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Traits of a Rainy Day Tent

Traits of a Rainy Day Tent

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Rainflys & Tub Style Floors A tent with a rainfly is like a tent within a tent. The rainfly acts as an outer waterproof/ water resistant barrier to help keep the rain away from the actual tent. Ideally it should be kept out of direct contact with the tent material, as contact will promote the transfer of water to your belongings on the interior. Anyone ever been startled awake by a 4 year old scream crying because they just woke up in a soggy wet sleeping bag? I shudder just thinking about it. A good rainfly is worth its weight in gold, and beats trying to hastily rig up tarps or retreating to the car for the next 14 hours straight. A tub, or bathtub, style floor will also go the extra mile to keep the water off of your belongings. This floor style carries the waterproof flo...
Boat Cleaning Chores For Your Kids To Help With

Boat Cleaning Chores For Your Kids To Help With

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Owning a boat should be a family affair. After all, you'll most likely spend lots of family time out on your favorite body of water, so it's important that you get your children involved in every aspect of your family's boating experience. This is why you should have your kids help out with your boat cleaning chores. This way they learn how to properly care for the boat and appreciate it more. Having them help out with various cleaning duties will also instill in them a sense of responsibility, as well as provide extra family bonding time. Getting your kids involved with the boat will also help them learn about the ins and outs of what it takes to have a well-maintained vessel. This can also translate to more time on the lake or sea. Having them help out with the boat's maintena...
Archery Is Fun For Sportsmen and Hunters Alike

Archery Is Fun For Sportsmen and Hunters Alike

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Historically, bowmen have often been associated with hunters in many different cultures around the world. Nowadays, with a few exceptions, most people have adopted bowhunting as a hobby, instead of a subsistence practice. In the United States, several hunting outfitters offer the option to hunt with a bow and arrows. Before embarking on such an adventure, it's essential that you test and update your hunting equipment. Hitting the Bull's Eye Finding the perfect set up takes some practice. When you need to buy some gear, look for a business that offers to maintain your equipment. Several archery shops will also let you use their range, which could either be indoors or outdoors, to practice your skills and test the equipment. Bringing a crossbow is acceptable too, if it's time...
A Pre-road Trip Checklist To Avoid Towing Trauma

A Pre-road Trip Checklist To Avoid Towing Trauma

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The onset of warmer weather means taking to the outdoors, be it boating, camping or simply tackling big jobs in the backyard. The result is a heavy increase in traffic on the roads - and often tagging along with the extra vehicles are the trailers, boats and campers that can put motorists at risk. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20,000 people require medical attention every year as a result of crashes involving trailers towed by passenger vehicles. These recreational outings don't need to go sideways - nor does whatever you may be towing. Here's a safety checklist to ensure you are towing the right way: Get hitched: A starting point to towing is knowing the pulling capacity of your vehicle, as too much weight can cause a load...