Make Your Own Solar Cooker

This is a real simple project that is a lot of fun to make and use. It’s especially good for day camp projects or to keep kids busy for the day. This is the type of cooker shown on Mr. Wizard’s World in the mid-1980’s. I spent many summer afternoons as a kid cooking hot…

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Make Your Own Gear

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Make Your Own Dog Collar

Flat Buckle Collar The great thing about these collars is the hardware is recycleable, they’re cheap, easy and virtually disposable. If you totally trash one out in the field or on the trail you can cut the hardware off and use them again for a new collar. In fact, everything used to make the collar…

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Make Your Own Dog Booties!

If you are looking to help the NYC/WTC SAR dogs, click here. I put up this for traildogs in general… though if you want to use it for other dogs that’s great too. It’s been up since some time in April 2001. Uses for booties: -Icy trail conditions. -Protect feet from road chemicals and salt….

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Make Your Own Belt!

Just a couple of ideas I liked using for belts. Style #1- very easy to make and use Materials needed: Your waist measurement + 6″ of 1″ nylon web 1″ D-rings (2) or 1″ ladder lock (1). Poly thread needle

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2006/02/20– Knitting and Free Speech

Are you interested in knitting? No? How about freedom of speech? Opposed to crazy people harassing others? If you are, please visit freetostitchfreetobitch.org to see how a handful of people can illegally infringe upon others’ rights just because they complain the loudest.

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On the Subject of Towels

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of…

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