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How to Stretch New Leather Boots

So you got the latest pair of Tony Lamas or Ariats the style is unbeatable the quality unparalleled I mean these should last for AT LEAST a year unless you use these leather care products then it could be longer than that but there is only one problem they pinch your feet Don t panic you [read more]


What are Worm Castings?

Worm castings first off can you guess the first person to write about them Charles Darwin father of evolutionary theory Shout-out to Charlie So what are worm castings Well here s this if it helps Worm cast a convoluted mass of soil mud or sand thrown up by an earthworm or lugworm on the surface after passing through [read more]


Chicken Chow: An Easy DIY Feeder Story

My daughter had always wanted chickens Me not so much So imagine my excitement when she came home from school with a free chicken in her coat pocket Thank you science lab We found a cardboard box for a temporary home then went to North 40 Outfitters for supplies and advice Not wanting birds didn t [read more]


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Tested by Locals: Lifeline Colostrum

Calving season is just around the corner for the majority of our cattle producers in Montana Washington and Idaho If you need ear tags we ve got them online and available for delivery to your door right here Most ranchers have already made preparations and are mentally ready for the next few months of long nights [read more]


Tested By Locals: Vortex Optics

I have spent a fair amount of time in Sandpoint ID but mostly indoors at our Ponderay store location downtown City Beach and on Lake Pend Oreille always in awe of the mountain ranges I can t help but imagine the peaks rising above the last glacier and my imagination drifts off to a scene of a [read more]


Tested by Locals: Alpine Touch

What is the old saying If you can t do it blog about it There s not too many things in life that I am good at but I like to think I am pretty good at eating food Now if only I could cook My culinary ability rests somewhere between burning box mac and cheese and [read more]


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Clark Fork River Report 2.10.16

It was a beautifully cloudy day on the Clark Fork River with minimal breeze to interrupt any fly casting Fishing was very slow as in not a single grab slow Water was crystal clear and around 10-12000 cfs and clear Not ideal water levels for this time of year but still very fishable There[read more]


Missouri River Report 2.5.16

If you pick your days you can have a soulful winter outing on the Missouri River Jeff goes fishing any chance he can get On this day he was rocking his new Simms G4 Jacket Sage One Trout Spey and a Missouri River Brown I m guessing Mr Brown appreciated Jeff s Professional Grade ensemble[read more]