Coastal 101 Archives

How to Carve a Turkey

Coastal 101: Carving Your Thanksgiving Turkey

  Ever wonder how your mom, dad, or other relative got to be so good at carving the Thanksgiving turkey? The answer is almost always practice. Plus, someone probably shared a few helpful, step-by-step directions. This year, impress everyone at the dinner table with this week’s Coastal 101. Coastal tip: All you really need is […]

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How to Clean a Gun

Coastal 101: How to Clean a Handgun

  Anytime you own and fire a handgun, rifle, or shotgun, you’ll eventually need to clean it to maintain reliability. Today’s Coastal 101 offers a quick course in cleaning a handgun, which can be helpful when applying the same cleaning techniques to other guns. Empty Your Weapon It’s vital that you check and double check […]

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Horse Leg Wraps & Bandaging

Coastal 101: Horse Leg Wraps

  Applying a leg wrap or bandage is something every horse owner eventually learns. After all, there are plenty of times that a leg wrap can be safely used to protect your horse from impacts, contaminants or infection, help reduce swelling from exercise or injury, or as a way to support tendons and ligaments from […]

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Coastal 101: Properly Fitting Your Horse for Blanketing

Coastal 101: Properly Fitting Your Horse for Blanketing

Today, Coastal equine specialist Miranda Dickson shows us how to properly size your horse for blanketing, including how to measure your horse for a proper fit, as well as how to buckle and put the blanket on properly. All you’ll need to fit your own horse is some twine, a measuring tape, and a friend. […]

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Cosatal 101: Hoof Health with Horse Guard

Coastal 101: Hoof Health with Horse Guard

Join us for today’s Coastal 101 where Horse GuardTM founder, nutritionist and CEO Del Johnson discusses hoof health. He’ll be covering some of the basics that play a big role in hoof health, including nutrition, professional help, maintenance, and environment. Looking for information about cleaning your horse’s hooves? Check out these farrier tips on Cleaning […]

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Guns, Ammo, Gear & Safety

Coastal 101: Guns, Ammo, Gear, and Safety

    There are a lot of good reasons to own a gun, including hunting, safety, and recreation. In today’s Coastal 101, we’ll cover some of the basics of owning a gun, including a few of the main types of guns, ammunition, and a safety overview. Gun Basics In the simplest terms, a gun is […]

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How to Avoid a Chimney Fire

How to Avoid a Chimney Fire

  Every time you light a fire in your wood stove, fireplace, or pellet stove, a small bit of creosote builds up. While some types of wood create more creosote, and water in your wood can add to the buildup, there are things you can do to avoid the dreaded flue or chimney fire. What […]

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Choosing the Right Tarp

Choosing the Right Tarp

  Here in the Pacific Northwest, tarps get used to cover and protect a lot of stuff, including patio furniture, recreational vehicles, roofs, and animal shelters. We even use them camping. But not all tarps are created equal. Some are perfect for quick, one or two time uses while others can be reused year after […]

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How Wood Moisture Affects Your Stove

How Wood Moisture Affects Your Stove or Fireplace

  We’ve all seen a perfectly stacked cord of wood. Impressive, right? When done well, these 4x4x8 feet of architectural achievement are more than inspiring structures, they’re designed to help eliminate moisture from the wood. Why does that matter? We talked with a few experts from the Coastal Hearth and Home Department for some straight […]

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Horses Heat & Humidity

Caring for Your Horse in the Heat

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Excessive heat conditions come and go all summer long, especially here in the Northwest. But for your horse, even normal summertime temperatures can cause heat-related stress and other issues. In today’s Coastal Urban Farmer’s Almanac, we’ll take a look at signs of heat stress, how to avoid it, and what to do if your […]

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Lawn Mowing 101

Coastal 101: Lawn Mowing

Gary Todd, owner and operator of Happy Rock Landscape Maintenance, LLC, knows a thing or two about proper lawn mowing. Today, he’s going to share his expertise and help you achieve the healthiest lawn possible. You’ll find a list of articles and other lawn maintenance tips below today’s how-to video.     Care for Your […]

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Coastal 101: Herb Gardens

Coastal 101: Planting and Growing Succulents with Linda Woolsey

In today’s Coastal 101, gardening expert and Certified Professional Horticulturalist Linda Woolsey shares her love for succulent plants. Linda covers the basics, including how to pick the right soil for your succulents, what kind of wooden container to use, and how to put it all together for a wonderful addition to any garden or back […]

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Coastal 101: Herb Gardens

Coastal 101: Growing an Herb Garden with Linda Woolsey

Every Coastal location has its own gardening expert. Linda Woolsey is the person to find at the Marysville, Washington store. She’s a Certified Professional Horticulturalist, and a master at growing a great herb garden. In today’s Coastal 101, we get the inside scoop from Linda on how to grow your herb garden, how to help […]

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Caring for Hanging Baskets

Coastal 101: Hanging Basket Basics

Nothing spruces up a back yard or a front porch better than a beautiful hanging basket from your local Coastal store. The experts at Van Wingerden Greenhouses share some insider tips on how to care for your basket in this week’s video.     Coastal has Your Hanging Baskets Stop by your Northwest owned and […]

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Good Horsemanship

Back to the Basics: Good Horsemanship

  Sure, some people know how to ride a horse before they can even walk, but good horsemanship is something you learn over time. While you might already know how to approach a horse, mount, ride, and dismount, even the most advanced of us can use a quick refresher as we get ready for sunny […]

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Tree Grafting

How to Graft Your Fruit Trees

  In nature, two closely related plants growing nearby can graft together. It does happen. By giving nature a gentle nudge and grafting your own trees, you can harvest different fruit from the same tree. All you need are a few tools, some grafting supplies, and easy-to-follow steps. Why Grafting Works Grafting is a technique […]

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Welding Basics Video

Coastal 101: Learn How to Weld

Join Marc Rose, welding instructor at Linn Benton Community College as he and several of his students show you how to get started with welding. You’ll learn about different kinds of welding, some basic welds you can use in your shop or out in the field, as well as important safety requirements.   Get Your […]

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Keeping Barn Stalls Clean

How to Keep Stalls and Barns Dry in the Northwest

  Livestock owners throughout the Pacific Northwest have a common enemy – mud. Even in colder areas, mud can be an issue in paddocks, barns, and stalls, creating a breeding ground for bacteria, loosening or removing horseshoes, and posing a danger to animals and people alike. Thankfully, there are some simple fixes you can employ […]

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Coastal 101: Grinding Your Own Breakfast Sausage and Ground Beef

  If you’ve ever wondered about the quality of the ground beef at the supermarket, you’re not alone. Grinding your own meat is a great way to regulate fat content and cleanliness. Matt Bennett, owner and chef at Sybaris Bistro in Albany, Oregon shows us how to use a grinder to create breakfast sausage and […]

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Preparing Your Home for a Stove

What to Know Before Adding a Stove or Fireplace to Your Home

  Whether you’re going for ambiance, functionality, or a backup source of heat, adding a wood stove, pellet stove, or gas-burning fireplace can be a great addition to any home. Before you go out and buy a cord of wood or bags of pellets, there are a few things to consider. Know Your State Laws […]

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