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Meet the Man Behind That Viral Hurricane Florence Kite Surfing Video

<p><b>When early signs of Hurricane Florence took hold of North Carolina’s Outer Banks last week,</b> professional kiteboarder and business owner Dimitri …

Outer Banks

Weatherman dramatically braces for Hurricane Florence while 2 guys casually stroll by

As Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, weather people and storm chasers are heading as close as they can to the eye of the …

NY man spends 6 years building this incredible, energy-efficient hobbit home

A lot of lives have been touched by the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> films, but super fan Jim Costigan took it one step further by building his own Bag …

Tiny House Movement

Doctor Delivers a Baby En Caul and Watches Her Wiggle Around as If in the Womb For 7 Minutes

Triplet births are pretty rare to begin with, but even rarer are "en caul" births, when a baby is born with its amniotic sac in tact. We've seen births like this before, where doctors deliver the baby inside what looks like — for lack of a better comparison — a clear rubber casing, then they …

C-Section

Boat Stabilization: Fins vs. Gyros

<b>Most owners want to reduce</b> the motion that makes people seasick on their boat, and many have heard about stabilization systems provided by fin …

Yachts

A Brief History of the RV

On August 21, 1915, the Conklin family departed Huntington, New York on a cross-country camping trip in a vehicle called the “Gypsy Van.” Visually …

RVs

The Stupid Easy Way To Clean Your Washing Machine

Yes. This is a thing you actually have to do.<p>It cleans, so you don't have to clean it, right? WRONG. Just like your towels (which BTW, you aren't washing enough), you have to keep your washing machine clean — <i>weekly</i>. And if you're doing heavy loads or washing things every day, then you may want to …

Cleaning

How to: Build an Outdoor Sofa

For the last couple of years, we had two ugly rocking chairs on our patio that I never really liked. They were a little awkward to get into, the …

Woodworking

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Floating Bookshelves

This 1-hour floating bookshelf project offers a perfect opportunity to learn how to cut plugs for hiding screws, and it'll add some really cool …

Woodworking

What Is MS-13 and Why Is It So Scary?

La Mara Salvatrucha, known colloquially and infamously as MS-13, is a vicious, barbaric street gang. Now in as many as 40 states across the U.S., …

How We're Exploring the Country in an RV for a Year — With 4 Kids

Shortly after my husband and I got back from our 10 year anniversary trip to Hawaii — and right before I gave birth to our fourth baby at the end of …

RVs

Apple just turned your ancient AirPort Express router into an AirPlay 2 wireless speaker dongle

You've got to hand it to Apple. Even though the company hasn't updated its AirPort Express router since 2012, and even though it discontinued the entire AirPort line earlier this year, Apple isn't just letting its Wi-Fi router become a doorstop. Today, Apple imbued the AirPort with a brand-new …

Tech Trends

John McCain wanted this statement read after his death

One of Sen. John McCain’s final wishes was to tell the country not to “despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and …

Owe

Can a Harbor Freight Generator Really Beat a Honda?

Harbor Freight, a giant retailer of low-priced tools and power equipment, has been around since the 1970s. If you live near a Harbor Freight store, …

Freight

40 Outdoor Woodworking Projects for Beginners

You don’t have to be an expert woodworker or own specialty tools to take on one of these 40 outdoor woodworking projects for beginners. Every one of …

How to Make Your Own Barn Wood

It’s easy to do, looks authentic and saves 
you a fortune!<p>There are a few essential tools for this project. The first is an angle grinder. It doesn’t …

See If You Can Grasp the Size of This Gigantic Moose Sauntering Down a Street in Alaska

<b>It’s true, wildlife is just bigger and more abundant in Alaska.</b> But the size of this moose is next level. Prehistoric actually. The filmer, who …

Using a Fork to Hang Pictures Is the Home Decor Tip We All Need

Who among us hasn't gotten totally fed up while hanging pictures on the wall? One of the most aggravating experiences in home decorating is when …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Do You Have What It Takes for Building a House vs Buying One?

Dozens of open houses, countless showings – and still you’re no closer to finding your dream home than when you started looking. Perhaps just opting …

Why People Keep Falling for Socialism, Despite the Evidence

Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable.<p>The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 …

New Zealand rural blogger Marty Todd's genius 'free power' idea

A Kiwi rural blogger has revealed an ingenious method to generate "free power".<p>Marty Todd became famous online for his 'Angry Ram' videos, which …

Your ice maker: Essential tips to keep it clean and running smoothly

From luxurious party machines to basic fridge models, all ice makers share one thing in common. They need regular care and maintenance.<p>Without your TLC, they'll suffer from all sorts of preventable maladies. Luckily, many issues are preventable, and with a little work, you'll keep your machine …

Cleaning

A Look Back At the Gear We Discovered This Week

<i>We publish our weekly roundup of gear news for you to enjoy over the weekend. Savor it with your Saturday morning coffee, or use it to fend off the</i> …

What Makes This Coffee Maker the Best? More Than You Might Think.

The Moccamaster, introduced by Technivorm in 1968, was the first coffee maker to earn SCA certification.

The Coolest Pieces of Gear We Saw at Outdoor Retailer

This week, we got a chance to see the latest new camping, climbing, running, hiking, and paddling equipment from the showroom floor at the Outdoor …

For $49, the AirBnb of RV’ing Can Fulfill Your Road Trippin’ Dreams

If you’re a fan of being out on the open road, chasing sunsets with a map and zero fixed plans and staying at out-of-the-box campsites, listen up—the …

Home Values Are Rising, So Grab the Benefits and Avoid the Risks

Home values are rising in many parts of the country. According to Zillow, the real estate site, the median value of a U.S. home was $216,000 in May, …

Park your RV at vineyards, farms and breweries across the US with this app

There’s nothing quite like the freedom that comes with taking to the open road for an epic adventure. But for RV and campervan enthusiasts, one of the trickier aspects of a trip can be finding a spot to settle down for the night. With that in mind, US-based company Harvest Hosts has assembled a …

RVs

30 Cheap Kitchen Cabinet Add-Ons You Can DIY

These inexpensive, easy-to-build cabinet projects will help you take advantage of every nook and cranny of your kitchen storage space.<p>Vertical …