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Playgrounds Needed! 13% of US Kids are Obese

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Jun 12, 2017 2:07:46 PM

A new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine reports that more than 2 Billion people worldwide are obese.  This includes 13% of US children and young adults.  The leading factors are:

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Topics: Backyard Adventures, Playsets, treehouse playsets

Ultraskiff vs 350lb Bull shark

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Mar 14, 2017 3:41:41 PM

The Ultraskiff 360 is just an amazing boat.  

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Topics: Idaho, Ultraskiff, Fishing

50,000 waiting for the Ultraskiff

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Mar 7, 2017 4:26:24 PM

Idaho Power just released 50,000 pan-sized rainbow trout at CJ Strike in their support of anglers who enjoy the area.  You can read all about their fish stocking program here.

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Topics: Idaho, Ultraskiff, Fishing, CJ Strike

Ride the Rapids with Ultraskiff - UPDATE

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Mar 2, 2017 4:42:14 PM


Rapids are no problem for the Ultraskiff

Many customer's have asked us about how the Ultraskiff would do on the river.  It took us some time to to try it out, but we now have an answer.  The Ultraskiff works great on Class 2 and Class 3 rapids.

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Topics: Idaho, Ultraskiff

Tackle Idaho Rapids with Ultraskiff

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Aug 29, 2016 11:07:39 AM


Rapids are no problem for the Ultraskiff:

Many customer's have asked us about how the Ultraskiff would do on the river.  It took us some time to to try it out, but we now have an answer.  The Ultraskiff works great on Class 2 and Class 3 rapids.


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Topics: Idaho, Ultraskiff

Ultraskiff 360 can be rowed!

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Aug 15, 2016 5:30:08 PM


A frequently asked question, "Can the Ultraskiff be rowed?"

We get asked this question quite often in Idaho.  Sadly, none of our staff are boaters, so it took a lot of research before giving this experiment a try.  We spent about $70 on components and hit the lake! 

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Topics: Ultraskif

Backyard Adventures Titan Peak 3 Playset

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Jun 9, 2016 2:32:54 PM

Backyard Adventures Titan Peak 3 is an Idaho favorite.  Our customers have told us that over the years, fathers and sons especially enjoy this model because its large 6' x 6' deck makes a perfect backyard camping spot.  On any given night, our customers will just grab a couple of sleeping bags and head on out to the playground and enjoy some playtime.

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Topics: Playsets

Ultraskiff on Sale for 16 Lucky People

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on Jun 9, 2016 12:20:03 PM


Ultraskiff 360 - Ultimate in Fishability

Most people know that shipping to the Western States can be expensive.  Anytime we can get a deal on shipping for our products we pass that savings to our customers.

Right now we have an oppourtunity to save each buyer of the Ultraskiff $200.  However, we only have room for 7 more orders.

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Topics: Ultraskif

New Backyard Adventures Playset Installed near Buhl, Idaho

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on May 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A great-grandmother visited relatives this spring and found that the children were playing on a cheaply made metal playset that they had outgrown many years earlier.  She did her research into many different playset manufactures and chose Backyard Adventures because of the quality and price.  She worked with Rachel over several weeks to design the perfect playground for her great-grandchildren.  Like most of our customers, she wanted a completely custom playset.  No cookie-cutter, big-box store, one-size-fits-all mass manufactured playset for her.  Because there is no manufacturer who knows her great-grandchildren better than her.

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Topics: Backyard Adventures, Playsets

Hitting the Trails with the Daymak Beast

Posted by Mathew Heath Van Horn on May 30, 2016 12:05:18 PM

Many of our customers are used to seeing The Beast around town with our commuters, but many customers have been asking us how the Daymak Beast performs off-road in Idaho.  There are plenty of riding videos in the Midwest, but no videos for the Western States.

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Topics: The Beast, Off-Road, Solar