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How to: The Easy Way to Remove Pencil Marks from Your Woodworking Projects

Saws are exciting, and chisels and hand planes look really great on top of your workbench. But if you ask me, the number one most-important, …

Woodworking

How to Make a Custom Leather Tool Pouch

Keep the tools you reach for the most right on your hip with this handy DIY leather tool pouch.<p>Leathermaking is a traditional craft that anyone can learn, and making a custom leather pouch is a great first project, as it combines a few basic skills and the end result is a practical everyday …

Sewing

Indonesia Furniture

Indoor furniture<p>Armoires<p>Mahogany antique armoires replica and wardrobe cabinet handcrafted of teak and reclaimed wood.<p>Beds<p>Bedframe, bunk beds, …

Furniture

This Slow Cooker Beef And Broccoli Is The Perfect Dinner For When You're Feeling Lazy

You've had a long day, so kick back and let your slow cooker do all the work.<p>Servings: 4<p>2 lbs sirloin steak or boneless beef chuck roast, sliced thin<p>1 cup beef broth<p>1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce<p>1/4 cup brown sugar<p>1 Tbsp. sesame oil<p>4 garlic cloves, minced<p>4 Tbsp. cornstarch<p>4 Tbsp. water<p>1 head of …

Windmill's All Weather Lighter Can Still Function During A Hurricane

If you ever find yourself in a situation needing the functionality behind a lighter of this magnitude, you best 1) make sure you check the weather …

Camping

YouTube

MUV Adaptable Water Filter Gives You Clean Drinking Water During Outdoor Activities

Using one or more MUV adaptable water filters, you can always get clean and safe drinking water during various different outdoor activities. Need the …

Industrial Design

A Simple Tree Branch Can Become a Backyard Water Filter

MIT researchers test an inexpensive water filter fashioned from a pine tree branch, which may provide a low-tech solution to water treatment around the world.<p><b>For people in too many developing</b> countries, clean water is often a luxury. Chlorine treatments are too expensive for small villages, boiling …

Engineering

EvadeClip Escape Multi-Tool

If you look at your urban environment as a survival situation, you should probably consider pocketing the EvadeClip Escape Multi-Tool. It attaches …

6 Instant Meals for Backpacking: Just Add Boiling Water

If you are very busy at work and your job requires you to stay in the office until the evening, you probably don’t have a lot of time to cook …

Cooking

10 Great Compact Everyday Carry Knives

“Stay sharp” applies to both your wits and your gear. And when you need to open boxes, slice and dice food, or — worst case scenario — engage in a …

Shooting Sports

Mini Multi-Tools Are Tough, Tiny Toolboxes

Carrying a full-sized multi-tool every day might work if you’re a forest ranger, a tradesman or a full-time fly fisherman, but for the rest of us who …

9 Excellent Everyday Carry Flashlights

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. You can find last year’s picks on Page 2.<p>A good EDC flashlight should have some, …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Identify and Track Animal Footprints | The Art of Manliness

“It is hard to over-value the powers of the clever tracker. To him the trail of each animal is not a mere series of similar footprints; it is an …

10 Knives that Match Good Looks with Performance

Knives are built for utility and longevity, and occasionally, the blending of those two leads to beauty. Materials like Damascus steel, …

Overnight Bushcraft Camp

Overnight Bushcraft CampBuild a Bushcraft Shelter the Right WayIn today’s video, you’ll learn how to build a bushcraft shelter from scratch.But …

Bushcraft

Our 10 Favorite Short Axes, Hatchets, and Tomahawks

<b>1. Wetterlings Cruising Axe</b><br>A graceful combination of design and function, the Cruising Axe features a hand-forged carpenter’s head and gently curved …

Tops' Armageddon Knife Is A Hybrid Machete Camp-Knife

Billed as the North American version of the machete, this Armageddon Knife by Tops is built for extreme situations and rugged work. As Tops tells it, …

Shooting Sports

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Kellam Fixed Blade Knife

Hand forged from carbon steel, the Kellam Fixed Blade Knife has a simple, rustic look that belies its everyday utility. The 2 1/8" blade and under 5" …

Shooting Sports

Cordage making tutorial

<b>2-ply Cordage Making Techniques</b><b></b><p><b>In this article I will show you three different techniques for making 2-ply cordage; the rope lay, thigh rolling and</b> …

How to Make Mini Straw Fire Starters (easy)

Introduction: How to Make Mini Straw Fire Starters (easy)<p>Awesome little WATERPROOF fire starter ready to Go!<br>Can be used for camping or survival kit …

Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear) - The Trek

Well, here we are! Two weeks to go, amazing how time flies! I’ve been doing some good workouts to prepare physically, and I’ve got (almost) all of my …

Backpacking

Minimalist or Not, Camping Light Is Worth the Effort

Any adventurer who has ever watched an episode of <i>Man vs. Wild</i> has romanticized him or herself in a survival situation, where their primitive skills …

Camping

The 10 Best Natural Tinders You Can Find In a Forest, and How to Use Them

Whether you’re lost and cold in the wild, or just need some help starting your campfire, these natural tinder options are what you need.<p>In this video …

Tinder

Top 25 Survival Skills to Know & Why

David March 25, 2016 Basics, Wilderness Survival<p>I’m a firm believer in the following saying: “<i>It’s better to know something and not need to use it</i> …

Survival Skills: Build Your Own Trauma Kit

Trauma kits are meant to deal with major injuries and keep someone alive until medical care can be reached. Hopefully you never need one, but the …

Travel

Wood Joinery - Half-Lap Joint - Quiet Corner

The half-lap joint is where half of each of the two boards being joined is removed, so that the two boards join together flush with one another. This …

Woodworking