Author Archives: Rose Marion

About Rose Marion

Rose manages the Smith & Edwards website & online store. When she's not here photographing new products or adding sections to the online store, she's reading, hiking around taking pictures, or trying not to sneeze at a rodeo!

How to Make your own Laundry Bucket Washer (video)

Pig muck-covered overalls? Horse leg wraps? Greasy shop rags? There’s no way those are going in the nice front-loading washing machine. Here’s a neat way to turn 5-gallon buckets into a shop washing machine that keeps the mucky things out of the clothing laundry. We saw this on Pinterest and HAD to try it out! Plus, you can also keep this on hand for emergencies: the Zombie Apocalypse or when the power goes out. Thanks to Melissa in our Housewares department for showing us how Continue reading →

Q&A: Why use a Gun Vise?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Send us your question to We’ve got good advice, bad advice, & years of experience with all kinds of crazy outdoors activities. Send us your question, you just might get something fun or helpful back! Question: I saw your post on how to clean a rifle. I’ve never used a Gun Vise to clean my rifle… does it make any real difference? -Major Paul Answer: You don’t have to use a gun vise to clean your rifle. But Continue reading →

Prepare with 72-Hour Kits & Bug Out Bags

It’s that time of year to check your preparedness gear, make sure you have a communication/meetup plan for your family, & rotate your food storage. One important piece of your preparedness plan is having a bag with all your necessities. Some people recommend a bug-out bag, but here in Utah a 72-hour kit is the most recommended pack to have. What’s the difference? Mike Vause from our Sporting Goods department asked Ryan Seager, our Surplus manager, and Jean Dimick, our Preparedness manager, and here’s what Continue reading →

We’re getting Cabin Fever… are you?

When I’m not at Smith & Edwards, taking photos is a huge hobby of mine. I’ve been in Utah for 6 years, and while I’ve loved wandering backroads for barn photos and along the river parkways for macros and mushrooms, I’ve never ventured up the trails for some stunning shots. Til now! I’ve got Cabin Fever and I bet you do, too. Come explore the hikes & trails of Weber county with me! Mike Vause has picked out some gear for me, and I want Continue reading →

How to Rope (Video): Team Ropin’ Tips

Kwade Kosoff and Pace & Wells Thompson stayed after the 2nd Annual Dummy Ropin’ here at Smith & Edwards to show us some dummy ropin’ runs and give tips on how to head & heel rope. Head & Heel Ropin’ Tips from Kwade & Kyle Kosoff Dummy ropin’ is a ton of fun, whether you’re a team roper or a backyard roper. Kyle provided commentary on tips & what to watch for. Start practicing after school or work and you’ll be a pro roper in Continue reading →

Valentine’s Day Advice (Video)

The guys of the Gun Counter at Smith & Edwards really have seen it all. We’ve seen husbands and boyfriends who think they’re getting her the perfect gift… but it doesn’t go quite as planned. Trust us – we KNOW how it goes! Bonus Tip from one of our Fans “My rule for Valentine’s is to buy a gift that you won’t mind being thrown at the back of your head. Appliance-bad. Flowers-not so bad.” – posted on our Facebook page …Thanks for the tip! Continue reading →

Keeping your Horse Warm this Winter

Now that we’re in the thick of winter, the fishermen are excitedly measuring how thick the ice is on their favorite lakes and reservoirs. (click here for ice fishing tips!) If you’ve got horses or livestock, and you don’t have heaters, it’s a tough time of year! Make sure you have the best winter you can with these tips to stay warm no matter how rural your road. Keep the Horse Warm Water If you don’t have any equipment at all, you’ll be going out Continue reading →

What you need for Waterfowl in Utah

Smith & Edwards is lucky to be right next door to Willard Bay, so we get to hear fishing reports from all types of anglers. Even more than that, we’re just a couple miles from the Harold Crane Waterfowl Management Area, right behind Willard Bay, which is a great spot for ducks: you can bring a boat or even walk right in. I got to head out an afternoon with Tyler from the Smith & Edwards gun counter, and his dog Roger, who’s a rambunctious Continue reading →

The Cancer Bull – Tom’s Story

Thanks to Tom for sending us this story – a new favorite of ours! I Was Used to Hunting… Hunting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started hunting and fishing with my dad when I was around four years old. Sitting on the bank of a lake or river with a fishing pole in my hand or literally walking in his footsteps through marshes hunting ducks or in snow covered fields chasing pheasants. Some of my Continue reading →