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It can be incredibly frustrating to have to drive around in a car that smells like fish. This can happen for a number of different reasons and it’s going to be annoying no matter what. Perhaps you caught some fish and placed them in your car or you might have bought seafood and had some spill in your car at some point. Whatever happened doesn’t matter, but what does matter is that you want that…

Fishing is a pastime that goes back hundreds of years. Throughout the years it has evolved from a simple need for food into something that people do for leisure or as a competitive sport. No matter the reason, fishing has remained popular throughout the world for all these years. When it comes to fishing, there are plenty of ways to successfully haul in a huge fish. Bait is one of the most popular options since…

Mosquitoes may be one of the most annoying insects on the globe. They buzz around, making their presence known as major pests. And worst of all, they can also bring disease with them. The last thing anyone wants is a mosquito to bite them and give them an illness. Knowing more about mosquitoes and how they find humans can be an important piece of information. It can give you the key that you need to…

Koi are a beautiful type of decorative fish that are becoming more and more common in home aquariums. When lined up next to the average carp, they can look quite the same to those unfamiliar with the species. But did you know that the koi fish actually descended from the carp? Not only that, but this is a fairly recent development, too. It is also worth pointing out that koi fish are not carp, despite…

In this post I included photos and a YouTube video in which I decided to create a how to for the 2016 (and a few years surrounding it) Shamrock or Roo by Forest River on how to winterize the hybrid camper. This hybrid model camper is a 23IKSS Shamrock by Forest River, but others are very similar if not identical in which the only differences are the color scheme. The Winterization Process for a 2016…

You love fishing. It is not just a means of catching food for your family. Fishing is a pastime for many people and a way that generations can spend time together out in nature. Some combine fishing with camping. Others are all about fishing every weekend that they can. For all of these reasons, fishing is relaxing, bonding, and peaceful unless gnats have swarmed you and your fish. That situation can be a big hassle…

As a family we were looking for a better way to carry four bikes with our camper but we didn’t want all four hanging off the back. The Jack-It double bike carrier system didn’t only solve this problem but it solved the problem easily. Our only other concern prior to purchasing the Jack-It bike carrier system is how it would work with our 2016 Shamrock (or Roo) campers hybrid beds, electric tongue jack, allow the…

This question is a great one! You might be asking this question because you have an oak in your yard or elsewhere on your property that has been there longer than anyone can remember, and you would love to know its age. Or you have heard tales of how old some southern USA oak trees have gotten. Either way, it is a worthy question to ask and a fun project if you have a few…

Some of you may ask the question “Now, why would people want to attract beavers? There are articles on the web that tell you how to get rid of beavers!” Although that is true, read on for lots of reasons why beavers bring benefits to rivers, streams, and more. Well, many of you who have searched for this topic already know that beavers do fantastic work for your river and the entire ecosystem around it.…

Does something seem fishy – or perhaps simply smell that way? Whether you’ve just finished reeling in the catch of the day before cleaning, deboning, and frying it up or simply using some prepackaged fish for your seafood dish, there’s just no escaping the fishy smell that can linger long after you’ve finished handling them – or is there? With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to wash away that “fishy smell” once and…

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