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Gas Price Busters
May 22, 2008, 3:19 pm
Filed under: Outdoor Enthusiasts

Gas prices just seem to be going up, up and up with no end in sight. One thing you can do to increase gas mileage is to make sure your tires are properly inflated. According to the fuel economy government web site, you can improve gas mileage by over 3%. That adds up to an eleven cents saving per gallon.

If you’re like me and have a hard time knowing when your tires are properly inflated, you may be interested in the Stealth Tire Minder – item 611418 – from http://www.shoppicketfence.com. Each cap replaces an existing valve cap The yellow or black indicators let you know when pressure is too low/high.

Saving eleven cents a gallon may not seem like a lot, but it all adds up.

Until next time… Ann πŸ™‚

P.S. Feel free to comment with your own ideas on saving money on gas prices.

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Father’s Day Is On The Way!
May 9, 2008, 11:57 am
Filed under: Links, Outdoor Enthusiasts, yard fun

June 15th to be exact. Dads can be hard to shop for. I think its fun to shop around and find unique gifts that are useful, practical and will be appreciated. The Propane Tank Monitor is one such item. Not to generalize, but let’s be honest – dads are the ones who do most of the grilling. This handy item alerts you when it’s refuel time. I mean, there’s nothing worse than being in the middle of cooking dinner and run out of fuel. And the price is right too – it’s on sale now for less than $20 you can make your dad happy. Check out the rest of shoppicketfence.com for dozens of other dad friendly gifts.

“That outdoor grilling is a manly pursuit has long been beyond question. If this wasn’t firmly understood, you’d never get grown men to put on those aprons with pictures of dancing wienies and things on the front and messages like ‘Come ‘n’ Get It'”
-William Geist, New York Times Magazine

Until next time… Ann πŸ™‚

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