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EmmaLee Woodland

About EmmaLee Woodland

EmmaLee works with the online store at Smith and Edwards. If she's not at work, she can be found playing hard, doing any number of outdoor and athletic activities. She has an enthusiasm for life, loves being around people, and everyone enjoys trying to keep up with her goofball personality!

Toy Sale Success in 10 Steps

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Are you new to the Smith & Edwards Toy Sale? Or, are you a seasoned veteran? No matter where you fall on the Toy Sale experience spectrum, we’ve got the best advice for this year’s Toy Sale success.

Shop the Toy Sale & Conquer!

Find the greatest success this year by following the top 10 steps below.

  1. Prepare your list! Highlight those items you can’t miss so you can prioritize your approach to all the tables and toys.
  2. Arrive early. Doors open at 9 AM, but the line usually starts building around 8 AM. Giveaways and FREE hot chocolate begin around 8:30 AM.
  3. Dress for the occasion. Don’t forget your warm coats, gloves and running shoes. (running shoes optional, but encouraged)
  4. Bring your friends! You’ll find the tag team approach works best. Strategy wins ever battle.
  5. Use the giant, provided bags! Take two if needed. The bags give you the best zig and zag ability. Using a cart will hinder this approach.
  6. Toys are grouped by price point. Look to the skies for the color coded signs! The signs mark off each section and include $5.99, $9.99 and $14.99 toy selections.
  7. Load your bag. Load your other bag… Load your friend’s bag! If you took our advice and grabbed two, you’ll know you came away with some of the best grabs.
  8. Check your list twice! If you grabbed something extra or need to swap, utilize the return bins specific to the Toy Sale. Work with fellow shoppers to find, swap or return items.
  9. Take your loot and don’t forget to check out the other departments before you leave. You’ve conquered the Toy Sale, now conquer the rest of the store… especially the candy aisle while waiting to check out.
  10. Respect your fellow shoppers and have fun. Thanks for spending the day with us and making this a positive, fun experience.

Help Us Spread the Word

Share these Toy Sale success steps with your friends. Do you have your own suggestions? Tell us in the comments below!

We’ll see you at the event.

(These 10 steps can be used as a guide for all sales… and the occasional zombie apocalypse fallout.)

Featured Mother's Day Products

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Guys, we need to talk... Mother's Day is May 13th this year and some of you, myself included, probably haven't even thought about what to gift your mothers. Well, fortunately for you, we have just about everything that your wife, mother, sister or daughter may want. Take a look at these great products and show the women you love just how much they mean to you in 2018!

Mother's Day Gift-Away

If you're tired of traditional Mother's Day gift, then you could enter to win one of five Willow Tree figurines signed by Susan Lordi. These Beautiful Wishes figurines are reminiscent of young love, health and happiness. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for how to enter.

We have a whole selection of these beautiful figurines in our stores. You're sure to find the one that captures the relationship you have with all the amazing mothers in your life. View part of our selection by clicking on the images above!

Gadgets and Gizmos Galor!

Nothing says "I love you" like a kitchen gadget or tool designed to save the woman you love more time during meal-prep and cleanup. These great products will do just that!

The Modi Silicone Egg Molds are a fun way for her to spend breakfast with her kiddos. Everyone will have a blast before heading off to work, school, or play.

She'll be a hit with her kids' friends after baking some cupcakes with this Wilton Bake It Big Cupcake Set. What fun memories she will make with them all. It's definitely a baker's must-have!

The Smart Cut Salad Chopper will save her time at during meal prep. With the time saved she'll be able to spend more time with her family around the dinner table. Plus, it's so easy to use that her teenagers will enjoy helping her in the kitchen!

Enjoy spending time with your Happy-Mama by getting her the ANGRY-mama Microwave Cleaner! Hot steam makes cleaning the microwave a fast, pain-free process.

Cook delicious, family-approved meals in the Presto 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker. See this pressure cooker in action on Saturday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll be so impressed with the possibilities and your loved one will love how easy it is to cook a meal the whole family will enjoy.

Thankfully there are hundreds of ideas for Mother's Day gifts. You can always choose from a wide array of kitchen gadgets from many trusted brands like OXO, Tovolo, Core Home and Progressive. We have plenty to choose from in our basketland!

