Archive for October, 2017

3 Pretty Rare but Useful Fishing Items

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

If you’ve recently taken up angling, you probably know that the market is overflowing with accessories and gear made for the hardcore fisher or just for someone who wants to have everything at hand while they are on the water.

Looking for something a bit more unique than the tradition rod and reel combo or lures and lines? If that’s so, we’ve compiled a list of three unique fishing items you might find more or less useful. Some can help you tend to your tasks a whole lot better while others have less of a practical purpose.

A bubble box
Despite being one of the most budget-friendly items in this list, a portable aerator can make all the difference if you like using live bait. Chances are that your catches also prefer live bait to artificial lures, and that’s because it has its own scent and is better capable of attracting fish than any plastic worm will ever do.

While there are many models available out there, the one that has caught our attention was the Marine Metal Aeratr. It’s an easy-to-use air pump that can run for approximately forty hours on two alkaline D-cell batteries. Thanks to the air provided by the Marine Metal Aeratr, your bait will keep on living for several more hours or even a whole extra day.

A rod-mounted tracker
Right off the bat, this kind of gadget might be frowned upon by some anglers, and that’s understandable seeing how it turns a particularly natural activity into a high-tech one. This particular tracker can help you keep tabs on the places where you’ve caught the most fish, your number of casts, the types of tackle you’ve utilized, as well as plenty of other data.

Of all of this information, it’s pretty clear that the location where you’ve caught the most fish can present some interest as you might forget all about it unless you keep a fishing log. And let’s face it, few people do that unless they’re into boat fishing.

Anglr Tracker is a small device that can be mounted on any kind of fishing rod. You have to pair it with a companion app that you can download for free from the Google Play Store or App Store. The tracker communicates with the app via a WiFi connection, so it relays the info you need to be extracted to your smartphone. While it might not be for everyone, it does a pretty good job at what it’s supposed to do.

A good cart for fishing
If you’re into surf fishing, getting a quality cart is absolutely necessary. It will help you carry your rods, reels, and tackle both conveniently and efficiently. Some models we’ve come across are extremely easy to put together, and various choices are even made of impact-resistant plastic, so they are also lightweight. We say it sure wouldn’t hurt if you had one of these in your garage and you took them out once in a while.

Brought to you by our friends at fisherpants.com.

Penny Stocks: A Primer

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Many people slog along in corporate jobs that allow very little creativity and freedom. The cubicle trap is real. Workers are seduced by the illusion security as executives and HR department heads espouse the values of the company and convince them that they will be treated as family. The myth holds for many workers, who feel comfortable trading their time and labor for security for themselves and the ones they love.

But day traders have figured out that you can break those chains. You can achieve financial independence with time and effort and penny stocks. While it may seem like a bold claim there is little to no doubt that many traders make real money from penny stocks. Thought of as silly small companies that offer little value to the world, penny stocks can actually bring traders a lot of profits. If they can learn how to trade them effectively.

That is the crux of the problem. It is hard work to learn how to take penny stocks and turn them into gold. You need discipline, a plan and plenty of ability to handle risk. Risk management is so vital to day trading and it is also a very good outlook on how to survive when you get the courage to move away from the corporate teat. Making the move from a boring, soul-destroying cubicle job to the world of day trading and penny stock trading takes guts and plenty of study.

So here is a primer. A detailed educational explainer on exactly what penny stocks are, how they are traded and what they can offer day traders that want to try to make money in penny stocks.

Penny stocks are low-priced, small-cap stocks. They used to be called pink sheets or OTC stocks, because they were listed on pink paper and sold over the counter. Penny stocks are considered by the SEC to be any stock that trades at a share price between $2 and $10. They are prone to serious volatility, violently fluctuating from low lows to high highs, all in the course of one market morning. Which makes for great fodder for day traders.

Penny stocks are inherently risky and they have the reputation for being havens for scammers and corruption. They have a reputation not unlike the Wild West of the 1800s to individual investors. But they really can provide value to day traders and investors. If you make sure that you pick the right stocks. There are strategies and plans for how to do that.

How do you buy penny stocks? Well, you can buy penny stocks through any online broker, regardless of whether or not they are listed on a major exchange. They are also on listing services like OTCBB and PInk Sheets.

What is the gain from buying penny stocks? In a word, volatility. Day traders can make real money from stocks that make huge moves on a particular day. The trick, as always, is finding those stocks and getting in and out at the right times.

Brought to you by our friend, Justin.

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

When you think of a vegetable garden, you probably picture rows upon rows of corn in a field, or a traditional home garden that has a variety of squash and zucchini growing from the ground.

However, vegetable gardening can be done in a variety of different ways as well as in a lot of different places that make it feasible for just about anyone to start their own garden. I started my first gardening indoors and then on a balcony.

Square-Foot Gardening – Square-foot gardening is perfect for people who are vegetable-gardening beginners that are strapped for space. The garden is typically constructed in a 4 foot by 4-foot container that is broken into 16 different sections.

Each section has a certain crop designated for it and the soil is a very specific kind, making it easy for vegetables to thrive.

Container Gardening– Another option that is perfect for people who have less than the ideal amount of space, container gardening is basically growing vegetables in traditional plant pots.

The size of the container determines what type of vegetables you can grow in them, so the more vegetables you want, the bigger the pot you need to buy.

One thing to note: potted plants will need to be watered more often than those grown in the ground.

Raised Bed Gardening – Raised bed gardening is similar to square-foot gardening in the sense that it is done in a container above ground; however, it is not broken into square-foot sections.

Gardening Around a Pond – You might not realise, but it is possible to grow vegetables need a pond. Furthermore, you can even create an edible pond – this might sound bizarre, but it is actually true. I recommend grabbing a pond pump first, from a reputable retailer, such as: 
http://www.swelluk.com/pond/pond-pumps-62.html, followed by the pond liner. Then you should follow this guide which shows how you can grow yummy foods, straight from your pond.

The soil is usually more suited for vegetables because you add it into the garden bed versus planting it in the ground. It’s also easy to pick vegetables from the garden because you don’t have to worry about walking over the plants or bending down to pick them.

Indoor Gardening – If you live in an apartment or town-home without a yard for gardening it doesn’t mean you can’t have your own little vegetable garden.
With a little planning, you can actually grow an indoor garden instead of having one outdoors.

Indoor gardening is nearly identical to container gardening, but because you’re doing it inside you have to be vigilant in making sure that the plants are always getting enough sunlight and water.

Gardening in Rows – Planting vegetables in rows in a garden is the most traditional way of growing them. You have a standard gardening bed in the ground in a yard and you plant the seeds an appropriate amount of space apart from each other in carefully organized rows. This method requires ample space and regular weeding and watering.

No matter where you are or what sort of space you have, you can grow a vegetable garden. Each type of gardening method will allow you to grow vegetables that will thrive, and you will be able to enjoy fresh produce on a regular basis.

Brought to you by our friends at swelluk.com.

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