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BURNING FIREWOOD FOR HEAT?

By Brian Zebertavage / December 5, 2020 /

10 MUST-HAVE TOOLS AND GADGETS For many years the wood stove burned hot, providing heat for warmth, food and security. It was my primary choice for heating the home. I enjoyed the comfortable temperature, the savings on my energy bill and I welcomed the benefits of exercise. But most important, I enjoyed the pleasures of…

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DO-IT-YOURSELF LANDSCAPING TIPS Trees Matter

By Brian Zebertavage / October 19, 2020 /

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR, whether it’s SPRING OR FALL Both seasons boast mild temperatures and provide vibrant colors to our forests and neighborhood landscapes. It’s also a great time of year to add some spice to your front lawn or back yard. Giving your property a makeover is easier than you think, and it…

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camotarp stretched over wood pile with 4 orange stakes and bungee cords

TARPS COVERING YOUR FIREWOOD? DON’T FORGET BUNGEE CORDS!

By Brian Zebertavage / September 25, 2020 /

PROTECT YOUR FIREWOOD SUPPLY USING THIS QUICK AND EFFICIENT METHOD FOR SHIELDING THE ELEMENTS. Here’s another way to keep your wood supply dry. Below, see how I used bungee cords, stakes and a tarp to protect (and season) a woodpile. Don’t forget to checkout my ‘personal tips’ list too. You may never cover your wood…

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man with hat and sunglasses relaxing in yellow inner tube in middle of mountain stream

The REDNECK ANCHOR Here’s How a Silly (but ingenious) Idea Became a Very Useful Trick

By Brian Zebertavage / August 18, 2020 /

This article also includes cool tips for using floatables in the water. For your next outdoor adventure involving your favorite lake, creek or body of water, check this out…Relax in the water without floating away! (I admit it’s not my best outdoor tip, but it does solve a problem)  ? PROBLEM: While trying to relax…

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