Ready. Set! Relax...

All-natural essential oils have many therapeutic properties. Certain oils are known to balance one's emotional state, boost immune systems and relieve muscle and joint pain. Show the moms in your life how much you love them with these amazing products.

After relaxing inside, it's time to get the mothers in your life outdoors to relax! Help her relax in her yard with beautiful yard decor and some Buzz Along Essential Oil Blend to keep the bugs away.

Come on in to see our selection of garden decor, ranging from wind chimes to wind spinners to lawn and garden stakes. Or gather up a bouquet of wooden roses! They never die and can serve as a permanent reminder of the love you have for her.

Wooden Roses Bouquet
Wooden Roses pink to purple
Wooden Roses white
Wooden Roses red
Wooden Roses pink

Still can't decide on just one gift? We have a great selection of items that you could bundle for the perfect Mother's Day gift. Check out these great displays for inspiration!

Bee Themed gift bundle
Cupcake Themed gift bundle
Rooster Themed gift bundle

Give Love, Receive Love

Whatever you decide to get your wife, mother, or daughter for Mother's Day will be sure to make her happy. As we all know, when mama's happy, everybody's happy. Be sure to give a meaningful gift to show just how much you appreciate these beautiful women.

We'll be here to help and find the best gifts for these special women.

Pickle & Ferment in small batches with your own mason jars.

Enjoy Delicious Home Pickled Foods

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Canning season in Northern Utah is in full force! We have some new canning gadgets you need to know about. You'll love these great products designed to make your favorite home pickled foods in smaller, faster batches.

Fermentation Creation full kit in use.
ViscoDisc group for fermenting.

Fermentation Creation and ViscoDisc are sure to change the way you can, pickle, and ferment foods. So come on! Let's create some delicious foods that are sure to be a hit at your next family party.

Chop, Salt, Brine and Repeat

Fermentation Creation was founded by two friends with the desire to bring the American agricultural spirit back into homes across America. Jon Lusby and Greg Griffith family histories of hardship, farming, and survival drove them to working in sustainable farms and sharing their passion for food consciousness with others. You can learn more about their great histories by clicking here.

Jon Lusby, owner, teaching people about Fermentation Creation.
The beginnings of a sauerkraut ferment.

This desire helped Jon and Greg develop small batch pickling and fermenting kits. Thus Fermentation Creation was born. These kits help introduce people to the world of pickled and fermented foods that are pack with probiotics. They also allow people to continue the adventure of home canning and fermenting without overwhelming yields.

We carry two of their kits in our store. The lid kits include one specialized Ball mason jar lid, one rubber seal, one 3-piece airlock device, one 2-ounce bottle of Real Salt, and one instructions card with 4 included recipe cards. The full kit also includes a half-gallon Ball mason jar, rubber cork for airlock seal and an instructions/recipe booklet.

These kits are the perfect solution for making small batches of your favorite home pickled foods. You can follow the great recipes included or look elsewhere for additional recipes. The possibilities of fermented foods are endless!

Let's Go, Visco!

An important thing to remember when fermenting is to keep all produce under its brine. But how can one possibly accomplish that? Let me introduce you to ViscoDisc.

The ViscoDisc insert is a universal tool that is great for small-batch pickling and fermenting and canning. It was developed to prevent produce from protruding above their syrups and brines. Simply insert the sterilized ViscoDisc insert into the top of your packed jars with the ViscoDisc inserter. Fruits and vegetables are held under their liquids for perfectly preserved produce every time.

ViscoDisc installation steps.
ViscoDisc fully installed.

When canning, remove the ViscoDisc insert with a fork. Bottle should not be processed in hot temperatures with the ViscoDisc inside. This great tool will ensure that you have enough head space when processing in both waterbath and pressure canning.

When pickling and fermenting, go ahead and leave the inserts in the bottles! This will hold produce under it's brine and prevent it from coming into contact with the mold that could grow on top of your yield. Don't worry about the food under the surface. Simply scrape off that top layer and the food inside will be perfectly preserved and safe to eat. 

Shop Smith & Edwards online for the ViscoDisc Wide Mouth and Regular Mouth inserts. Buy a 2-pack of the ViscoDisc Inserter with wide and regular sizes included.

