Summer Family Camp

 

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features fun games for kids, and activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. And it’s all FREE!!

Family Summer Camp begins Saturday, June 27 and continues through Sunday, July 26 at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville, Tn.

During Family Summer Camp, free workshops and Family activities will be held every Tuesday, Thursday Saturday, and Sunday- June 27- July 26. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Other workshops include kayaking, water and travel safety, backyard adventures and bird watching.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday

  • 12 pm    Bird Watching
  • 1 pm      Fishing
  • 2 pm      Archery
  • 3 pm      Kayaking
  • 4 pm      Backyard Adventure

Thursday

  • 12 pm    Archery
  • 1 pm      Hunting and Shooting
  • 2 pm      Travel Safety
  • 3 pm      Water Safety
  • 4 pm      Camping and Conservation Awareness

Saturday

  • 12 pm    Fishing
  • 1 pm      Water Safety
  • 2 pm      Hunting and Shooting
  • 3 pm      Kayaking
  • 4 pm      Bird Watching

Sunday

  • 12 pm    Hunting and Shooting
  • 1 pm      Archery
  • 2 pm      Travel Safety
  • 3 pm      Camping and Conservation Awareness
  • 4 pm      Backyard Adventure

In addition to all the workshops, kids can try a free craft from 12-2 pm

  • June 27-28                                          Make a wooden wind chime
  • June 30, July 2 and July 4-5            Create a kite photo frame
  • July 7, 9, 11-12                                   Color a plaster turkey track magnet
  • July 14, 16, 18-19                              Turtle Sun catcher
  • July 21, 23, 25-26                              Create a lady bug clip magnet

Other free hands-on activities include:

  • Fishing at the catch and release pond and Souvenir Photo - July 4-5 ONLY
  • Fish Casting Buckets
  • The Duck Shooting Range
  • Daisy BB Gun Range
  • Wildlife Carousel

 

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Fly Tying Workshop

 

 

Father's Day is quickly approaching. If you are looking for a way to spend an afternoon with your Dad - we have the perfect workshop for you!

 

 

On June 13 at 3 pm stop in at our White River Fly Shop - located on the first floor right beside our Fishing Department.

 

 

 

 Greg, our fly expert will demonstrate and help you tie your own Light Cahill Fly and a Stimulator Dry Fly.  If you need instruction on how to cast or where to fish Greg or one of our other friendly, knowledgeable White River Fly Shop Associates will be happy to help.

 

 

Treat Dad to an afternoon of learning how to tie his own flies and then take him fishing ! Fishing is not only about catching fish but spending time with others you hold dear and building memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Father's Day from all of us at Bass Pro Shops !!

 

 

 

 

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Gone Fishing ...

 

Join the fishing movement….

We will be Gone Fishing June 13-14 & 20-21 at Bass Pro Shops!

We want the whole world to join the fishing movement this summer!

We will have our Catch and Release Pond filled with blue gill and ready to fish both weekends (June 13-14 & 20-21).  Kids can get a FREE photo download with their catch of the day and a first fish certificate award!

Bring in a working video game on June 13-14 & 20-21 and you will receive a coupon worth $5 off a new rod/reel combo (applies to combos $19.99 or more, one coupon per person).

All video games traded-in will be donated to AMVETS.

Just by visiting our Fishing Department the first 100 customers during our event weekends will receive a GONE FISHING Door Hanger! We will also have a FREE Fishing How- To Guide available – to help get you started.

 

GET READY, GET SET, FISH !!!!

11 am    Gone Fishing

                Best local destinations for group fishing

1 pm      Fishing- The Reel Thing

                Choosing the best reel for adults and kids for local fishing

2 pm      Fishing- Anyone Can Do It

                Best equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time

3 pm      Go Fish- Batteries Not Required

                Information on how to make fishing fun for kids

 

Join the Fishing Movement – Pledge to Take Someone Fishing

Take the pledge and enter for a chance to win 1 of 4 fishing outings with up to 20 of your friends and a special guest celebrity! Help someone experience the joy of catching their first fish whether they are young or young at heart. Pledge to take someone fishing in the next 90 days! Don’t forget to post a fishie!

