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The 1974 Toyota FJ40 Is Not Disposable, It's Infinitely Rebuildable

This is a truck that has been with this man for twenty-three years. No wonder it makes him smile.<p>This is Josh Commons' 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. Since he was four, he's had a small matchbox model of the FJ40, and it only seemed obvious to purchase one when the time came. He's owned this …

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Recipe: Whole Grilled Rainbow Trout with Fingerling Potatoes

Trout plus bacon is one of civilization’s greatest formulas; it always equals pleasure. In this recipe, Atlanta chef and angler Ford Fry compounds …

Recipes

How to Cook Blackened Fish

Blackening fish (or other protein) isn’t juts applying a Cajun-spice blend and cooking it any old way you choose. Sure, you can sprinkle your fillets …

Seafood

34 Healthy Energy Bars You Can Make at Home

Everyone loves a great bar. In this case, we're talking about the kind you can pack as a perfectly portable meal or snack (though we love bars with …

Camping for Free or Really, Really Cheap

Photo (cc) by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources<p>Here’s a price to go wild for: $0.<p>“Guess who owns 618 million acres of American wildlands? …

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

Cooking

Best places to eat on a Texas road trip (updated)

Image 1of/58<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A road trip weekend is upon us. And as any Texan knows, that includes some requisite smoked meat and chicken-fried steak …

5 Under-The-Radar Hawaii Sites That Are As Historic As They Are Beautiful

Sure, you know about Pearl Harbor, but you probably don't realize that Hawaii's involvement in World War II extends far beyond the date that lives in infamy.<p>Nestled among the white-sand beaches, ubiquitous rainbows and hallowed surf breaks, Hawaii's WWII landmarks are as scenic as they are historic …

Saltwater

A Cut Above the Rest: Butchering Your Own Deer

<i>Illustration by Luke Nilsson</i><p>I removed the tenderloins when I field dressed the doe. These are the deer's filets mignons—slender, butter-tender cuts …

How to Smoke a Wild Pig Ham

After a pig hunt in Texas last spring, I brought home two bone-in hams from a small sow that I've been saving for something special. Here is one of …

BBQ

10 Standout Brews from America’s Greatest Beer Fest

Each year, Denver, Colorado, plays host to the brewing world's biggest party: the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Last weekend's event was the biggest yet, with 710 breweries serving more than 3,500 types of beer to about 49,000 attendees. The growth of the festival mirrors that of the craft …

This is a Flying Car that Could Save Lives

The flying-car-as-commuter-appliance has so far been a bill of goods sold to us by futurists. But ITEC is changing the paradigm and offering up a humanitarian-oriented machine that works.<p>ITEC is on to something that may make humanitarian missions easier in remote or hostile territory: a flying car. …

The Secret to Making Really Awesome Hot Sauce

Psst—hot sauce isn't actually that hard to make at home. We promise<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders, then bringing their knowledge</i> …

Hot Sauce

10 DIY Arcade Projects That You’ll Want To Make

Seemingly gone are the days riding your bike down to the local mall, wolf-down a slice of pizza, and then hit the Arcade to drop every quarter (or tokens) you had into a slew of games. Gaming consoles sounded the death knell for arcades as they began to dominate the industry starting in the early …

Recipe: How to Make Jalapeño Country Venison Sausage

As I mentioned in my post of a few weeks ago about chorizo chile rellenos, I have an abundance of peppers to deal with, including jalapeños. I also …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

In Praise of the Classic Straight-Six Engine

The accountants want fewer cylinders. The engineers want smooth engines. The compromise? A good straight six.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Kagan McLeod)</i><p>The V-8 engine has long ruled the world of luxury cars, thanks to glass-smooth grunt and a delicious howl under duress. But tightening fuel-economy regulations …

Recipe: Venison Chorizo Chile Rellenos

My garden is mess this year. It seems every tomato gets half-eaten by rabbits before I can pick it, and mice or moles are taking chunks out of my …

Recipes

Build This Cardboard Throwing Star, Become a DIY Ninja

John Austin, author of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons (out Sept. 2), walks you through the project.<p>John Austin, author of <i>Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons</i> (out now), walks you through the project. <b>RELATED: How to Make Magazine …

How to Make a Two-Board Backyard Lounger

One afternoon of work, one great chair.<p><b>Okay, we'll admit that although last month's CNC-milled chair</b> was awesome, the project was out of reach for many readers. So here's something you can build that doesn't require access to a $25,000 CNC machine. In fact, you'll need little more than a circular …

Ant Fight Creates Liquid With Properties Never Before Seen In Nature

Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.<p>There are not many creatures that can stand up to fire ants, nor their famously painful sting. Besides causing discomfort in mammals like humans (I've been stung, and it doesn't feel great), this venom has potent insect-killing powers, with the ability …

Insects

Playing with Polymers: Make Slime at Home

I love home science projects. If it can be done on a stovetop with cooking ingredients, I've probably done it at some point. I've angered roommate and significant other alike by clanging pots and pans at 2am, or by using said pots and pans to make questionable substances*. It's just part of who I …

The 5 Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Galveston

Instead of doing a roundup of the best restaurants in Galveston, though, we thought we'd take a look at some of the great spots that aren't as …

Red Bull Global Rallycross "Brings the Racing to the People"

Given the shifting landscape of racing these days-- from the introduction of small displacement hybrids into Formula 1 cars to the IMSA/Grand-Am merger that became the United SportsCar Championship-- it seems only fitting that a young upstart series would be working extra hard to exploit its niche …

What are the Best Craft Brew Towns in America?

<i>A:</i><p>It’s a tough, thankless job rating beer towns. It involves buying endless numbers of pints, and spending many long hours sitting on barstools. But someone has to do it.<p>There are many criteria to consider when rating the best locales, but the three most important are the city’s overall beer vibe, …

How Should I Prepare to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

<i>A:</i><p>Hiking even a short section of the Appalachian Trail can seem a daunting prospect. After all, the AT is a 2,184-mile footpath is comprised of flat sections, scrambles, steep inclines, challenging descents and more. You might wonder whether you have the strength or stamina to even venture a …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

What are the Best Beer Regions in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>Whether a byproduct of the “eat local” movement or simply an evolution of taste, beer is now fetishized like wine. That’s good news for ale-loving tourists, who have more reasons than ever—2,538 to be exact—to embark on a sudsy vision quest. That’s the total number of American breweries at last …

Cincinnati Chill

Travel<p>April's great read selected by our editors<p><b>From the April 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler</b><p>The subterranean dank, which no sun has ever warmed, smells like yeast. Its chilly air pinches my neck. A weak light coming from the opening above makes a pool around the ladder I’ve climbed …