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How to Repair Holes in Towable Tubes

How to Repair Holes in Towable Tubes

. If you're old enough, the image that pops in your head when you "tube" in reference to water sports will likely be a simple, black inner tube. Today's towable tube is a whole different animal. They come in a ...

Uses for Flashlights

Uses for Flashlights

. For safety measures, most homes are stocked with extra flashlights and batteries, but you can use the flashlight in your junk drawer for many other purposes. Whether you are working on your car, planning a hiking trip ...

Beach Paddle Ball Rules

Beach Paddle Ball Rules

. Beach paddleball is a game with a number of variations. Those who hit the ball back and forth can play competitively or together as a team, trying to keep the ball alive for as long as possible. The game has become a ...

Official Backyard Horseshoe Rules

Official Backyard Horseshoe Rules

. The game of horseshoes is governed by the rules of the National Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association (NHPA), but most backyard games are far more casual and more about fun than fierce competition and prizes. However, ...

Instructions for Connecting Towables

Instructions for Connecting Towables

. Water towables come in several styles including inner tubes and long rockets to accommodate several riders at one time. Modern towables include a strap on the front with a quick connector to attach the towrope. ...

How to Clean an Ice Chest

How to Clean an Ice Chest

. Whether it is a collapsible six-beverage can size, a 45-quart stainless steel or a 40-quart thermoelectric chest style that plugs into a cigarette lighter, an ice chest is an important gear for picnics, camping and ...

How to Clean Mold & Mildew From a Boat Cover

How to Clean Mold & Mildew From a Boat Cover

. Both mold and mildew are fungal infestations that thrive in warm, dark, damp environments. Keeping your boat cover mold- and mildew-free requires cleaning the cover regularly and not storing the cover until it is ...

How to Dry a Rattlesnake Tail

How to Dry a Rattlesnake Tail

. Imagine the stories you can tell if you have acquired a rattle from a rattlesnake. If you have a rattlesnake rattle that you wish to save, you must preserve it properly. Before drying a rattlesnake tail, make sure no ...

Simple Lawn Bocce Ball Rules

Simple Lawn Bocce Ball Rules

. Bocce is a ball sport that is played in a similar style to American lawn bowling. Bocce has been played since Roman times, and, although there are similarities between the first recorded games and modern bocce, the ...

How to Dress to Go Jet Skiing

How to Dress to Go Jet Skiing

. While a swimsuit or shorts and a T-shirt might seem like perfect attire to wear when riding a personal watercraft, these items come with distinct disadvantages. Cotton T-shirts and denim shorts hold water when wet, ...

How to Build a Bird Trap for a Dove

How to Build a Bird Trap for a Dove

. Doves can be caught relatively easily using an age-old bird trap known as an Arapuca trap. The trap can easily be created from sticks and string. A basket is formed to trap the bird and a trigger mechanism with bait ...

How to Cook Hamburgers Over a Campfire

How to Cook Hamburgers Over a Campfire

. The smells and tastes of food sizzling over an open fire can tantalize hungry campers. When burgers are on the camping menu, start a cozy campfire and use special tools that will hold the patties securely over the hot ...

What Is Texas Horseshoes?

What Is Texas Horseshoes?

. The more common way to play horseshoes is to toss a horseshoe-shaped iron and try to wrap it around a stake centered in the middle of the sandy pit. But this isn’t the only version of the game. You can also play ...

How to mount a bike rack on your car

How to mount a bike rack on your car

. The process of mounting a bike rack varies depending on the type of rack and your type of vehicle. For most cars, racks that attach to your trunk are a common option. These can be installed without permanent ...