Make a Fire with a Potato

How To : Start a fire using potato chips

Did you know that there is enough fat and oil in most chips that they can be lit on fire? See how a potato chip (or similar chip) can be used to start a fire in a survival situation in this instructional video. Just don't burn up all your food.

How To : Make a crochet star embellished American baby cap

Fourth of July is coming up in just a few measly days, and while we're sure you've probably already fired up the grill and purchased aquarium-sized packs of hot dogs, ground beef, cole slaw, and potatoes for your potato salad, you can show your patriotism through more ways tha ...more

How To : Knit a Fourth of July American flag baby hat

Fourth of July is coming up in just a few measly days, and while we're sure you've probably already fired up the grill and purchased aquarium-sized packs of hot dogs, ground beef, cole slaw, and potatoes for your potato salad, you can show your patriotism through more ways tha ...more

News : The Wet Potato Race!

Im Going to keep this short simple and disastorous. Opening Scene: The guys Ehren, Bam, Steve O, Pontious, England, and Preston are standing on the shore line of the Santa monica pier. Dressed in Speedo bathing suits, (pontious in the bunny lifeguard suit) all the guys will ha ...more

How To : Make Indian masala French fries with Manjula

Tired of the same old French fries? Then watch this cooking how-to video as Manjula shows you how to masala French fires. Masala French fries are in interesting twist to the classic recipe. You'll love the spicy flavor these Indian style fries have to offer. Masala French Fri ...more

How To : Mod a NERF Reactor into a high-powered cannon gun

The NERF Reactor isn't you're ordinary NERF gun. It launches a powerful blast of balls thanks to the pump and pull rapid fire action. The Reactor launcher blasts out tons of NERF Ballistic Balls everywhere! But sometimes, that's just never enough. Kipkay shows you how to take ...more

How To : Cook a Simple Sinigang Na Bangus (Milkfish Stew)

Sinigang or Pinoy stew is one of the most famous and favorite meals among the Filipinos. It's also one of the most easiest to cook. Also, there are many ways to cook it, only the ingredients varies. The following tutorial is the most simplest form of cooking sinigang. This is ...more

News : AquaNet is #1 Choice for Potato Gun Fuel

I made several spud guns in my younger years.... They were never the same. The only constant in my potato gun construction was AquaNet. AquaNet hairspray was the key to my spud gun's fire power. When we ran out of potatoes, we'd spray rocks with the hair spray to create an am ...more

How To : Coal-roast potatoes wrapped in aluminum

One of the easiest ways to cook potatoes is by simply throwing them on the fire. Okay, you don' want to throw them directly in the flame, but in the coals, it cooks them perfectly. What better time to roast potatoes than when you've got something cooking on a grill or in your ...more

How To : Make a potato gun/bazooka

Bill is in fact an expert in this field and refers to his book. He knows potato guns. So many small and not so small boys and girls would like to make a potato canon or bazooka. This is taken from the Backyard Ballistics book. Not only is this a fun activity, but it also teach ...more

How to Make Indian chana dal : Lentils & vegetables

Maria teaches how to make an Indian chana dal: Lentils & vegetables. Ingredients: ghee (clarified butter), 1 onion (diced), 12 oz. sliced white button mushrooms ((chopped), 2 tsps. salt, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 tsps. fresh ginger root, 2 potatoes (diced), 1 tbsp. garam masala, 1 ...more

How To : Make orange-flavored marshmallows

You cannot get any better or sweeter than truly homemade marshmallows. This video will show you how to make orange-flavored marshmallows for a tangy new twist on an old favorite. Make some s'mores, roast them in front of the fire, and enjoy them in hot chocolate on a drizzly d ...more

How To : Make a Hairspray-Fueled PVC Rocket Cannon

This week, I've been working on a project that sort of takes a spin off an old-style potato gun. Using PVC pipe and the rapid combustion of hairspray, we can launch a rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. As usual for my projects, I tried to use only materials and parts that a ...more

News : Collections Overview

A handy chart I put together so you can see all the collections at one time and decide what to focus on for whatever you may need! Some have boosts as a reward, others give you energy, still others give you items. Check them out! New: Chicken Coop added 6/17/2010 Collectio ...more

How To : Cook Chicken Tinola

Nothing beats eating a meal with soup, especially rice. So here comes my own version of chicken tinola. This one is among the favorite viands on a Filipinos meal, because of its tasty soup and also its meat and vegetable combination saves you time and fuel when cooking. Ingre ...more

How To : Cook a Spanish tortilla

This video explains how to cook a Spanish tortilla. Peel the potatoes and cut into thin round slices. Slice peppers, onion and parsley. Heat frying pan under High-Medium and fry potatoes. Do not allow potatoes to become crisp. Mix eggs in bowl, add cooked potatoes, onions, pep ...more

How To : Roast a pig Hawaiian style

This video shows how to throw a Hawaiian pig roast. Remember, the most important part is to drink while you prep the pig and build the fire. Just do not burn yourself or undercook it. The longer you leave it in the ground, the better it is. Some people have asked for more det ...more

How To : Start a fire without kindling

You don't need a stock pile of kindling to hold the flame and really get your fire started. There are a variety of creative yet effective substitutes. Leftover chips from lunch, an extra toilet paper roll, these are only a few ideas on how to start your next fire. Fire is ess ...more

News : The Plugger

this is called the plugger your going to get a cannon like type thing (something like a potato gun) get a projectile-- stick it in the cannon then get bam or steve o or knoxville to stand like 30 or 40 feet away away from the cannon have their butt hang out and fire the projec ...more

News : Light Fires with Toothpaste

The WonderHowTo Awards winners are in. The votes have been tallied. Despite all of these devastating wild fires, pyromania thrives!! Congratulations to Angel and his toothpaste potato fires for winning the 2008 Weird Science Award!! This fire setting trick rivals MacGyver's ...more

News : Steel wool fire photography - Night shots

Video: . Steel wool fire Photography ©2012 Leave a comment after you watch it, also feel free to like this video. DO NOT TRY THIS AT NARROW SPACES -HIGH DANGER OF FIRE- Steelwool poi photography used 0 size steelwool and a whisker attached to a string in order to help me sp ...more

News : This DIY Passion Fruit Battery Can Power Lasers!

It's been proven over and over that you can make batteries out of fruits and vegetables such as lemons, potatoes, and even apples. Turns out, passion fruit is also acidic enough to power a battery, but Maui Makers member Ryan K decided to take it a step further by adding a las ...more

Trash Talk : 5 Food Scraps You Should Not Be Throwing Away

A few years ago I went hog-wild trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle. I didn't succeed, but the experiment taught me that we throw away things we could—and should—be using more. In ye olde days of our forefathers, people generally used every part of the animal in cooking. ...more

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