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How To : Repair zippers without tools

Do you have a fashion emergency? Are you out and about and your zipper just gave in? If you have a skirt that is falling apart as you wear it, or are camping and need to fix a sleeping bag at the last minute, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to repair zippers ...more

How To : Play "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script

Learn how to play "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Standard TUning: Intro/Verse 1|------------------------------------------------------------------| 2|----------------------- ...more

How To : 9 Poppin' Uses for Bubble Wrap

If you're like me, you have a secret dream of living in a house completely covered wall-to-wall and carpet-to-carpet in bubble wrap. Until you have enough of that pliable transparent plastic with air-filled bubbles, there are some truly practical things you can do with the lit ...more

How To : Pattern your shotgun

When shooting a shotgun, you don't really have to aim--just point and shoot. Whether you hit what you're shooting at depends on how well you did your homework. "Patterning" your shotgun allows you to choose exactly the right brand of shells, size and type of shot and type of c ...more

How To : Make a sleeping bag from a wool blanket

This video is about making a mummy type sleeping bag or an over bag for a hammock with a woolen blanket. The first task is to make coat rings and hooks. Take a piece of flexible wire and bend it into a ring of diameter 1 3/4 inch or 2 inches with a overlap of about 1 1/2 inche ...more

How To : Set a grommet for backpacking and hiking gear

There's better ways to get the perfect backpacking gear than just going out and buying something that closely resembles what you want, but the only way to customize your gear for your personal taste, is to do it yourself. It's also great when mending and repairing broken hikin ...more

How To : Build your own sleeping bag

Learn how to make your own sleeping bag out of roll insulation. This is a redneck or ghetto way of keeping warm without spending hundreds at REI. The industrial insulation will work better than down. This idea has been employed by homeless people and survivalists alike. Enjoy ...more

How To : Pack a backpack for mountaineering

The video demonstrates how you should pack to be fully equipped and prepared for a backpacking trip that lasts 2-3 days. Gather all of your equipment including clothes, food, water, climbing gear, emergency kit, sleeping back, and more. When you start to pack, you want to make ...more

How To : Keep warm sleeping in the forest

You know your going to have to sleep outside and you don’t know how to stave off the chill of the night. With the right equipment, some layering techniques and a full belly you be sure to get a good nights sleep even if it’s cold out. Don’t let the cold keep you indoors – lea ...more

How To : Put up a tent

In this series of video clips you’ll learn how to set up a tent. Expert Brian Rajchel takes you through the entire process step-by-step, from choosing, clearing and preparing a campsite, assembling the support rods, to pitching or raising the tent, hammering in the tent stakes ...more

How To : Live in your car

Whether you have to move into your car or you want to, there are some bases you need to cover. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to live out of your car. This is also helpful for cross country trips. You Will Need * Pillows * Blankets or a sleeping bag * A cooler * A camp s ...more

How To : Set up a sleeping bags in a tent

Here Charlie will show you how to quickly set up a sleeping bad in a tent. To set up a sleeping bag in a tent, do the following: Decide on which direction you want to sleep in the tent. Remove the sleeping bag from the stuff sack. Lay it out and make sure it doesn't touch the ...more

How To : Pack for mountaineering & backpacking trips

In this tutorial, we learn how to pack for mountaineering and backpacking trips. You will need a large backpack that fits your body, then lay out all of your items in front of you. Place your sleeping bag on the bottom of the backpack first, rolling it up tightly. Next, place ...more

How To : Pack a backpack for a standard hiking trip

In this video David Atkinson guides us through how to pack a backpack for a camping trip. The first step would be to include the bed and breakfast gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad clothes and water)and then we need stone fuel for cooking and cook kit, food, headlamp, toi ...more

How To : Find cheap (or free) places to crash on vacation

Why waste your vacation dollars on pricey hotel rooms when there are cheaper – and sometimes free – alternatives? Watch this video to learn how to find cheap (or free) places to crash on vacation. You Will Need * Friends * Friends of friends * Hostels * Convents and monaster ...more

How To : Pack a backpack for wilderness hiking

This video gives you tips on how to pack your backpack for wilderness hiking. A standard backpack will do just fine. As for the gear, there are a few essential items that you must pack, such as a sleeping bag and a ziploc bag to keep your clothes dry and bowls and spoons. You ...more

Lazy Camping : HowTo Make the Most of the Backyard

A great way to prepare for your first camping trip is to go camping in your backyard. Benefits: You don't have to worry about forgetting anything. You don't have to deal with gross camp bathrooms. You can practice setting up your tent. (As opposed to having to do it after ...more

How To : Wash a sleeping bag

This video will show you how to wash your sleeping bag so you don't damage the delicate fabric and make it last for years. It's definitely recommended to take it to a laundromat, not your home.

News : Down the Commode

Okay, I discovered (while googling a photo for such a thing) AFTER conceiving this idea for this prank that there was actually a mammoth-sized inflatable toilet- that we would need for this skit- shown in the Kate Winslet/Hugh Jackman movie, "Flushed Away" (which I have never ...more

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