ViscoDisc Inserts.

For additional questions you might have about preserving foods and proper technique, check out the USU Extension Office! They have all the know-how you need to be confident and safe.

Fulfill Your Canning Needs Right Here

The world of home preserving is always changing. We will be with you every step of the way with the newest brands and hottest trends. Get all of your canning and fermenting essentials right here, at Smith and Edwards. We are sure to have everything you need, if we can find it!

Storefront to New Location

Celebrate 70 Years of Fun at Our New Location

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland
The front door and clothing.
Surplus clothing.

70 Years of Fun

Smith and Edwards has grown and expanded many times over the course of the last 70 years. We have achieved many milestones since our humble beginnings back in 1947. These include such things like partnering with ACE Hardware, becoming a powerful presence in sporting and home goods supplies, and becoming a valuable resource for ranchers and cowboys in our western department.

This year we achieved another milestone that we are excited to share with you. Not only did we reach our 70th anniversary, but we also opened our long awaited (and highly anticipated) second store. That's right! As of August 21st, we opened a new location in Northern Utah. Wahoo!!

We couldn't be more excited for this awesome adventure! Or should I say our "one BIG adventure?" We can't wait to celebrate this special occasion and want you to come party with us.

Stihl brand power tools.
Bathroom and kitchen faucets.

Come On Down to 9010 South Redwood Road

Last fall, we purchased the old RC Willey in West Jordan on the corner of 90th and Redwood Road. It has been an exciting time for us since January. We've been busy remodeling, repainting and rebooting the look of the building so we could open our doors and expand along the Wasatch front. And now we are ready for business!

Smith and Edwards - West Jordan opened it's doors to the public on August 21, 2017. We will be celebrating with a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, September 9th and we want you to join us! The celebration will run from 9 AM-5 PM. There will be a lot of things happening like vendor booths, giveaways, samples and product demos throughout the store. You can even talk to some of our sales reps from companies like Remington, Springfield, Nikon, Camp Chef, Stanley drinkware and more!

Holsters for conceal carry.
Ammo for hunting rifles, shotguns, and handguns.

There will also be a ribbon cutting with the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce on Friday, September 8, at 5 PM.

New Store Hours for West Jordan Location

We are open longer at our new West Jordan location! Operating hours for West Jordan will be Monday - Saturday, 9 AM to 8 PM. Store hours for the Ogden location will remain Monday - Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM. Both locations are closed on Sundays and most major holidays so our employees can spend time with their families.

Here at Smith and Edwards we are all about family and helping you get what you need. We've been "finding it" for the past 70 years are eager to continue our "one big adventure." So come on down to the corner of 90th and Redwood! Where you'll still hear us say, "We've got anything you want if we can find it."

Contact Us in West Jordan

Smith & Edwards - West Jordan Location

9010 S. Redwood Road

West Jordan, UT 84088

Phone: 801-432-8370

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM, Closed Sundays

Wrangle Up Your Rodeo Fashion!

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

The summer has all but flown by this year. You have had a blast with all your friends and family. From four-wheeling at Hardware Ranch on Memorial Day to running in the Top of Utah 15K Freedom Run in Blacksmith Fork Canyon on the 4th of July. From fireworks at Stadium of Fire to sunburns and ice cream runs. You couldn't have asked for a better, more fun filled time of year.

 

Get geared up for girl's night.

Begin Right Here with Our Team

It's time to start planning your next adventure! You might be asking, "what should we do next?" We've got the answer, right here. Rodeo season is in full swing and we've got all the gear you'll need to enjoy a night with your girls. Join us at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo this July 19th-24th right in Ogden, UT.

Kelsy and Katelyn in western wear
EmmaLee and Kassidi watching the bulls ride.

You can find all of your western attire right here in our store. With our crew of clothing gals and our experts in western boots, you'll leave with the hottest styles and fashions... And we aren't talking about temperature.

Kelsy, EmmaLee, and Katelyn sport their new looks from Smith & Edwards.

Need Shirts? Need Shoes? No Problem!

