Outdoors Search Results

How To: How Much Time Do You Spend Indoors and Outdoors? Find Out with This DIY Arduino Tracking Device!

How much time do you spend outside, as opposed to inside? Whether it's because you're working, studying or just have a bunch of errands to run, it may seem like the majority of your day is spent indoors. Ever wondered exactly how much time you spend indoors and outdoors? Now you can, thanks to this DIY Arduino-powered tracking device by Instructables user Gramsky.

How To: Pan for gold outdoors

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to pan for gold outdoors. This is a good excuse to play in the dirt for young kids or even for the whole family. Go to the woods, find a stream that is shallow and the current is not strong. Choose a spot that has roots, because the gold gets in the roots. Scoop up some mud in a deep pan and remove all big stones from it. Then put the pan underwater and stir it. Loosen the mud with your fingers and keep stirring the pan. Gold being ...

How To: Set up a tent when camping outdoors

In order to set up a tent, for a camping trip, you'll need to lay out all of the parts of the tent. Place the poles at the end of the tent. Work on opposite sides. Inserting the pole on both sides. It may be easier with two people. Once you insert the pole, then you'll need to snap it, fastening all the snaps. After you have completed this step, lay the fly over the tent. Snap it in place, in all four corners. Make sure that sides are below the mesh. Now, you can stake the tent. Staking the t...

How To: Use a Vivitar flash for a kicker light outdoors

This video instructs the watcher on how to use the flash of a Vivitar to add light to photos taken outside if a little extra light is needed. Turn the camera on AV mode, choose an ISO setting like 100 or 200, then take a reading, either off the sky or an object. Then use the Vivitar to match up to that setting. Then position your camera off to the side to add a directional light to give the photo detail and kick. Follow the directions in this video to learn a new technique to give your outdoo...

How to Walkthrough Civiballs: Xmas Levels - Outdoors 1-10

Tass has compiled a video showing players a walk through of Civiballs, Christmas Edition, Outdoors. Players are shown how to 'cut' certain strings in order to achieve maximum points and divert the balls and objects into areas at specific timing for the best results. The balls are supposed to land into gift boxes that Santa can then deliver on Christmas. Maneuvering objects in the game such as swings, cannons, slopes, balls, Mr. Yeti and other various obstacles allows the player to customize w...

How To: Build an outdoor fireplace in your yard

There's nothing like spending time outdoors with loved ones. Whether it's a hot summer evening or a coo, brisk spring morning, the outdoors can be a great place. You can enhance your experience with the outdoors, by building yourself something that everybody is sure to love: a fireplace. In this helpful tutorial, you'll be finding out how to build an outdoor fireplace in your yard for those cold winter nights. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Build a DIY outdoor movie theater

Watching movies outdoors is gaining popularity again. If you want to really impress your movie-loving friends at your next party, blow them away by making a backyard outdoor theater at your home. It works great and won't take your whole life to build.

How To: Make a homemade compass for outdoor survival

If you an outdoors man or maybe your planning on going to the woods for a camping trip, then watch this video and use the tutorial to learn how to make your own compass. A compass is a great tool to have in the wilderness and can always lead you in which ever direction you want to go. For this home made compass all you are going to need is a magnet, a cup of water, a piece of foil, and a needle. All you want to do to make this compass is put the piece of foil on top of the water and then put ...

How To: Do an outdoor fat burning workout

Personal fitness coach Yuri Elkaim demonstrates how to do an outdoor fat burning workout. You'll need a rubber exercise band and a tree or a pole for the workout. First, warm up by going for a 5-minute jog. Then do a 30-second squat press. Next, do a 30-second set of pushups. From there, attach the exercise band to a tree, squat into a sitting position and extend the band to you. Do this exercise for 30 seconds. Add a speed skating motion for 30 seconds. Do the four exercises for 30 seconds e...

How To: Record Outdoor Audio

Sometimes, we need to record outdoors for our film making. Perhaps we need an audio clip of a babbling brook, or perhaps just ambient noise. This instructional filmmaking video covers some tips for capturing good sound when shooting outdoors.

How To: Protect food from animals while camping

Getting back to nature can be an incredibly rewarding experience – unless critters come along and ruin it! Here's how to keep your food from being plundered. To keep your food protected while camping out in the great outdoors, try bringing along a cooler, a cloth or nylon sack, a sock, some rope, and sealable, waterproof plastic bags. Keeping your provisions safe will decrease the risk of animal attack, and make your journey out into nature a fun experience.

How To: Build a beautiful cedar log bench using a chainsaw

For the normal woodworker at home, the table saw, router and lathe are the prime tools used for making fine furniture, but when you hit the outdoors, the backwoodsman's tool of trade is the chainsaw. Mastering furniture-making with a chainsaw is the key to being a great woodworker, and in this three-part video, you'll learn the techniques to chainsawing your way to a beautiful log bench.

How To: Build a southern pine garden bench

If you enjoy spending your time outdoors, but hate that you don't have a decent place to sit, this video may be for you. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to build a southern pine garden bench from scratch. It's perfect for the front or backyard and will give you a nice place to sit. When tackling this project, make sure you're careful when working with power tools. So check out the tutorial, be careful, and enjoy!

How To: Splice a loop into the end of a three strand rope

Sometimes when you're camping it's necessary to pitch a little something called a tent after a long trek hiking and exploring the great outdoors. And when you're ready to call it a day, make sure you can do so peacefully without the fear that your tent contraption will fall down on you during the middle of the night.

How To: Bring the outside in by building a mini terrarium

In this video, learn how to build your own mini-terrarium at home and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from inside your own home. This is super easy and only requires items that you probably already have at home, so it's cheap too! Enjoy your little terrarium everyday with help from Elizabeth Gleeson. Elizabeth teaches you how to build a garden inside a soda bottle, aluminum can, wine bottle and jar! Beautiful!

How To: Construct a shelter out of tarp, string, and trees

If you ever find yourself stranded in the woods, then making a shelter is one of your biggest priorities. ITS Tactical created this detailed and approachable video on how to rig a shelter in woods out of only a tarp, a ball of heavy-duty string, and four metal tent-posts, three items that anyone, wilderness inclined or not, should keep in their car at all times. It goes over the necessary knots in great detail, and should make it unnecessary for any of us to sleep unsheltered outdoors again.

How To: Burn mercury thiocyanide, "the rock from Mars"

Students show how mercury thiocyanide or "rock from mars" burns. First and foremost, make sure you are outdoors and with a considerably large space. Spread a non-flammable material over the space you decide to work on and place a small fragment of the mercury thiocyanide in the center. Keeping a respectable distance from the "rock" touch the "rock" with a lighted match. Watch as a substance oozes out from the rock. Make sure that the process has ended or that no movement can be seen from the ...

How To: Swim a proper freestyle

New techniques may improve a swimming pool workout from Masters coach Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno. Before sticking a toe in the water, consider this advice: * Swim in a pool that's at least 20 to 25 yards long; those pools can usually be found at high schools and some gyms. A 50-meter Olympic-size pool is best, but not everyone has access to that. "If you're going to become a lap swimmer," Kirkpatrick-Reno says, "you can't go any shorter or you'll be constantly turning." An outdoor pool is prefera...

Prev Page