Check It Out: Snap-to-Vent Dryer Connectors

What is the most frustrating thing about installing your dryer? For me, it’s all the hoses and attachments, and then, getting them to fit in the laundry room without crushing them. Even more frustrating is how awkward it is to try to lean over your dryer with the hose clamp and screwdriver to install or clean the ventilation hose. Luckily for you, and for me, Ziggurat Products came up with a solution to our problem. Snap-to-Vent connectors make this job quick and easy! How the Continue reading →

Fermentation and Pickling Crocks Questions & Answers

At some point in your life, you’ve probably had fresh, homemade pickles – maybe even homemade sauerkraut or kimchi. You might even have a few seasons of pickling and fermenting under your belt. Yet, I would venture to bet that, no matter where you are in your journey, you have a few questions about pickling crocks. We’ve carried made-in-Ohio, USA stoneware pickling crocks for several years (click to see them online!) here at Smith & Edwards, and here are some questions our customers have asked Continue reading →

John’s 4 Stihl Leaf Blower Tips

After a long, cold winter, it’s time to clean up. Planting new flowers, mowing the lawn – all the little things to make your yard beautiful again. It’s the time of year to break out all our lawn care equipment again. As people are preparing for the summer, we often get questions about troubles getting all the tools tools to start up after long, cold winter storage. Tool Troubleshooting: 4 Leaf Blower Tips Many people are ready to use their gas powered leaf blowers, but 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 →