#fishie- a selfie with a fish

Post a fishie at #gonefishing and challenge 5 of your friends to take a fishie and donate to Teach a Child to Fish, to learn more or donate visit teachachildtofish.net .

               

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Quality Deer Management Association

 

What can you do to help out conservation efforts in your area? The easiest way is to shop at Bass Pro Shops! We have several Conservation Groups that we choose to spotlight during the year to help them out with their efforts; June is Quality Deer Management Association Month.

 

QDMA is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization dedicated to ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage.

Founded in 1988, the QDMA has more than 60,000 members in all 50 states and several foreign countries. Since the beginning, QDMA has worked to educate its members and all deer hunters about the benefits of the Quality Deer Management (QDM) philosophy. This effort – aided by the support of numerous member-volunteers, corporate sponsors, and other QDM advocates – has rapidly increased awareness and implementation of QDM throughout North America, resulting in healthier, more balanced deer populations and more rewarding hunting experiences. As it grew in membership and influence, QDMA also began working to secure a sustainable future for wild white-tailed deer through practical research and by advocating for wise policy and regulation that will protect our hunting heritage. Additionally, QDMA works to attract, assist, educate and guide young and new hunters to ensure they become tomorrow's stewards of whitetails and all wildlife. 

QDMA promotes:

  • Safe and ethical hunting.
  • Adherence to wildlife and trespass laws.
  • Appropriate harvests of adult does where needed.
  • Restraint in harvesting young bucks.
  • Hunter involvement in education and management.
  • Cooperation with wildlife biologists and enforcement officers.
  • Education of hunters and non-hunters toward a better understanding of wildlife management.
  • Stewardship and appreciation of all wildlife.

 

 

During the month of June if you would like to help out QDMA all you have to do is ask your cashier to round up your purchase total to the nearest dollar.

 

If you would like to learn more about QDMA, please visit www.qdma.com

 

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Catfish Event

 

 

What’s your favorite game fish?

If you answered Mr. Whiskers (aka the catfish) this weekend is for you!!

Our first ever Catfish Event is headed your way May 16 & 17. Everyone can catch a cat- young, old, skilled or novice fisherman. Find out all you need to know here from our Bass Pro Shops Pro-Staff Anglers and Associates.

  • May 16, 2015

11 am & 3 pm

  • May 17, 2015

2 & 4 pm

 

Be sure to stop by the front stairs on Saturday from 2-5 pm and try a sample of fried catfish dredged in our very own Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter.

 

Hope to see you soon!!!

~ BPS Sevierville Events Team

 

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Are you ready to GO OUTDOORS?

 

We are gearing up for our annual Go Outdoors activities, May 11-25, 2015. We have everything you need to get you and your family outside!

You come by and get everything you need for your next outing and also have some family fun or attend one of our seminars.

May 16 & 17

FREE Catch and Release Pond                     11 am -4 pm

FREE Photo Download                                   11 am – 5pm

                Choose from capture the moment or be photo bombed by a raccoon

FREE Kid’s Crafts                                               11 am -5 pm

                Saturday              Color an Outdoor Draw Pack

                Sunday                 Color an Outdoor theme Frisbee

Free Giveaways

Kids’ Outdoors Collection Bucket with Magnifying Glass to the first 150 kids to complete a punch card each day- by participating in all activities.

May 16, 2015 Only

Boy Scout Demonstration            1:30 pm

Proper backpack preparation and packing

 

May 16-17 & 23-24

FREE Cooking Demos and Sampling

                Saturday              Funnel Cake Samples     11 am -2 pm

                                                Fish Samples                      2-5 pm

                Sunday                 Dutch Oven Cooking       1-4 pm

 

May 23-24

How-To’s For Family Outdoor Fun!

Saturday, May 23

                11 am    Capable Kayaking

                Family kayaking fun- learn the basics

                2 pm      Local Trails and Treasures: Where to go for Family Outings

                Ways and where to explore your local outdoors at parks, waterways, trails and more..

