A Guide to Choosing the Right Roof Rack for Your 4WD

If you’re an avid 4WD enthusiast, a roof rack is an essential accessory for carrying bulky items and freeing up space inside your vehicle. But with so many roof racks on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your needs. Here are some factors to consider when purchasing a roof rack for your 4WD:

  1. Load Capacity: One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a roof rack is its load capacity. Different roof racks have different weight limits, so make sure to choose one that can handle the weight of your gear.
  2. Roof Type: The type of roof on your 4WD will also determine what type of roof rack you can use. For example, if you have a roof with rails, you may need a rack that attaches to those rails. If you have a flat roof, you may need a rack that uses a clamp system.
  3. Compatibility: Ensure that the roof rack you purchase is compatible with your vehicle’s make and model. Some roof racks are designed specifically for certain types of vehicles, so check the manufacturer’s specifications before making a purchase.
  4. Aerodynamics: A roof rack that is aerodynamically designed can help reduce wind noise and drag while driving, which can also improve fuel efficiency.
  5. Installation: Consider the ease of installation when choosing a roof rack. Some roof racks require professional installation, while others can be installed at home with basic tools.
  6. Accessory Compatibility: If you plan on carrying accessories on your roof rack, such as a bike rack or kayak carrier, make sure the roof rack is compatible with those accessories.
  7. Brand Reputation: Choose a roof rack from a reputable brand known for producing high-quality products. This will ensure that you get a roof rack that is durable, reliable, and built to last.

In summary, choosing the right roof rack for your 4WD requires careful consideration of factors such as load capacity, roof type, compatibility, aerodynamics, installation, accessory compatibility, and brand reputation. By keeping these factors in mind, you can select a roof rack that meets your needs and provides a safe and secure way to transport your gear.

What is the Ortho K Lens Alternative

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Those of us with less than perfect eyesight usually wear glasses or regular contact lenses. These are highly effective; with the right optometrist prescription, we get perfectly normal eyesight. This is often enough for most people, they can live their lives unhindered by any sight problems.

A few of us prefer to be without glasses, either because they don’t suit some people, or because we might find they get in the way. And a few of us prefer not to wear contacts during the day, perhaps worried that we might lose them.

There are two modern alternatives to glasses. One is laser eye surgery, though many consider this rather drastic and rather expensive. The other is Ortho K lenses.

Ortho K lenses 

Ortho Keratological lenses and contacts that correct your eyesight at night. These lenses subtly alter the shape of the cornea at the front of the eye. When worn every night they give the eyes corrected vision during the day.

Orthokeratology is an ongoing treatment. The lenses must be worn every night, or else the eyes will revert to their previous shape, and the eyesight will no longer be correct. But they have the great advantage of allowing us to be free of glasses or contacts during the day.

These night lenses may initially feel slightly awkward. But they are soon accommodated. The improved eyesight is stable, but not permanent unless the lenses are worn every night.

The Ortho K lenses are suitable for minor to moderate eyesight problems, and shortsightedness of about -6.00 or less.

History and Principle of Ortho K

The idea of using rigid lenses to correct the cornea dates back to the 1940s. But the technology of the time did not allow the lenses to be accurately shaped to a fine degree, or customized to an individual’s eyes. So the Process was too unpredictable. Furthermore, there was severe concern that the lenses would deprive the eyes of oxygen, leading to long-term damage.

By the 1990’s computer technology allowed the creation of extremely accurate maps of an individual’s eyes, and the creation of extremely precise lenses. So Ortho K lenses became feasible. The invention of gas permeable lens materials removed the concern over the eye being deprived of oxygen.

Talk to the optometrist about Ortho K lenses. When worn at night they provide clear vision during the day.

