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How to deep clean your dryer duct in 5 steps

Your dryer duct is a fire hazard; here's how to clean it.<p>Dirty dryer ducts aren't just disgusting, they're a serious fire hazard. In fact, one major cause of house fires is dusty, lint-filled dryer ductwork. Even if a grimy dryer duct doesn't immediately do damage to your home, it'll waste your …

Home Improvement

6 Do’s and 2 Don’ts of Cooking Ribs

Gone are the days that men ruled the grill and women, the kitchen. It’s the 21st century, and ladies can be grill masters *just* as much as guys can. Yes, that even goes for the always intimidating rack of ribs. With the proper grilling tools and an arsenal of tips and hacks, you’ll be teaching …

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Drywall is a common material for interior walls and ceilings in buildings and homes. While you can dress the material with a variety of textures and finishes, it is susceptible to dings, dents and scratches and even peeling tape covering the joints. Just painting over an improperly-patched blemish …

15 Best Outdoor Gifts For The Next Camping Trip Under $50

Bushcraft 101<p>For the outdoorsman in training, some literature based on how to make the most of your outdoor excursions is never a bad idea. This …

Make Complex Cuts With This Dirt-Cheap CNC Router

This sub-$500 CNC machine can cut complex shapes out of wood, a great addition to any workshop.<p>We feature a lot of how-to and diy projects here at <i>Popular Mechanics</i>, but many of them require an expensive piece of equipment: a CNC router. These computer-controlled cutting machines can create highly …

How Do I Build an Emergency Survival Bag for Under $100?

Seven affordable items you should always have packed and ready to go. Just in case.<p><i>A:</i><p>Lots of people call emergency survival kits “bug-out bags,” which is a military reference to getting out of somewhere fast. They’re popular with preppers, but even the federal government recommends that everybody …

Survivalism

How to patch a hole in drywall | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>how to patch a hole in drywall</b>. Patching holes in drywall is not difficult if you use the right tools and techniques. If the …

Heres How You Can Create DIY Bath Bombs to Clean Your Toilet Bowls At Home

Generally, we should all strive to keep our homes as neat and clean as possible for at the end of the day it is the place that we will rest and relax …

Hardscaping 101: Wood Decks

Would you like to add an extra 250 square feet of living space without spending more than $1,882? That’s the average cost of a new wood deck; read on …

Home Improvement

This Mesmerizing Video Shows How Tennis Balls Are Made

It takes an army of humans and machines to create the humble tennis ball. While most of us rarely think about the work it takes to create something …

19 Brilliant Camping Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Summertime means getting outside… A LOT. The days are long, with plenty of time to plan what camping food you’ll munch, pull together some cool DIY camping projects and test out that homemade sunscreen. While everyone’s pictures of the great outdoors look effortless on social media, life can get a …

How to Repair Drywall: A Homeowner's Guide

If you own a home, odds are very good that the walls (and ceilings) surrounding you are made of drywall. Also called Sheetrock, plasterboard, or wallboard, drywall was invented in 1916 and quickly caught on, since it was relatively cheap and easy to erect. The downside? Even today, it's pretty …

9 Steps to Saving a $10,000 Emergency Fund

Giving yourself a reward every so often will keep you going.<p>Building up your savings isn’t easy. After all, a whopping 62% of Americans have under …

18 Urban and Wilderness Survival Hacks | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following tips are excerpted from Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival by Creek …

DIY

Common Lawn Weeds - How to Handle Them - Quiet Corner

There are many common lawn weeds that you may know by their appearance yet not by name. But in such cases, do you truly “know” them? Perhaps not well …

Gardening

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

How to make your laptop boot faster

Whether you have a MacBook or Windows 10 laptop, we can help you cut down its startup time.<p>If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by …

Operating Systems

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Fishing

25 Things You Should Know About Seattle

You know about the Space Needle, Starbucks and its distinction as the birthplace of grunge. But did you know it’s built atop the ruins of a city …

How To Build An All-Natural Heal-Anything First-Aid Kit

Image source: startingpointacupuncture.com<p>Take a look inside the average first-aid kit and you’ll likely find chemical-filled antibiotic sprays and …

Off-grid

CrossFit athlete, 77, makes full-body transformation

<i>This piece originally aired August 12, 2015.</i><p>A remarkable 77-year-old woman is reshaping more than her body, by breaking a sweat. Constance Tillet is …

10 Crossfit and Training Related Infographics

Have you ever tried to explain your non-sporty friends, what Crossfit is? Those following infographics on training might help.

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

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