Sunday, May 24

                11 am    Conquering Campfire Cooking

                Want to cook tasty meals over the campfire? Best practices, procedures, and cookware

                2 pm      Kids and Camping

                Plan equipment and more to make camping fun comfortable and exciting for kids

FREE Giveaway!!!

BPS Carabineer Cup to the first 25 customers to attend a seminar each day. Must be 18 yrs or older.

 

 

 

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Set your Sights

 

 

Our best gun event of the year is within sight!!! Set Your Sights will be May 1 & 2, 2015- we have free seminars, giveaways and and GREAT prizes for you to win!

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

6:30 pm                Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000 yd shot

7:30 pm                The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense

  • For the first 25 customers to attend each seminar on Friday night only – a FREE Bass Pro Shops Travel Mug

Saturday, May 2, 2105

1:30 pm                Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle

2:30 pm                Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000 yd shot

3:30 pm                The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense

4:30 pm                Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of each seminar register for a chance to win a $25 gift card – must be present to win!

Register for a chance to win one of two prizes!

  1.  Savage 64F Black .22 L.R. Rifle
  2. Caldwell Steady Rest NXT Shooting Rest

Drawing held May 2, 2015 at 5 pm, need not be present to win. Must be 21 yrs old or older.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Workender - Your Weekend Escape!

 

 

What are you doing this weekend??

We are gearing up for a weekend escape! April 24 & 25 will be our first ever Workender Event. Join us on Friday, April 24 6-8 pm and Saturday, April 24 12-5 pm to learn what you need to know about planning your next adventure.

  •  Cooking Down and Dirty - Jetboil and more
  •  Slumber by Number- Sleeping bags and Therm-A-Rest pads
  •  Pack Right- How to load a backpack
  •  Beat the Bugs- Staying comfortable in the backcountry
  •  Pick Out and Get Out- Picking the right shape and size kayak
  •  Streamline your Kayak - Rig and pack your kayak

 

 

Take the 20/20 Challenge and win a Workender Prize Package !

Sign up and pledge to get our and log 20 hours of outdoor activities or 20 miles of outdoor activities. The Challenge begins on May 1, 2015 and ends on July 26, 2015. Post your progress and experiences to Basspro.com/workender

 

20/20 Social Hour Saturday, April 25, 6-7 pm

Free Bottle Opener to the first 100 attendees

Outdoor experts on hand to discuss local trails, sites and more

Register for the 20/20 Challenge

Sample Coca-Cola Life*

Snacks *

*while supplies last

 

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FREE PBR Family Event!!!

It’s time for ropin’ and ridin’ at the Bass Pro this weekend!!!

That’s right this one is for all you rodeo clowns out there! This weekend April 11 & 12 from 12-4 pm we will have it all- ropin,ridin,and crafts!

  • Steer Head Roping- to test out your lassoing skills
  • Stick Bull Riding- challenge your friends to a race
  • Crafts- build your own bull-puzzle
  • And Face Painting!

 

Of course, we can’t leave out my favorite part of PBR- The cowboy and Cowgirl Contest!

Bring your lil’ buckaroo out on Sunday for the contest and the winner will receive a $50 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card. Judging starts at 2:30 and winner will be announced at 3 pm.

For more details check out the full event here....

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The Strut Is On!!

Spring Hunting is here! Turkey season is open in East Tennessee and the strut is on!

We have a day dedicated to helping you bag that monster bird. Our Red Head Pro Staff team will be here to help you select decoys and perfecting your calls.

Saturday, April 11

1 pm      Spring Turkey Calling Tips for Success

There are a variety of calls; let our expert’s help you select the right call and demonstrate how to use it for a successful hunt.

2 pm      Selecting the Right Turkey Decoys

Our experts will help you make the right choice in turkey decoys and share placement tips to help you bag that trophy turkey!

 

Sunday, April 12

ATTN ALL TURKEY CALLERS

State Sanctioned Calling Contest

  • Jakes Division                        15 yrs or younger             no fee
  • Amateur Division                    16 yr and older                  $10
  • Friction Division                      21 yr and older                  $30
  • Open Division                          21 yr and older                  $40

Registration will be 10 am- 12 pm in our hunting department. All participants must be a NWTF member.

