Stuff most of us have on hand, household items that can be used for stuff like fly spray etc. And Im always looking for easier ways to do things, for instance we finally bought a wide plastic shovel for mucking, couldn't believe the difference it made in ease of use as opposed to the metal one. Things you might not think about when first starting out. I have heard of people going to alot of work breaking ice in water tanks, all I use is an old hammer to break it up, then throw buckets of hot water on it. Thank you!