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  • The Best Place to Find Morel Mushrooms
    Morel mushrooms are edible wild-harvest mushrooms There a half a dozen different types of morels, ranging in color from gray or tan to golden and black. They grow in ...
  • How to Draw a Rabbit Foot
    Many people remember Thumper's quote from "Bambi:" "Eating greens is a special treat They make long ears and great, big feet." When drawing rabbits, the back feet tend to be ...
  • Ideal Wind Speed for Kites
    A variety of conditions determine whether your kite rises to the clouds or crashes down to land Ideal wind speed factors into your success a great deal but varies by kite ...
  • How to Find Your Family Crest, for free
    The term "crest" is used interchangeably with "coat of arms," but there is a difference A crest is a small image on the top of a helmet. Coat of Arms ...
  • How to Play Free Online Chess Against the Computer
    Historians continue to debate the origins of chess Some say it started in China in the second century as a game called "xianggi;" others argue that it started in ...
  • Are Glow Sticks Dangerous?
    Glow sticks are generally safe when used according to the instructions on their packages, but misuse -- such as cutting open a glow stick -- is potentially dangerous Some ...
  • How to Address a Letter to a Senator
    Getting in touch with your senator, either to share your concerns over a location issue, offer congratulations for a job well done or request information on a policy, is ...
  • How to Protect an Egg From a Fall
    Nearly everyone has to complete the “egg drop” test at school or work This activity is more like a contest--participants must create a protective encasement for ...
  • How to Identify Wild Mushrooms in Texas
    Identifying mushrooms in Texas requires essentially the same skills as identifying mushrooms anywhere across the world All you really need is an interest in the flora of your ...
  • Astrological Traits of Each Day of the Week
    Astrological signs are associated with planets and other bodies in the solar system While the signs are associated with specific dates, they are also associated with certain ...
  • How to Build a Solar Cooker for Kids
    One way to bedazzle kids about the utility of science, and to teach about solar energy, is to make a solar cooker for them using household items This is a great science ...
  • What Does a Negative Zero Reading on a Vernier Caliper Mean?
    Vernier calipers are used to measure items with great accuracy Normal measurement units are in centimeters, down to the millimeter engraved along the long arm called the ...
  • How to Put an ALICE Pack Frame Together
    ALICE packs come in three sizes They can be used with or without their component frames. If you've removed your frame or acquired the frame and pack separately, it is ...
  • How to Measure Square Feet
    If you have ever talked to an architect, Realtor or landscaper, then you have heard the term square feet Their livelihood depends on knowing how to measure square feet for ...
  • How to Winterize a Seadoo GTX
    Around the world, jet skiing has emerged as one of the most popular summertime activities As with larger boats, jet skis, wave runners and other personal watercraft have to ...
  • How to Make Gardenia Essential Oil
    Gardenia flowers have a distinctive light scent Harvest the flowers as soon as they begin to open and bloom. Their essential oil is said to have several healing properties. ...
  • Parts of an Umbrella
    Invented more than 3,000 years ago, the simplistic, common-sense design of the umbrella has needed little in the way of improvements and is still in use today as a means of ...
  • How to Install Mods in Sims 3
    Sims 3 is a role playing game that allows you to create characters and guide them throughout their lives There are certain features in the game that are not regularly ...
  • How to Find a Leak in an Inflatable Pool
    During the summer months, an inflatable pool filled with cool water is a reprieve from the hot sun Inflatable pools are very convenient in that they don't take up much space ...
  • Wood Varieties Not to Use for Firewood
    Although burning wood in your fireplace or wood stove can help cut your energy costs, not all wood should be burned as firewood Most natural varieties of wood can be burned ...
  • How Does the Bathroom Work on a Houseboat?
    A bathroom on a houseboat looks similar to a regular house bathroom The difference is that a houseboat has its own water and sewage system. The sink and shower in a houseboat ...
  • How to Break a Master Lock Without a Key
    Master Lock offers a variety of padlocks, U-locks and combination locks The standard way to open the Master Lock is to insert a key into the keyhole and turn it as you would ...
  • Edible Mushrooms That Grow on Dead Trees
    Wild mushrooms are a fungus They frequently grow on the ground, on trees, on fallen logs or on stumps. Some mushrooms help to decay dead wood, others destroy live trees and ...
  • How to Layout a Sewing Room
    A sewing room is every sewer’s dream come true No dragging sewing items out every time anything needs to be repaired or to create something new; it takes the whole ...
  • Parts of a Typewriter and Their Meaning
    Typewriters are mechanical -- sometimes electromechanical -- writing devices They have various designs, but all have keys that you press to leave marks on a sheet of paper or ...
  • Mushroom Field Guide of Michigan
    The Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club identifies nearly 30 species of mushroom native to Michigan Mushrooms are labeled based on their edibility. When foraging for mushrooms, ...
  • How to Tell the Generation of a Ty Beanie Baby Tag
    While the Beanie Baby blitz ended in 1999, the small plush toys are still collectible Identifying which generation your Beanie Baby belongs to requires an examination of its ...
  • How to Salt Cure a Ham
    Country ham is the salty pinkish colored ham that many people think of when they hear the word ham You can buy alternatives to country ham, such as canned ham, but it just ...
  • Winterizing a Johnson Outboard Motor
    Winterizing your Johnson outboard boat motor is an important task that must be performed each year It is particularly important for those who live in a cold climate, where ...
  • How to Sell Your Military Stuff
    If you’re a veteran with loads of impressive military gear, you can consider selling it to make good profit Having served in the military, you will have an idea of how ...