Smittys Rancho – Big Doings Going On!

Well there is just so much going on here at Smittys Rancho I hardly know where to begin.  This weekend we moved to our brand new store location – hooray!

Here is a map of our new location in downtown Massillon – circled in red at the corner of Tremount and 1st Street – 143 1st St SE in Massillon 44646.


This big multi-level building was originally named The Citadel – “a castle or fort that in past times was used to protect the people of a city if the city was attacked” (Merriam Webster).  The name will stay, and housed in this great building along with our Smittys Rancho store is AJ Harris Tactical – Guns, Ammo, CCW Classes, Hunting and Fishing licenses, and more.

There is also going to be an internet café called The Fifty Caliber Café where folks can stop in and socialize after shopping in our store or drop in for a coffee or other beverage after taking a CCW class.

So let’s take the mini tour of our brand new two-room Smittys Rancho Store!

In room number one we have the “Camo Closet”.  The three areas of our closet are – camo clothing rack, the footwear wall & our lingerie chest of drawers.

    camo closet camo closet footwear

 camo closet lingere

Next we step into room number two and find our totes, purses, and CC bags as well as our unique jewelry items – fun!

tote nook  totes

Make sure to stop down and see us at our new location soon!

Also in the news this week – we managed to get past our technical difficulties and our microwave bowl holders are now available to buy online or in our store.  See more about them here (April 20 Blog) and on our website… and don’t forget they’re great for insulating your ice cream from the summer heat too!

 bowls in holders

 set of three   his and hers  set of four

These handy holders are the first in a set of four matching Smittys Rancho Brand items you can purchase for your kitchen.  Watch for the next three releases coming in June, August, and October.   Make sure to collect them all… and for Christmas…  well you’re just going to have to wait to see the awesomeness we have designed for our two final 2015 items.

Camo bowl only with blanks

And finally – the workshop/sewing room where our Smittys Rancho brand products are ‘born’ (just a couple miles up the road from our new store) is now completed and open for business –  watch here for the latest products and designs like this awesome duck and camo fabric CC tote.

tote 1

 tote 3  tote 2

Well, that’s all for now – like that isn’t enough – right?

Thanks for joining us and we’ll see you next time when we bring you more pictures of the new store, pics of the sewing room/workshop renovation project completion, the upcoming “Muddy Girl” camo products (do NOT miss this), and an update on our participation in the “Gritty Chix Mud Run” – All of our Smittys Rancho Ladies will be participating in this charity event together as a team in July – it’s not too late to register and join us at Ace Adventure Resort!

Ree 2015


Smittys Rancho – Moving Sale and Growing Our Product Selection

Moving sale pic

Hopefully you receive our email, but if you don’t, you haven’t heard the great news – we’re moving our store to a new location – but don’t worry, we’re staying in the downtown Massillon Ohio area.

And all this means savings for YOU! Between 4/18 – 4/25 you can receive 20% off the website and all items at our current store located at 109 Erie St., Massillon Ohio 44647.

20 percent off

We’re still going to be under the same roof with Harris Tactical but our new space will be divided into two areas:

  • CCW shop
  • Camo Corner

Also located in the new building will be a cozy café, CCW Classes, self defense courses, and all kinds of other interesting and useful stuff that you can check out when you’re done buying your fun gear from our Smittys Rancho store.

Kitchen collection header - title

The other great news – our Kitchen Camo Collection is about to launch. There has been a slight delay due to technical internet difficulties, but look for the first of four different new products for your kitchen on our website soon.   In the meantime here are some pictures that illustrate color and buying options asd well as how to select the sizes you need.

measuring your bowl  Three sizes 8″, 10″, and 12″

  Color Selection Chart  Camo, duck, and thread colors

  Embroidery Selection Chart  Embrodery borders

set of four Set of four same size holders

set of three Set of three in different sizes

his and hers  The his & hers holders

individual holder  Purchase as a single holder

We know you will want all four Camo Kitchen Collection matching products so keep an eye here, on our website, and on our monthly newsletter for details on how and when to order.

Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you next time.

Ree 2015


Information Please – Even When the Power is Out

Here in Northeast Ohio, Spring not only brings sweet smelling flowers and fresh green grass, it also brings violent thunderstorms and the potential for damaging tornadoes… that’s why having a plan for when the power goes out is important.

