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What Are the Best Beer Accessories?

<i>A:</i><p>I’m no beer expert, but I do live in Oregon—home to more microbreweries than you can count—so I definitely take beer seriously. Recently, I’ve come across several accessories that make drinking beer that much better. Here are eight of my favorites.<p>Yeti Rambler Colster ($30)<p>I’ve yet to find a …

How to Build a Perfect Tool Drawer For Your Pickup or SUV

This custom sliding-drawer toolbox is perfect for keeping your tools and gear safe, secure, and organized.<p>Tools, emergency supplies, recovery gear—the stuff you need to take with you can quickly become the stuff that makes a huge mess out of the back of your SUV. This DIY tool cabinet will …

20 Best Camping Gadgets For The Great Outdoors

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

Essential Gear For an Overland Adventure

<i>Last Updated March, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>“It’s not about the …

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 …

Fire-Starting Tips for Warming the Hearth

Eagle Scouts aren’t the only ones who need to know how to build a campfire. It’s a necessary art form for all those looking to explore the wild. …

How to Heel-Toe Double Clutch Downshift

In an age where modern sports cars have paddle shift transmissions and computers that measure engine speed every millisecond, the art of rev matching …

Easy DIY Campfire Starters from Common Household Items

Have dryer lint or sawdust lurking around in your home or workshop? Turn that trash into easy DIY campfire starters that’ll keep you s’more-ready all summer long!<p>As many beginner campers, and some skilled outdoorsmen/women, have experienced sometimes wood fires just don’t want to light. Maybe the …

How To: Make Your Own All-Natural Tick Repellent Spray

With tick-borne diseases on the rise, it is especially important to protect yourself from the prevalence of ticks in the outdoors, especially if you …

How to Build an AR 15

The customizability of the AR-15 [1] is one of the reasons it is such a popular firearm. To take advantage of the its customizability, and create …

Woodworking

How To Start Composting And Reduce Your Trash In Half

Get ready for a startling statistic: about 50 percent of your garbage, on a daily basis, shouldn't be thrown away. It's hard to deny the absurdity of this fact, even if you don't really care about the planet all that much.<p>Every day, half of what gets thrown into the trash could actually be turned …

YC-Backed Neverfrost Wants To Kill Windshield Frost And Keep Rocks From Ruining Your Day

I’m a fan of all different sorts of rocks. Rock music. Rock gardens. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.<p>But there’s <i>one</i> type of rock that I — and most other drivers, I imagine — hate with a deep, fiery passion: rocks that hit my car’s windshield at 70 mph.<p>Few things so small can wreck your day so suddenly. …

Rock Gardens

10 Best Sportsman’s All-Terrain Vehicles

Unless you happen to be Hercules, son of Zeus, and you can single-handedly capture and carry Cerberus the hellhound with your own two hands, you …

How To Build Your Own Fire Pit in a Weekend for Under $200

A small gathering outside with your friends will prove some of the most awesome time you can have in your residence. To fulfill a plan like this, a …

Saw Workbench Area Retrofit

Friendship Clock Build<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>Modern Inbox (Stackable Paper Trays)<p>PVC Class<p>Where could I find the tool boxs underneath?<p>Hi, I've added your …

Five tech items you should stow away in your glove box

Having a few pieces of tech on-hand can make your drive a bit easier. We’re not talking about the tech baked into your car’s software, but the things …

If you can change your own oil, you can adjust your valves

You can do a better job than your shop can. Here's how.<p>Adjust your own valves and you become a man. When you go forth into the world, lesser souls shall part before you like the Red Sea. Women will sense your well-oiled, mechanically capable aura and entice you into back rooms with a trail of …

How to Dispose of Old Car Batteries, Oil, and Everything Else

When you fix cars, used parts and fluids pile up in the corners of the shop like beer cans in a frat house. Don't throw this stuff away—we'll tell you how to properly dispose of hazardous trash.<p><b>1. Oil, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid</b><p><b>What to do with it:</b> Most auto parts stores accept these lubricants …

How to Wash Your Car Like a Pro

There is much more to washing and waxing when it comes to cleaning and protecting your vehicle's paint.<p>If you care about your car's exterior, you'll avoid those quickie car washes with the big brushes that can do more harm than good and do a DIY car wash that will achieve the best results.<p>Most …

How to Tint Your Own Car Windows

No need to pay hundreds of dollars for labor at an auto shop. Car-window tinting is a job you can DIY.<p><b>Car-window tinting will keep you cooler in</b> summer, protect your car's interior, and add value when you're ready to sell it. With some dealers charging up to $500 just for labor, a DIY car tint will …

What Your Kitchen Can Teach Your Garage

For a few pointers about a better organized shop, take a look at how your kitchen is put together.<p><b>An epic dishwashing session following a</b> particularly messy omelette changed the way I'd been using my auto shop for the past 20 years. As I scrubbed at dried egg, it occurred to me that my kitchen is …

Kitchens

Reasons to get excited about Sony's RX100 III compact camera

The best camera is always the one you have with you, which for most people in most situations these days means the camera on their phone. Cameras on …

The Lightning-Fast Guide to Figuring Out What's Wrong With Your Car

Can't figure out what that weird smell, sound, or warning light really means? We've got you covered.<p>1. The interior has developed a rattle.<p><b>Likely Cause</b>: A pothole or general wear has shaken parts loose.<p><b>Can You Fix It</b>? Yes. Remove the culprit panel and apply Dynamat adhesive sound-deadening …