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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 ...

Homemade Snake Traps

Homemade Snake Traps

Catching snakes is not an easy task as snakes are elusive, often aggressive and live in hard-to-reach spots. That's why snake traps are used by exterminators, for a price. But homemade snake traps can be easily and ...

Homemade Canoe Stabilizer

Homemade Canoe Stabilizer

A canoe can be an unstable platform for fishing, diving or any activity that involves moving around, standing or getting into and out of the canoe in deep water. One easy solution, first invented by the Polynesians for ...

How to Build a Bottle Rocket With a Parachute

How to Build a Bottle Rocket With a Parachute

A bottle rocket is a 2-liter bottle with compressed air and water released in an upward direction. It has everything to do with science because we can use this tool to learn many concepts about motion, forces, energy ...

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 ...

Plans to Build Wood Steps for RVs

Plans to Build Wood Steps for RVs

Steps on RVs vary in quality, and some are not substantial or easy enough to use. It is an easy task to build a set of wooden steps to support you as you enter your RV.

How to Mount a Kayak Without a Rack

How to Mount a Kayak Without a Rack

Having a full-fledged roof-rack system -- complete with rollers that let you simply lift one end of your kayak onto the rack, then slide the whole thing into place -- is by far the easiest way to load a kayak on top of ...

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 ...

How to Repair a Ping-Pong Table Surface

How to Repair a Ping-Pong Table Surface

Ping-pong tables are made of particle board that is really just glue mixed with sawdust. This makes it susceptible to water damage that will cause the playing surface to swell where affected and the table to play ...

How to Make a Kayak Rack

How to Make a Kayak Rack

A kayak rack is a great tool to have to store your kayak and protect it while it's not in use. While it may cost hundreds of dollars to buy a commercial kayak rack, you can easily make your own and save big bucks. Just ...

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 ...

How to Make an Outdoor Ping Pong Table

How to Make an Outdoor Ping Pong Table

Building a ping-pong table can be a cheap alternative to paying hundreds for a manufactured one, but it isn't as simple as stringing a net over a tabletop. Ping-pong tables, whether manufactured or handmade, need to ...

How to Teach an Adult to Ride a Bike

How to Teach an Adult to Ride a Bike

For adults who want to learn how to ride bicycles, getting onto a bike for the first time can be as intimidating as learning how to drive. They need patient guidance from an experienced friend or family member. However, ...

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 ...