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Gear Up for Hunting Season with WD-40 August 13 2014

WD-40 Multi-Use Product is an incredible product with more than 2,000 documented uses. As hunting season approaches, it’s a good idea to review some of the best uses of WD-40 for hunting and see how you can use WD-40 to make this the best hunting season yet.


Removes and Protects

One look at the list of WD-40 uses and it’s easy to see how WD-40 can help keep your hunting equipment in tip-top shape. WD-40 is one of the best tools around to remove gunk and sticky residues from hard surfaces. Did your gun get covered in tree sap, or do you need to remove sticky residue from stickers or duct tape? Spray on a bit of WD-40, wipe off, and you’ll be good as new.

Stops Squeaks

Squeaky equipment can derail a successful hunting trip faster than a squirrel can climb a tree. If you are trying to sneak up on something, or are lying in wait for it to come to you, you will need to eliminate those squeaks that keep giving you away. Have squeaky boots, a squeaky tree stand, squeaky mechanisms on your gun or bow? Squeaks are everywhere, and WD-40 is the solution to your noisy little problems.

Drives Out Moisture

When you pack for your hunting trip, odds are you are packing clothing for just about any weather—sun, rain or snow—and let’s face it, the weather doesn’t always play to our favor. So when the going gets wet, remember to pack some WD-40. WD-40 displaces moisture and prevents rust on our hunting equipment. It will prevent frozen parts, and can even be used on arrow feathers to make them more water resistant.

Loosens Rusted Parts

WD-40 easily loosens rusted parts, and prevents rust and corrosion from occurring on metal parts. Use it to keep the hardware on your gun strap rust-free, to lubricate various animal traps, and to drive out moisture wherever you don’t want rust to take hold.

Frees Sticky Mechanisms

As with rust, WD-40 will help free up sticky mechanisms by removing grit and grime and lubricating moving parts. WD-40 can be used to lubricate pump-action guns, and to lubricate cams on compound hunting bows.

deer hunting day2 (12) by M Glasgow, on Flickr
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Check out a few WD-40 hunting uses, compiled from WD-40’s official list of 2,000+ uses, below:

  • Removes gunk from surface of guns
  • Lubricates pump-action guns
  • Displaces moisture from guns after cleaning
  • Anti-rust agent and lubricant for gun magazines
  • Removes camouflage tape from guns
  • Cleans knife blades
  • Protects bayonets from rust while stored in sheaths
  • Removes powder residue and metal fouling from gun barrels
  • Protects bore and exterior of gun barrel from corrosion
  • Spray on arrow feathers to keep them water resistant
  • Drives moisture from moving parts of compound bows
  • Drives moisture and mud from duck guns
  • Lubricates target turners at shooting ranges
  • Removes stickers from arrows
  • Removes crud from antique guns
  • Cleans and lubricates BB guns
  • Spray on pump action on shotgun to prevent freezing during cold weather
  • Lubricates compound hunting bow cam mechanisms
  • Removes squeak from deer hunting stands
  • Lubricates sling swivels on hunting rifles
  • Lubricates gun strap hardware
  • Helps break in leather gun holsters
  • Removes lead buildup on guns
  • Allows for easy removal of arrows from targets
  • Lubricate arrow inserts for easy replacement
  • Cleans fox traps
  • Lubricates raccoon traps
  • Cleans and protects ammunition cans
  • Lubricates crossbows
  • Loosens stuck pocket knife blades
  • Lubricates pellet guns
  • Lubricates fox traps
  • Cleans raccoon traps

The uses of WD-40 described on this website do not constitute recommendations or suggestions for use of WD-40 by WD-40 Company or Original Rednecks.


Redneck Guide to DIY Projects with Duct Tape July 22 2014

Duct tape is an essential item for any toolbox. The multitude of uses for duct tape makes it the ideal item to have on hand, as it can fix just about anything quickly and with little fuss. Duct tape is effective, easy to use and durable. Duct tape can be torn into small strips for small fixes, or layered to cover large areas. Whatever you need to fix, if it needs to stick, duct tape is the solution.

Duct tape is ideal for redneck projects, as it works for most jobs. There are five primary categories of redneck fix-it jobs that can be accomplished with duct tape—holding stuff together, repairing broken or torn items, patching holes and leaks, hanging stuff, and making stuff that is useful. Read on to learn how you can use duct tape to fix just about anything.

