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How to Use Dry Ice in a Cooler

How to Use Dry Ice in a Cooler

Because dry ice consists of solidified carbon dioxide gas, it doesn't melt and leave your food soggy and sloshing around in your cooler. However, dry ice can burn your skin, crack your cooler and emit harmful vapors, so ...

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 Kill Mold in Campers

How to Kill Mold in Campers

Mold is a common problem in campers, especially pop-up campers exposed to moisture that remains trapped inside once the camper is packed away. Taking care of mold problems will prevent permanent damage to the camper as ...

How to Repair a Plastic Water Tank

How to Repair a Plastic Water Tank

Plastic water tanks come in all shapes and sizes and are the sort of thing that see a lot of abuse. They are regularly damaged, and some are not so easily or cheaply replaced. Also, some people just have the ...

How to Dress for Skydiving

How to Dress for Skydiving

Whether you're a thrill-seeker chasing that next adrenaline rush, or just want to cross another item off your bucket list, you've decided to go skydiving. You'll be jumping out of a plane and free falling for between 45 ...

How to Use Spirit of Ammonia to Make Cooling Towels

How to Use Spirit of Ammonia to Make Cooling Towels

Physical activity in hot weather can lead to overheating and excessive sweating. Though not medically proved, placing towels that have been soaked in a mixture of aromatic ammonia and ice water around your neck may ...

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 Your Own Wheels for Coolers

How to Make Your Own Wheels for Coolers

Coolers frequently have to be moved from place to place, be it from the back of the car to a picnic area, or from the inside to the outside of the house. If you need to move the cool farther away, it is more efficient ...

How to Build a Bucket Light for Camping

How to Build a Bucket Light for Camping

Some might call it hillbilly or redneck, but the contemporary bucket light is innovative and functional. All you need is a drop cord and access to an electrical outlet or a generator. Use it at RV parks, backyard ...

Homemade Boat Cleaners

Homemade Boat Cleaners

Unless you have a boat cover or store your boat in a garage, expect to spend a Saturday cleaning it every few weeks. Periodically anchor your boat in shallow water to remove any algae growth from the hulls of freshwater ...

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 ...

How to Make a Stand-Up Paddle Board

How to Make a Stand-Up Paddle Board

Stand up paddle surfing utilizes a board that is structurally similar to normal surf boards, except being slightly wider. For the simplicity of their materials, however, stand-up paddle boards can cost as much as ...

How to Make a Bluegill Trap

How to Make a Bluegill Trap

One of the best baits for large fish like catfish and bass is smaller fish like bluegill. Catching a large number of these smaller fish could take a long time with a pole and hook, not to mention the risk of damaging or ...

How to Wash Frogg Toggs

How to Wash Frogg Toggs

Alabama-based Frogg Toggs is a manufacturer of a line of lightweight, breathable rainwear and other outerwear. Cleaning your Frogg Toggs isn't difficult; the company advises you should never dry-clean them. In between ...