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Winter weather has already arrived in some areas with unexpected snowstorms. As the temperatures dip, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your boat. There’s more to winterizing than pulling your boat from the water. One of the main considerations after you’ve taken steps to protect the engine is deciding which are the best tarps […]

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You’ve invested hundreds or even thousands of dollars in your outdoor furniture. Make that investment last by properly storing it for the long winter. With the best tarps for covering lawn furniture, your furniture will last years and avoid damage from the snow and ice. Here are the things you must consider and check off […]

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Can a tarp catch on fire? The answer depends on the type of tarp. Some tarps can catch fire. Being too close to lighting or heat source is a common way for a tarp to catch. A tent that’s too close to a campfire can catch on fire if you’re not using the right type […]

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It’s time for fall cleanup. There’s a limited number of weekends before bitter cold temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall. By getting a head start on fall cleanup chores, you avoid a last-minute rush to get things done. As you clean your yard and put away summer furniture and toys, why not use […]

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Why by a tarp online when you can drive to a big box store and purchase a discount tarp locally? Most will tell you it’s convenient to go to a local store and bring it home. Are you getting the best deal, however? There are several reasons you should save yourself the trip and shop […]

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

It’s time for fall cleanup. There’s a limited number of weekends before bitter cold temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall. By getting a head start on fall cleanup chores, you avoid a last-minute rush to get things done. As you clean your yard and put away summer furniture and toys, why not use […]

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

It may still seem like summer with heat and humidity impacting many areas, but winter is coming. It’s time to think about how you’ll be storing your patio furniture, outdoor pool, shrubs, and other summer items. It’s also time to think about creating walls on a covered deck or porch to extend the use and […]

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Backdrops are designed to catch the eye or mask things you don’t want the audience to see. Students may be painting the backdrops to create scenery and add to the story. Other backdrops block out the people and equipment that are waiting backstage. With hot theater lighting, safety measures should have you thinking about backdrops […]

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Tarps. You probably know what they are, but how did they get their name? “Tarps” is short for tarpaulins. The name dates back centuries and has strong ties in the merchant marines and sailors of Britain. The sea can be a brutal place. Gales, crashing waves, and the work on ships/boats get the deck soaking […]

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Increasing attention to the dangers of toxins in plastics has people worried. You’ve probably heard a lot about toxins that leached into foods from plastic containers that are made with PET, polyethylene, PVC, or styrene. Some like DEHP are carcinogens and increase the cancer risk. Some can impede how well the immune system works and […]

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