Category Archives: Tools

PREPPING BI-FOLD DOORS

Near the top of my house prep priorities was the repainting of four bi-fold door panels of such an ugly aged yellow that I intentionally kept the hallway dark so I didn’t have to look at them.  The best description … Continue reading

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LADDER SOCKS

To keep the ends of the ladder from leaving marks on what I’ve already painted.  Any thick socks will do.

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BEST CAMPING TRUCK TOOL — A STEPLADDER

  To keep the ladder from sliding where I can’t reach it (which it did every time I applied the brakes), I tied it to a tie down that I can reach.  Modified it later by putting a clasp on … Continue reading

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I BIT THE BULLET AND BOUGHT A WELL REGARDED CAMPING TARP

Shade is in high demand in the southwest.  We always got a campsite with a shelter, but the sun created moving shade.  Same with the awning.   We looked to see what campers around us were using.  By far, the usual … Continue reading

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PREPPING A HOUSE WITH LOTS OF VERTICALS AND HORIZONTALS

A previous owner of our house nailed some sort of insulated panels to the interior walls of the log cabin portion of the house.  A half beamed ceiling means there’s an addition 2’x4′ section above.  Every section has to be … Continue reading

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MID-SIZED COOLER IMPROVEMENT

Ya see this small to mid sized cooler here.  I’ve been taking it to hang out in the mountains, and we store the frozen foods in it when traveling.  Ice disappears quickly.  It’s so old the sides are bulging in … Continue reading

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A LITTLE CAMPING PREP — POLES, TENT

   

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