati DOES help you keep your mind off the cold so you can keep your cool with the referee. With four different temperature settings, you’ll surely find just the right amount of heat you need.

2. Chaheati DOESN’T… wash, rinse, perm, color, and blow dry your hair.
Chaheati DOES… keep your bottom and back warm and dry in all but rainy weather. The woven heating elements provide unobtrusive, uniform heat distribution within the water-resistant fabric of the chair.

3. Chaheati DOESN’T… effortlessly chop down trees like a rugged lumberjack.
Chaheati DOES… have an extremely rugged design. Most every potential use for the chair was imagined, and most uses require a structure that is durable. This baby is made to last.

4. Chaheati DOESN’T… keep you charged and energized even though you got only 30 minutes of sleep last night.
Chaheati DOES… provide up to six hours of heating with its specially designed rechargeable battery. Simply charge it up and go. Now that’s something you won’t lose sleep about!

5. Chaheati DOESN’T… double as an all-season replacement tire for your vehicle.
Chaheati DOES… make the perfect all-season camp chair. Use it without the battery during the summer for your float or camping trip. Plug in the battery for your late-season tailgate party.

6. Chaheati DOESN’T… require a degree from MIT to use it.
Chaheati DOES… require a certain degree of appreciation for its ease of use. Simply connect the battery pack and choose a temperature. In less than 20 seconds you’ll be sitting in heated comfort.

As you can see, the Chaheati heated camp chair won’t solve all the world’s problems, but it will solve a few of them. If you’re looking for a sturdy, comfortable, easy-to-use heated camp chair, look no farther than to Chaheati.

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The Tech Behind the Chaheati

We’ve received a few questions about the technology we’ve used in the Chaheati heated chair and the rechargeable battery pack. While a lot of the tech behind it is patent-pending, we wanted to address the questions as best we could without giving away too much information or making it overly technical.

When we went through the long process of designing the Chaheati, much of our inspiration was drawn from the companies manufacturing some of the best high-end extreme sports equipment. We chose these types of companies for inspiration because of our vision of creating a comfortable yet durable all-season heated camp chair. Those same manufacturers know that weather extremes put outdoor gear to the test just as much as a user’s wear and tear on it. Cold and heat cause expansion and contraction of materials, while water and fire can corrode or damage in different ways. Not only do the structural components of a chair need to stand up to these weather elements; electronics do as well.

The tubing used for the chair structure is 19-gauge, which is preferred for more rigorous outdoor use. The fabric we decided to use is meant to protect the ultra-thin heating elements embedded in it from adverse conditions and to also stand up to physical abuse. The “600D” we reference in the features of the Chaheati fabric is simply a measure of the durability of the fabric. A 600D polyester fabric is tougher than a 420D fabric. This fabric — combined with the 19-guage tubing — can hold some serious weight! We’ve rated the chair to safely seat up to 280 pounds.

The battery and heating element represent the other side of the Chaheati’s tech. When thinking about ways to heat the chair, we didn’t want a bulky heating coil or some other obtrusive design. Comfort was just as much a priority as functionality during its design. We decided to go with a unique ultra-thin carbon fiber (non-wire) based heating system. The fabric is strong but flexible to accommodate the wide variety of body types it encounters, and is of low-voltage design to maximize their longevity.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery we chose had to provide long-term heat and to have a rapid recharge rate. With a constant stream of research and investment into lithium-ion technology, it made perfect sense to adopt it for Chaheati. We also wanted it to be extremely safe so we incorporated a digital circuit breaker into the battery unit. The battery is integrated into the small hand-held temperature controller, which features four convenient temperature settings.

All of this tech combines to make the Chaheati heated camp chair what it is: a durable, all-season camp chair made to withstand a variety of climates and conditions. It keeps you warm on those cold outdoor evenings and comfortable all year round. We’re proud of the design, and we hope you will be too.

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Finding the Right Tailgating Supplies

We’ve been doing a fair share of tailgating lately, talking football and spreading the word about the Chaheati heated camp chair. As we’ve moved from one event to the next, we’ve noticed that some people take their tailgating seriously. We’ve seen everything from Rams-branded barbecue utensils to beer belts that hold six cans. “Wow!” we think. “Where do people find this stuff?” There’s obviously a market for tailgating accessories, so we started looking around at who’s supplying.

Our first stop is TailgatingFanatic.com, a company based in Georgia. The folks at Tailgating Fanatic have been working tirelessly to bring the best tailgating experience to folks for years, understanding that tailgating is a lifestyle for many people. The company even encourages its customers to send in photos of their tailgating events to both gain a better understanding of what tailgaters use and to “maintain a personable relationship” with their customers.

Their site is relatively easy to use, though how the shopping cart functions seems a bit strange. When you add an item to your cart, a PayPal page is automatically opened. You do have the option to choose to continue shopping, which automatically closes the window. There’s also an issue with their FAQ not loading properly on the site. However, the selection is rather impressive as it’s not limited to only branded items. For example, a search for St. Louis Cardinals gear yields the predictable branded glasses and banners. But that same search also yields a wide variety of portable grills, lights, and collapsible tables — all things that are quite useful at a tailgate event.

FansEdge.com is another popular destination for folks looking for licensed sports products. These folks have been around for over ten years, with stores in many parts of the U.S. The company appears to have a strong focus on service at its core, providing a wide variety of goods for sports fans. They have a “Tailgating, Outdoors & Automotive” section for numerous professional sports, including non-team sports like golf, boxing, and tennis. A search of St. Louis Blues tailgating gear included flags, banners, koozies, and mats. We were slightly disappointed that they didn’t have as impressive a selection as Tailgating Fanatic, but FansEdge still offers a lot of options.

Finally, we can’t forget about another great tailgating item: the Chaheati heated camp chair. The fall and winter sports of football, hockey, and soccer all bring tailgaters outdoors despite cold temperatures. Wouldn’t it be nice to celebrate your team from the comfort of a heated chair? Our comfortable and durable Chaheati chair is easy to operate: simply plug in the slim battery pack and select a temperature. Within 20 seconds you’ll have a warm chair to kick back and talk sports in. Take a look at the features of our chair and discover how it makes the perfect tailgating accessory!

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Join us at the eWomenNetwork Holiday Shopping & Networking Extravaganza Dec. 10th

Join us at this festive Shopping & Networking Holiday Extravaganza at the DoubleTree in Chesterfield, MO this Friday, Dec. 10th @ 11pm.

Experience the excitement and power of Accelerated Networking, a unique eWomenNetwork process that assures you have an opportunity to:

Promote who you are and what you do;
Ask for what you specifically need from others;
Develop new business alliances and friends; and
Learn new ideas and strategies for promoting your business and generating more revenue

Or you can arrive at 12:30pm when it opens to the public and Shop, Shop, Shop!! We can’t wait to see you! Happy Holiday.

Please go to https://events.ewomennetwork.com/event/details.php?eid=13218 for futher details and registration information.