Check out our wide variety of western apparel. We have the hottest brands, from Cinch, to Ariat, to Rock Revival, to Tony Lama, and more! Take a look at our Women's Jeans Guide to see a variety of styles and brands that we carry. The Ladies in our clothing department really know their stuff and will have you looking great and feeling better in a new pair of jeans.

EmmaLee and Kassidi taking a break from the fun.
Kelsy and Katelyn enjoying the view and their western boots.

Enjoy boots, shirts and jeans from Ariat, Justin, and Tony Lama. Our favorite jeans brands include Wrangler, Rock Revival, Cinch, and Cruel Girl. We even get the occasional apparel from Stetson in both men's and women's wear. Our variety of western belts is off the charts, too. Come on in and take a look at our selections.

These western boots and shoes were worn by our models. Click here to shop women's Western boots. Shop men's western boots here. We've got boots for the whole family, so your kids can be looking great too!

EmmaLee, Kassidi, Kelsy and Katelyn.

Our Sunbody Hats come in a variety of colors at affordable prices! Each hat can be shaped in whatever style you want. Pick from one of these favorites! The Cattleman, the Brick Top, the Flat Top, the Gus, or the Rough Top, also known as the Cool Hand Luke or, Marty's personal favorite, the Duck Pond.

Kelsy and Katelyn keeping an eye out for good deals.
EmmaLee and Kassidi showing off their great buys.

You can buy your own Sunbody Hat by clicking right here! Whether you are looking for red, purple, green, or blue trim, or just a raw edge, we've got what you need. We even carry some of your favorite brands like Stetson and Sarratelli.

We will be closed on July 24th for Pioneer Day.

Spend $50 on Wrangler apparel at Smith & Edwards, get an Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo ticket voucher!

Join Us for One Big Adventure

 

Ladies, we even have all of the clothing your man will need. Take a night out this week and kick some dust up! You'll find all of your clothing and western needs right in one place. For the last 70 years we have been finding everything you need to get out and explore this great state & country. Let us be a part of your next 70 years of big adventure! 

Having fun after 70 years of service and rodeo.

What the Models Wore

Moving from left to right in the final image:

EmmaLee - Sunbody Hat with purple trim, style HG4A3BEPR; Women's Cinch Long-Sleeve Western Blouse, style MSW9200016-PNK; Blazin Roxx western belt, style N3516636; Rock Revival Ena S203 Skinny Jeans, style RP9213S203; and Justin Boots Faxon Brown, style L4360.

Kassidi - Sunbody Hat with raw edge and black hat band, style HG4B; Rock and Roll lace blue tank, style B5254542; Yellow Western Necklace, style JW0980; Wrangler Rock 47 Boyfriend Jean, style WBX30ND; and Twisted X Serape Fringe shoes, style WDM0064.

Kelsy - Sunbody Hat Oak Color, style HG4AOAKBE; Women's Wrangler White Tank, style LW2874N; Nikibiki Fuscia Tank, style NS4011FUC; Stetson Studded denim skirt, style 11-060-0594-0629BU; and Ariat Women's Quickdraw VentTEK boots, style 10019904.

Katelyn - Sunbody Hat with red trim, style HG4A3BERD; Women's L/S Wrangler Western Blouse, style LW2521M; Western Fashion Belt, assorted styles; Ariat Julia Elmwood Low rise bootcut jeans, style 10019528; and Tony Lama 100% Vaquero western boots, style VF3044.

New campfire foods for Norther Utah

Campfire Food for Camping in Utah this Summer

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Spring is almost over, and summer is fast approaching. Kids will be out of school and for many of you this means vacations and adventures in the great outdoors. My favorite summer adventure includes sitting around a campsite, eating good food, and hanging out with good friends while roasting things over the campfire. I love it!

When you set out on your next family trip you'll want to make sure that you have the essentials with you. Essentials like sleep gear, a working car, and good food. That last one is my personal favorite. Check out these great products that we carry here at Smith & Edwards! Guaranteed to make your mouth water and allow for a good time.

Make fresh Mayo, Whipped Cream, & Butter while Camping

Some of the newest items we got in are these fancy food prep items by Cookut. This France-based company delivers fun, innovative products that are simple, practical, and cool. Check out their mayonnaise, butter, and whipped cream shakers!