Rules Meeting and drawing numbers and calls at 12:30 pm

Calling starts promptly at 1 pm

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Here Comes the....Doe?

Now that it's spring, wedding season is upon us. After being asked multiple times over the years for camouflage wedding apparel, and even seeing a few weddings held here at the Bass Pro,  I decided to compile a page of some items we offer for the perfect camo themed wedding.

We may not have dresses, but we offer ladies camo tees, perfect for invitation and save the date photos. Our SHE brand tee shirts range from 17.99 - 27.99 depending on whether you want a short or long sleeve camo top. Our sizes range from XS-2XL. You can see all of our SHE tops at the link below to decide on your favorites!

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=SHE+shirt

Our Men's RedHead True Fit basic tees come in 6 different camouflage patterns, as well as short sleeve and long sleeve. With a wide size range of Small to 6XL, a shirt can be found for any groom. The prices vary from 12.99-14.99 and up.

 

As for more formal shirts we offer button downs in RedHead, and Under Armour. The RedHead shirts we carry are the Tec-Lite and Silent Hide shirts.

Silent Hide button down shirts are perfect choices for outfitting the groomsmen. They're a comfortable, sharp fitting item that comes in many sizes. They start at 39.99 and are inexpensive compared to other groomsmen tailored shirts.

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Silent-Hide-Shirt-for-Men/product/12091805094126/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

The other choice of shirts would be the RedHead Tec-Lite button down shirt. Again, available in variety of sizes and pricing starts at 49.99. The difference with these, and why they are the more popular choice with wedding picks, would be that they are of a silkier material, and have a lighter more "dress shirt" feeling to them.

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Tec-Lite-Camo-Shirts-for-Men-Long-Sleeve/product/10211771/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

A step up, of course, would be the lightweight button down Chesapeake Shirt by Under Armour. A slimming lightweight button down, made of a smooth feeling polyester, is perfect for outdoor weddings and keeping cool. You can find it here: http://www.basspro.com/Under-Armour-Chesapeake-Long-Sleeve-Camo-Shirt-for-Men/product/14060507464517/

As for other wedding items, we carry:

Camo Suspenders Camo Belts (And don't forget the Camo Lingerie )

We also carry a wide variety of gorgeously designed rings! http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=rings

Make Bass Pro Shops a part of your wedding planning adventure!

And from all of us, Congratulations!

We can't wait to see you!

 

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Attn High School Anglers !!!

 

 

We are around a week away from one of the biggest high school fishing events EVER in Tennessee!

March 27-28 the city of Dayton will host The Battle of Chickamauga. You know the lake- Home of the first ever 2014 Bassmaster BASSFest and some of the largest bass around these parts, including the State Record bass!

Bass Pro Shops is the title sponsor of the March 27-28 event. Youngsters will be competing for a top prize that includes a $1,000 scholarship for the team, as well as $1,000 in Bass Pro Shops gift cards. The winning team will also earn an automatic spot into the Bassmaster High School National Championship later this year.  The winning school will receive a custom championship Battle of Chickamauga title belt (MMA style) to keep until next year’s event.

Every registrant will enjoy a pre-tournament meal with Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Ott Defoe headlining the evening.  Registration is $30 + an additional $10 for “Big Fish” cash prizes.  100% of all entry fees including “Big Fish” will be paid back to anglers.

As this is a Bassmaster High School sanctioned event, all registrants must be registered with Bassmaster HS.  Cost per member is $20. This includes your B.A.S.S. and B.A.S.S. Nation membership.

 Register or learn more about the Bass Pro Shops Battle of Chickamauga by contacting Dennis Tumlin with the Rhea County Economic and Tourism Council at 423-775-6171 or dennistumlin@rheacountyetc.com  or check out battleofchick.com .

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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail...

Spring has sprung and we are getting ready for that BIG white bunny to come hopping down the bunny trail straight to Bass Pro Shops Sevierville!

The Easter Bunny will be here from March 28- April 5 taking photos, hiding eggs, and making crafts with the kids!

