How to Stay Dry While Hiking

By Sarah Carmichael

How to Stay Dry While Hiking in the Rain (Or Doing Just About Anything Else) When the weekend rolls around, the last thing you want is for rain to spoil your outdoor fun. Some people choose to tough it out, perhaps reminding themselves, “Rain stops at the skin!” But while that attitude is certainly admirable, I…

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Trades Skills Types

By Robert Robillard

 What Type Are You? Written by Ralph Mroz I don’t mean your personality type, or your sexual type, or your astrological type.  Someone you know probably cares about those things, but what I’m referring to is your trades skills type. Trade Skill Type 1 Are you a homeowner with no background in the trades, who still…

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Patagonia Nano Storm Jacket

By Sarah Carmichael

Patagonia Women’s Stretch Nano Storm Jacket Review They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Maybe that’s why I’m always looking for the next perfect piece of gear: I love to be outside, but can be a little wimpy about bad weather. And hiking in the mountains of England’s Lake District…

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Delaney ZW300 Touchscreen Smartlock 

By Jeff Deitz

Delaney ZW300 Smartlock Install and Review Perhaps one of the most frequently used yet overlooked devices in the home today is the front door and its accompanying locks. The modern cylinder pin tumbler locks found in most homes have their origins dating back over 4000’ years.  While the locking mechanisms themselves have seen only minor changes…

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Woodworking on a Budget

By Scott Arnold

Setting Up Your Workshop – 7 Tools You Need Woodworking is a tedious and time consuming task that is attempted by many, but mastered by very few.  Many beginners who are trying to get started in woodworking often worry about their budget and try to figure out how they are going to get started. Great…

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Streamlabs Smart Home Water Monitor

By Jeff Deitz

Monitoring Home Water Consumption ~ By Jeff Deitz These days smart products and monitors can be found in every corner of the home. Its now possible to control almost any item in your home that has a button from your smartphone. I find myself controlling lights, monitoring security cameras and opening garage doors all from…

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

By Phil Benevides

Concord Carpenter 2018 Holiday Gift Guide The Holidays are upon us and nothing makes us happier than helping our readers give gifts your loved ones won’t forget. We think this year is a good mix of practical gifts, tools, toys, and some new digs. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, hopefully we’ve inspired…

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False Albacore Fly Fishing

By Ben Carmichael

False Albacore Fly Fishing During the Martha’s Vineyard Derby New England fall — the season of leaves, apple cider donuts, the fall migration, and the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. The Derby — which, after 73 years is, like Bono or Cher, known simply as “The Derby” — captivates the island, its tourists…

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