Uses and Tips

  1. Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer: The Benefits of Sun Protection

    Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer: The Benefits of Sun Protection
    As soon as the temperature starts to rise, it’s time to take advantage of outdoor activities and spending time with family in the sunshine. But with the extra fun comes increased risk of skin cancer. Sun protection is your best line of defense when it comes to skin cancer prevention. The American Cancer Society says staying in the shade can be one of the best lines of defense for your skin.

    What is Skin Cancer?

    What exactly is skin cancer? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation and Skincancer.org, it is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells usually caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation. The CDC suggests someone is at a higher risk of getting skin cancer even from a few bad sunburns. There are multiple types of skin cancer, but here are the three most commonly diagnosed in the United States, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America:
    • Basal cell carcinoma: The cancer cells develop in the basal layer of the skin, hence the name. This type of skin cancer accounts for 80% of all diagnoses in America. This type of the least dangerous because it rarely metastasizes and grows slowly.
    • Squamous cell carcinoma: This is the second most common type of skin cancer. They develop from the flat squamous cells on the skin. Although they are more likely to spread than basal cell carcinoma, it is uncommon for them to metastasize.
    • Melanoma: This is a more aggressive and dangerous type of skin cancer that form in the melanocytes, or darker pigments of skin. Melanoma can form in parts of the body that aren’t exposed to sunlight, and can metastasize.
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  2. 9 Ways to Use Camping Tables and Camping Chairs

    9 Ways to Use Camping Tables and Camping Chairs

    If you’re a camping enthusiast, you know that high-quality camping chairs and camping tables are must-have items. However, you may not realize that there are also a ton of other creative ways to use them.

    That’s right, even if you never plan to camp, it’s a great idea to keep some of these versatile accessories on hand. So here’s a look at a few ways portable chairs and camping tables can make your life easier and more productive.

    1. Yard Sales

    Having a yard sale is a great way to declutter, but you'll need to display them properly if you want your items to sell. Setting up a few camping tables will help you draw attention to your most valuable items and keep them up off the ground, so they don’t get damaged. Using several different tables will also allow you to group similar items together, making the shopping experience easier for visitors.  

    It’s a great idea to set up a small camping table off to the side to use as a check-out station. This will give shoppers room to set down their newfound treasures and provide you with enough space to wrap breakables, bag items, and make change. Since yard sales often last all day, you’ll also want a comfortable folding chair so you can relax while you wait for your next round of customers to arrive. 

    2. Kid’s Sporting Events

    You love watching your kid play sports, but when the sun starts to beat down, things can get unpleasant fast. Keep your cool by bringing a portable chair with a canopy to the next

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  3. The Ultimate List of Camping Supplies: What to Bring Besides a Tent

    What to Bring Camping? The Ultimate List of Camping Supplies

    There’s nothing quite like spending time in the great outdoors and sleeping under the stars. But, if you’re not prepared, your amazing camping adventure can quickly turn into a nightmare.

    While camping used to be all about “roughing it,” today, many people prefer casual camping or even “glamping” (luxury camping). While you can’t bring all the comforts of home with you, packing a few extras will help ensure you can comfortably enjoy your next trip.

    Not quite sure what to bring camping? We’ve got you covered! Check out our round-up of all the most important camping must-haves.

    What to Bring Camping? The Ultimate List of Camping SuppliesWhat to Bring Camping? The Ultimate List of Camping Supplies

    Setting Up Your Campsite

    Since you’ll spend a lot of time relaxing at your campsite, you’ll want to take the time to think about the layout and the camping must-haves you’ll need to bring with you. When setting up your campsite, it’s important to create a comfortable space to sleep in as well as a centralized area where everyone can gather and enjoy their time together.

    Try to put as much space between these areas as you can. This way, if other people in your party are night owls or early risers, they won’t disrupt your sleep schedule. As y

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  4. Look No Further: Find the Best Beach Chair for the Summer

    Find the Best Beach Chair for the Summer

    Have you been shopping for a beach chair lately? If you’re in the market for one, you’ve probably noticed that chairs for the beach are not very easy to find this year. Even if you’re able to find a beach chair in a store or online, it’s either overpriced or it’s not quite what you’d hoped for. After a year of social distancing, beach chairs have become a hot must-have item for the summer. Families and individuals will be spending more downtime relaxing at their local beach, backyards, the park, or the local swimming hole.

    If it's been hard finding the perfect beach chair for you, look no further than RIO. You can choose from many great patterns, styles, and categories, models with hardwood or molded plastic arms, and built-in drink holders. Whether you like to recline and relax, sit up and enjoy the view, or need extra protection from the sun, RIO has a beach chair to fit your needs.

    Don’t go without a chair for the beach this summer: we have them in stock!

    Find the perfect RIO beach chairFind the perfect RIO beach chair

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  5. Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    We all need to plan time off from work to spend quality time alone or with family and friends and recharge our minds. However, taking paid vacation time is something not every American worker is doing. According to the U.S. Travel Association, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time on the table last year.

    National Plan a Vacation Day, which is the last Tuesday in January (this year, it’s January 26), reminds us to plan our vacation at the start of the year for the rest of the year. The earlier you plan a vacation, the more ready and relaxed you’ll be when your vacation time gets here.

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  6. Pop Ups and More for Winter Sports

    Pop Ups and More for Winter Sports
    Just because it’s cold or even snowing doesn’t mean you should forget to use a shelter for winter sports! Whether you’re participating in an outdoor recreation event or watching a game live or on television, pop-up canopies are perfect for your winter sports activities.

    Did you know sunscreen is not just for the warmer seasons? Just because it’s not summertime anymore doesn’t mean you should skimp on sun protection. Protecting your skin is just as important because the sun’s harmful UV rays don’t take a winter break! According to Accuweather, sunlight reflects off snow the same way it reflects off a pool in the summertime, which can still cause a sunburn.
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