Photos with the Easter Bunny

FREE 4x6 Photo

Saturdays and Sundays                   March 28-29, April 4-5                    11 am- 4 pm

Monday thru Thursday                      March 30-April 2                               6-8 pm

Friday                                                   April 3                                                  2-8 pm

           Easter photo packages will be offered and printed in-store

 

FREE Crafts

Saturday and Sunday                     March 28-29                                          1-4 pm

                Color an Easter Magnet

Friday                                                    April 3                                                  4-7 pm

                Color a Wooden Bunny

Saturday and Sunday                     April 4-5                                                  1-4 pm

                Color a Wooden Chick

FREE Easter Egg Hunt

Egg hunts will be on Saturday and Sunday of event- March 28-29 and April 4-5 for 1 hour only. Register in the Tracker Showroom at 1:30 pm, hunt will start promptly at 2 pm. Children ages 2-10 are invited to find 5 eggs and return them in exchange for candy.

 

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It's not ALL about that BASS !

I know it’s in our name (Bass Pro Shops) but we do specialize in ALL fishing here- it’s not all about that bass!

We have dedicated 2 weekends to all you trout fishermen out there.  The East Tennessee area is rich with streams and river systems that hold some of the best trout fishing in the Eastern United States.

The White River Fly Shop is where all the action will be March 7 and 14. Some of the best associates in the area will be there teaching you how to tie your own flies, the proper way to cast and what those illusive trout like to eat and when.

Saturday, March 7

1 pm                      Fly Tying                               Greg Kornichuk

4 pm                      Fly Casting                           Nick Oakes

Saturday, March 14

1 pm                      Fly Tying                               Greg Kornichuk

2:30 pm                Using Trout Magnets         Mark Pappas

4 pm                      Fly Casting                          Nick Oakes

 

We hope to see you soon in the fly shop!!!

 

 

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Every Dog Has His Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

The majority of us in the United States have at least one fur baby. Our pets are not only companions they are part of the family. They love us unconditionally and are the best listeners around.

 

 

Bring your fur baby in for a treat; Bass Pro Shops is hosting a new event this year- Dog Days Family Event.

 

 

We are a pet friendly retailer, your pets are always welcome here but the next two weekends is ALL about them.

 

 

 

 

 

There are giveaways and drawings just for our special friends. The first 100 dogs attending the event on Saturdays, March 7 and 14 (beginning at 11 am) will receive a FREE Doggie Gift Bag that includes a Fetch Ball and a Doggie Bag Dispenser.  While you here enter to a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes we are giving away!

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You are welcome to share your pet’s photos with us at #bassprodogdays – I know you have pictures of your dog on your phone- we all do!

 

 

 

If you don’t stop by our photo station back in the Tracker Showroom we will be taking a FREE 4x6 Photo of you and your dogs on Saturdays, March 7 and 14 from 11 am – 4 pm, plus get a free certificate with your dog’s paw print with each photo!

 

 

 

 

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If your puppy needs some schooling- we have get some seminars to get you started on the right track.

Friday, March 6 and 13

6 pm      Socializing and Crate Training Your Dog

                Free Nite Ize Clip for your dog to the first 20 customers attending this seminar!!!

Saturdays, March 7 and 14
11 am    Teaching Your Puppy to Sit and Heel

 2 pm     Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Outdoors

 

 

 

 

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Steak, Asparagus and Himalayan Sea Salt

Two of my favorite things to eat are steak and asparagus and what better way to cook them than with some pink Himalayan Sea Salt! I am going to share with you a couple of easy peasy recipes for these two favorites and also a different way to cook them. We're going to use a Pink Himalayan Salt Plate.

This one is made by Charcoal Companion and is only $34.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

First off, place your salt plate in a cold oven, bring the temperature of both the plate and the oven up at the same time.

While it's heating up, prepare your asparagus in the same way you would if preparing it in a more conventional way. Wash, dry, trim the "ugly ends" and then lightly toss with olive oil and ground black pepper.
Once a temperature of 400° is reached for the oven and plate, place your asparagus on the plate, careful to leave a small space between them. When the asparagus starts to brown on the bottom side, gently, using a metal spatula, turn them over and continue roasting until it's done. As it turns out, cooking it this way makes it less saltier than if you seasoned it as you normally would. Very tasty and healthy. Even my teenaged son would eat this!

