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how to ride in the rain

7 Tips for Better Motorcycle Riding in the Rain

The onset of rain can lead a lot of riders to pack the bike away and get in the car instead. And that’s a shame. If you feel that the motorcycle is a mode of transport for fine weather only, we are here to tell

marine autopilot guide

7 Important Safety Tips when using a Marine Autopilot

Marine autopilots are a great bit of tech. There are many advantages to fitting your boat with an autopilot system. However, there are right and wrong ways to use an autopilot. You always need to remember that the system is not a replacement for seamanship.

Pond Pump Maintenance

Pond Pump Maintenance & Troubleshooting – An OC Guide

The pond pump is very much the “heart” of the pond. And it is easy to see why the comparison fits; without the pump fresh oxygenated water would not circulate, fish and filtering bacteria would fail to flourish – with a ‘heart’ the pond is

spring lawn tips (1)

5 Lawn Tips to Take Care of in Spring

Spring is on its way, and if you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighbors, there are a few things you should be taking care of right now. Let’s take a look… 1. Start Weeding With the coldest months behind us, it

hiding pond filters

Best Way to Hide Your Pond Filter

Hiding your pond filter is an integral part of achieving that overall natural effect. And let’s face it, that’s what we all want from our garden ponds, to make it look as far from man-made as possible. However, while hiding the filter out of plain

kayaking tips

Top 5 Tips For Kayaking Beginners

Kayaking is a fantastic sport, but you don’t need us to tell you that. The barrier of entry is low too. This means you can be out on the water with your own kayak in no time at all. However, as with any activity involving

Top 10 Tips For A Perfect BBQ

Summer is here. The sun is shining, the shorts are out and friends and family are getting together to enjoy the garden BBQ. But this time you’re in charge. And if you’ve reached this page, it could well be that you after a few BBQ

commercial wood chipper guide

12 Things to Consider When Buying a Commercial Wood Chipper

There are a few terms under the name chipper; shredder, combo (combination chipper shredder), and tree grinder are all types of a commercial wood chipper. As the expense of such a machine can be high, it is important to know what to look for when

healthy Pond

Top 10 Tips for a Healthier Pond

A healthy pond is a win, win situation for all involved. Firstly, if you have it well stocked with fish, those fish will be able to thrive. Furthermore, if you have prioritized plant life the entire ecosystem will benefit from the care and attention you

comfortable camping guide

Top 5 Tips for More Comfortable Camping

Camping is no longer the grueling experience that some may envisage. If you find it difficult to be away from your home, “creature-comforts” and the idea of staying in a tent with bugs, mosquitoes, and dubious washing facilities fills you with dread, this article may