When I first came to the Midwest in the early '90's, I didn't even know there was a state called Missouri. I came from a city of over 2 million people, only to grow up in a town of 2,500. Don't get me wrong I had a great childhood, but while growing up, I came to learn about certain item I didn't even knew I needed.

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Living in the Midwest, we are customed to cold winters, long-hot summers, and everything in between. Flooding and gnats, river mud, and hunting/fishing gear. Who would have thought a city girl like me would have mud boots and a fishing rod, but oh I do? So, here's a list of items that I am sure most of the Tri-State residents have in their homes.

9 THINGS IN NEARLY EVERY TRI-STATEHOME