Now, let's try cooking a steak on our salt plate.

As we've already seen, you can cook a variety of foods on this salt plate. Let's go from vegetables to meat. You can actually use the same plate you used when cooking the asparagus without even having to cool or clean it. But this time, we're going to pretend like we're just starting out for the first time.

So, lets start by heating up our brand new Himalayan Salt Plate. Place it directly on your stove over medium low heat. If you have a glass top stove, place a metal ring of sorts between the plate and the stove to give it a little lift. The slower you heat it, the longer it retains the heats. Heat on medium low for 15-20 minutes or until it has heated to 200°. At this point, increase the temperature every 10 minutes, going from medium low, to medium, to medium high, to high until the temperature reaches 500°. This should take about 30-40 minutes.  If you don't have an infrared thermometer, simply drip a couple drops of water onto the plate and if they sizzle and quickly disappear, then you're good to go.

Note: If the plate is not hot enough, you will end up over salting the meat and also cause the plate to degrade faster.

Place your thinly sliced steaks onto the plate and cook for approximately 5 seconds for medium rare steak. Using a metal spatula, turn the meat over and cook for 5 more seconds. Of course if you like it cooked a little more, just increase the time by about 5 seconds or so. When done, remove meat from the salt plate.

Note: Moisture in the food will pick up more of the salt and fatty foods will repel it. Take this into consideration when seasoning your food beforehand. Also, the salt will tenderize tougher cuts of meat.

At this point, you can continue to cook something else on this salt plate. All you have to do is scrape off any accumulating food as it builds up. Just remember, there are no lips on this salt plate so any moisture (water, juice, grease, etc.) will run off the side, so be sure to keep a towel hand to wipe this up.

To clean up, allow the Himalayan Salt Plate to cool to room temperature or at least 1 hour. Moisten a sponge and gently wipe any built up "crud" from your cooking experience. DO NOT USE SOAP!!!! No worries though, because the antimicrobial properties of salt keep your plate ready for future use. Use as little water as possible when cleaning. Dry thoroughly with paper towels and place in a drying rack. When completely dry, place in an area with little to no humidity.

Don't worry if it takes on the color of previously cooked food as this is natural.

Treat your Himalayan Salt Plate with lots of love and care and you'll have it around for a long time. Of course, since salt is a soft cooking surface, overtime it will get cracks and crevices until it finally breaks in to. But that's ok...it just means you're getting a lot of good use out of it!

 

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"Do you want to build a snowman?"

    This is the infamous question this week in East Tennessee, with the weather being so uncooperative. Snow and ice seems to be creeping into every corner, crack, and crevice leaving nothing untouched by it's frozen clutches.

    When you decide you're going outside, you dawn your heaviest parka (after throwing on a few more layers than normal) and thickest pair of jeans you own. After lacing your snow boots and tucking your socks into your jeans, you drape a scarf around your face, and pull down a thick, fleece lined beanie over your ears. As you boldly step out into the cold, frost bitten landscape, you realize you look exactly like "Randy" from A Christmas StoryIt's not long before that chilly air starts to break through your wall of insulation and you just get COLD! What then?

Well you could turn to the average Hot Hands, not a bad item in the least, but just a temporary fix. Why get a simple temporary item when you could have the same heat, in a form that's more durable, structured, and doesn't get tossed away when you're finished using it? What could this dream heated device be? The Celestron Elements ThermoTrek Rechargeable Hand Warmer (Isn't that a mouthful? Let's call it the TRW)

The TRW is a rechargeable, pocket sized heater that can last up to 6 hours. Rugged and rechargeable, with up to 6 hours of continuous heat, this pocket sized warmer promises to keep your fingers frost free for the long haul. The durable aluminum body and silicon caps mean weather resistant, worry free use for years to come. The TRW charges via a USB 2.0 connection and its compact design means plenty of room in your pack for other tools of the trade.

