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How to Raise an Outside Kid

Experiencing the great outdoors with your family can be endlessly rewarding: time slows down, discoveries are made, everyone leaves with a sense of well-being. Or you take your kid sailing and accidentally let the boom knock him overboard. Either way, your children will remember all the times you …

Long-Term Water Storage: How to Store Water for the Long-Term | The Art of Manliness

A big storm and earthquake hits your town. It’s a certifiable quakenado.<p>Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. …

How to make a small backyard wind power generator

There is still more than a month left in the Instructables Green Design Contest and there are already over 100 entries. We're loving the creativity …

Green Cleaning Products: Homemade Alternatives To Harmful Household Chemicals (PHOTOS)

<i>From Networx's Chaya Kurtz:</i><p>With the following DIY homemade cleaner recipes shared by Hometalk.com members, you'll never have to buy prefab cleaning products again.

How To Make Bricks Out Of Dirt

Dirt-cheap bricks—just add pressure<p>Bricks are fairly easy to make, but in the developing world, traditional fired bricks are sometimes weak and crumble-prone, while cement ones are often unaffordable. The Vermeer BP714 is the first compressed-earth-block machine that makes strong air-dried bricks …

14 Bright Ideas for a Better Wood Stove

The Alliance For Green Heat recently announced the 14 finalists that will compete in the first-ever Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition that showcases some of the cleanest, most efficient next-generation wood stoves. Popular Mechanics takes a look at each of the finalists and …

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

A zero-energy micro-home for off-grid living

<i>(Credit: FITS)</i><p><b>A non-profit green technology company in Romania has unveiled a prefabricated house that has the capacity to be powered entirely by</b> …

Super-snake ahead! Warming makes mammals smaller, reptiles bigger

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tens of millions of years ago, snakes were as big as horses. Horses were almost as small as snakes. And in a warmer world, it could get that way again.<p>That's the implication of research showing that warmer temperatures generally favor smaller mammals and larger reptiles.<p>"You see …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Oklahoma Woman Dead for Nine Minutes Claims She Spoke to God

Fly on Water with the Hydro Powered Jetovator

Believe it or not, you can be walking on air (over water) with the Hydro Powered Jetovator. This personal flying vehicle soars you up 25′ into the …

20 Survival Tips You Must Know

Staying alive requires recognizing danger, feeling fear, and reacting. Here's what you need to know to survive bear attacks, chainsaw accidents, and even vengeful vending machines.<p>These survival tips can help you avoid becoming just another statistic. Accidents are the leading cause of death among …

Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

In defence of campsite cooking: great recipes to make on a camping stove

A recent survey published by the Post Office indicates that almost half (44%) of Britons setting off on a camping holiday will be dining out when they're away. Around 28% say they're bored with cooking on a camping stove.<p>If this is true, it jars with the rising popularity of camping cookbooks in …

The North Face Dome Tent

There's a reason eskimos lived in igloos — the shape is incredibly efficient at using heat. Now you can pack your own igloo up the mountain with the …

Top 13 Outdoor Camping Tent Designs We Love

Sometimes it’s fun to give up the comfort of staying at a hotel and to just use a tent instead. It’s adventurous and it can be a great experience. …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

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Getting to Know Autodesk Homestyler 3D Floor Planner

Autodesk, the makers of the AutoCAD professional computer design software, has a free Web app that could be handy for homeowners thinking about a remodeling job.<p>Homestyler 3D Floor Planner by Autodesk (makers of the industry-standard AutoCAD) is a free Web app intended for those residential and …

20 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Click on a bag for more info.<p>This post has been updated to reflect the best sleeping bags of 2014. Our earlier selections are on the following …

Keep Sodas Fresh and Carbonated With The Fizz Saver Liter Drink Dispenser

I don’t know about you, but I HATE flat sodas. Nothing ruins your quench for some Coke or Sprite like it being flat. Your taste buds are disappointed …