Duck, Cover & Hold Versus Triangle of Life, Which is Safer?

Duck, Cover & Hold has been a mainstay of California preparedness and response for years. There has been some recent controversy regarding its’ effectiveness since folks have received “Triangle of Life” emails from a Doug Copp, a self-proclaimed rescue expert with no formal training in the area of Urban Search and Rescue. He suggests in California we should no longer duck and cover under furniture, but rather get down next to it. For schools he is suggesting children should lie in the aisles instead of under desks made from solid wood or steel legs with wood tops. He bases this idea on the theory “Triangle of Life” which is based on a void space being created when a building collapses …

Teak Outdoor and Indoor Furniture Articles

Outdoor pieces of furniture, implemented to gorgeously the outside zones surrounding a house, can be made of different metals, like iron, steel, bamboo, and teakwood. Even although Tectona grandis outdoor furniture is greater expensive than other hardwood furniture, most customers select teakwood to another material. Tectona wood outdoor can hold its strength and attractiveness for decades. It has the power to withstand rust and corroding when in contact with metal. Benches, boards, leads, lamps, planters and other decorations for the garden, poolside, backyard, deck, and park decoration are counted among teak outdoor furniture.Wood garden articles of furniture is best acceptable for rising garden backgrounds.Wood patio accepts benches, dining boards, dining leads, bar table, bar leads, steamers, and more. The natural …

Great Pizza Parties for Kids Using Your Own Outdoor Wood Fired Oven – Make a Pizza Party for Kids

If you are lucky enough to have built or bought your own outdoor wood fired pizza oven, you are in a unique situation. There are not that many people in the general population who have the skills (they believe) to build one of their own, and lots of other people who could easily afford to buy one, but who have not even considered doing so. When we entertain, we want to impress. If we can be a Total Star by providing the kids (and our friends of course) with a unique experience we’ve scored! Ask some of our English Chefs who have these ovens in their own back gardens. This article is not all about entertaining children. It is about …

Teak Outdoor Furniture – Where Function Meets Beauty

The wonderful thing about choosing teak outdoor furniture is that you have such diversity. From chairs to benches to tables and more, teak is the perfect wood for outside entertaining. Grown in tropical rainforests, teak is naturally saturated with oil, making this an extremely durable wood. In addition, teak is strong so you have the confidence of using this as your outdoor furniture week after week. Although you will usually spend a little more for teak outdoor furniture, knowing each piece will last and last, it is well worth the small investment. One of the most beautiful additions to any deck or patio is a full patio set. With teak outdoor furniture, you get a sturdy table and matching chairs. …

The Perfect Outdoor Bench

An outdoor bench is a very versatile way to add variety to a picturesque outdoor scene. An outdoor bench can be just for decoration, or it can provide a much-needed seat for rest. But no matter what kind of outdoor bench you are looking for, there is one thing that is the most important consideration to make. An outdoor bench must be extremely durable because it will sit through all of the changing weather patterns. Here’s how to make sure the outdoor bench you purchase will last a very long time. Ask about wood treatment If you have your heart set on a wooden bench, then one of the first things you should ask the retailer about is wood treatments. …

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture is specially made and tested to withstand the weather. Some people feel that the outside of their home is just as important as the interior, and needs to be perfectly designed for comfort and style. Most people like to keep their gardens perfectly pruned, lawns well mowed and their outdoors furniture placed in cozy nooks and corners. They spend many hours outdoors watching their plants and trees grow, breathing in fresh air and, perhaps, reading in the shade. Outdoor furniture adds beauty to a yard in any home, as well as provides relaxing hours for a family. Porch swings, picnic tables, garden benches, porch gilders, patio chairs, chaise lounges and rocking chairs are just a few items that …

Firewood – Who Cares What I Burn in My Outdoor Fire Pit?

May-be no one, except those sitting around the fire. However, many people do care what they burn in their outdoor fire pit or fireplace. Reasons include cost, practicality, ease of use, performance, health, even ecology. Since this article focuses on firewood, it is enough to recommend avoiding any temptation to burn solid matter other than natural wood. For instance, an outdoor fire pit or fireplace is not equipped to function as a trash incinerator, into which may be thrown any chemically-treated substance we do not feel like escorting to the garbage can. A frequent mistake by unseasoned fire pit or fireplace owners is using unseasoned or “green” wood. Even if lucky enough to get the fire started, tremendous heat would …

Instructions To Preserve Redwood Outdoor Furniture

Good preservation techniques for outdoor wooden furniture add extra life to them. Unlike metal-bodied exterior furniture, wood exterior furniture tends to be sensitive to moisture, sunlight and cold weather. Manufacturers of them recommend their owners should bring them indoors during winter months and cover them lest they should sag, twist and decay eventually. But, if anyone owns redwood outdoor furniture, such as wooden tables, picnic tables, etc., they needn’t worry a bit, because the inner properties of the redwood logs are far better than other popular logs. Redwood exterior furniture qualifies to outlast metal-bodied outdoor furniture in every way. They can last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance too. Such furniture generally lasts for ten to forty years, even …

Which Wood is Best For Outdoor Furniture – Teak Or Cedar?

If you are looking to landscape your backyard, reinvigorate your tired porch or patio, or even create a warm and welcoming living area out of that new deck, you may need some new furniture.  After all what good is having a great place to entertain if your guests don’t feel comfortable while they’re there?  When you need a few chairs to fill some space on the porch, or that plush, comfortable, deep seating sofa for the veranda, chances are that Teak or Cedar will be your best choice for this outdoor living furniture.  Which to choose will depend on a variety of factors however most importantly you will need to consider the look you are hoping to achieve, maintenance required, and the price you can expect to pay in order find …

Crafting Different Uses for Your Food Dehydrator – 10 Ideas to Get You Started

Let’s play a word association game. What is the first thing you think of when I say, “Dehydrator”? Long-term food storage? Survival food? Fruit leather? Beef jerky? Craft projects? Wait – “Craft projects?” From a food dehydrator? What kind of craft projects can possibly use a food dehydrator? Quite a few, actually. Here are 10 ideas* to get you started. Dried apples aren’t just for eating. Slice apples into rings, dust with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired, and dehydrate. String them onto a length of jute cord, alternating with other dehydrated fruits, nuts, cinnamon sticks, and colorful strips of cloth tied in bows. Tie a knot in each end of the cord or tie ends together. Hang it on a …