Ohio.Gov recommends some steps to preparing for a power outage:

  • “Update or build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan”
  • If you still have power, “keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts”
  • “Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer – will help keep food cold during a temporary power outage”
  • “Keep your gas tank in your vehicle at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps”

Read more on preparedness here – “Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness Health & Safety Concerns – Power Outages ” 

Here at Smittys Rancho we have everything you need to create the perfect emergency preparedness kit from food items to water purification equipment… but let’s look at emergency radios in specific for a moment. We carry two very affordable models by Kaito.

Kaito Weathermate Emergency Radio

kaito weather radioThe Weathermate Emergency Radio is “Pocket Crank Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weatherband radio with 3LED Flashlight with NOAA Weatherband, 24/7 weather broadcasts in all 50 states, AM/FM Band reception, 3-LED Flashlight, hand crank for unlimited power, built-in rechargeable batteries, AC Jack (adapter in included), uses 2 AA batteries (not included)”.

Kaito Voyager Emergency Radio

kaito voyager radioThe Voyager Emergency Radio has “Solar and Crank NOAA Weather Alert AM/FM Shortwave radio with phone and MP3 charger. 5-way power; solar, crank, AA batteries, AC and USB. AM/FM Radio for local news, weather, music and sports”.

Learn more about both of these radios and all of the other Smittys Rancho survival equipment here   “Survival Eq’mt“    

And just in case you didn’t know, here are a few great tips from First Energy on installing and using a backup generator:

  • Follow all instructions in the manufacturer’s written documentation, such as an operating manual, and all local building codes
  • Never connect a generator directly to your home’s electrical system without a proper isolation device
  • Never locate a generator inside your home
  • Direct exhaust away from windows, doors and vents
  • Install CO detectors/alarms throughout your home to ensure you are aware of the presence of CO gas

Read more on generators from First Energy here How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator”

In closing, enjoy the spring weather and don’t forget to be ready for those spring storms we know are on the way.

Next time we meet I’ll be sharing the exciting news about our New Smittys Rancho Camo Kitchen Collection.

Thanks for coming and see you next time.

Ree 2015

Smittys Rancho – Helping take the Sting out of Spring

Well, it finally looks like we might actually see spring here in Northeast Ohio this year – we were getting a little worried with this last snow and the continuing freezing temperatures… so in preparation for spring / summer I wanted to pass along some great information on how to reduce and prevent those pesky mosquitoes from ruining your well earned outdoor activities – because it’s never too early to plan your defense.


According to National Geographic, there are over 3000 different species of mosquito, several of which can carry disease that can be harmful to humans and other mammals.   As most people know, mosquitoes need standing / still water for the first cycles of their life until they are adults; therefore the removal or reduction of standing water is very important to controlling these pests. “Aquatic habitats are containers in which eggs develop into adult mosquitoes” (CDC).

See the examples below borrowed from the CDC website of natural and man-made areas that can breed mosquitoes in your yard and adjacent properties.

habitat 1

habitat 2

habitat 3habitat 4

habitat 5habitat 6

habitat 7

Another important piece of information to know is that mosquitoes find their prey (maybe you) by using “use exhaled carbon dioxide, body odors and temperature, and movement to home in on their victims” so you will want to make sure you have something useful to defend yourself with like Permethrin Premium Clothing Insect Repellant by Sawyer.

sawyer spray

Like every other living creature the mosquito is not all bad – they provide nourishment for birds and other creatures that benefit your backyard garden like bats and frogs. Since only the female bites, not every mosquito is the bloodthirsty insect we expect it to be.

(Mosquito Culicidae – National Geographic)

“Mosquitoes’ Main Aquatic Habitats” – CDC

The repellent product by Sawyer is affordable as well as long lasting, making it a necessity for your backyard and other big outdoor adventures this year. The active ingredient in this repellent, “Permethrin, is a synthetic molecule similar to pyrethrum which is taken from the Chrysanthemum flower” (Smittys Rancho). When we say long lasting, we mean that this repellent when sprayed on your clothing can last through as many as six washings and still be effective.

I’m hoping you will make a plan now to avoid these pesky critters throughout your spring and summer activities by making Sawyer a household name with your family.

One last thing before I go – here is a quick photo update on the workshop refab where our Smittys Rancho Products are ‘born’.

  room 1        room 2

Until next time, enjoy the weather and happy spring from our Smittys Rancho Family!

Ree 2015