Coastal 101 Archives

Stock Tank Planters

Making a Stock Tank Planter

  Here in the Northwest, it’s easy to grow veggies, flowers and more just about anywhere. But to add some country flair to your yard and garden, nothing beats a stock tank planter. To help get you started on making your own, we’ve compiled some quick tips and a few suggestions. Choose Your Stock Tank […]

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Garden Art

Decorating Your Yard & Garden

  Green, lush yards and gardens are a wonderful sight. But with fading summertime flowers and blooms that come and go, one of the best ways to add color and whimsy to your yard and garden is with some outdoor decorations. We’ve compiled a few for you to try on your property. More Birdhouses Adding […]

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Mason Jar Herb Garden

How To Plant Your Own Mason Jar Herb Garden

Grab a set of Ball mason jars, some soil, herb seeds and other supplies at your nearby Coastal and you’ll have everything you need to make a fun-to-grow mason jar herb garden. You’ll find a list of supplies below the how-to video.                                                                                                       List of Supplies Ball canning jars (various sizes) Potting soil Sand […]

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How To Break In Hiking Boots

How to Break in a New Pair of Hiking Boots

Before you take a new pair of hiking boots out on some serious trails, give them a test drive. In just a day or so you’ll have the perfect hiking companions laced to your feet.                                         […]

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How to Lace Up Hiking Boots

How to Lace Up Your Hiking Boots

There are about as many ways to lace up a pair of boots as there are styles to choose from nowadays. We’ve pulled together a few of the most popular and useful methods to keep your boots firmly attached to your feet.                           […]

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How To Clean Leather

How To Clean Leather

Carefully cleaning your leather belts, boots, or purses can add years to an item’s life. Coastal is here to help you clean yours with this how to video.                                                                                                       Leather Care and More at Coastal Stop by your Northwest owned and operated Coastal where you’ll find plenty of items made from or including leather. […]

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How To Stretch Boots

How to Stretch New Boots

From a boot stretcher to some home-grown methods that really do work, we’re here to help you fit perfectly into any pair of boots.     Coastal Knows Boots and Footwear Looking for a new pair of work, hiking, or around-the-ranch boots? You’ll find one of the largest selections of boots and other footwear at […]

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Storing Feed

Storing Feed in Cold and Damp Weather

  Caring for horses and other farm animals means buying, stacking, and storing bags of feed. It’s just part of running a farm or ranch. But some of the dangers in storing enough feed to last a week or more are mold, mildew, and bacteria growth as well as rodent and insect infestations. We’ve put […]

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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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