Heavy-duty adhesive

It keeps the seats of the Redskin Stadium bolted to the ground and holds up the Empire State Building. Now you can anchor just about anything to concrete or masonry with ITW Ramset's all-weather Epcon A7-5, available in a 5-oz. size for consumers.

The adhesive comes with a reusable plastic dispenser that attaches right to its cartridge. You also can use it with a standard caulking gun. A special formula stops the product from flowing when pressure is released so you can use it overhead or horizontally without waste or mess. It is fully cured in 35 min. at 65F. Contact ITW Ramset/Red Head, Dept. FIN, 1300 N. Michael Dr., Wood Dale, IL 60191, 800/899-7890, www.ramset-redhead.com or circle 192.

Tire sealant

According to AAA, 60% of all motorists have had a flat tire within the past five years and many say they couldn't change a flat tire if they had to. Don't let your loved ones get caught stranded with a flat tire slime them.

A California-based company, Slime, offers a new tire repair kit called the Lil' Buddy that includes the company's Super Duty tire sealant. The sealant seals punctures in tread up to 1/4 in. in diameter and is used with a portable air compressor and pressure gauge that plug into the cigarette lighter; both come with the kit. Slime withstands temperatures up to 200F and down to -40F. Suggested retail price: $30. Contact Slime, Dept. FIN, Box 1216, Grover Beach, CA 93483, 805/489-0490, www.slime.com or circle 191.

Wobble light

This durable light features an impact-resistant body and counterweighted rounded base that returns the light upright if it is knocked over. It also has a floating shock system, and its bulletproof dome covers a 500W halogen bulb that gives 360 light. The light is 3 ft. high and 17 1/2 in. at the widest point and weighs 20 lbs. A cooling system keeps the bulb cool; you can even touch the dome without getting burned. Suggested retail price: $149. Contact Wobble Light, Dept. FIN, 4518 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60625, 773/463-5900, www.wobblelight.com or circle 190.

Comfort gloves

Available in either cowhide or pigskin leather, these new gloves can be machine washed and dried over and over again and won't stiffen, but they will shrink slightly, according to manufacturer Wells Lamont. The Comfort Grips are available in five men's styles and three women's styles and range in price from $10 to $20/pr. Contact Wells Lamont, Dept. FIN, 6640 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714, 847/647-8200, www.wellslamont.com or circle 193.

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It takes an average of $500,000 in assets to fully support a farm household.

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6 snow thrower maintenance tips

  1. Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness.

  2. Run the machine a few minutes after each use to prevent freeze-up of the auger/impeller.

  3. Check belts for wear and tightness.

  4. Fill the fuel tank after each operation to force moist air from the tank and to reduce condensation of water into the fuel.

  5. Keep tires properly inflated and add tire chains to increase traction.

  6. Never put your hands in the chute; always use a stick. Outdoor Power Equipment Institute