Holding Stuff Together

Duct tape is an adhesive tape, and therefore is great at holding things together. If something has fallen off or has become detached, duct tape is a great way to secure the item back where it belongs. Duct tape can also be used in a pinch to secure items together, or to attach items to other items for storage or transportation.

  1. Attach broken rearview mirror or side mirror with duct tape.
  2. Battery cover won’t stay on the back of your TV remote? Duct tape.
  3. If your taillight has fallen out of place, use duct tape.
  4. Torn book cover, or broken CD case? Duct tape.
  5. Need to move a large item? Strap it to the roof with duct tape.

Repairing Broken or Torn Items


If something is broken, duct tape can be used to stabilize or reattach the broken item until a permanent solution is available. Duct tape is also an effective patch for items that are torn or that has holes, and can create a pretty good seal on most items. There are so many ways duct tape can be used to fix broken things, that this list just doesn’t do it justice.

  1. Use a stick, some padding and duct tape to create a splint for a broken leg.
  2. Need to patch a hole in your jeans, shoes, couch, etc.? Duct tape.
  3. Cracked window? Use duct tape to prevent it from breaking.
  4. Use duct tape to repair a broken latch.
  5. Broken tent pole? Duct tape.

Patching Holes and Leaks

If you have ever been in a situation where you needed to fix something quickly, you have either used duct tape or wished you had it at that moment. Duct tape is incredibly effective at patching holes—whether it is in your boat, your roof, or the seat of your pants.

  1. Bullet holes damage your siding, or your car? Cover with duct tape.
  2. Hole in your socks or gloves? Duct tape. Also is great insulation.
  3. Patch shingles on a leaky roof with duct tape.
  4. Water everywhere from leaking hoses, swimming pool, or fish tank? Duct tape.
  5. Have a hole in your canoe? Duct tape works as a temporary fix.

Hanging and Securing Stuff

Obviously duct tape is tape, and it is pretty strong tape at that. Because duct tape can be cut or torn to various sizes, it can serve a number of purposes when it comes to hanging and securing items. When duct tape is actually used as a tape, it’s still pretty effective, despite all the other uses.

  1. Use duct tape to create a frame for pictures and posters.
  2. Pants falling down? Use duct tape as a belt.
  3. Hang Christmas lights using small strips of duct tape.
  4. Secure just about anything to the wall, even a human if enough duct tape is used.
  5. Need to reseal an open bag of chips? Duct tape.

Making Useful Stuff

Duct tape can also be used to make items, as many creative crafters have demonstrated with their duct tape roses and wallets. But duct tape can also make useful items that can come in handy during an emergency. If you don’t take duct tape with you everywhere, now is the time to reconsider that decision.

  1. Create a clothesline when camping using only duct tape.
  2. Twist duct tape to create a rope.
  3. Need a cup for drinking or pouch for carrying things? Duct tape.
  4. Duct tape a knife to a long stick to create a spear for hunting.
  5. Duct tape a towel around your beverage. Instant coozie.

If you ever need to remove duct tape, we recommend our other favorite tool, WD-40 Multi-Use Product. This handy duo is sold together as the Original Redneck Repair Kit, and between the two you should be able to accomplish just about anything.

Original Rednecks makes no guarantee of suitability for any use of duct tape identified herein.  


30 Uses for WD-40 When Camping July 17 2014

There are more than 2,000 documented uses for WD-40 Multi-Use Product, and many people have found it to be incredibly useful while out in the woods camping. The WD-40 Company lists five functions of their multi-use product right on the can: Stops squeaks, removes & protects, loosens rusted parts, frees sticky mechanisms, and drives out moisture. Sound familiar? It’s no wonder that WD-40 Multi-Use Product should be at the top of your list of camping supplies next time.

The problem with camping is that most problems aren’t found until you are already far from civilization and are setting up camp. You may notice the hinge on your lawn chair squeaks, the zipper on your sleeping bag is stuck, or your camping gear has developed a bit of rust either from storage or excessive use outdoors. So make sure that you have a can of WD-40 Multi-Use Product handy on your next camping trip.

