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Snowmobile stories: Staying safe in the snow

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There's something uniquely exhilarating about snowmobiling. The excitement of speeding through snowy landscapes makes the freezing cold winter weather barely noticeable.

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Tips for being a safe hunter

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Keep hunting trips safe for yourself and your surroundings before you enter the woods this fall.

Boat trailering tips

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A day spent boating is the kind of thing you daydream about—many of us crave time on the water, rocking with the waves and basking in the sun. But before getting to smooth sailing, you need to try your hand at the art of boat trailering.

Boat launching tips

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When you trailer your boat to a lake, there's only one thing between you and the water—a boat ramp! I know you're eager to go, but be patient—you need to practice the art of boat launching first.

Coexisting with bicyclists

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Cycling has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. Towns across the country are adding bike lanes to their roads to become more bike friendly, and more and more people are ditching their car and using a bike as their primary form of transportation.

Sparkler safety tips

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Did you know that sparklers burn at temperatures upwards of 1200°F? They’re also the leading cause of firework-related injuries in children under 12. Make sure your fun doesn’t get interrupted by a flaming mistake this summer!

Fireworks safety for the Fourth

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Did you know that over 200 people will go to the emergency room each day in the months surrounding the Fourth of July because of firework-related injuries?

Fireworks and the Fourth: 9 tips for safe celebrations

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The most common type of boating accident is a collision with another vessel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. To avoid this and other issues on the water, here are some responsible boating tips that will help keep your family and your boat safe.

Take a boater's safety course

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Know the laws before you launch. It's a simple mantra that all boaters should take seriously. "It is the responsibility of all boaters to know the rules of the water," said Brad Seeley, senior marine product manager for Foremost Insurance Company.

What to consider when purchasing a boat

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The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the open water in front of you. Sound appealing? Then you might want to join the ranks of boat owners all over the country. But before you cut through that clear blue, there are some things to keep in mind. Whether you're buying a fishing boat, cabin cruiser, pontoon or speed boat, different components like cost, horsepower, weight capacity or onboard storage may prove to be more important to you than others.

A trip to the dog groomers

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Intervention: it's time to take your stinky pup to the groomer! No matter what kind of dog you have, short-haired or long, a trip to the groomer is well worth the investment.

Things to consider when buying a snowmobile

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Foremost wants to make sure you are prepared to invest your money on the best snowmobile you can find - here are some tips that will get you out on the trail with the best sled around!

Off-road adventures: Staying safe on your ATV

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There have been times in my life when I've felt severely unprepared. I remember starting drivers training and getting behind the wheel for the first time with my instructor, nervously thinking to myself, We've only talked about driving in the classroom — I don't think I'm ready to be on the roads!

Making the most of summer music festivals and outdoor concerts

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If you're a music lover like me, you rejoice in the summertime. That's because it's a spectacular concert season! Music festivals and outdoor concerts abound, offering some of the best opportunities to experience your favorite music live. But this is no secret.

Curing sea sickness

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No matter how much you enjoy being on the water, suffering from nausea and fatigue on a boating excursion might make you wish your feet were planted on land. According to Montavit, about 10% of the population is extremely sensitive to motion sickness, with another 75% subject to occasional motion sickness.

A sailors scroll for stocking your seaboat

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Whether you're a "sailor" who's going out to sea on a pontoon, speed boat, or sailboat, there's something special about being behind the wheel, cutting through the waves. However, I don't want your day to be ruined by forgetting the most essential items needed for your trip out at sea.

Boating tips — Learn how to be safe on the water

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The most common type of boating accident is a collision with another vessel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. To avoid this and other issues on the water, here are some responsible boating tips that will help keep your family and your boat safe.

Tales of a personal watercraft pirate — How to prepare for the unexpected

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It was a beautiful sunny day when I strapped on my life jacket and prepared for what I knew would be an absolutely exhilarating experience - I was about to drive a personal watercraft for the very first time!

Don't miss a minute of boat season! Tips to get your boat ready for the waves

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Warm weather has come early in some parts of the country, making boat owners itching to get out on the water. I speak from experience, since I inherited a boat and will be putting it on the water this summer. It has been unseasonably warm in my part of the country and I can't wait for it to become the appropriate time to ride the waves. However, our marine product manager, Brad Seeley, has reminded me that there are many things I need to do in order to get that beauty ready for the season.

Safety on the slopes

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Whether you are new to skiing and snowboarding or you practically grew up on the slopes, you probably know that understanding the proper techniques and safety criteria are imperative when anticipating a trip through the cold. Take notice of these reminders so you can fully appreciate your journey through the snow!