You can find this item in action here:

http://www.basspro.com/Celestron-Elements-ThermoTrek-Rechargeable-Hand-Warmer/product/140620095636103/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

 Our Bass Pro customers have raved over this item, leaving 5 star reviews and passing along this item as a perfect gift to others! One customer said, " I bought this a couple weeks ago to see if it would really work. It was great, stayed very warm all evening and kept my hands warm. I'll need two, as I may drop these into my gloves when it gets very cold. It recharged in about 2 hours. I spend a ton on Hot Hands, and I always run out just when I need one. I figure this will save me a couple hundred bucks this season, so way to go! Highly Recommend!!"

A newer "sister" product by Celestron is the elevated FireCel Portable Power Pack/Flashlight/Hand Warmer (Another doozie on wording)

The Celestron® Elements FireCel® Portable Power Pack/Flashlight/Hand Warmer is a 3-in-1 multi-tool including a LED flashlight, 2500 mAh power pack, and compact hand warmer. Whether you're hunting, fishing or camping space can be limited, making the FireCel Portable Power Pack a perfect companion. The flashlight feature boasts high intensity red and white LEDs, perfect for camp light or walking to your favorite hunting spot without spooking wildlife. The hand warmer features an aluminum heating element and is compact enough to carry in your pocket for all-day access. The power pack includes a USB port and charging cable.

This little bad boy can be found on our website here:

http://www.basspro.com/Celestron-Elements-FireCel-Portable-Power-Pack/Flashlight/Hand-Warmer/product/140620095636102/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

 

These items are smart and proven necessary companions against frost monsters or evil queen provoked blizzards, to stay the absolute warmest and safest, while working, traveling, or just being outside for large amounts of time during this weather.

Always stay safe, and never risk un-necessary driving in these conditions, so we can see your smiling face again at our Bass Pro Shops when it's warmer!

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Baby It's Cold Outside

If you haven't noticed yet....it's cold outside. Old man winter came to visit here in east Tennessee on Monday and he's staying for a little while it seems. He's the houseguest that won't leave. When times like this happen, and if you're like me, you forget to plan ahead. We've had tons of people needing heaters! I'm guessing nobody anticipated that the weather people to actually get it right this time!
While we are currently sold out of ALL heaters at this time, we do still have in stock, items of necessity for times such as this. Take, for instance, a cooking source if your electricity goes out, like mine did.

This little thing is only $34.99 and works great especially at times of distress....like now! Of course you can use your regular pots and pans on this stove and eat like a king! Just....don't forget to get propane for it.....

Something that saved me this morning....YakTrax! A couple of years ago, my husband purchased these awesome things here at the store and I'm so thankful this morning that he did...and thankful he forgot about them so I could snag 'em.

For only $19.99, you too can walk on ice like I did! :)  I wasn't about to walk across the parking lot here at BPS Sevierville without them!  Along with these awesome contraptions, you will, of course, need some of our Lifetime Guarantee socks to keep those tootsies warm!

$11.99 and let me just tell you....worth.every.penny!!!!

 

I promise you, you can find everything you will need, except heaters right now, at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville! We even have food! !!!!!!

Look...the meteorologists can't be counted on to get the weather right...the weather itsself can't be counted on. But you can always count on Bass Pro to help you out in times of need. We have cooking sources, warm clothes, freeze dried food, warm socks and boots/shoes, warm sleeping bags, fire starters and the list goes on and on.

Come see me and see what I have that you just might need while Mr. Bad Weather is visiting. One word of advice though...PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME! Ok so that was 4 words, but you get it. Lots of people without electricity right now are also without heat because they waited until the last minute to get a backup heater and unfortunately most everybody is sold out now.

Come on in and lets prepare together!

See you soon!

