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The Best Way to Tie Down Your Canoe

Sure, you could tie down your canoe with cam straps. But, there's an even better way: A couple bomb-proof trucker's hitches tied with climbing rope. …

DNA Sanitizer Will Wipe Your Identity Off Everything You Touch

Not just for hit men, these evidence-destroying sprays will protect you in a world where everyone wants to know your genetic code.<p>A new kind of sanitizer spray kills more than just bacteria. Artist and technologist Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s “Invisible” line aims to wipe all traces of personhood from …

Holy Smokes!

<b>How to Make It</b> <b><br>1.</b> In a medium bowl, mix the salt, sugar, and spices. Rub the mixture into the brisket. Wrap the meat in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 2 to 24 hours.<p><b>2.</b> Preheat the smoker to 300°F. Scatter chips over the coals. Unwrap the meat and set it on the grate, fat side up. Let the heat …

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …

Budget Gear: 4 Best Bows For $500 or Less

In eight years of Budget Bow Shootouts, not once have I had trouble picking a clear-cut winner. But this year's crop of new sub-$500 compounds is so …

Summer Watering Tips | Lawn Care - Consumer Reports News

If you’re watering your lawn every day, you’re doing it wrong. Healthy lawns don’t need that much water and in fact can be damaged by overwatering. …

6-Move Full Body Fat-Burner Workout

Hard work always pays off. Always. But that doesn't mean you need to spend all of your time clocking in the hours and grinding away. This workout is …

How to Build A Survival Shelter | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

Z.A.P.S. Survival Grenade

No, it's not a real grenade — instead, the Marine-designed, USA-made Z.A.P.S. Survival Grenade is a compact, waterproofed kit designed to keep you …

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ATV Gear Review: BOLT Padlock

As a rural Alaskan, it seems kind of pointless to live in the middle of nowhere and be forced to lock up your ATV and everything you own.<p>But it turns …

3 Moves to a Slimmer Middle

The key to torching your belly is building a muscular, powerful lower body<p>By Julie Stewart, Photography By Thinkstock<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs. Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had …

Drop One Belt Size

The workout eliminates all excuses, too. You just need two dumbbells, a few feet of floor space, and a half an hour a few times a week to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Want to give it shot? Combine this routine with a diet consisting of whole foods and lean proteins, and get ready to …

Gear Reviews You Can Trust: Our No-B.S. Bow Test

F&S’s annual “Best-Bow Shootout,” which hit newsstands in mid-June and appeared online last week, has whipped up a fresh and frothy mix of …

Field Test: 4 Top Ultralight Spinning Reels

Bantam-size spinning reels spooled with 2- to 6-pound-test fall in the ultralight category, a subset of tackle that places a premium on fun and …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

Instead, whatever your goal—packing on muscle, going the distance, or losing that gut—you have to think long-term. “Sports nutrition is all about many factors adding up over time.” In other words, think marathon, not sprint.<p>So even though there’s nothing that will make you an instant athlete (or …

New $199 Toshiba Windows tablet shows why Surface Mini isn’t needed

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Toshiba is showing Microsoft(s msft) how to aggressively price a tablet. The company launched an 8-inch slate on Tuesday that …