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REVIEW – Who doesn’t like to sit around a cozy fire pit on a chilly evening outside?  How about a fire pit that you can pack up and take with you?  How about one that will also let you cook on it and is designed to radiate heat out to the sides and...

REVIEW – Who doesn’t like to sit around a cozy fire pit on a chilly evening outside?  How about a fire pit that you can pack up and take with you?  How about one that will also let you cook on it and is designed to radiate heat out to the sides and create less smoke?  That is what the BioLite FirePit+ promises so let’s see if it can make good on its promises. What is it? The BioLite FirePit+ is the second iteration of a portable firepit created by the BioLite company.  This new fire pit is portable and promises an upgraded battery for longer burn times, upgraded body to provide more radiant heat, and upgraded high-temp enamel coating...

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Keep Your Game in Shape With These Off-Season Golf Training Aid

s The descent of winter means the end of the golf season for great swaths of the United States. If you’re a dedicated player, the trick then becomes keeping your game in some semblance of good shape until spring arrives — or until you can get to a golf resort south of the snow belt. While our friends in Floria and California may be able to enjoy some of the world’s best golf courses all year long, the rest of us are busy shoveling our driveways. While it’s not quite as satisfying as teeing off at Torrey Pines in San Diego or the Wynn Resort Golf Club in Las Vegas, the best indoor and off-season golf training aids can help...

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BYOP: The Best Portable Generators for Backup Power

Recent extreme weather events like hurricanes and wildfires have not only served as an immediate symbol of the need to take action on climate change, but also as a reminder of the importance of emergency preparedness. But if the last time you prepared for a disaster was during fire drills in school, you may not be sure where to begin. For starters, a designated emergency kit will help you meet your needs at home for several days, and a go-bag (a backpack or duffel with emergency supplies) can be a valuable addition in the event of evacuation orders. But if you’re going to be hunkering down in one spot for a long time, you might end up needing a portable...

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DIY Deck Building – Step by Step

Extreme How To - DIY Home Improvement Featuring MoistureShield Elevate Composites and CAMO® EDGE Clip®  Fasteners by Matt Weber The huge outbuilding that Joey Prestage built as his Man Cave needed a deck. It sits on a beautiful lakefront lot which requires a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view. The lay of the land meant the deck would connect to the building at ground level beneath a sliding patio door. The deck would extend across a downhill slope to be supported by a beam and posts on the opposite end. Once built, the deck floor would be completed with railing and a roof structure attached the building, which will help protect it from rain, tree debris, and UV...

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