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The 5 Best Folding Hammocks Reviewed

Folding Hammocks

Portable hammocks fold up for easy transport and unfold for, hopefully, a comfortable and hassle-free rest without having to be strung up to trees (Source). They are similar to hammocks with stands, but are portable, with folding frames.   There is spirited debate online regarding which of these mobile, folding hammocks are actually worth the money. Many […]

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The 5 Best Replacement Mail Flags Reviewed

Replacement Mail Flags

Replacement mailbox flags are designed to replace a damaged or worn down mailbox flag.  It’s a good idea to replace them- some mail carriers won’t know to pick up mail if you haven’t erected your mailbox flag. Plus, if your house is faraway from the mailbox, you’ll want the mailman to raise the flag to let […]

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The 5 Best [Ranked] Automatic Fetch Machines

Automatic Fetch Machines For Your Dog

Automatic ball launchers, or as they are known, automatic dog fetch machines, let you play fun fetch games with your pet giving them plenty of exercise. All on autopilot. Many of the automatic fetch machines include distance and angles settings to accommodate and entertain dogs of different sizes and ages. The Pet Safe automatic ball launcher, for […]

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The 5 Best Hand Crank Lanterns [Ranked]

Hand Crank Lanterns

Hand-cranked camping lanterns are a smart and cheap way of providing yourself a self-sufficient light source (Source).  As well, we love that many hand-cranked lanterns (like the AGPtEK & Ivation models) double as USB charging stations- which is a plus in the emergency preparedness column. The Ivation lantern even includes: an am/fm radio and an SOS siren […]

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The 5 Best Ladder Ball Toss Games

Ladder Ball Toss Games

Ladder ball games, or as its sometimes know , ladder golf sets, is a fun indoor and outdoor game with a couple of simple rules.  How is it played? Essentially each player has 3 bolas and they throw these bolas attempting to catch them on a rung from 15 ft. away.  The top rung is worth […]

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The 5 Best [Ranked] Inflatable Movie Screens

Outdoor Inflatable Movie Screens

Outdoor inflatable movie screens are self-inflating entertainment centers ideal for backyard movie screenings.  Generally anything you want to project with a projector and a laptop, be it cartoons for the kids or sporting events for the adults. Most take about 25 minutes to inflate using an AC adapter, after staking it to the ground, and about the […]

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The 5 Best [Ranked] Log Splitters

Hydraulic Log Splitters

Hydraulic log splitters are powerful devices designed to easily transform logs into usable firewood. If you’re looking for a manual hydraulic log splitter, we recommend the Powerhouse 7 ton hydraulic log splitter- this 104 lb., portable log splitter can work with logs that are up to 20 1/2 inches long and 12 inches in diameter. If you’re […]

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The 5 Best Outdoor Misting Fans [Ranked]

Outdoor Misting Fans

Outdoor misting fans provide a cool, oscillating mist that is a pleasant contributor to outdoor patio & lounge environments like backyard pool parties, BBQs and family get-togethers (Source). They use a tube and nozzle assembly system for quick set up, with the misting hose connector attaching to a regular garden hose (Source). The 16 lb., NewAir misting […]

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The 5 Best Snow Machines [Ranked]

Snow Machines

Automatic artificial snow machines enable you to reproduce the effect of a snow-crusted yard.  It can magically re-create the effect of a fresh winter snowfall, ideal for special events, holiday parties, or exciting your dog (Source). The 1byone remote controlled snowflake machine is our top pick- it is a 650W snow machine that can throw snow […]

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The 5 Best Power Snow Shovels [Ranked]

Electric Snow Shovels

Electric snow shovels are perfect tools to clean out snow from your property steps, sidewalks, patios and decks without the hassle & back pain of shoveling. Generally, they have 7.5 to 10-amp motors and are equipped to move upwards of 300-600 pounds of snow per minute.Buyer AdviceWe should caution, however, that electric snow shovels are great […]

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