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How to Make Hard Cider - Real Food

<i>Learn how to make hard cider. You can make delicious, intoxicating hard cider at home with this simple process.</i><p>How to Make Hard Cider<p>Brewing hard …

How to Make Your Own Ultra-Realistic Turkey Decoy

<i>Photo by Ralph Smith</i><p>The feather detail on commercial turkey decoys has become vastly more realistic in recent years. But do you know what looks even …

My Panic Attack At The Coolest Vintage Tackle Shop I've Ever Seen

Over the weekend I was in a wedding in Harrisburg, PA, and on the way home, my wife and I decided to pull off the Turnpike to scope out a few antique …

Video: Ominous Fog Wall Rolls Over Anglers on Lake Michigan

A father and son were enjoying a beautiful day fishing Lake Michigan last week when a towering wall of fog rolled over like a crashing wave, trapping …

HomeMade Modern EP8 $5 Bucket Stool

The $5 bucket stool epitomizes exactly what we are trying to do at HMM. The stool is durable, simple to make and aesthetically pleasing. It looks …

DIY

Homemade Root Beer Recipe

Have you ever wondered what the flavor is in root beer? Or why it’s called root beer? Well, those little mysteries are unraveled for us: root beer is …

Alcohol

All That Remains: How to Make Game Stock

One thing you can do to amp your kitchen credibility quickly is learning to make stock--a flavorful cooking liquid that forms the base of many soups, …

Deer Hunting Tip: Cut Your Shooting Lanes Now

Last November I hung a portable stand in a peninsula of high woods that jutted into a cattail slough. During the first sit I noticed a single red …

Guns Don't Kill People; Ink Kills People

Much as I try to introduce a healthy dose of the ridiculous, the grotesque, and the semi-believable (for example, Der Adolf raving about registering …

Easy Peasy DIY Berry and Fruit Liqueurs

Here in the Pacific Northwest, late summer and early fall is prime picking time. That is because in this neck of the woods, blackberry brambles are …

Roads

Wild Game Recipe: How Marinades Really Work

For some reason, the go-to recipe for wild-game always starts with "Soak (insert game meat here) in Italian dressing for three days." Seriously, how …

Astonishing World War II Historical Footage Uncovered!

Due to the ceaseless vigilance of the folks who administer this website, a hitherto-unknown piece of World War II historical footage has been …

How to Call In a Gobbler ... with a Nail

Not only can it be done, but there are two ways to do it: 1) You can hold a nail in your off hand, or put it in your pocket, while you call in a …

Wild Game Recipe: How to Make Bearchetta

By way of this serendipitous life I lead, I found myself with both a black bear loin and a couple pieces of wild pork belly in my freezer at the same …

How to Debone Deer in 8 Minutes

I just returned from speaking at the Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo. I've been going to these deer shows for a long time, and I learn something new each …

How to Build a Fold-Down Greenhouse

Fold-Down Greenhouse<p>This simple, inexpensive greenhouse folds down to protect your plants during early frosts and cold snaps, then can be raised up …

Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 10 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>20 minutes<p>Hot apple cider, flavored with apples, oranges, ginger and …

How to Make Chocolate Scones

1<p><b>Preheat the oven.</b> Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.<p>2<p><b>Combine the dry ingredients.</b> Place the flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the cocoa powder, …

Baking

How to Make Popcorn

Popcorn is delicious, especially when paired with a couch and your favorite movie. Some people love the convenience of the microwave versions, and …

Popcorn

Vintage Tackle Contest: Spring-Loaded Bait Holder Hook

This week in our vintage tackle contest we've got an oddity that looks kind of like some old-time torture device or wild west dentist's tool. But …

How to Make Pina Colada Jello Shots

This popular creamy, tropical drink can be found in just about any bar or restaurant. For your next party at home, enjoy it in Jello shots with your …

Audio Mixing

How to Make Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a delicious spread commonly used in sandwiches, baked goods, candy, and even milkshakes. Making peanut butter at home can help you …

Recipe: Fall Trout with Lemon-Horseradish Cream

This dish--an early-autumn feast for anglers taking advantage of fall trout seasons--is adapted from Cree LeFavour's "Fish" ($27.50; Chronicle …

How to Make Watermelon Jello Shots

Watermelon gelatin that is set and served inside lime peels gives these shots the festive appearance of miniature watermelons.<p>Ingredients<p>Watermelon …

Building a Transistor-Scale 555

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories and Eric Schlaepfer have developed a working, transistor-scale replica of a 555 timer chip, which is one of the most common and beloved ICs around. What that means is that every component, which otherwise would be minuscule and built into a tiny integrated circuit, …

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for a snowy winter’s day, or a wonderful treat that can fill your mouth with chocolaty goodness during any time …

Dessert

Use a Transistor for a Liquid-Triggered Switch

Transistors work as amplifiers, delivering larger amounts of juice when triggered by a relatively small amount of voltage. One advantage of this is that you can use it to detect slightly conductive substances (e.g., tap water) and trigger an effect thereby.<p>Garrett used a TIP-120 Darlington …

How to Make an Alabama Slammer

An Alabama Slammer is a popular cocktail that is made with Southern Comfort, amaretto liqueur, sloe gin, and orange juice or lemon …

Bourbon Whiskey