Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

You know your Dad better than anyone. Still, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day. If he spends more time out in the garage than in the house, prefers surrounding himself with forests instead of walls or would rather sit in a fishing boat than in front of the TV, try one of these gifts for outdoorsy Dads.

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Stainless Steel Survival
Whether he’s hunting, fishing or camping, he will feel better with this 3-Pc. Survival Knife Set by his side. It gives him 2 different types of stainless steel knives and an LED flashlight. All the items in the set come in a matching nylon sheath with a convenient belt loop. The spots for both knives have a snap closure for safety. The aluminum flashlight is held in place by an elastic band on the side. Requires 3 “AAA” batteries.

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Recline and Relax
The Realtree Anti-Gravity Chair is exactly what Dad needs to enjoy a relaxing day outdoors. He can put it to use at the campground, on a hunting trip or lounging on the deck. The headrest pillow, water-resistant fabric and adjustable reclining position offer premier comfort. The sturdy, rust-resistant frame is made to withstand  wear and tear for many seasons. Folds up for easy storage. Weight capacity, 250 lbs. Steel and polyester.

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Gun Cleaning Gear
The Universal Gun Cleaning Set gives Dad everything he needs to keep firearms primed and functioning at their finest. The compact kit includes a range of full-service tools for cleaning .17 to .45 caliber guns and 12 or 20 gauge shotguns without full disassembly. Includes flexible cleaning rod, T-handle, slotted connectors and aluminum brushes with nylon tips. The entire set is packed in a compact, waterproof, zip-around case.

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Noteworthy Knives
For the outdoorsy Dad, you can’t go wrong giving him this Dad or Grandpa Collectible Knife. Stylish and multifunctional, it has a muted gold finish with beautiful raised lettering. The clip on the end allows him to hang it up for display or attach it to a key ring. It has a fold-out bottle opener that will come in handy when he’s enjoying one of his favorite cold beverages. Blade folds into the handle. 1”W x 3-3/4”L. Metal.

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Top-Notch Tools
The garage is the best spot in the house for Dads who like to get some work done. The 18-Pc. Screwdriver Set with Stand keeps every size he needs in one place. Each steel screwdriver has a magnetized tip to hold screws in place while he works. Have comfort-grip handles and a 4-side thumb imprint that improves control and torque. The large screwdrivers have holes for hanging near a workstation. Stand comes ready to hang.

5 Must-See Movies with Funny Fathers

Father’s Day is all about letting Dad know how much he is appreciated. It’s also about having a good time. Thankfully, there are a stockpile of great movies featuring hilarious Dads. Start his Father’s Day off with a few laughs, kick back with the whole family and enjoy one of these five favorite movies with funny fathers.

Rick Moranis, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Inventor Wayne Szalinski has some explaining to do after he accidentally shrinks his kids down to an almost microscopic size with his experimental ray gun. After realizing his huge mistake, he sets out to search for his kids in the deadly backyard, inadvertently making their crazy journey back to safety even more dangerous.

Robin Williams, “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)
When Daniel Hillard loses his job, his marriage and the custody of his kids, he concocts a seemingly absurd scheme to get back in their lives, taking on the identity of a Scottish nanny named Euphegenia. Comical and heartwarming, the movie showcases a father’s love for his family and the lengths he will go to be near them.

Albert Brooks, “Finding Nemo” (2003)
Marlin the clownfish isn’t exactly the funniest figure in this beloved Disney/Pixar® hit, but the dangerous situations and hilarious cast of characters he encounters during the search for his son, Nemo, provides the perfect dose of comedy for Father’s Day. As a bonus, it’s the perfect movie to watch for Dads with little kids.

Crispin Glover, “Back to the Future” (1985)
You can’t help but feel bad for George McFly at the start of this classic movie. However, as the plot thickens, and with a lot of help from his time-traveling son, George finds the strength to stand up to Biff, the frightening school bully, and change his life entirely. The iconic film is a can’t-miss for fathers who love science fiction.

Chevy Chase, “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983)
All Clark Griswold wants to do is spend time time with his family. In his mind, the best way to accomplish this is to pile everyone into a station wagon and drive. Getting from Chicago to Los Angeles isn’t a smooth ride, but Clark’s relentless effort to create the ideal vacation for his family steers the plot onto hilarious avenues.

Go Fishing Day: Tips for Rookie Anglers

go-fishing-dayFather’s Day is this weekend and, coincidentally or not, so is Go Fishing Day. Fishing is one of those bonding activities worthy of a father-child tradition, but it’s an activity that requires a certain amount of planning. If you have plans for fishing on Go Fishing Day or Father’s Day, here’s what you need to know before you cast your line.