Some Safety Issues to Look Out for

Some Safety Issues to Look Out for

  • Emergency exits and aisles can be obstructed, often just by items being ‘temporarily stored’. These exits and aisles need to be kept clear.
  • Fire sprinklers can be obstructed by anything being placed too close to the ceiling. Stacked items, especially on storage racks, are notorious for this. Keep an eye out for this problem.
  • Any emergency alarms should be easy to see and use. Don’t let them get hidden behind open doors or stored items.
  • Extension leads are easy to trip over. They are especially a problem if run over forklifts or other machines. Metal objects dropped on the cord can break the insulation and prove very dangerous. When using extension cords either suspend them from the ceiling or use a conduit.
  • Forklifts are used in many factories. Drivers should be licenced and safety barricades should be set up where appropriate. Vehicle conspicuity prevents accidents.
  • Rushing to finish a job is always a mistake. Unless there is an emergency with lives at stake it is better to be thorough.
  • Any items on shelves or racks must be secure. Nothing can be allowed to fall.
  • Make sure all equipment is used by individuals familiar with its operation.
  • Chemicals used in many industries are expensive, so people are reluctant to waste them or throw out any leftovers. But some chemicals are dangerous past their use-by date. And storing different chemicals together is a risk.
  • Good quality footwear make all the difference. Steel caped boot that don’t slip are almost always the safest option.
  • Have the air checked it there is any factor of your business operation that might pollute the air.
  • Use reflective warning tape to warn of any possible dangers. Reflective safety tape such a Dot-c2 is appropriate for all weather conditions. Ece-104 is another reflective tap options. Reflective sheeting can be used for marking larger items.
  • Keep safety equipment near its place of use. E.g.: keep safety glasses near machines.home_cat_fashion

Floored By Design Trends

Trends come and go, but they may well leave some good home designs along the way.


Dark Timber Flooring Sydney

Near black or dark chocolate can work well will light walls and furnishings; it is contrast that works here. Everything dark looks like a horror film. Stark contrasts look vivid and clean.  Th

Almost any wood can be stained dark, but you would want to start with a good quality products.

If you do have dark flooring any decor options must fit in with this look. Else, floors can be partially covered with a lighter rug.


Dark Tiles Flooring Sydney

Alterantly, tiles and vinyl work well with dark colours.

Dark colours do hide imperfections well, but some scuff marks and scratches are occasionally an issue.

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Gray Laminate Flooring Sydney

Gray is being recognized as the great new neutral colour. If you want the floor to be a pleasant background so that the furnishings and wall décor stand out, then gray proves extemelty versatile.

Gray laminate floors are neat and reliable, and look quite open and spacious. But you will need the décor to have a certain something lest the whole effect be dull.


Bamboo Flooring Sydney

Bamboo floors are not a new trend, but there are an increasing number of options with bamboo. Engineered bamboo planks make installation easier than ever before, and planks can be made far wider than previously, which gives a different décor look.

As always, bamboo has many colour options, and can look very much like traditional timber.

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People and technology interact in unpredictable ways. We never are quite sure if a new product will catch on, if it will be used as intended, or if it will cause unexpected reactions or side-effects.

Mobile phones are here to stay, even as a few people have issues with overuse or avoidance.



This one is unique to the mobile phone age, though the concept is not too far removed from dependency issues. Sufferers of nomophobia cannot stand to be out of mobile phone contact, and will grow anxious or panic if they lose reception, lose their phone device, or if their mobile battery runs flat. Symptoms are literally physical, with heart and perspiration increasing when phone contact is even temporarily lost.

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De Quervain syndrome –

This is an injury involving the thumb and wrist. The tendons in the hand that control the movement of the thumb become painful, and the base of the thumb swells.

De Quervain syndrome was discovered late in the 19th century, and thought to be a form of repetitive stain injury- repeatedly using the hands in a way that is harmful. The fact that people who use their thumbs to type on a portable device seem more prone to the injury suggest this repetitive strain theory is valid.

Correct use of the fingers to type should prevent this serious ailment.


Mobile Phone Repairs Sydney         

While mobile phones are often replaced every few years they do sometime require repair. If your phone has suffered an accident, or if there is some inexplicable malfunction, we can set things right.


iPhone Repairs Sydney

iPhones remain a market leader, making nearly half the smartphones in circulation and being the standard that other based their design upon. If you iPhone does need repair we are qualified and fully authorized to undertake repairs.


