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41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Hacking

13 Uses For Baking Soda Any Survivalist Should Know

<b>Please Share This Page:</b><p>Baking soda has so many more purposes in an emergency situation than you might think. In fact, it’s every survivalist’s dream …

The Arrow-Shooting Slingshot: Y'Know, (DEFINITELY NOT) For Kids!

We usually think of slingshots as the weapon of choice for precocious little kids, but in the right hands they can be deadly. Especially when they're …

Ammunition

Fire Piston

<b>Fire Piston</b><p>Ignition by rapid compression using a thermodynamic device. Similar to a diesel engine, the fire piston creates a spark by rapid …

Tips for Growing Great Carrots

Yesterday, some readers asked if I had any tips for growing great carrots, so I thought I’d share a few things that work well for me. I’m by no means …

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How to Get Those Delightful Dark Orange Yolks From Your Backyard Chickens

If you asked most people what color egg yolks are, they would likely answer yellow. Yolks have always been associated with the color yellow, which is …

Learn How to Make Solar Panels

Plenty of people have been looking into installing solar panels in an effort to combat rising energy costs. When most of these people see the prices …

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

Guide To Upcycling With Pallets

From a simple shelf to a complete house, wooden pallets are a fabulous material to upcycle with and what's more they're often free if you hunt around …

Infographics

10 tips for egg safety

Collect regularly<p>Collect eggs two to three times a day, especially when weather is especially hot or cold. Discard eggs that are found on the floor, …

Eggs

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

How to make a wooden planter

Step 1<p>Mark and cut all the pieces of timber to the correct lengths, cutting the ends as squarely as possible for a smooth finish. Using a 3mm drill …

Woodworking

Contemporary Designers’ Own Gardens

When I first picked up <i>Contemporary Designers’ Own Gardens</i> I misjudged it, expecting the sort of book you might give to a gardener you don’t know very …

Gardening 101: How to Water an Air Plant

Pity the poor tillandsia. With its affable, low-maintenance personality, your little friend tends to get ignored on a bookshelf. Its nickname–air …

Plants

Gardening 101: How to Make a Closed Terrarium

My first terrarium was an elaborate landscape, with little figurines holding hands on a park bench among the mossy plants. It convinced me heaven …

How To: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

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 …

9 Easy Ways to Add Storage Space

You don't need to renovate or remodel to solve the clutter problem in your home. You just need to try these smart storage solutions.<p>You don't need to renovate or remodel to solve the clutter problem in your home. You just need to try these smart storage solutions.

Freshen Up Your Home! Make Your Own Homemade Deodorizing Disks

I recently had someone ask me via the One Good Thing By Jillee Facebook page how they could get rid of the smell emanating from their trash …

DIY Log Slice Display Dome

i just want to say that i envy all of you out there with a working fireplace. i have very fond memories of sitting around a crackling fire in maine, …

Smoked Spatchcock Cilantro-Garlic Chicken (now that’s a mouthful!)

I smoked all day today. I woke up and went straight to the backyard to smoke. I was jonesing, so much so that I woke up at 7 a.m. today, when I …

Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

<i>Cedar plank-grilled salmon. All you need is a cedar plank, salmon, salt, pepper, soy, ginger, and a grill. So little fuss. So much magnificence.</i> …

11 (Pretty) Scary Costume Ideas

As we found when we started trolling the web for Halloween makeup, there are some seriously scary costumes out there. Like, scarier than watching the Exorcist when you’re only 9. For real. But, there <i>are</i> some scary costumes that give you the chills without giving you nausea, and we’ve rounded up 11 …

Horror

Why This Outdoor Space Is Just As Cool As You Think It Is

For the last several months I've had the image above saved on my computer. When I first came across it, I had one of those, "I want to go to there" …

Cutting Dovetail Joints by Hand

Dovetail joints are an ancient way of mating two pieces of wood at a corner. Often used in cabinet-making, the dovetail joint is both extremely strong, and aesthetically pleasing.<p>I must admit, I can make a dovetail joint, but it’s so loose as to not be usable. It’s on my bucket list of skills to …

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique garden greenhouse or potting shed?Old windows, doors, and other …