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How To: Make Potassium Chlorate from Ordinary Household Bleach and Salt Substitute

If you're not just a chemistry nerd, but also a firearms freak and explosives nut, then this home brew chemistry concoction is just what you need for some cheap homemade potassium chlorate. It's a mixture of potassium, chlorine and oxygen (KClO3) and is used for such things as gun primers, propellents, and explosives (when mixed with the appropriate fuel). And guess what? NurdRage is going to show you the steps for this makeshift potassium chlorate.

How To: Solder electronics the right way

New to soldering? This how-to video answers the questions for these common beginner soldering questions: what is flux? what tip should be used? do solder fumes contain dangerous amounts of lead? why regularly clean and tin the iron tip? Watch this video computer-circuitry tutorial and learn how to solder correctly.

How To: Style a sassy and sophisticated rope braid

In this tutorial, we learn how to style a sassy and sophisticated rope braid. First, you need to brush your hair out and apply hair wax in small amounts to it as you brush your hair back into a ponytail. Use a hair dryer to heat up the wax before you use it to make it easier to apply. After your hair is tied into a ponytail, you will need to part the tail into two different sections. Twist these sections with your fingers, then twist the two sections together. Do this until you reach the tips...

How To: Make homemade Bluegill fish bait

In this tutorial, learn exactly how to make bluegill fish bait at home. This video will display two different recipes for making dough bait. Both of these methods are fairly easy to create and can be made with items in your kitchen. Along with the step by step instruction, you will also be taught why each of these methods works and what their downsides may be. You may feel like you're about to bake a cake with these ingredients but don't worry - that's exactly the idea! Learn how to make this...

How To: Truss a chicken in 2 minutes

To truss a chicken start with a long piece of cotton twine. Place the chicken with the breast up and the legs pointing away from you. Run the twine under the butt of the chicken with equal amounts of twine on each side. Pull the twine between each leg and cross it over the middle. Then wrap the twine around the legs and cross it over again. Pull the twine over the thigh bones and hold it over each of the wings. Flip the chicken over and wrap a knot multiple times to hold the wings in tight. W...

How To: Bake summer savory dog biscuits

This video describes how to bake summer savory dog biscuits. For ingredients you need 2 cups of Keen dog food, 2 cups of warm water, 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup raw ground beef, 1/4 cup of grated raw zucchini, and 2 large eggs. You will bake the recipe at 350 for about 25 minutes. First, mix the dog food with the warm water to make a thick mix. Add in the other ingredients and mix until you have a nice thick batter. With your hands, pat small amounts of dough into biscuits and ...

How To: Make glow sticks with DEP, TCPO, sodium acetate & dye

If you prefer glow sticks over candles during a power outage, then this how-to is for you! Although glow sticks are used as temporary light sources, there are other applications for them. Divers use them for night diving, fisherman use them to catch swordfish, and the military uses them for light markers, along with infrared versions used in conjunction with night vision devices. But with all these handy uses for glow sticks, the most popular is — recreational use, like dancing at raves, some...

How To: Thaw meat and chicken safely

Looking for a fast way to thaw your meat without using the microwave? Thawing meat can be unhealthy if you do it without the proper care. Be safe! Here are two techniques that will give you great thawed meat that will be ready for dinner.

How To: Build a barrel rocket stove

A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood, which is a significant savings for anyone's financial situation.

How To: Multiply Any Number by 11 with a Super Fast Mental Trick

Most of the time, when I’m bored during math class, I play with my calculator to satisfy my boredom. Recently, I've discovered that when multiplying any number by 11, 111, or any number similar to it, that it has a pattern (though I guess everything in math has a pattern). I don't know if this technique is original, because I didn't read anything about this. It's just mere observation. If it’s a tried and true technique, let me know.

How To: Smooth American buttercream using a spatula

American buttercream, made from copious amounts of butter and powdered sugar, forms a particularly thin crust because of the high sugar content, which prevents sticking. American buttercream requires special methods to smooth it out so it lies even on top of a cake, so if you're working with it on your next cake project, check out this video to see how to smooth things out using a spatula.

How To: Create a dramatic Blue Dahlia look by Estee Lauder

Tom Pecheaux, Estee Lauder's new creative director, came to the company with a vision in mind: Bold, more unexpected drops of color for their eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, and glosses. And bold is the only way to describe his Blue Dahlia palette, which is filled with intense electric blues, blacks, and silvers.

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