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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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Towable ...

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 Reduce the Vibration Noise of a Car Roof Rack

How to Reduce the Vibration Noise of a Car Roof Rack

Kayaks, bikes, surfboards, cargo haulers, fishing rods, and cargo baskets are just some of the things people commonly use a roof rack to transport. Roof racks are the pickup beds of the car world. Two simple cross bars ...

How to Play Portuguese Horseshoes

How to Play Portuguese Horseshoes

Horseshoes and old-fashioned picnics just seem to go together. Do you remember hearing the loud ringing clank followed by groans and cheers as someone got a "ringer"? Although usually played only by older folks ...

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 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 Wash a Sleeping Bag

How to Wash a Sleeping Bag

If you're a frequent camper or backpacker, the grime building up in your sleeping bag can make it almost uninhabitable. A good washing can make it feel like new again. Since sleeping bags are made with lightweight ...

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 Keep Things Frozen in a Cooler

How to Keep Things Frozen in a Cooler

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), you can safely store food at zero degrees Fahrenheit indefinitely. Rapid freezing is best to help food maintain its freshness. A typical piece of meat ...