 

Yummy homemade whipped cream in minutes
Homemade mayonnaise with a zing

 

Each shaker is made of a glass jar with specially shaped silicone balls. These balls are shaped specifically to whip up these condiments in minutes. You have great tasting, easy to make condiment from scratch. Follow the recipe printed on the bottle or alter it slightly according to your own tastes.

These shakers are not only great for home use! Their sleek, compact design makes them perfect to use at your next family outing or camp-out. You'll be able to make the perfect amount so none of it goes to waste. You can even use your fresh-made butter on other goodies you roast over the campfire!

Make Sweet Campfire Treats with the DoughyMaker

The Doughy Maker isn't a new item, but it is definitely a product to get excited about. Previously marked at $19.99, we've got the Doughy Maker sitting at 50% off! This little tool is perfect for making delicious cinnamon sugar coated dessert balls, and our Housewares manager Vickie's son Gabriel can tell you how good they are.

Getting started with your DoughyMaker
Adding dough to the Doughy Maker
Step 2 in Doughy-Making
Roasting doughies over the fire
Baked doughies
Adding butter and cinnamon to the doughies

You can even use them at home over a backyard fire pit! Your possibilities for campfire desserts doesn't end at cinnamon coated biscuits. Try your hand at using corn bread dough, cookie dough, and brownie batter. Or, make delicious meatballs and mushroom delights! All it takes is a little bit of imagination.

You'll definitely want to add this must-have item to your camping list.  Not only is is a great product, but it was also developed right here in Northern Utah. This is just the start of the delicious possibilities that Smith & Edwards has to offer.

Making doughies on a fire pit
Doughies taste even better with friends!
DoughyMaker with fresh doughies

Get your DoughyMaker today - only $9.99 for a limited time!

Mountain House = Mountain Man Meals

Many outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the Mountain House brand of freeze dried meals. For those of you who are new to the game, here is a little explanation for you.

Mountain House freeze dried meals were originally developed for the special forces troops. Freeze dried foods are lighter than traditional MREs and they retain more of their original flavor. Each meal weighs mere ounces and cooks in under 10 minutes. All you need is boiling water!

Awhile ago we asked our customers what some of their favorite flavors are. People were really passionate as they shared their favorite meal. Some of the responses we received included beef stroganoff, sweet and sour pork, and spaghetti. Smith & Edwards' own Paul Wright said he really likes the Italian-style pepper steak. You can check out these an other great flavors by clicking right here.

I had never experienced the Mountain House freeze dried foods until this past year. On a snowshoeing excursion up the North Ogden Divide in Northern Utah I had the sweet and sour pork. It was delicious! I'm definitely looking forward to camping trips this summer so I can have more of these great meals.

We just added new flavors, including Spicy Southwest Breakfast Hash and Chicken Fajita Bowl.

Smith & Edwards also carries the Mountain House freeze dried desserts. The apple crisp is one of our top sellers. We even sell their freeze dried ice cream!

No matter what you are in the mood for Mountain House has a meal for you. Order them online or come in the store today for all of your outdoor needs.

Spring adventure at Smith & Edwards

Adventure is Out There! Find It with Smith & Edwards

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

There is a change in the air. Finally, Mother Nature has melted the snow from the valleys and it looks like we are going to have a bit of a break from the winds and rain of April in Northern Utah. You’ve been cooped up in your office or at home and are reaching to scratch that itch of adventure.

Cabin Fever got you down?

New layout for the camping and marine departments.

New layout for camping and marine!

If you are like me then this itch comes every year and you’re ready to go. But before you can go anywhere you better take stock of your gear and replace anything outdated, broken, or in need of repair. What better way to scratch that itch than by coming to Smith & Edwards! We’ve been doing some of our own changing to get you out of Dodge and into the outdoors where you belong.

Paddles, Oars, and Connelly Inflatables.

Paddles and oars start at $12.99.

Come on in and check out what we’ve been up to this week! Our camping and marine sections had a little bit of a facelift so we can help you find what you need quickly. We’ve got everything you need for lounging, hiking, sleeping, camping, boating, and just plain ol’ sitting around.

Dog life jackets also available.

We’ve even got life vests for your pooch!