Campsite by twbuckner, on Flickr
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Check out these WD-40 uses for camping:

  1. Spray on lawn chair hinges to prevent binding and rust
  2. Prevents canopy stakes from rust
  3. Prevents rust from forming on metal picnic cups
  4. Cleans and protects trailer hitch locking mechanism
  5. Lubricates steel zippers on camping equipment storage bags
  6. Cleans dirt from stabilizer jacks on camping trailer
  7. Lubricates hinges on plastic coolers
  8. Cleans gunk from hiking boot treads
  9. Cleans and polishes cooking kettles
  10. Removes gum from tents
  11. Prevents buildup of grease and dirt on portable stoves
  12. Cleans clogged propane nozzles
  13. Prevents buildup of grease and dirt on portable lanterns
  14. Lubricates tent pole twist locks
  15. Loosens zippers on sleeping bag
  16. Unfreezes pump handle on portable stove
  17. Keeps camping gear free of rust
  18. Eases installation and removal of tent stakes
  19. Frees rusted trailer hitch pins
  20. Loosens chainsaw triggers
  21. Clean tree sap from vehicle windshield
  22. Lubricates leather gasket of Coleman stove
  23. Stops squeaks on power air pump
  24. Lubricates folding tent pole joints
  25. Loosens tight propane tank handles
  26. Cleans and protects copper pots
  27. Removes duct tape
  28. Lubricates hydraulic rams on slideout of 5th wheel
  29. Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
  30. Lubricates knobs on propane barbecues

For even more ideas of how to use this incredibly versatile product, check out the full list of 2,000+ uses at WD40.com.

The uses of WD-40 described on this website do not constitute recommendations or suggestions for use of WD-40 by WD-40 Company or Original Rednecks.


3 Reasons Why You Should Always Have Duct Tape July 16 2014

Duct tape is undoubtedly one of the most useful things out there. It can be used for repairs, securing items, medical emergencies, and to build a number of items necessary for survival. Why wouldn’t you have duct tape with you wherever you go?

Duct tape has hundreds, if not thousands, of documented uses, and it’s an incredibly versatile and useful product in just about any situation. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and duct tape is usually that way. Read on to find out how duct tape can prove useful in just about any situation.

Duct Tape for Quick Repairs

First and foremost, duct tape is actually tape, and can be used to make any number of quick repairs. While not always meant to be permanent, duct tape is ideal for quick fixes. Duct tape can really come in handy when you are out and about and don’t have many options.

  1. Patch holes in clothing, upholstery, tents, raincoats, etc.
  2. Hold a broken side mirror in place
  3. Suspend a damaged car bumper
  4. Patch a broken window
  5. Repair leaks in hoses
Red Green style mirror repair by dave_7, on Flickr
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Duct Tape as a Survival Tool

In the wild, duct tape literally has hundreds of uses that can save your life if you are lost, stranded or if it is time for the apocalypse. Be prepared by always carrying duct tape with you whenever you go out, just in case. If you don’t want to carry around a big roll of duct tape all the time, it can easily be wrapped tightly to be put on a keychain, wrapped around a bottle or other item you already carry, or you can remove the cardboard tube and flatten the roll. Smaller rolls of duct are also available, such as the one in the Original Redneck Repair Kit.

  1. Hold together a cracked water bottle
  2. Repair a broken tent pole
  3. Add insulation to boots or gloves
  4. Restrain bad guys
  5. Attach your knife to a long stick to create a spear

Duct Tape for Medical Emergencies

In a pinch, duct tape can be hugely beneficial when it comes to makeshift bandages and splints in emergency situations. While not a substitute for actual medical care, duct tape is a welcome substitute when no other alternative is available. It’s best to avoid taping large amounts of duct tape to your body, but it is great for holding bandages or splints in place.

  1. Use duct tape as a butterfly bandage
  2. Secure a bandage and stop the bleeding
  3. Create a splint for a broken or sprained ankle

Best Uses for Duct Tape

The best uses for duct tape aren’t on a list or part of a planned experiment, but are the ones you come up with when you are really in a pickle and all you have is some duct tape, a piece of chewing gum and a ballpoint pen. Share those uses with us on Facebook or Twitter, and we may feature your idea in our next blog.

Original Rednecks makes no guarantee of suitability for any use of duct tape identified herein.

Top Tips for Finding Funny Redneck Gift Ideas July 11 2014

Finding the perfect gift for the person that seems to have everything can sometimes seem impossible. Funny gifts are often the go-to for those who are hard to shop for, and are great for white elephant gifts or gift exchanges. Whether you opt to give a strange gift, a gag gift, a weird gift, or a novelty gift, giving something that is both fun and useful can make your gift a guaranteed hit.

Whatever the occasion—retirement gifts, birthday gifts, Father’s day gifts or Christmas gifts—funny gifts can be given. There are a few things to consider when selecting funny gifts to give to ensure the recipient will love it.

