John has worked for Murdoch’s nearly 19 years. Translation: he’s seen a lot of products come and go off our shelves, and he’s helped a lot of customers figure out how to fix problems. Here are his “Top 6 Things You Need This Fall, If You Only Knew About Them.”
1. Arctic Ice
It’s an ice pack for your cooler that functions like dry ice. It holds a 5-degree (F) temperature in your cooler, which means it will freeze food and beverages you put into your cooler if you aren’t careful. John has used these on Smith River floats and fly fishing excursions, and he recommends them for your hunting trips, too. He reports that bottles of Gatorade have turned to slush; thawed steaks have re-frozen; and ice cubes remain frozen for three days. These beauties are wicked cool.
2. Xtend+Climb Ladder
It’s ultra light, ultra portable, ultra storable, and ultra safe. This ladder makes your garage twice as functional, because it makes it easy and safe to reach higher shelving. Plus, it is the perfect solution for holiday decorating. You can forget wielding a clunky ladder while trudging through the snow. Telescoping legs give you no excuses for uneven Christmas lights. Did we mention it’s packable?
3. DeWalt String Trimmer
DeWalt has found yet another use for your 20-volt tool battery. Because it’s powered with your rechargeable battery, it’s really quiet and produces no vibration. This is a new product this season, and it’s a top pick of our VP of Operations (Chris Y., who snuck into the photo) as well. Autumn yard clean-up is in the bag. Check ’em out.
4. Greenies Pill Pockets
John (and his pretty Golden Retriever, Brooke) are big fans of this seemingly extravagant treat. If your dog or cat takes medicine or supplements like fish oil capsules, it can be the worst. Vets will tell you to place the pill on the back of your pet’s tongue, and they’ll just swallow it. Yeah, right. Pill pocket, please.
5. Small Engine Fuel
This is 2-cycle premixed fuel for small engines. According to John, it is the answer to all of your problems. At least, it’s the answer to all of your mechanical problems. You’ve probably heard by now that gas station fuel is not approved to use in your lawn mower, chainsaws, and other small engine power equipment. No mechanic will recommend leaving ethanol gas in your equipment for more than 30 days. This Stihl MotoMix can stay for up to two years. And, it’ll eliminate any potential engine problems caused by ethanol.
6. Thermo Cube
Tank De-Icers, Heat Tape, Heat Lamps, and Space Heaters are all potentially expensive add-ons to your electric bill. Plug these items into a Thermo Cube outlet (that plugs into your regular outlet) and your items will be turned on and off automatically, according to the air temp. This outlet turns on at 35-degrees (F) and off at 45-degrees (F). These work great on brooder lamps in chicken coops, too!