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Clothespin Pocket Pistol

When my father was a child he used to sit on the kitchen floor with my grandmother and they would modify matchsticks to become tiny rockets. They would shoot them inside and leave tiny scorch marks on the walls. Grant Thompson, the self-proclaimed “King of Random,” has compiled a fantastic project …

10 Non-Power Tools You Need for Survival

I knew we were in trouble the moment I saw the Black and Decker battery-powered adjustable wrench. I’d encountered screwdrivers with dead batteries, …

Simple Trick Allows You to Transfer Images Onto Wood Using Only an Inkjet Printer

In what is one of the coolest photography hacks I’ve seen in a while, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals shows you how to easily create a …

Make a notebook from a brown paper bag

Brittany Watson Jepsen shows you how to hand-bind a notebook from a brown paper bag and any kind of interior paper you'd like to use for the inside …

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the …

Some of our favorite items for Truck Camper camping

A few weeks ago, while camping at Lake Mohave, I was looking around camp and noticed all the items we’ve thoughtfully accumulated over the last …

Military Duffle Backpack | By Collected Works

Designed by Collected Works Co, the Waxed Canvas Military Duffle Backpack is a functional, durable and beautiful backpack designed for daily use and …

The Best Pee Bottle is not a Bottle

Sometimes you can’t leave your tent to take a pee. There might be a rain or snowstorm outside, it might be frigid cold and windy, or you might be …

Backpacking

Homemade Cleaners - Use This Not That Spotlight

<b>We’re always getting questions from readers about</b> which cleaning products they should start making to replace their old commercial cleaners. Some of …

Homemade

How to Make a Torch Like Indiana Jones: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Whether navigating the woods in a survival situation or hunting for treasure deep in the tunnels of an ancient temple, knowing how to make a torch …

Stay Hydrated With LifeStraw Go, Filters Water From Streams, Ponds and More

Safe, purified water wherever you go is what the LifeStraw Go offers you. Incorporating the award-winning LifeStraw technology into a durable sports …

21 Brilliant Camping Hacks to Make your Life Easy

Camping is a wonderful adventure, unless you are riddled with bugs, cold, wet or hungry. So here are some easy tips to ensure that your camping trip …

Time Management Tips | How to Live on 24 Hours Per Day | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly</i> …

DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

Blue Ridge Mountains

How to Pick a Kayak | The Art of Manliness

This week I’m sharing two posts that are one part travelogue, and one part how-to, all with the goal of inspiring you to find some wild and adventure …

How to Survive an Avalanche | The Art of Manliness

Last year, 25 people were killed by avalanches in the United States. The number may not sound like much, but that’s 23 more than were killed by …

How to Wear a Tuxedo: A Man's Guide to Black Tie | The Art of Manliness

Nothing makes a man feel as sharp and debonair (and makes the ladies swoon) as when donning a tuxedo.<p>Unfortunately, “black tie” is an often …

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

The Ultimate Guide To Your Toolbox

Some assembly required? Yeah, right! Here’s the infographic to help you put together all that stuff you scored over Black Friday.<p>The carnage of Black Friday is now over, and as you try to assemble some of those purchases, your toolbox likely runneth over with tiny metal allen wrenches. But what if …

Collapsible Camp Washing Station Idea

Vikking (contributor ) from Canvas Campers website shares his idea to make a collapsible camp kitchen washing station from upcycled items is an …

DIY Solar Fire Starter - Preparing for shtf

So I saw an article on how to start a fire with a soda can and a bar of chocolate, so I decided to give try it for myself to see if it works. The …

DIY

In Pictures: Land Rovers have been tackling rough terrain since 1948

As Land Rover's oldest vehicle, the Defender has had a cult following around the world. Fans hold onto their antiquated rigs and love them like precious cargo.