Head to Harbor Freight for a Portable Wheelchair Ramp

Affordable heavy duty wheelchair ramp from Harbor Freight.  Photo by Jerry O'Brien

Affordable heavy duty wheelchair ramp from Harbor Freight.
Photo by Jerry O’Brien

Harbor Freight has been a part of my life for a long time. If you’re not familiar with this bargain hardware giant, they have everything from tools and hardware to tarps, fountains, paint and a whole lot of things I can’t even identify. Truth be told I once saw a small windmill at our local store. Continue reading

Rail-Trails Guides Highlight Accessible Trails

Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon, from Wilderness Press

I’m a big fan of Rail-Trails, as a large number of these former rail beds have been converted to wheelchair-accessible trails. I was thrilled to discover that Wilderness Press has a whole series of official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy guidebooks; and since I travel through the Pacific Northwest a lot I decided to check out their “Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon” title.

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Downy Wrinkle Releaser Really Works!

My very wrinkled test t-shirt.

I have to admit that I was more than a little skeptical when a PR person contacted me about Downy Wrinkle Releaser. Granted it comes in a nice three-ounce size, so it’s easy to pack along on trips, but does it really work? I remember some of the wrinkle releasers from the 70s, which just kind of wet your clothes and didn’t do much for the wrinkles. They  ranked right up there with waterless shampoo, as far as product efficiency goes.

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