Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Sleeping in a hammock when you’re camping keeps you off the ground. You’re away from crawling insects. As you’re off the damp earth, you stay drier. Other benefits delve deeper into your personal comfort and health. You sleep in a … []

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A rainfly is used in two different situations to keep campers dry. One involves the trend of sleeping in nature in a hammock. The other helps keep you dry when you’re in a tent. How does a rainfly help? When … []

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You spend a lot of time in your flower and vegetable gardens. How much have you invested? The average household spends about $120 per year on their gardening supplies. That’s just the seeds, seedlings, soil additives, and tools. You’re also … []

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Gardening is not only the best way to have fresh produce for most of the year, but it’s also a good form of exercise. As you get to work pushing around a wheelbarrow, using a shovel to turn over dirt, … []

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By the time you’re 70, there’s a 20% chance that you’ll have skin cancer. Every day, close to 10,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer. The more sunburns you’ve had in your lifetime, the higher the risk. The best way … []

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Awnings are secondary structures that cover an entrance to a home or business or provide shade over a window, deck, porch, or patio. Tarps date back to the 1800s and have helped merchants stay in the shade while selling their … []

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The cost of using a driving range can add up for an avid golfer. At Big Cedar in Missouri, access to the driving range is $25 per person (3/2021) and the virtual golf simulator is $40 an hour. St. Andrews … []

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Any tarp is going to degrade over time. Heavy-duty tarps tend to last much longer than a poly tarp. Eventually, a vinyl tarp reaches its end-of-life. An Iron Horse tarp is going to last longer than most tarps, but only … []

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Spring’s coming. When it does, are you prepared for all of those outside projects awaiting you? As you head outside to watch the children play, get yard work done, paint decks, rails, and trim, and prep the gardens, you need … []

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When you need a large tarp, what are your options? You’re not stuck to the tarps you find in hardware and home improvements stores. You don’t have to hit up your discount store in hopes of finding a bargain. Chicago … []

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