Your Klondike Gear List

It’s time to turn our sights towards one of the most exciting “holidays” known in the Boy Scouting community. Having grown up in a family of Eagle Scouts, I heard about Klondike all my life, but for obvious reasons wasn’t allowed to attend. So, I teamed up with my dad, Scott Woodland, and Smith & Edwards employee Dennis Rasmussen to learn a little more about this exciting campout and how to prepare for it. Klondike is the place where boys become men, or so we Continue reading →

How to make a Boa Paracord Bracelet

While I was walking past the Rope Room the other day, our Hardware buyer, Blaine Taylor, called me over. “I have a surprise for you,” he said. Next thing I knew, I found myself in a dark sideroom looking at a bundle of paracord that glowed in the dark! Just a short time under an LED flashlight was all it took to activate the PARAGLOW white and light blue paracord Blaine just got in. “Wow!” I thought. “This would be so cool to turn into Continue reading →

Use this Battery Jump Starter to start ANY Vehicle

This little battery can jump start your snowmobile, ATV, SUV, truck… even your FORKLIFT if you have one! REALLY! We’ve given several demonstrations of jump-starting trucks and cars with the Conversions Technology Power on Demand X-5 and its predecessor, the POD X-4. Randy got it in his head that we could start a forklift with it, and sure enough…. he did! Take a look: This jump starter comes in its own case that’s smaller than a laptop bag. It doubles as an LED flashlight and Continue reading →

You asked for them: Havalon Knives are here!

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. Continue reading →

Tactical & Concealed Carry Outfit for Him

This spring we visited the Perry City Three Mile Creek shooting range to show off some of the new Tru-Spec® tactical clothing that Ryan, our Surplus manager, has added to his department, as well as the tactical & range bags we’ve just added to the Smith & Edwards online store. Who else could we ask to model this cool gear but Tyler? Tyler works at our Gun Counter and has a first-hand grasp of what a shooter needs, both from a military and recreational viewpoint. Continue reading →

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 →

Why We LOVE Honey: Cox Honeyland!

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, 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 →

How to Can Applesauce in 6 Easy Steps!

Fall is here! The leaves are falling, the wind is cooler, and it’s time to get ready for winter. One of my favorite ways is by storing all the delicious food we have enjoyed in the summer, so we can have it in the winter as well. Vickie Maughan, our canning and housewares department manager, shared with us her great recipe for making canned applesauce at home. And we want to share it with you! The perk of this recipe, is you can eat it Continue reading →

How to Freeze Corn – Plus Easy Corn-Cutting Method!

What do you do with all that left-over corn you made for dinner? Throw it out? Stick it in the fridge, forget about it, and then throw it out? Not anymore! With this easy video & guide, you don’t need to let the words “canning” or “food storage” intimidate you. Melissa in our Housewares department will walk you through the steps. Easy Frozen Corn Storage: Watch How! Now, this is something I have done with my family since I was a little girl. We have Continue reading →