Tailgating Tips For Rookies

Tailgating has been a long-standing football tradition, and having a successful tailgate takes experience and preparation. If you’re about to embark on your first tailgate, you may think you have it all under control… but everyone’s made a rookie mistake their first time! Here are a few basic tips from seasoned tailgaters to help you avoid some common mistakes on game day.

Prepare Early

Pack what you can in your car the night before. Be as portable as possible; grills, generators, chairs, tables or tents– make sure all these things can be easily loaded and unloaded. You should also pack a bag or box of essentials you’ll need for that day: plastic serving ware, napkins, toilet paper (don’t assume the … Read more...

How to Store Your Patio Furniture for the Cold Weather

You can usually get away with keeping your patio furniture outside for at least some of fall, but as the weather starts to get cooler, you may want to think about how storing everything for the harsher climate. It’s better to get it done before gets too bad outside. The process is pretty straightforward, but there are some steps you should take to make your furniture lasts longer and save you some effort the next time you want to bring them out:

1. Clean everything. Most outdoor furniture can be washed with a standard multipurpose cleaning solution, but double check to be sure (don’t use soap on wooden furniture!). Check if there are any special instructions for cleaning cushions, since … Read more...

7 Items to Remember to Bring on Your Summer Camping Trip

The weather is warm and kids are home for the summer, so it’s the perfect time to plan a family camping trip! Here are the things you’ll need to have the best adventure into the outdoors:

1. Camera

Take pics of everything! You’re spending time in beautiful nature, and the pictures you take will be wonderful memories. This is also an opportunity for some high quality photography, so if you’re interested in this as an art form, make sure you have some good gear!

2. Flashlights

Don’t forget these! Light is sparse out in the wilderness, and you’ll want to be able to see. Consider bringing a headlamp along, in addition to a regular flashlight. Pack some extra batteries, too!… Read more...