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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!

Check out Huk Gear fishing shirts at Smith & Edwards!

Our New Huk Fishing Shirts Help you Fish Longer

- posted by Chris Jacobson

That’s pronounced "Hook" Gear. I know, it doesn’t really seem to be spelled that way, but that is how you pronounce it! I promise!

Clothing is not usually the top of my checklist when I am getting ready for a fishing trip! In fact, most of the time my wife gives me a funny look and asks, "Are you really going out looking like that?"

To which my normal response was something along the lines of "Well, the fish don't care what I look like!"

It's an argument that I would never win, honestly!

However, that all changed when I had our clothing buyer, Craig, show me the new Huk Gear line.

The first thing I loved about the line was all the awesome colors that they come in. They have partnered with Kryptek and offer their camo patterns in most of the great colors. My favorite is the blue Pontus camo, but their new white & gray Raid camo is a close second!

Guys & gals Huk fishing shirts Ladies' Huk fishing shirts

The technology in Huk Gear shirts is awesome! Top on the list for me is the breathability and the wicking away of sweat and moisture. That means that I can stay cool longer and fish more!

I don't have to worry about fish guts ruining my Huk shirt. These shirts are anti-microbial, have stain release technology, and keep me protected from the sun. All of this adds up to what all of us as fisherman want: to be able to fish longer and not succumb the elements.

We just got in ladies' and mens' tees and tank tops. You won’t regret buying these shirts. I love wearing mine around even when I am not fishing. They are just comfy to wear and they don't look half bad, either!

Huk Fishing shirts for guys & gals Huk Fishing Shirt for guys - back
Click here to see our Men's Huk Gear fishing shirts. Plus, click here for our ladies' Huk Gear - or just come in our store by Willard Bay!

Thanks Cambria, Maddie, & Kelsey from our Clothing department and Curtis from our Sporting Goods department for helping me show off this great gear.

Smith and Edwards - Ogden, Utah

The Many Names of Smith & Edwards

- posted by Rose Marion

2017 is our 70th Anniversary, and BOY have we been called a lot of names over the years!

And not what you think: these are names we get called by people who LOVE us. Terms of endearment.

Names like the BIG FUN STORE, Farr West Mall (or Plain City Mall), Smitties, Buck Brothers, The Cowboy Store... Even Smith & Edwards' Surplus Plus!

Click here for more about the history & team behind Smith & Edwards Co.

More than once we've even heard someone on a law enforcement scanner heading over for a fun stop at "Smutt & Ugly's" (Don't ask us how they came up with that one).

What's your family's name for Smith & Edwards? Send us an email at help@smithandedwards.com and let us know!

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.

CarryMeGear Holsters

CarryMeGear Holsters: Concealed Carry Holsters made in Utah

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Small of Back CarryMeGear holster for her GlockLook out, Utah! There is a new brand of gun holsters in the state and they are exclusively at Smith and Edwards. We know you are going to love them.

CarryMeGear is owned and operated by Smith and Edwards' own Mike Vause, right here in Ogden, UT. Mike is the Sporting Goods manager here and we are super excited to be carrying his handmade gun holsters!

Mike has spent most of his professional career in the shooting sports industry. For years, he has been looking for something new to bring to this growing market.

"I have owned and tried many holster styles and brands," he explained, "and decided to take some elements that I like and incorporate them into my thoughts and needs. I woke up one morning and said, 'Let's do this!'"

After a lot of work, trial and error, collaboration and help from his good friends, the first CarryMeGear Inside-the-Waistband (IWB) holster came to be.

Why Carry with Kydex?

Carry Me Gear holsters are made out of Kydex, which is a thermal plastic designed for heating and shaping for custom fit. Kydex is lightweight and durable, lasting longer than other materials.

Why is Kydex superior? It is thinner and easier to conceal, and it is sweat and weather resistant. You no longer have to wait for your holster to dry out, making these the perfect holsters for backpacking and hiking.

This Springfield XDS doesn't print with the CarryMeGear holster in kidney position.

This Springfield XDS doesn't print with the CarryMeGear holster in kidney position.

Mike Vause, designer of CarryMeGear holstersWhat sets CarryMeGear Apart?

When asked what sets CarryMeGear apart from brands we carry, Mike said, "The difference is adjustability of attachment and fit to the body. It spreads the load over a larger area than single attachment designs, and is sleeker than other 2-point, soft-back styles."

Still, the greatest things that set these holsters apart are: 1) they are handmade right in Ogden, so you'll be supporting a local business, and 2) they are about $10 less expensive than other great brands!

Additionally, each CarryMeGear holster is hand-fitted to a mold of the exact model of gun, and hand-sanded for snag-free carry.

