Welcome to the Badger's Den. This is where we discuss Badger Ridge's solutions to problems, aka Our Products.
We built up this website through many years of trying different things out. Solving problems one at a time in my hobbies (hunting, shooting, HAM radio, flying, etc), I frequently had to develop something unique, or buy something obscure. So we've made it our mission to simplify those things and bring them forward to the masses.
Some folks are amazed when they find out we have unique tools and products to solve their issues with their old muzzle loaders, or with the solvent trap they are trying to build.... or with that STACK-ON cabinet that needs more scope stand-offs, just won't hold that SBR or youth model right, and wastes so much space in the door.
If an internet search brought you here, but you don't immediately see what you were looking for, please use the menus on the top and sides to continue your search. We update this blog often (so what the search engine sent you here for is probably only one click away).
But for this installment, I think I need to rant a little about something I did myself. I had to raise our shipping fees. Well really, I raised the minimum purchase to get free shipping to over $100... which effectively raises the fee's our customers pay to ship stuff.
It seems like rising costs of everything are the sign of the times. When I was in college I took a class called "Economics." In that class they called this phenomenon "Inflation", but now-a-days the news and the President seem to call it "COVID". Not sure where my education got off course.
Let me get a little more personal: I had COVID, that was a rough week (not only for me, but for my dear wife who was fulfilling orders and caring for me and our daughter... also sick with COVID). But then about 4 months later I got a series of shots to prevent COVID. My mother-in-law and the news assured me that this shot would fix everything. But now I guess it's only a shot that reduces the risk of hospitalization from getting COVID. Oh and 1st class mail seems to randomly run slower due to COVID.
Personally, I have family & friends that were hospitalized/died due to COVID. I currently have a beloved aunt in the ICU. But yet I'm seeing costs and prices rise and that's called COVID too? And isn't Inflation like I learned in school? I also learned that inflation was caused by an "increase in the money supply," but I'm told that is safe & good for us too (by the Federal Reserve, the news, and others in DC). So, I'm confused and feel that if I continue that this post might ramble a bit or hurt someone's feelings. And all of those are bad for business.
Anyways: We are a small, veteran owned, family run business. You and your purchase mean a lot to us. I've been writing this blog for many years now; trying to help folks and promote Our Products. If you are interested in our solutions, or have an idea for us, please register (so we can send you emails when we release new products), and contact us (either by phone or writing a contact form). We are always developing something, and looking for new ideas and products.
If an internet search engine brought you here offering a solution to a problem, please keep clicking around our site until you find it. Just understand that we've reviewed our numbers and unfortunately have to raise the bar for getting free shipping. Though we are confident our flat rate policy still keeps costs down and predictable.
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