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Storing your boat in the cold seasons: The best docking marinas in NYC

The Hudson River is great for boating and sailing, as the numerous boat owners in the New York can confirm.

In case you are one of them, you have surely encountered the daunting task of finding a docking marina for your vessel during autumn and winter. Although there is a variety of docking marina options, there are a few important points to consider when choosing the safe harbor of your cherished boat for the cold seasons. Make sure you don’t forget additional practicalities such as covering your boat with heavy duty tarp as well.  Continue reading

Fun for the whole family: 3 creative uses of blue tarp

Apart from using tarp as a cover and protection, for insulation, hiking, composting and garden chores, why not have some fun with it? Surprising as it may be, tarp is very versatile and has many recreational uses. Here are a few simple but very enjoyable uses of tarp, especially for youngsters. Get yourself a few blue tarps and let the fun begin!  Continue reading

Cozy up your log house: choosing the right fireplace

Owning a log house or a cabin in the woods is many people’s dream. Those cold nights when you can jump in the log house and enjoy the warmth and comfort of a home, while still being in touch with the wilderness and enjoying the fresh air, the clear water and the greenness of the woods – they are simply irreplaceable. The magic ingredient to make a log house an even cozier place, though, is a good fireplace that fits the rustic style of such a house and yet provides a strong and safe source of heating.  Continue reading

Hiking gear essentials: how to choose the best backpack and hiking shoes

Adrenaline, physical strain, sweat, heavy backpacks, endless upward slopes – hiking is something you must love and plunge into, there is no middle way. Still, roaming mountains and forests is a favorite pastime of many, and there are a million reasons why – the clean air, the beautiful nature, and the great effect on the body are simply irreplaceable. Having the right hiking gear is an important component not only for safety reasons, but also because it can significantly contribute to the comfort and enjoyment of the hiking experience.
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Best autumn hiking destinations in Carolina

The beauty of fall, colorful and splendid as it may be, is a beauty for connoisseurs. Its moist breath of foliage, soil, the different colors of the forest, the nipping wind, the cloud-covered sky – one needs an eye for that. And if you have an appreciation for fall’s many moods, it probably is not a far shot to assume you also have a thing for hikes. With currently almost 60 national parks and hundreds of state parks and forests, the U.S. is a place that offers a lifetime of opportunities for hikers. North and South Carolina, for example, present literally hundreds of different trails, parks, forests, peaks and breathtaking scenery.  Continue reading

Top movies for a Halloween garden movie night under the stars

Knock, knock! Who’s there?
It’s Halloween!
And with Halloween come all of the season’s fun activities – from pumpkin carving to trick-or-treating and scary movie nights. Weather permitting, you could even round up friends and family for a Halloween movie night in the garden. You don’t really need much more than a few comfortable chaise longes, cushions and blankets, a movie screen which you can easily make out of white tarp strapped to a few poles and, not to forget, popcorn, treats and drinks.  Continue reading

Fall chores in the garden

We all know that fall has come already, and the garden might still need some care before you can say it is properly prepared for winter. It is essential to get some things done before the first snow, so fall is actually a great season for getting your garden in good shape. Then you can be sure that it will also blossom when spring comes.  Continue reading

The best cover solution to keep your boat in perfect shape

Sailing is a wonderful pastime, so it’s no surprise there are so many boat enthusiasts out there. There is rarely anything more pleasant than a boat trip on a gorgeous summer day, and sailing gives a great sense of freedom and relaxation. However, when it comes to taking care of your precious vessel, there are many aspects to consider concerning its docking, maintenance and protection.  Continue reading

It’s tarp-appalling weather

Super heavy duty tarps should have a place in every survivalist’s handbook. They are 100 per cent waterproof and tear-resistant and make excellent covers for all kinds of unusual weather conditions. Rambo could have fared far worse than taking some super heavy duty tarps in his haversack as he trekked through a rain forest or some sun-baked wilderness.  Continue reading