Sittin' on a bale of hay — 7 ways to stay safe on hayrides

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There's perhaps nothing that more embodies fall than heading down to the local pumpkin patch. You can pick out the perfect gourd for carving, purchase apple cider and donuts, wander through a corn maze and hop on a hayride. Seriously, who doesn't enjoy riding through a farm or orchard while sitting on a bale of hay? I've enjoyed plenty of them. But I'm also a living testament to the dangers they present.

The best month for a road trip? Four reasons it's October

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I'm going out on a limb and declaring October the best month for a road trip. Do I have meteorological data, research, or a Gallup® poll to back me up? No, I'm just basing it on my experiences.

7 things you need in a tackle box

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Before you head out to your favorite spot to reel 'em in this season, make sure you have a well-supplied tackle box. Here's our list of seven tackle box essentials.

Choosing a line

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The wrong fishing line can either make or break your adventure. Watch this video to learn how to select the proper line for your rod.

Choosing a reel

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Not all reels are created equal! Check out this quick clip on picking out the perfect reel for your fishing excursion.

Choosing a rod

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Want to get into fishing but don't know where to start? Make sure you have the right equipment before you hit the water. Watch this short video to learn how to select a rod.

Snowmobile thrill seeking gone wrong

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With international snowmobile safety week being recognized this month, I'm reminded of my own snowmobile experiences. I'm sure it's hard to believe, but me, a person scared of most thrills, has been on a snowmobile three times!

Five coolest places to travel in the U.S.A.

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Ah, summer. It's the time of year the whole country comes alive and beckons us to get on the road and experience it. That's why I've put together this list of what I consider the five coolest places to visit in the U.S. If you've never been to these places, now is the time to explore!

Float your boat with marine choice

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Foremost gives you the most ways to float with our Marine Choice program. Don't let the opportunity float by.

Float your boat with marine choice

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Learn how you can "float your boat" with a Foremost Marine Choice policy. Don't let the opportunity float by you!

Ready, set, snowmobile trip time!

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Add a little snow and an awesome machine and you have the wonderful world of snowmobiling. Snowmobiling is a popular pastime, especially in Michigan where our campus is located. I have only been on a snowmobile three times, so I'm no expert, but you can read about my adventures in my last blog post.

Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week

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Heading out on the trail? It's Snowmobile Safety Awareness week. Ride safely this week, so you can continue to ride the rest of the season.

Funny newscast on snowmobile

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The Foremost Insurance Guy tells you all about Foremost Snowmobile Insurance is a pretty surprising way.

Splish, Splash… Snow? Tips for winterizing your boat.

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The sun in the sky, the surf splashing in your face, the smell of a fresh summer breeze. It's not too early to start thinking about next boating season and the most important part of your boating lifestyle, winterization.

Top questions to ask about snowmobile insurance

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With the crisp winter air, it won't be long before you're able to take your snowmobile out on the trail, if you haven't already. Before you do, you may want to ask your insurance agency some questions about snowmobile insurance coverage. Foremost Insurance Group has some suggestions to help you get started.

Get dirty! ATV-accelerating, terrifying, very scary? Not anymore for first-timer

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ATV… Amazing ride, Totally extreme, Very dirty. Those letters describe many people's experience while riding their favorite all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Until recently for me those letters stood for; Accelerating (too fast), Terrifying, Very scary.

Five questions to ask about boat insurance

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Do you own a boat? Ever wonder what you should ask your agent or broker about insuring it? Brad Seeley, senior marine product manager for Foremost Insurance Company, has some suggestions.

Top questions to ask about off-road vehicle insurance

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Fall is in the air, but there are still plenty of nice days left to hop on your dirt bike, ATV, dune buggy, golf cart or other off-road vehicle (ORV) and get outdoors. Before you do, you may want to ask your insurance agency some questions about insurance coverage.

ATV safety tips

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Riding your ATV is fun and an adventure. Stay safe with our ATV Safety Tips for your next ride.

Snowmobile safety tips

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Review our snowmobile safety tips before you ride from Foremost Insurance.

Boating safety: Life jackets

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Foremost Insurance boating safety tips will offer helpful insight you need to consider the next time you head out on the water.

Boat safety: Float plan

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In case of emergency, it is a good idea to have a float plan prepared in advance. Print off our float plan now.

Boat safety: On the water

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Operating a boat can be fun and exciting, but it has risks. Here are a few suggestions that will help keep you safe while you're out enjoying your boat or personal watercraft.

Boat safety: Hypothermia

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Learn what to do in the event that you find yourself in the water during cold weather while boating. Identify the states of hypothermia, and know what to do to survive.

Winterizing a boat

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Save yourself money in the spring by taking an hour or so to winterize your boat. Use our listed steps to winterize a boat.

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