Michael Opitz

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9 Powerful MS Excel Features That You May Not Be Aware Of

Do you use Excel often for work? These 9 tricks should help make your life a little bit easier…<p><i>The following is a guest post by</i> <i>Steven Correy</i><i>. Steven</i> …

Analytics

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

The Ultimate Outdoor Gear Repair Kit

To avoid spending your hard-earned money on new outdoor gear, invest in a gear repair kit. Keep one in your thru-hiking backpack, your gear closet, …

Your Ultimate Camping Packing List

List-Worthy

The Contractor's Bag

Ever wonder what that fix-anything contractor is carrying around with them? Over at Cool Tools, residential contractor Paul Abueva shares his bag.<p>The …

How to eliminate salt residue on concrete planters

<i>Q: The concrete planters in the arcade of our 80-unit condo building were piped for irrigation last spring. A fuzzy film is appearing on the outside, seemingly the result of water pushing some elements of the concrete to the outside. There is also a stain on the brick below the planters that was</i> …

Home Improvement

Make Your Own Tool Roll With Built-In Solar Charging

Tool rolls are a fantastic way to keep all your tools organized. Over on YouTube, Darbin Orvar made one specifically for holding <i>and</i> charging up a …

Tie Your Things with Perfect Knots

In our day to day life, knots plays a vital role. Starting from the shoe lace to camping and fishing, a perfect knot can be an essential requirement. …

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

Harvard

The Raspberry Pi Zero Makes a Great Motion Sensing Security Camera Too

We know that a Raspberry Pi can be turned into a motion sensing security camera, but it’s even cheaper to do it with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. DIYer …

Raspberry Pi

DIY Projects: How to Make a Pallet Workbench

We love seeing things people make out of repurposed pallet wood. We decided on a workbench as our first project, because it is perfect for DIY …

Woodworking

Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in …

Raspberry Pi

How to Wash Your Bike Like a Pro

This simple cleaning method will keep your bike working smoothly and looking sleek<p>Kick off your shoes and grab some sponges—it's time to get your bike shower-fresh. It only takes a few minutes of sudsing once or twice a month to keep your machine running smoothly, which ultimately helps your …

Sow Your Seedlings Now, in Winter, for a Healthier Garden in the Spring

Winter is the ideal time to plan your garden. If you’re planting outdoors, it’s also a good time to clear out weeds to keep them from seeding in your …

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

Make Your Own Protein Bars With Only 6 Healthy Ingredients

Why would you take the time and effort to make your own protein bars when there's practically an entire dedicated aisle at the grocery store? The …

Hoop House Vegetable Production

<b>Guide H-252</b><br>Stephanie J. Walker, Mark E. Uchanski and Del Jimenez <b><br>College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State</b> …

Gardening

How to Pack a Backpack and Eliminate Wasted Space

I like to lay out my gear in camp before I pack it back up in the morning. I have a mental check list I go through to make sure I haven’t left …

Backpacking

Free Compost Bin Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about free compost bin plans. I have designed this wood compost bin so any person with minimum woodworking …

Woodworking

5 Crucial Bike Maintenance Hacks

Try these tips from pro mechanics to keep your bike in top condition<p>If you watch enough YouTube, you can probably figure out how to fix most things on your bike. Making a bike work isn’t too difficult; but making it work <i>perfectly</i> (and look flawless) is what sets the best mechanics in the world …

Tree Hugger Gear Storage

Tree Hugger is a clever system developed by the outdoor specialists from Treeline. The Treehugger Gear + Supply Cache is the perfect addition to your …

UST JetScream Floating Whistle

Winter Daypack Essentials: What You Need for Hiking with Kids

Let’s face it. Getting outside is just harder in the winter, and when you’re hiking with kids in cold weather, the secret is to be over prepared. …

Backpacking

Build It: Homemade First Aid Kit

21<p>SHARES<p>Photo by DLG Images<p>Learn to handle common medical problems with Backpacker Magazine's Online course on 'Wilderness First Aid'. Join …

Homemade

How to Filter and Purify Water | The Art of Manliness

For most folks in the developed world, getting a drink of safe, clean, palatable drinking water is as easy as turning on the tap.<p>Outside of the …

20 Easy Camping Recipes Anyone Can Make

Camping is awesome. I mean seriously right?! You get to go out into nature, away from the burdens, rings, reminders, keyboards and everything else in …

How to build a barn shed | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step projects is about <b>how to build a barn shed</b>. Building a 8×12 shed is easy and it will help you increase the storage space in your …

Woodworking