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Click-It Hot–Use It Cold, a Hit at (SEOPA) South Eastern Outdoor Press Association

The Click-It Hot, Use It Cold booth at the South Eastern Press Association 50th Anniversary Conference at Fontana     Lakes Resort.
Big interest at the Click-It Hot, Use It Cold booth at the South Eastern Press Association 50th Anniversary Conference at Fontana
Lakes Resort.

APtravelnews-Oct. 11th, Fontana Lake Resort, N.C.–For the first time Click-It Hot Use It Cold attended an Outdoor Writers Conference. Company personnel President, Dennis McAlister, Rick Voight   from the Simplicity Group and yours truly Bob and Barb introduced this new supporting member to the hundreds gathered at the Break-Out-Day show and tell,  where they got the chance to meet outdoor writers from all over the Southern States and demonstrate and explain all about their excellent Click-It Hot–Use it Cold heating and cooling pads.

The big question asked by all writers and other media groups such as TV and Radio, Blog Posters and other companies representatives was: “can you use it again and again-are the units reusable after the first initial use to heat up to 130 degrees in 5-seconds, stay hot for those cold days and cool for the hot ones.”  The answer: a resounding yes, yes and yes! Barb and I love this product and we are so enamored of its simplicity and usefulness for all the outdoor pursuits, but also as a medical saver device too! Arthritis need it hot, a wound that swells, use it cold. For additional information go:  www.ClickitHot.com 

Thomas MacAulay from BPI Outdoors wearing a back and abdomen Mossy Oak pad 5-in one use it heating and or cooling unit! Great for hunters, ice fisherman, back pain sufferers, etc.
Thomas MacAulay from BPI Outdoors and CVI Black Powder Rifles, wearing a back and abdomen Mossy Oak pad-the 5-in one use it heating and or cooling unit! Great for hunters, ice fisherman, back pain sufferers, boaters, kayak and canoer’s, etc. Frankly, from our experience with this product, don’t leave home without it either as a smaller hand warmer item or the big sets as well! 

 

Power and Light-Love My New Plug”n”Glow Kit for My Barn

APtravelnews-September 23rd, Goose Holler’ Farm, Crossville, TN—Over here at the farm, with barns and other outbuildings, we are always looking out for handy and useful items that can make our life here more safe, convenient and enjoyable. “Let there be light” and plug-in power in our woodsy, quiet setting here on the “Rocky Top” mountain of the Cumberland Plateau, 2000-feet above sea level.  Well, we just found one of those “needful things” in the guise of a product called

Whether lighting job sites, a barn like mine, an RV outdoor evening, this  light and plug kit is highly useful!
Whether lighting job sites, a barn like mine, an RV outdoor evening, this light and plug kit is highly useful!

Plug’n’Glow-a multi-outlet, 25-foot long, locking string light kit. This is a perfect set for job sites, home and garden, camping and lighting up one of my dimly lit barns and storage buildings.  The item features detachable light cages for the lights and to keep them safe from getting banged and blowing out the bulbs. These can be locked into place and removed easily for storage. Each light (3 of them with this kit) have independent ON/OFF switches on each of the three cages. When you remove the cages you instantly have a multi-outlet  extension cord that other tools plug into as needed. The Plug”n”Glow  can be used as either an extension cord, string light Kit or both. This unit features a Cam-Locking Collar which allows you just a twist of the wrist, you can lock a connection in securely and safely in place. Conntek Integrated Solutions offers two different sets one with three lights and plug-ins and one with two that allows you to hook two sets together for a fifty-foot, 5-light and outlet string.  Specifications are 25-foot length, 3 outlets, 3-locking cages, a STW 14/3 cable an d its rated at 15 Amp at 125-volts.  Check them out at: www.conntek.com  or call for ordering at 414-482-0800

My dark barn, no longer dark anymore!
My dark barn, no longer dark anymore!
Just what I needed great plugs and lights all in one simple, high quality kit!
Just what I needed; great plugs and lights all in one simple, high quality kit!

Sendero, A Knife For All Seasons in the Outdoors!

This Sendero Bush Knife is not a whittler, but you can shave with it and of course skin anything! One tough, hand-friendly knife!
This Sendero Bush Knife is not a whittler, but you can shave with it and of course skin anything! One tough, hand-friendly knife!

APtravelnews-September 14th– Goose Holler’ Farm, Crossville, TN.—From a time when man used sharp edged stone and wood as knives and tools, all the way up and through the bronze age and the into the iron age, knives and swords evolved and were shaped world-wide by craftsmen who shaped and honed their knives as they continued to hone their skills as well. Finally, I found a knife at a reasonable cost that is a true lifetime heirloom candidate for an outdoors man, or woman. White River Knife and Tool located in Coopersville, MI creates this 8.25 inch Sandero Bush Knife of a Jerry Fisk Design . With the knife In my hand and in my wife’s as well, this knife feels like a natural extension  of a tool that will make you smile, The heft is solid and comfortable-lots of ergonomics besides its precision ground, hand finished  and leather honed blade went into this knife. The sheath is made of U.S.A. Made Leather and Mr. Fisk describes this knife as “the best overall “using design”  I have made in an outdoor knife.” White River Knives collaborated with Master Blade smith, Jerry Fisk, MS in the design and field testing of these Sendero Knives. The blade length is 3.6 inches with an overall length as mentioned of 8.25 inches in length.  The Blade steel is CPM S30V and its blade hardness is 59 HRC.  Frankly, I love this knife and hopefully it will remain with me all the days of my life as I continue to hunt and fish in the wilds of America. Contact: whiteriverknives.com  1-800-353-7343

There are more than 9 different models of White River Knives plus, several handle colors and materials  of many of these knives. I guess White River Knife and Tool has the knife for just about every outdoor cutting endeavor anyone would wish to use them for.P1020989P1020990

Yes, I whittled this hand ax, but I love this knife even if its not a whittler, its a world class Bush knife!
Yes, I whittled this hand ax, but I love this knife even if its not a whittler, its a world class Bush knife!

The Shelton House-Museum of N.C. Handicrafts Founded in 1977

The way it was before radio and TV.
The way it was before radio and TV.


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Navajo artifacts collected by Shelton.
Navajo artifacts collected by Shelton.
Edison phono was a major entertainment system in years of yore!
Edison phono was a major entertainment system in years of yore!

APtravelnews-September 18th-The Shelton House in Waynesville, N.C.–A feast for the eyes is how I best describe the Shelton House Museum and traditional crafts created by some of N.C. most talented craftsmen. This great place makes history come alive. It is also one of the over 40-plus stops on the Haywood County Quilt Trail. From the home and barn there is a wonderful window into how it all used to be in N.C. and today, there are many North Carolina folks who are working in and towards the traditional ways of their fathers and mothers by going back to the land and crafts of the past! Check out the website: www.sheltonhouse.org  Also give a call to Malinda Messer, Operations  Manager–1 828-452-1551 

Note** there are a vast number of Navajo Indian relics and antiques that were collected by Mr. Shelton housed in his home, now turned in the Shelton Museum!

 

The family gathering place-at meals!
The family gathering place-at meals!

 

Craftsmen of NC are showcased throughout the museum.
Craftsmen of NC are showcased throughout the museum.
All manner of the potters art is displayed here!
All manner of the potters art is displayed here!
The kitchen, no microwaves yet!
The kitchen, no microwaves yet! Only wood,  coal  and kerosene for cooking, heating and lighting.
What Southern museum is not without Civil War memorabilia.
What Southern museum is not without Civil War memorabilia.