We asked one of our buyers, Chris Jacobson, why he was so excited about the new CarryMeGear gun holsters. "These holsters are handmade locally in Ogden, UT and are fitted to your exact gun," he said. "The Inside-the-Waistband holster is surprisingly comfy. I personally own one and really enjoy using it."

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IWB holsters are especially popular because you can adjust to use your choice of strong side, kidney, or appendix carry. CarryMeGear holsters are even more comfortable because they are easily adjustable to fit every body shape and size.

The holster's forward and backward cant, or angle, can be adjusted. In addition, tension on the firearm itself can be increased or decreased. Screws and bushings also allow the holster to move closer to or away from the body.

IWB & OWB CarryMeGear Holsters

A Sig P238 is secure in an Inside-the-Waistband, left, or Outside-the-Waistband, right, CarryMeGear holster.

Outside the Box: OWB & Small-of-Back Carry

CarryMeGear also makes Outside-the-Waistband (OWB) holsters for strong side carry. Smith & Edwards carries these OWB holsters for several models of semiautomatic handguns, as well as a Smith and Wesson J-frame Revolver model.

OWB Sig P238 CarryMeGear handmade holster

This Sig P238 disappears completely in the CarryMeGear OWB holster.

Mike is also very aware of the needs of his customers, and is open to additional feedback and insights. Mike began working on Small-Of-Back holsters due to requests from women shooters.

The small of the back design allows ladies to carry while maintaining a natural hip silhouette. "We are designing, thinking, and testing more designs and products," he told me. "A Small-Of-Back (SOB) holster has been tested and approved by some of our Smith and Edwards concealed carry permit holders."

This Small of Back CarryMeGear Holster conceals her Glock perfectly!

This Small of Back CarryMeGear Holster conceals her Glock perfectly!

Look for the small-of-back holsters, magazine pouches, and even more styles of holsters from CarryMeGear at Smith & Edwards soon!

Get Yours at Smith & Edwards and on our Website

We know that you will love the CarryMeGear holsters, whether you are a CCP holder or looking for a good range holster. We love the CarryMeGear holsters and recommend them to everyone. You'll wonder how you ever lived without one!

Talk to one of our experts and try them today at Smith and Edwards. You can also find our selection of handgun holsters here on SmithandEdwards.com.

Smith and Edwards profiles Yellowstone gloves out of Idaho Fall, ID

Our Favorite Work Gloves for 40 Years Runnin': Yellowstone Leather Products

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

We here at Smith and Edwards have often wondered, "What makes a good, leather work glove?" The folks at Yellowstone Leather Products have been showing us what a good quality work glove looks like for the past 47 years, and we couldn't be more excited about it!

Kevin modeling our Yellowstone elkskin and deerskin gloves.

Kevin, from our hardware department, modeling our Yellowstone elkskin and deerskin gloves.

Yellowstone Leather Products is an Idaho-based business that opened in 1960. In 1969, now owner, Boyd Zollinger bought the company and went to work marketing and distributing American made work gloves. Zollinger said, "I was back east for school and was looking for a way to get back to Idaho," where he was originally from. "My family and I looked at this company that was for sale and we thought, 'we could work with that.'" That's exactly what they have been doing now for the last 47 years.

Smith & Edwards has had a long partnership with Boyd and Yellowstone, reaching back to 1969:

"We found their quality is far superior to any other glove we carry," said Jim Smith, president of Smith & Edwards, an Ogden, Utah, retailer that has stocked Yellowstone Gloves for more than 35 years. "Most people who buy Yellowstone know they are quality gloves that will last longer than two or three other pairs they could buy cheaper."
- Article from 2010 by Clark Corbin with the Idaho Falls Post Register

What makes Yellowstone Leather work gloves different?

The patented pattern of Yellowstone work gloves is really, what sets them apart from other work gloves. All of the premium leather gloves made at their warehouse in Idaho Falls feature both a seamless palm and back, making these work gloves form fitting. They fit tighter to your hand, Zollinger said, thus making it more like working with your bare hands, but with the protection necessary for even the toughest jobs.

Jean modeling our Yellowstone elkskin and deerskin gloves.

Jean, one of our managers, modeling our Yellowstone elkskin and deerskin gloves. Jean manages the gloves department as well as our famous candy section!

Talking about premium leather, these gloves are made from some of the finest, hand selected elk, deer, and goatskin in the western United States. When asked about the difference in materials, Smith and Edwards' own Jean Dimick said, "Elkskin and deerskin last longer than traditional cowhide gloves. They won't get hard and brittle if they get wet." You can enjoy soft, supple gloves no matter what.