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Window Tinting Perth

For the last two generations we have been warned about the dangers of too much Sun exposure. This advice was later tempered by the realization that we needed at least some Sunlight in order to produce vitamin D. But as people we still tend to get too much Sun exposure, while our houses, cars and other possessions also benefit from some Sun protection.

The visible light from the Sun is not too much of an issue. But the light just outside the region, the infrared below visible light and the Ultraviolet above it will potentially cause some problems.

Infrared light will cause objects to get hotter. Think of a car’s interior on a hot summer day.

Ultraviolet light causes Sunburn in people, and fading of paint, upholstery, furniture, leather and many other products. People do need a small amount of UV to be healthy.

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Car Window Tinting Perth   

Tinting your car windows will protect the interior of the car. Because the infrared light is blocked the car will not heat up as much in the Sun. Because the ultraviolet light is blocked the interior will suffer very little fading or damage. The driver and passengers will have a much more comfortable experience.

For legal and safety reasons the front windscreen of a car cannot be tinted. We suggest an internal Sunshade for the windscreen when parking.

House Window Tinting Perth

House window tinting works on the same principle. Ordinary glass will block some ultraviolet light (about 25%), but tinted windows will block 99.9% of the Ultraviolet. This means carpets, furniture and curtains will not suffer fading. Many homes had previously draw the curtains to protect the house interior, but the curtains themselves were still subject to ultraviolet damage, and the natural light was blocked. This meant electric light was required, which raised power bills.

Tinted windows also lower power bills by blocking infrared light. The house is cooler when infrared light is reduced, so air conditioning costs are greatly reduced.

Car Detailing Perth               

As the name implies Car detailing looks after all the details of a car’s appearance – the shiny chrome, the upholstery …etc. It helps considerably if these interior items have not suffered any Sun damage. Tinted Windows help preserve the car interior.

Car Ceramic paint Protection Coating Perth           

As tinted windows protect the inside of a car so ceramic paint protection protects the outside of the car. These paint protectors last several years, and prove more cost effective than regularly repeated waxing.

Environmentally Friendly Floors and Wood

It is too simple to believe that cutting down trees is bad for the environment. A growing tree does absorb a lot of CO2 gas; but a fully grown tree neither adds nor takes much CO2 to the atmosphere. The best option if to constantly grown new trees, replacing them when they are fully grown.

If we arrange to grow trees that produce suitable building timber, and constantly replace these trees as they mature and are harvested, then we are helping to take a lot of CO2 out of the environment. We are taking considerably more Co2 out by this method than by just letting the trees stay idle. Using the trees productively, as a building material, prevents any significant CO2 loss. As long as the timber is not burnt the CO2 remains stored and does not impact the environment.

Timber flooring Perth

Using timber is more environmentally sound, provided that the harvested trees are constantly replaced. Other building materials, such as metals and plastics, use a lot of energy in production. As such they are far more harmful to the environmental that responsibly harvested wood.

Bamboo flooring Perth

One other useful and environmentally friendly building material is bamboo. Bamboo is a grass rather than a tree, and is much faster growing.  It only takes about 5- 7 years for bamboo to reach maximum hardness, and sometime the material can be used before this time if optimal hardness is not required. Bamboo might be seen as timber’s similar cousin.

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Laminate floor has the appearance of wood or stone, but is an artificially manufactured product. It is quite cheap, and can be made in an environmentally sound manner.

Tiles flooring Perth

Tiles are by far the most popular floor material for areas that get wet. They are extremely durable, and the range of design styles means there are always many suitable options.

What Manufacturers are adding to Toothpaste.

This is hardly new, fluoride has been added to some toothpastes for many decades. It is often added to drinking water too. It lowers decay issues in teeth, though there is some controversy.
Swallowing large amount of fluoride can be harmful, but large amounts of many essential nutrients are also harmful if swallowed. Fluoride is present in many foods. As toothpaste and mouthwash only contain small amounts of fluoride and should not be swallowed this is not a major issue.