Stop paddling to keep up and start paddling to get away! Whether it’s rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding, we’ve got all the equipment you’ll need at great prices. You can shop for paddles online right here!

Take Control on the Rapids of Life

Quit treading water just to survive. It’s time to kick back and relax in the water. Get a new Connelly life jacket or an inflatable lounge tube. Neoprene and nylon jacket styles are available for all ages and sizes. Click here to see the sizes and styles we carry.Connelly life vests for all sizes.
We also have great prices on Connelly towables and inflatables. And, between you and me, Willard Bay is starting to look quite inviting. Did you know it’s just right around the corner from us? Check out our inventory here and get out on the water!Camp chairs to fit every need.

Say goodbye to your uncomfortable desk chair for the weekend and kick back with some good friends. Enjoy a s’more or two in a new camp chair or lounger. This camp lounger is so comfortable you won’t even notice that you’re sitting down. Shop online for camp chairs and sleeping cots.

Blue anti-gravity lounger.

Cool Anti-Gravity Lounger

For the last 70 years, we have been doing our part to make sure that you are outfitted with the newest, best and most reliable gear. Let us continue this tradition of excellence. We know you’ll find what you need right here and we can’t wait to help you discover something new.

What are you waiting for?

Rush in to Smith & Edwards today so you can rush out fully equipped and ready to explore this great state!

360 Electrical Surge Protectors at Smith & Edwards

360 Electrical – It’s Electric!

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Tangled cords can give you a headache. Whether it’s your phone charger, your laptop cords, or a curling iron, tangled cords gets really annoying. 360 Electrical is an innovative company with a solution… and we carry their products right here at Smith and Edwards.

Plus – Scroll down and ENTER TO WIN our top 360 Electrical ($39.99 value!)

360 Electrical started in 2005 with a desire to make things better. It’s privately owned by a Utah native right here in Salt Lake City. Her creative genius has changed the way we look at electrical outlets.

The Meaning of 360

The power cords made by 360 Electrical feature a unique swivel feature. The design allows the electrical outlet to spin freely as a cord gets twisted. Your cord is able to unwind as it’s twisted, thus reducing the amount of tangling your cord can do.

The swivel feature also allows cords to travel to any location in a room with minimal strain on the prongs.

Have a charger that doesn’t fit next to other cords on a power strip? With the Powercurve power strip, you can swivel the outlet so they’ll fit neatly!

360 Electrical Powercurve Surge Protector & USB Charger

360 Electrical Powercurve Surge Protector & USB Charger

Not only has 360 changed our perception of traditional outlets, but they have also changed our vision of modern technologies. Many of their power cords feature USB ports for cell phone chargers, too.
Use the 360 Electrical Powercurve Mini to bring more outlets to the coffeeshop!

Whether you need one outlet or several outlets, 360 Electrical has you covered!

What’s in Store

Smith and Edwards carries several of 360 Electrical’s products. Keep your electronics safe from power surges with the 4-outlet REVOLVE and 6-outlet Powercurve.

360 Electrical REVOLVE Surge Protector - 4 Outlets

Power your blow dryer, flat iron, his razor, and have an outlet to spare!

The 4-outlet Adapter is perfect for standard outlets in your bedroom or bathroom. The PowerCurve Mini and PowerCurve 7-Outlet  plugs are equipped with two 1-amp USB chargers and are surge protected as well.

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How We Can Help

Whatever your power needs may be, you can find a solution right here at Smith and Edwards. Shop these great products in store or check them out right here on smithandedwards.com! We’ve got what you need and are here to help with all of your electrical needs.

Reviewing hammocks by Grand Trunk and Hammock air pads by Klymit

Hanging Out with Grand Trunk and Enjoying the Klymit

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite things… Camping! We have two camping essentials that are going to knock your socks off and leave you wishing you could “head for the hills” right now.

Sleep… What’s That?

In a recent conversation with Mike Vause, sporting goods manager, he reminded me that sleep is an important aspect that is constantly overlooked when camping, hiking, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Mike said, “You may have to [fill in the blank].” You may have to get to the next ridge. You may have to land that next catch. You may have to bag that elk that has eluded you the last two days. You may have to stop and look at the scenery…

The Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana.

A view near Great Falls, MT from a hammock.