What projects can I use my Yellowstone Leather work gloves for?

These deer and elkskin gloves can be used for any job, big or small, tough or easy. Elkskin is a heavier leather than deerskin and are best for heavy-duty jobs, such as fencing and other ranch work and construction. Deerskin gloves are more pliable and comfortable, and better for easy jobs.

Kevin and Jean modeling our Yellowstone elkskin and deerskin gloves.

Smith and Edwards own Kevin and Jean modeling our Yellowstone elkskin and deerskin gloves.

We would rave about these gloves all day if we could. So come on in and find out for yourself what makes these work gloves so special. We know you'll fall in love with the Idaho-based, made in USA, leather work gloves that we have come to love and depend on too. Yellowstone Leather also distributes a high quality,  imported brand of leather work gloves called Rocky Mountain Gloves.

What they wore:

Kevin:

102216412LTLL Carhartt Hubbard Classic Plaid Button Up Shirt

MNVBLKL Wyoming Traders Black Nevada Vest

428-1738 Bailey Stampede Silver Wool Felt Hat

Kevin wears a size 9 in the Yellowstone Premium Leather work gloves and an XL in the Rocky Mountain gloves.

Jean (the buyer):

5039-75K-7 Stormy Kromer Button Up Partridge Plaid Hat (brown plaid)

5067-40P-SM Stormy Kromer Aurora Snowdrift Cap (green plaid)

Jean wears a size 8 in the Yellowstone Premium Leather work gloves.Click to shop Yellowstone gloves

Havalon Knives are now on Smith & Edwards

You asked for them: Havalon Knives are here!

- posted by Chris Jacobson

Introducing Havalon Knives, some of the sharpest, lightest blades available.

Click here to see Chris demonstrate them!

They are also one of the hottest hunting knife brands out there right now, and customers have been asking us for them for over a year. We got them in in 2016 and you can find them on our Web Store now, too!

Havalon, a smaller branch of Havel's Inc. is bringing super lightweight, surgically sharp blades to hunters, trappers, and taxidermists with their innovative designs and functions. Normally the use of "surgically" doesn't mean anything, it's just a buzzword.

However, here it's the real deal where Havel's Inc is an actual medical supplier. They have been putting scalpels in surgeons' hands for years.

We Recommend: Piranta & Baracuta

These knives vary in design to suit a variety of needs. While they make others, the Piranta and Baracuta might be their most popular lines.

The Piranta is a no-nonsense folding knife that has a replaceable blade. Using a replaceable blade just means you never have to worry about a dull knife again.

Carry around a couple of spare blades with you just to be safe, and then in the midst of field dressing, should the blade need to be perfectly sharp again, just pop a new one on.
Havalon's Piranta and Baracuta knives

The Baracuta series is fundamentally the same knife, and Havalon has invested in a beefier handle and longer blades. Both styles give you color options and most importantly, blade options.

The beauty of these knives is you can change out the type of blade edge you're working with on the fly. Havalon gives you bone saws, fillet, scalpel, and non-puncture options.

My hunting customers LOVE this option.

Fileting fish with the Havalon Piranta

Fileting fish with the Havalon Piranta

Whether you need a new pocketknife or a good hunting knife that won't let you down out in the field, take a look at Havalon at Smith & Edwards. Click here to shop our huge Hunting Knives department.

Watch how to change a Havalon Blade:

Written by Spenser England with Chris Jacobson

About Cox Honeyland found at Smith and Edwards

Why We LOVE Honey: Cox Honeyland!

- posted by Jerica Parker

The Cox family has been in the honey business for over 100 years.Henderson and Marion Cox started in the bee industry in St. George, Utah. Since then, the family has carried the tradition of bee keeping and honey production, and in 1989, Cox Honeyland opened for business. Now, the fourth generation of family is running the business in Logan, Utah, with more things than just honey, including lotions and other food items.

Here at Smith & Edwards, we have proudly carried Cox Honeyland for the past 20 years.

Honey has so many benefits!

Besides being all natural, healthy, yummy and sweet, it makes a great food storage item!

On top of that, there are other cosmetic uses that not many know about.

What's even better? Finding honey that is harvested locally!

Cox Honeyland 12-ounce Honey Bear

Why is local honey better?

We love the local Cache County honey from Cox Honeyland.

Have you ever had honey that tastes or looks a little different than other jars? Honey bees fly as much as 55,000 miles within a 5 mile radius, all the while collecting nectar from flowers. The nectar gathered from a specific region will give the honey produced a slightly different taste and color. Cox Honeyland honey has three different honey varieties: Clover-alfalfa (lighter color and mild taste), Cache Valley (darker with more flavor), and Mountain Snowberry (mountain wildflower flavor).

