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Category Archive: How To

Feb 13

How to Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree 

Did you know that Aspirin is comprised of salicylic acid, which found in high abundance in Willow tree bark? Crazy, huh? If you can find a Willow tree of any kind, you can make an “aspirin” tea. I recommend you don’t go trouncing about other people’s property to harvest the bark. It’d be best if …

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Feb 13

How to Perform CPR on an Adult 

      Source: How to Perform CPR on an Adult #infographic ~ Visualistan

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Feb 13

How To Make Ice Cream In A Mason Jar

As it turns out, the hardest part about making ice cream from scratch without equipment is the mixing. This recipe and technique involve adding your ingredients to a mason jar and then shaking the hell out of it for 2-5 minutes. I would expect the same result could be achieved with an immersion blender, no? It’s …

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Feb 12

How To Build A Bicycle Generator

I have always thought that it would be a great idea to have the stationary bikes at gyms hooked up to a generator of some sort and help power the building while members got a workout. Well, apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Unfortunately, it is a fairly complicated job, at least …

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Feb 11

Homemade Shampoo + Conditioner 

If you’ve been keeping up at all with my DIY posts, you may already know that I have been making EVERYthing I can make myself at home. Adding one DIY product as I drop another store bought one.  Shampoo and conditioner is the one thing I have not found a satisfactory recipe for until now. …

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Feb 10

Two Projects To Spruce Up Your Yard!

Beautiful work, no? The process of constructing the bench and planter above is outlined in the link below in great detail. It looks fairly intermediate to me, though the author insists it’s easy! You be the judge! If you tackle this DIY please post a pic so we can see your work!  Deck Bench and …

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Feb 10

6 Things to Do With Eggshells

Eggs are a staple item in almost any household. You eat them for breakfast, in cakes, in random recipes. Very rarely do you go through a day where eggs aren’t eaten. But if you save the eggshells, you can do many things with them. Here are my 6 favorite things to do with the leftover …

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Feb 09

Hot Rodding a Power Drill Battery

I never thought if opening up the battery pack of any of my cordless power tools…And for good reason; I have no idea what I’m doing! That being said, and a strong disclaimer, if you do not know what you are doing do NOT attempt projects such as these, lithium batteries can be dangerous fire …

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Feb 09

How to Make an Emergency Light Source

When the power has gone out and you can’t see a thing, you have to have an emergency light source. It’s just a necessity. This one is so clever and easy to make.  It not only makes good use of an Altoid’s tin that might otherwise get thrown away, but you can make several of …

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Feb 08

15 Super Fun Dollar Store Valentines 

I’m betting anyone in my generation (X) or older has a bit of nostalgia for the kind of cheap Valentine’s we all used that were about 2 x 3 inches and slipped into a piece of transparent paper folded into a sort of “envelope” and handed out in class to friends. I have NO idea …

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