License Every state has different rules and regulations for fishing. They’re put in place to protect our land and water and to keep nature balanced. Most, if not all, states require a fishing license. It’s only a matter of purchasing the license at a retail store that provides them or online, but each state may have different requirements for different ages and purposes. Contact your state’s Department of Natural Resources or Fish and Wildlife department for the specifics.

When Figuring out when you can fish may be tricky. You may be able to fish year-round, but you may not be able to pluck out any fish, anywhere to take home. In places like Minnesota, there are certain periods in which you can catch certain fish. For instance, you can fish for largemouth bass from May 23 to February 28, but only from south and west of Highway 53 between Duluth to International Falls, but not in Pelican Lake or Ash Lake. It can be very complicated, so know what you can fish, when and where you can do that.go-fishing-day

Size You have to pay attention to the size of the fish you’re pulling out of the water — if you want to take them home. Each state has restrictions of the size of the fish you can keep. On the Hudson River in New York, you can take home one striped bass per day if it’s 18” to 28” or one fish that’s less than 40”. Do your homework before you start planning your summer barbecue menu.

You Don’t Have to Take Fish Home If you’re just interested in having a bonding experience with dad rather than a fish fry, you can always partake in catch and release. However, catch and release is meant to keep fish alive and healthy, so you have to be careful: 1) make sure you’re not releasing a fish from the top of a bridge so it has to survive a 30 foot drop 2) be aware of the hooks you’re using. Single hooks are better for a fish’s survival than a treble hook and use hooks that don’t have barbs — you can file them down or bend them with pliers 3) Use needle nose pliers to remove hooks from the fish you couldn’t remove with your hands. 4) keep them in the water — they need it to stay alive!

go-fishing-dayIf you’re going fishing for the first time, it may seem a little complicated, but it’s worth the trip out to the lake for an outdoor adventure. All you really need are a rod, reel, line, bait, and something to sit on for a few hours. It’s a summer adventure you should try at least once in your life — and it’ll be all the more better with dad.

Whether you go fishing with dad on Father’s Day or you have an extraordinary cookout planned, shop The Lakeside Collection for all your summer fun essentials.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice for Father’s Day Gifts

We’re getting ready for a fun-packed summer! Barbecues and pool parties are on the schedule — and so is Father’s Day. It’s just about a month away, so it’s time to start thinking about how to show Dad some appreciation. Here is this week’s Lakeside Selection: Our Choice for Father’s Day Gifts.grill-cover

Grill Protection Shield your grill from the elements and keep it looking brand new with the Weatherproof Gas Grill Cover. Constructed of durable PVC, it will provide your grill with a protective barrier against rain, snow and damaging UV rays. Available in 2 sizes, there’s one to fit your grill, big or small. Use the attached tabs with fabric-magic closures to secure the cover tightly around your grill to keep it from blowing off in the wind.freezable-can-cooler

Fun & Functional Whether your team is playing like they’re on fire or on the bench, this NFL Freezable Can Cooler keeps your drink chilled throughout each quarter. Water is encased in the double-walled, single can cooler, emblazoned with the logo of your favorite team front and back. Put it in the freezer to chill it, then put your drink can into the cooler. Rubberized plastic around the bottom edge makes sure the cooler won’t slip or scratch your table.tripod

Guiding Light The Stanley Tripod Flashlight is perfect for emergencies, camping and DIY projects in hard-to-reach places. Use both your hands to repair a dripping pipe or start a campfire while the powerful LED lights up your work space. The flashlight’s articulated head directs the light right where you need it. Weather-resistant anodized aluminum case makes it ideal for roadside emergencies and trips. Retractable legs make it easy to take with you. Flashing low-power indicator means you’ll never be unexpectedly caught in the dark. Runs on 3 batteries with a battery life of 41 hours.fork-thermometer

Grill Gadget Great for barbecuing or broiling! The Fork Thermometer quickly and accurately reads the temperature of your food. Indicator lights let you know if the meat is rare, medium or well done. It takes the guesswork out of oven roasting a turkey or grilling steaks and burgers. Stainless steel tips provide accurate results.chainsaw

Camping Contraptions Portable Camping Chain Saw or Belt Pouch is a must-have for anyone who enjoys camping, hiking, backpacking and spending time outdoors. The 24″ Flexible Chain Saw is a revolutionary tool that cuts and clears in both directions for clean, efficient strokes on even the hardest wood. This easy-to-use saw gives you a flexible blade for cutting from a variety of angles. Made of heavy-duty coated steel, its cutting teeth are self-cleaning and require little maintenance. Nylon handle straps prevent the chain from twisting. To cut, simply wrap the blade around the object and pull. Store the saw in the Nylon Belt Pouch so you’ll have it when you need it. It features a fabric-magic closure and a belt loop attachment to hold the saw firmly in place around your waist. Versatile pouch can also be used to carry a pocket knife. Imported.