So wherever you get your honey from, it will be slightly different than honey from another place.

Fight those allergies!

A benefit of getting local honey is that it is said to help boost immunity for seasonal allergies. Naturally made, honey is healthy for you.

Tip: Have a sore throat? Mix honey with a spoonful of lemon juice in a mug filled with steaming hot water to soothe your throat and relieve congestion.

Pure and Healthy

You can tell honey is pure when it crystalizes. That means that there are no preservatives added to the honey. The great thing is that honey never expires! (Which makes it great as a food storage item!) When it does crystalize, simply place the jar in a pan of warmed water and it will soften back to its smooth texture.

What else?

Honey is great for various different uses, some can be surprising! As a natural sweetener, honey makes a great substitute in recipes for sugar. Using this replacement in some recipes reduces up to half of the sugar a recipHoney massage bars made by Cox Honeyville e calls for.

Cox Honeyland has recipes using honey - Click here to see them!

Honey also has cosmetic benefits. "My dad would have us wash our faces with crystalized honey as kids. When honey crystalizes, it makes a great natural exfoliator", Maleesa with Cox Honeyland told me. You can also use the beeswax to make your own lip balms, lotions, massage bars, and more.

Now that you know why we love honey so much, it's time to get your own! Whether it's for your food storage, cosmetic benefits, or just to enjoy now, local honey is the best!

Click here to shop Local Honey

Calling Elk with Sage Game Calls

Call out the BIG one with Sage Game Calls!

- posted by Rose Marion

Coby Moulton with Sage Game Calls took some time to show us the range of elk calls he makes.

These reeds are exactly what you need to practice, learn, and hopefully bring home that big bull elk!

Coby makes his calls with strategy in mind: Small Bull, Medium Bull, Big Bull, and of course the Cow in pink (so you don't get mixed up in the field!). Just watch him give us an elk calling sample!

At these prices, you can get the whole elk family and practice til you drive your wife crazy get it perfect!

Bugling ElkElk Calling Strategy Tip

What's the strategy? Well, the best way to learn is to go out with someone who knows the tricks and learn from them. But here's one strategy. Use the small bull call, and a couple cow calls, to make the sound of a small herd. With any luck, the BIG elk in the field hears it, comes your way to take some of "your" cows, and you come home with some nice antlers and a freezer chest of elk.

Coby's a true sportsman, having hunted in Oregon, Idaho, Utah - and with happy customers sending him pictures on Facebook all the time, he must know what he's doing!

You can find Coby's game calls at SmithandEdwards.com here in the Big Game Calls section, and also in-store at Smith & Edwards, off exit 351 in Ogden, Utah. Come out & give them a try on your elk hunt!

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Can SureCan...? This gas can sure can!

- posted by Jerica Parker

Now, I know what you’re thinking… another gas can?? Yes!

SureCan is a new and renovated gas can that is becoming popular in various local businesses, including here at Smith and Edwards. The SureCan is made in the USA and the company is local here in Ogden, Utah. The Standard Examiner just recently featured Brad Ouderkirk, owner of the SureCan, in an article as well. Click here to see the article.

You can win your own SureCan gas can this week! Scroll down to enter to win.

Watch the SureCan in Action


We know and understand the typical issues with gas cans... they tip over and spill gas all over, they are hard to aim when pouring into your machine, and they can leak. The frustration is discouraging and totally not worth it.

That is why I wanted to tell you about this awesome, brand new product we are carrying! The SureCan gas can is guaranteed no spill, no leak, and gas-free hands after using it. But what makes it different from other gas cans? I asked Randy, our Lawn and Garden department manager, exactly what makes it unique.

"The features speak for themselves," Randy told me as he showed me the flexible, rotating nozzle and the thumb-release trigger. No more messy tipping and aiming! After using this can, we have had people tell us just how easy it is to use.

"Lifting a 5 gallon gas can and tipping is not easy," Randy says. But this new, renovated gas can solves that problem. So yes... SureCan sure can!

SureCan: Feed Your Machines

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SureCan 5 gallon gas can
Click to get your 5 gallon SureCan!
SureCan 2.2 gallon gas can
Click to get your 2.2 gallon SureCan!

 

Also available in store at Smith and Edwards! Exit 351 off I-15 in Ogden, Uah - Find it in the Lawn and Garden department in the front of the store.

Emission Control Information:

This container complies with U.S. EPA emission regulations for portable fuel containers (40 CFR Part 59). The emissions warranty is valid for a minimum of one year from date of purchase.

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