Get ready to vote in the Reader’s Choice Awards

December 1, 2017

Vote in December for the industry’s best products and services in the InTents Reader’s Choice Awards. The April-May 2010 issue of InTents was my first as editor, and it featured some impressive tenting—most notably the structures installed for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. But there was a bigger story in that issue, …

Tell your story with photos

October 1, 2017

Submit your best photos to InTents to compete for the 2018 Buyer’s Guide cover. A 22-hour drive to the Canadian Rockies this past summer required some escapist literature, and “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” the compilation of George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” prequel novellas, fit the bill. Much to …

Gear is good, skill is better

August 1, 2017

Innovative equipment and creative problem solvers get the job done. I began my journalism career in photography, and then moved away from it. “You can learn photography on the side!” people said. “Major in print journalism instead!” (Life advice right up there with the realtor who told me in 2004 that housing values almost never …

History made under a tent

June 1, 2017

From wartime tenting to the best backyard parties, tents are where we make memories. Like most tented events, issues of InTents magazine usually have themes—ones we build around specific topics such as weddings, equipment and fabric. This issue highlights decor and event accessories, from the challenges of Pinterest expectations and small budgets, to popular upsells …

Back to school

April 1, 2017

In today’s market, you can’t afford to stop learning. If I were to go back to journalism school today, I think I would have to start over from the beginning. While I could probably ace some classes (hopefully, say, magazine editing!), I would also face numerous subjects that couldn’t have even been conceived of when …