Funny Redneck Gift Ideas

There are a lot of options when it comes to finding the perfect novelty gift or gag gift. Before you start searching through thousands of items, try to narrow your focus by identifying the gift recipient’s areas of interest. Are there interested in hunting, fishing or the outdoors? Look for a gift that they can use during one of those activities.

A lot of funny gifts can be humorous, but they have very little usefulness. Purchasing a gift for someone that they can actually use, while still being a funny gift, will make your gift more memorable and appreciated. Keep this in mind while you are searching for the perfect gift. Not only will the recipient get a laugh, but they will also be grateful to receive a gift they can use.

Tips for Giving Funny Gifts

Funny gifts can sometimes fall flat, especially if the recipient doesn’t get the joke or is offended. On the other hand, a funny gift that reminds someone of a great time or encourages nostalgia can be great gifts. Nostalgic gifts especially tend to bring back good memories of the past, and this is often appreciated by the recipient.

Giving a funny gift that reminds someone of an event or a time in their childhood will show the recipient that you have put a little time and consideration into choosing their gift. That little effort is always appreciated, especially when it comes down to funny gifts that can sometimes be meaningless. Take the time to consider the type of gift you want to give, and whether that gift may have any additional meaning for the recipient.

Types of Funny Gifts

There are numerous types of funny gifts that exist, and who you are giving the gift to and on what occasion will determine which type of gift you should purchase. Funny gifts are a great option for everyday gifts, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts and even special occasions like Father’s Day.

Funny gifts are also great for office gift exchanges or white elephant gift exchanges. Funny gifts can appeal to a wide audience, and can be great fun for gift exchanges. Gag gifts, gifts that invoke nostalgia, and funny gifts that are also useful are all great choices—just make sure it’s appropriate for the audience and setting.

 While funny gifts or gag gifts can be a little risky for a company party, they can also add a bit of fun and excitement to an otherwise boring gift exchange. Consider the message and audience, and remember that the more useful a gift is, the more it will be appreciated.

Funny Gift Ideas

Funny gifts are a good option for several occasions including birthdays, retirement parties, Christmas, and other occasions. Funny gifts are a good choice when you don’t know what to get someone, and they are often a good choice for inexpensive gifts as well.

Keep the recipient in mind at all times when deciding on a funny gift, and be sure to give a gift that has a personal connection to show you have put some thought into it. Some funny gifts are also useful, and can provide added value for the recipient.

Finding the perfect gift can take some time, but it is worth it in the end. Funny gifts are great for nearly every occasion, and can show that you’ve put a bit of thought into your gift—especially if it has special meaning for the gift recipient.

 

Original Rednecks offers a variety of funny gifts including the Original Redneck Repair Kit.


Original Rednecks Offers Exclusive Redneck Repair Kit June 20 2014

Original Rednecks™ is excited to announce the launch of the new Original Redneck Repair Kit®, a fun and unique gift item featuring WD-40® and Duct Tape. The item is now available exclusively from Original Rednecks.

Currently available in four distinctive designs, the Original Redneck Repair Kit is truly a unique gift for anyone who is a little bit redneck, or even those who may be guilty of making a “redneck repair” occasionally. The Original Redneck Repair Kit is a humorous gift and is perfect for birthdays, holidays or any special occasion.

Each of the four editions of the Original Redneck Repair Kit available today features a different image or design. The Patriot Edition is red and blue with white stars, the Outhouse Edition features a photo of a rustic outhouse, the Camo Edition features a fun green camo print, and the Blue Jean Edition showcases the back pocket of a pair of denim jeans.

Each design includes the “Redneck Guide to Fixin’ Stuff,” an easy to follow flowchart that demonstrates when to use WD-40 and when to use Duct Tape. Also included is a short list of practical uses for WD-40 and Duct Tape.

In addition to being a funny gift, the Original Redneck Repair Kit is incredibly useful. The 3 oz WD-40 Handy Can has more than 2,000 documented uses, and the 6 yards of duct tape is plenty to handle most jobs. The kit comes in a cardboard tube, which can be used to store the duct tape and WD-40, or to hold other items in and around the house.

The Original Redneck Repair Kit is available today at www.OriginalRednecks.com. Shipping is available to the 48 contiguous states and Alaska. Order yours today, and then order more for your redneck friends!

Original Rednecks is an exclusive channel partner of WD-40 Company.


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