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Turkey Tech Talk

This turkey season, are you going to bring home that feathered trophy? Or will you be walking back empty handed? One of the best things you can do to prepare is take time to find the turkey vest perfect for you! In our Camo Department at Bass Pro Shops, you can find a wide range and variety of turkey hunting equipment, accessories, apparel, and other needs. We pride ourselves on having everything you will need to assist you on your turkey hunt and offer many versions of apparel and vests, even for ladies and youth! The number one seller of ours, is the RedHead Classic Turkey Vest

This Vest features an upper portion that is constructed to provide full range of motion, and it features two large external pockets that offer plenty of room for gear. As well as a rear game bag, fully adjustable shoulder and sternum straps, drop-down seat cushion, and detachable blaze orange safety flag. The best part yet, is how completely affordable it is at the price of $34.99

The next vest to look at would be the RedHead Striker Turkey Vest  This vest is a huge hit with majority of the hunters I come in contact with daily. It's easier to maneuver in, durable, and has multiple pockets and a comfortable fold down seat.

 It has pockets for a box call and a striker, a mesh mouth call pocket, 2 slate call pockets, and additional accessory pockets. The magnetic fold-down seat is cushioned with memory foam for remarkable comfort on the ground, and the padded, adjustable shoulder straps are comfortable and ergonomic. An adjustable game bag in the back holds decoys or your trophy gobbler, and a detachable blaze orange flags adds a measure of safety to your walk in and out of the woods.

This vest ranks higher with experienced turkey hunters. One fellow hunter, who rated it 5 stars, wrote on our website, "I went directly to bass pro and bought this vest, it was amazing. The space and storage is great. It had pockets for all my calls and room in the game bag for many decoys. The seat is great [and] it is really comfortable. A great vest for the price."

The last vest we will preview today is the RedHead BuckLick Creek Turkey Lounger Turkey Vest

This vest is highly recommended and superior to our other RedHead Vests. It features our RedHead® patented vest/chair system features a drop down, self-supporting seat that gives you the freedom to sit comfortably and in excellent shooting position, regardless of terrain. Light yet durable, it’s the perfect organizer for your hunt.  The adjustable padded shoulder and sternum straps assure a custom fit, while the Smart Pocket System makes your calls and accessories easy to get to. The vest is crafted from tough, waterproof micro fleece fabric; all outside accessory pockets are highly water-resistant. It is priced at $99.99

Another one of our Bass Pro hunters stated online, " I was given a Bucklick Creek vest the second year they were made and found a vest that fit all my needs. I've can't say enough about the built in seat,its helped me kill more turkey's by keeping me comfortable.When your comfortable you stay still,a must in turkey hunting.The layout of the pockets and call holders are spot on and the fact you don't have to have a tree to lean against is great! The seat can open up more set ups that you normaly wouldn't consider. With out a doubt I'll always have a Bucklick Creek Turkey Lounger in my turkey hunting gear."

As I mentioned before, we also carry vests for the ladies

and youth, which can be found on our website at the links listed below:

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-for-Her-Camo-Turkey-Vests-for-Ladies/product/10210730/

 

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Turkey-Vests-for-Youth/product/1110080501309/

Don't miss out on your hunting win by not being prepared for your hunt! Come see us at Bass Pro Shops and talk to the associates in our Hunting and Camo department to get you set up for a victorious hunt this turkey season!

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"Hooked" On You Valentine

 

 

This Valentine's Day, Bass Pro isn't just for the boys, ladies. With a chic line of camouflage and hunting products lined in pink and glittering with sequins, you can find something just perfect for that lovely "deer toting" lady in your life. Our infamous Heart Stopper by Scent Lok is now carried in jackets, pants, hoodies, hats, and gloves. Featuring scent control technology, a warm interior, and superior camo with pink details that will proudly show off your love of hunting whilst still showing a bit of femininity.
You can find the complete line at our website here:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=ladies+scentlok

Our Camo department also carries an array of ladies Under Armour. As of late last year, we began carrying ladies Under Armour Hoodies in Pink AP, Snow AP with Pink, and Realtree Xtra with Pink. Under Armour also carries a complet line of ladies hunting apparel as well as every day wear like sweat pants, shirts, and hats featuring the neon pink emblem. Check out these items here!

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=ladies+camo+under+armour

As always, you can find other assorted "girlier" items in our hunting department such as bedazzled pepper spray, redhead pink hunting and pocket knives, amd pink lined soft pistol cases!

We look forward to seeing you at our Bass Pro Shops this Valentine's Day!

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