Whatever “you may have to” do, you’ll need all the energy possible in order to obtain that goal. So, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting the best night’s sleep while in the great outdoors. Let’s take a minute to look at my favorite bed, the hammock.

Click Here to shop our great selection of sleeping pads and air mattresses.

Time to Hang Out and Chill Out

Hammocks are a recent trend that everyone, especially the younger generation, is going crazy about. We carry a variety of brands and sizes, but my favorite brand that we carry is Grand Trunk. Made out of the same nylon material as parachutes, these hammocks are strong and durable. They come in a few different colors and patterns, so we are sure to have one that fits your style.

EmmaLee and her friend sitting in a hammock.

Hammocking under a bridge.

My favorite thing about hammocks is their versatility. Whether you’re going on a day trip, a 50-mile hike, a 3-day hunting weekend, or just a trip to your backyard, you always have a lightweight, portable resting place that takes minutes to set up and enjoy. The Grand Trunk double hammock weighs only 2 lbs and can hold up to 400 lbs, so it is easy to enjoy with a friend or by yourself. Plus, at 10′ 6″ long by 6′ 6″ wide, there is no way you could go wrong.

Shop our growing selection of hammocks right here, or give us a call so see what all we have to offer!

EmmaLee showing off the Grand Trunk batik hammock.

EmmaLee pictured with her hammock, the Grand Trunk Batik Hammock.

Recently I set a goal to go camping with nothing but my Grand Trunk hammock, a tarp, an emergency blanket, and my sleeping bag for shelter. I still have yet to do so and my goal changed slightly when Mike Vause showed me an evolutionary sleeping pad designed specifically for your hammock. Wow! This evolutionary sleeping pad is none other than the Klymit Hammock V inflatable sleeping pad.

What’s New for You

Like all Klymit air pads the Hammock V is made with a V-chamber design that limits air movement and provides excellent insulation. With an R-value of 1.6, it is perfect for the coming season of camping and warmer weather. The two valve system allows you to inflate the Hammock V quickly, using only 15-25 breaths, without the worry of deflating as you go.

EmmaLee holding the Hammock V air pad.

Hammock V air pad with EmmaLee, who is 5′ 7″ tall.

One of my favorite features of this air pad is the grip zones located on both sides of the pad. Your sleeping pad will be held in place in your hammock and you won’t have to worry about your sleeping bag slipping and sliding around either. You can check out our other Klymit sleeping pads here.

One of the non-slip grip zones.

One of the three (3) silicone, non-slip grip zones.

These coming months are my favorite because I get to head outdoors and do some camping and exploring. I am excited for my night’s sleep to allow me to climb to the top of the next mountain and take time to enjoy the beautiful vistas in comfort. Be sure to get a tarp and rope to keep the rain off of you. Shop online or in our store for tarps and rope.

Come On In and Check Us Out

Buy your very own Grand Trunk Hammock and Klymit Hammock V Sleeping Pad at Smith and Edwards! We’ve got the gear you need for all of your adventures and our helpful and fun staff will be there for you every step of the way. Let us answer your questions and help you find exactly what you need.

Come on in or give us a call today!

Check out the new line of Hangman Products at Smith & Edwards!

Fresh New Line: Hangman Products

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Smith and Edwards is continuously growing and expanding in our business, and that includes working with new manufacturers and carrying new brands.

Recently, we have added Hangman® Products to our store! There are a few reasons for YOU to be as excited about these products as we are.

Hangman Products make your Walls Happy!

Hangman Products are perfect for hanging pictures and other wall art. Hangman also carries products to hang your electronic devices, such as the Wallsaver Speaker Hanging Kit and No Stud TV Hanger.

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Hangman TV Mount

Hangman TV Mount Kit

We know that you’ll love these Hangman products! With a motto of “Hanging solutions for everyday needs,” they are perfect for organized people. They can even help the unorganized person become organized, too!
Hangman wall organizer

Where to get American Hangman Products

Hangman Products is an American hardware company that makes most of their products right here in the USA. They are made with quality and care for their customers.

You’ll find Hangman Products on aisle 40 by the Rope Room at Smith & Edwards off I-15 off exit 351 in Ogden, Utah, as well as right here on our website.

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