Phil Stein

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Avoid These Traps When Paying For Your Medications

Americans spend a lot out of pocket on their medications—an average of $732 per year for those who regularly take a drug, according to the most …

Best Dishwasher Detergents From Consumer Reports' Tests

Let's hear it for the underdogs of the dishwasher detergent world, the scrappy fighters who clean to the end. Cascade and Finish are the top-selling …

Batteries That Last When You Need Them - Consumer Reports News

AA batteries powers many toys, game controllers, and other popular gadgets we get as gifts. But not all batteries are created equal. So we tested the …

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

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Use Aluminum Mesh for Fast Drywall Repair

An aluminum screen simplifies hole repair in walls<p>Clean off broken edges and tears around the hole. Then cover the hole entirely with the patch, …

Home Improvement

How to Navigate with The Stars and Find Your Way

Celestial Navigation has always been an interest of mine. Just knowing all that’s required is to look up towards the heavens and discern direction …

Dry Measure: How To Dry Wet Boots In The Field

You almost made it across the creek--but now your feet are soaked, your boots are sloshing, and you're headed for misery, if not frostbite. There are …

How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Mobile Survival Library

A lot of Survival “purists” out there raise their nose at gadgets and the newest technologies. Although there is something to say about not relying …

16 Survival Gadgets For Your EDC Keyring

An EDC Keyring is a small collection of tools that attaches to your keyring. Other EDC kits might go with you in your car or even to your office but …

Turning Cell Phones Into Survival Tools

| <b>source:</b> Aug 22nd, 2012<p>Cell phones are becoming more and more of an essential need in everyday life, that’s obvious. It can connect us to friends …

Cedar: Quick and Easy Survival Cordage (And a Tree Bark Education)

In our modern society we’ve pretty much eliminated the need for rope. I rarely use rope or string for normal every day applications. When I was a kid …

37 Awesome Survival/Prepping Hacks

July 1, 2013 by Melanie Swick | 31 Comments<p>Many people think that if they just have this one tool, or the right gun, or a super-secret hide out, they …

SURVIVAL FIRE QUICK TIP: Make your OWN lint?

Most everyone knows that dryer lint makes excellent Fire Tinder. In not-so-perfect conditions, good fire tinder can be hard to come by in the woods. …

Tinder

Signs of Winter Weather: 14 Folklore Predictions

Can the colors of a woolly worm predict the severity of the upcoming winter? There are many old wives’ tales and folk legends that claim you can tell …

The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Fire In The Rain

It might be my imagination, but it seems that emergencies always bring bad weather along with them. Just when you need some sunshine and cool …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Colour Cascade

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Expert Energy Saving Tips

Want to whittle down your heating costs this winter? Check out these easy to implement money-saving energy tips and cut your heating bills starting …

Home Improvement

10 Marriage Tips Every WIFE Needs to Hear

There’s a blog post that’s recently gone viral, written by a divorced man featuring some really sound advice about marriage (click here to read it). …

Fast Furniture Fixes

Repair nicks, scratches, dings and dents in your wood furniture. Plus, use easy repairs for everyday furniture to save a chair or table that’s on its …

Woodworking

Clever Cleaning Tips

Here's a great collection of tips and hints to make cleaning around the house easier using common household supplies.<p>The results of a simple surface …

Cleaning

Trim Repair: How to Fix and Revive Trim

Renew dull trim in one weekend.<p>Soften old paint along the edges of trim with alcohol. A rag wrapped around a putty knife lets you scrub the trim …

Woodworking

Autumn Sunrise in the Smokies

Strategies For Grafting Fruit Trees

You’re looking at scions set in the split stump of a small branch that conveniently sprouted two seasons ago. This graft points into a space that …

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