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    5 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities You and Your Kids Will Love

    Schools may close for the rest of the academic year, and summer youth activities are up in the air. So, can we keep our children’s minds busy when they stay home? There are several outdoor learning activities that can take place on a laptop or a television screen. However, there are also many outdoor learning activities that can take place right in your backyard, and don’t require the Internet! Let’s look at 5 fun outdoor learning activities that your kids will love, and can be done in the backyard: Grow Your Own Vegetables Gardening changes and improves kids’ lives, their communities, and the planet. Not only is growing vegetables a fun learning activity, it can lead to healthy habits. Food researchers at Ohio State University...

    Adapting to Change: 6 Ways Businesses Can Use Canopies and Pop-Ups

    Whether you manage a big-box store or own a mom-and-pop store, shelter-at-home directives have forced your business to change. If you run an essential business, your business operations have shifted, and adapting to change is necessary. If you own or manage an essential business that sells food, medicine, or hardware, you’re more than likely able to remain open. But can you ensure the health and safety of your employees as customers come visit your business? As customers and employees adjust to social distancing, canopy tents and pop-up canopies can play a big role. Let’s look at 6 ways your business can use these shelters to improve customer experience and adapt to change. Quik Shade and ShelterLogic have developed great products to make it easier for...

    Top 10 Things You and Your Family Can Do When You Stay Home

    It’s hard to stay home when the weather starts to get nice. You and your family may be tempted to go hiking, have a picnic in the park, or hit the playground. But until we flatten the curve with social distancing, home is where your health is. You don’t have to be bored or inactive in the house when you stay home. There are plenty of things you and your family can do in your own backyard. In fact, there may be some activities that you wanted to do, if you had the chance to stay home. Now is your chance for you and your family to take advantage of your backyard. Don’t have any family projects in mind? Here’s our list of the top...

    Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide

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    One of the most exciting times of the year is packing up for a relaxing getaway to the beach. Enjoying family time in the warm weather with your toes in the sand is one of the best parts of summer. Having the right beach gear helps you have a safe and hassle-free vacation. Before you head out to take on the waves, ensure you have everything you need for a successful beach day with our Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide. Summer Beach Gear with Safety and Convenience in Mind Although a day swimming in the water with family seems like it’s all about fun, too much sun exposure can be dangerous to your skin and your health. It’s important to protect yourself from harmful UV…

    Pop-Ups, Canopies, and More for Fall Festivals

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    You know when the leaves start to change colors and temperatures drop, it’s time to celebrate fall. And with that comes all the wonderful fall festivals. Whether it’s a gathering at your church or maybe your child’s school, fall festivals are a great time to celebrate a new season. If you’re helping to organize the party or just partaking with your family, finding the perfect pop-up or canopy will make your experience even better. Made for the Shade Quik Shade Steel canopies are a great choice to keep you and your family out of the elements and ready to enjoy all the fun fall festivals have to offer. But if you’re helping a local organization to organize the event, there are so many unique ways…

    Must-Have Shade Products for the Perfect Picnic

    Whether you’re planning a picnic for two or ten people, you know the essentials for the perfect picnic: good food, great company, and reliable shade! Quality shade ensures you and your company stay cool and comfortable while snacking and relaxing outdoors. If you plan to picnic at the park, beach, or even in your backyard, check out these must-have shade products to take with you! Perfect Picnic Pop-Ups Pop-up canopies offer protection from hot sun rays or unexpected rainfall for the perfect picnic rain or shine. These easy to set up shade solutions can be used practically anywhere and on any surface. Choose from options that feature one-person assembly, infinite height adjustments, UV-shielding fabric, or portable shade equipped with a convenient carry bag! Check out...

    Beach Essentials: 5 Summer Shade Solutions

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    Heading to the coast this summer? We know you won’t forget the obvious beach essentials: sunscreen, towels, the drink cooler… But what about a quality shade solution? Why You Need Shade at the Beach The summer sun can be quite dangerous. As mentioned in our Skin Cancer Prevention blog, UVA and UVB rays pose a threat to our skin even on the cloudiest of days. Overexposure to sunlight often causes permanent skin damage and greatly increases the risk of skin cancer. Particularly when you’re on the beach, the stakes for skin cancer prevention are much higher. You’re bound to intensify harmful exposure when spending the day on a bright beach wearing just swimwear between the hottest hours of the day. In fact, even dry beach…

    Tips for Securing Your Pop-Up Canopy

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    Whether you plan to use your pop-up canopy at the beach, farmer’s market, or in your backyard, it’s important to ensure a sturdy and secure shade solution. Pop-ups are often made with very lightweight materials. While this provides hassle-free mobility and portability, it makes it a little easier for your canopy to fly away on a windy day. Secure your pop up so no matter where you put it, it’s there to stay until you decide otherwise. Securing Your Pop-Up During Assembly When ensuring a secure pop-up canopy, start with proper assembly. Fortunately, pop-ups already come fully assembled and easily set up in 15 minutes or less. Like the name says, these portable canopy solutions are often as easy as opening the frame, attaching the…

    Father’s Day Gift Ideas Just in Time for Summer

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    How many times have you resorted to giving ties or cologne as a Father’s Day gift? This year, skip the typical last-minute gifts and get dad useful outdoor items just in time for summer. Help him organize his tools, protect his car, or enjoy shade next time he attends a sports game with a few products he’ll truly appreciate this season. Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide to find the ultimate present for the man who does it all! Tool Sheds and Storage Solutions for Father’s Day Want to help dad stay organized? Choose from a wide of storage sheds and solutions to house all of your guy’s outdoor items. Check out a few options he’ll love this holiday. EZEE Shed 10 x 8…

    Skin Cancer Prevention – The Benefits of Reliable Shade

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    As soon as the warmer weather hits, most people can’t wait to soak up the summer sun. However, significant sun exposure can often lead to premature skin aging, wrinkles, cataracts, and life-threatening skin cancer. Skin cancer is considered the most common type of cancer, and millions fall victim to this disease every year.  In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. (Source: Skin Cancer Foundation) With such high risks, are you doing all you can to maximize skin cancer prevention? Skin Cancer Prevention: The Facts According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, increasing damage to the ozone layer greatly intensified the risk of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure over the years. While ozone-depleting substances are now regulated to help…

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