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Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell therapeutic performance soocks

Sockwell men’s therapeutic performance socks

 

Sockwell provided the men’s Ascend OTC and Summit OTC socks for review.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

This report will be on Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks, the Ascend OTC and the Summit OTC. The major distinction between the Ascend and the Summit is that the Ascend is a moderate compression sock while the Summit is a firm compression sock. I will start with explaining the common features followed by the differences. I admire that the Sockwell company supports the revival of the American Textile Industry and the American Sheep Farmers.

Sockwell

Stockwell designs and manufactures socks in the USA. The sheep that produce the wool are from the US Rockies. There is an excellent video on the website under the tab “explore” explaining the manufacturing and design criteria for making the Sockwell socks. to read more please click here.

 

Bio Shield Spray

Review by Arnie P

Bio Shield spray

Bio Shield spray

Bio Shield provided the insect spray for review purposes.

Bio Shield spray

It’s time to share my experiences using the Bio Shield spray. We have had a lot of rain and many days in the 90’s. This was the perfect combination of heat and rain for the production of mosquitoes and other insects. I was on 5 weekly 2-hour group hikes in the Harold Parker State Forest. I also visited Silver Lake several times. The boundaries of my backyard are a popular gathering place for mosquitoes. to read more please click here.

Bio Shield spray

Review by Arnie P

Bio Shield spray

Bio Shield spray

Bio Shield spray

Bio Shield provided the insect spray for review purposes.

Bio Shield spray was developed by a group of pharmacists to deal with insects. They discovered that insects develop a neurotransmitter called octopamine. The formula used in this product blocks the production of octopamine which in turn controls the nervous system and breathing of insects. This provides a quick way to disable the insects. For those of us who appreciate natural products, the active ingredients are all natural. This means it is safe for pets and children. Pepper is a natural ingredient that you would not want to make contact with your eyes. This product has similar warnings. To read more please click here.

 

GCI Pico Arm Chair a last look

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Arm Chair using shoulder strap

GCI Pico Arm Chair using shoulder strap

GCI provided the Pico Arm Chair for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair a last look

The weather has improved from cold and rainy to hot humid and sometimes rainy. In my last look, I will focus on comfort, adaptability to various surfaces, how far I was willing to carry the GCI Pico Arm Chair. I have stayed in the chair from one hour to up to four hours.

Why would I use a deck chair in the house? It is a comfortable chair takes a small amount of space. On a warm rainy day, I wanted to do a lot of reading and quickly found that my recliner was too warm to sit in due to the high humidity. To read more please click here.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Chair

GCI provided the Pico Arm Chair for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

For most of the last month, it was not the most suitable weather to test an outdoor item due to rain and cool temperatures. When the weather improved, I got quality time using the GCI Pico Arm chair. When the weather was hot, I could answer a question from a local reader in my review. I will get into comfort and more on the chair back storage Caddy. To read more please click here.

 

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Chair

The GCI Pico Arm Chair was provided for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Beep beep, I see a brown UPS truck, I rush out the side door, intercept the driver on the side stairs, we exchange greetings, he hands me the package and I return inside. Glancing out the window, I see the UPS truck is not there.

After opening the ends of the cardboard box I push the contents out. This package is wrapped with the instructions printed cardboard sleeve with a plastic handle. The sleeve slides off with ease revealing the carrying case with an adjustable shoulder strap. After opening the 2 side brackets the chair slides out with ease. I glance at the construction, pleased with the sturdy look of the legs and frame of the chair. I have never forgotten the chair that collapsed on me years ago. Holding the chair with the feet down I place my foot on both feet of the chair and pull up to extend the legs. I rotate the armrest per the picture on the box. In seconds the chair is ready to sit. Well, almost all the time. I find using the least amount of force works the best.  To read more please click here.