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This is thought to be an antibacterial agent, useful in reducing gingivitis. Use of Tirclosan is slightly controversial; it is not been proven effective. It might react with chlorine in a way that is harmful.
Zinc Chloride
This is also an antibacterial agent that reduces gingivitis.

This is an alternative sweetener derived from plant bark. Unlike sugar it discourages bacteria growth. It seems to reduce dental decay, though the evidence is still new and controversial. But most experts agree that it at least doesn’t make matter worse.
Xylitol is sweet, and may encourage children to brush their teeth.

These are known to reduce dental decay. Do not be surprised if they soon find their way into toothpaste.

This raw ingredient for chocolate is very healthy, providing that it is not combined with sugar. It will reduce bacteria and dental decay, but the only toothpastes that use cocoa (or cacoa, the raw form of the bean) have been prohibitively expensive. As cocoa is a stimulant it is not ideal for using before sleep.

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US Immigration Influence

The change in immigration policies by the new U.S. president does not directly change Australian regulations, but it can affect public opinion, or bring formerly unspoken opinions to the surface.

About 41% of Australians support a ban on individuals from a Muslim nation, or at least some Muslim nations. Opinions polls showed support for measures similar to President Trump’s executive order that banned people from seven different countries.

This presidential order is presently suspended pending a legal hearing. How the outcome of this might affect foreign attitudes is unknown, but the present Australian polls are not too different to polls taken back in September of 2016 – over 40% of Australians supported a ban on Muslim immigration.

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The public attitude here looks to be targeted at specific cultural immigration rather than foreigners in general. 83% of the population supported multiculturalism in Australia, considering it a positive influence. Only 14% of people expressed strong negative feelings against Muslims, which is only a third of the amount that supported the Muslim immigration ban. This, combined with the fact that prospective bans often only covered some Muslim nations, strongly suggests than the issue is the threat of terrorism rather than xenophobia.

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has stated that Australia has a non-discriminatory immigration policy, and will not introduce any measures that resemble the US’s proposal. At the same time he will not denounce President Trump’s travel ban, and there has been a tightening on security checks on potential immigrant’s from some countries.

Australia’s One Nation Party supports the idea of banning Muslim immigration. Opinions elsewhere vary greatly, but these is significant support for policies similar to the proposed US ban.

PRINT FOCUS – Advertising Effect

Standing too close to something prevents you from seeing it properly. This principle applies literally as well as figuratively.  We cannot see all of a large object if we have it pressing against out face; we cannot see an overall pattern if we concentrate on the details; we cannot really get an appreciation of something we have been involved with unless we have some perspective away from the thing itself. These last two points are the most pertinent to advertising.

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When we design anything visual we must look at how the elements combine to give an overall effect. Each detail is often important, but how they combine is more important. The overall effect must be coherent, unless there is some appropriate reason to use incoherence. And the overall tone must work for what we are trying to convey, or in this case sell. This is looking at the overall pattern.


The second point is finding if the overall pattern is working for the audience. It can be hard to see what the audience is seeing if we are too close to our own work. We know what we intended when we created the piece, but is the audience seeing what we intended? Sometimes we need to take time away from a project to see it with neutral eyes.


Exhibition Booth Displays Sydney

There is no one principle for an effective Exhibition Display, except perhaps the meta-principle of having a display that works for the company. And even then there will be a context. Your display will often be amongst many other displays. It might stand out in one situation and be lost in another. Unfortunately, we need to take a little trial and error into our design concepts here, and modify this year’s model I light of last year’s success.


Pop Up Exhibition Displays Sydney

Pop Up displays are convenient, and if they are custom designed they make a company look serious. If there are regular events than is pays to have a custom display. Make sure all the promotional material with the display works coherently with the Display Booth itself.


Pull up Banners Sydney

Pull up banners are not especially pricy, but find uses outside stores, at conventions, or in any situation where we want to direct potential clients towards our business. They are easily stored when not needed.