Camping in the rain sucks. It's not enough to deal with your clothes and tent being soaked—it makes starting a fire nearly impossible if you're not carrying waterproof matches. You can buy them pretty much anywhere that sells camping gear, but if you've got regular matches and a candle at home, they're just as easy to make yourself..
For this project, I sacrificed some of my kids' clothes and a can of tuna to make some high-quality fire starter! Here's how to make a great batch of char cloth to add to your emergency survival kit.
Programs that run automatically every time you start your computer can slow down your boot time—or just be plain annoying. Many of these programs are rarely used and don't even need to be running for your computer to function properly. So, if you want to disable these auto-run programs and increase your computer's startup speed, here are a few ways you can do it in the new Windows 8.
For $100 each year (unless you used Faisal's workaround to save yourself twenty bucks), Amazon Prime membership gives you access to all the best that Amazon has to offer. From free 2-day shipping to Prime Instant Video, there's a lot to like about the service.
Adobe Premiere Clip is a great mobile app for users with little to no editing experience. Its automatic editor will sort your clips into a fun video in seconds, leaving you to just choose the music. But what if you're looking for more than automatic settings? What if you want some serious control over your project, from the editing to the way the image looks?
In a survival situation, one of the most vital pieces of gear you can have is a fire starting kit. If you aren't adept at starting fire and want to be prepared for a disaster, watch this video for a guide to assembling a basic waterproof fire starting kit that will start a fire for you in a wide variety of survival situations.
A fire is the second most important thing you need to have in most survival situations, so having a good fire starting kit in your wilderness survival gear is crucial. This video will show you a variety of great fire starting tools you can include in your survival gear and how to use them best. These include tea light candles, waterproof matches, cotton balls, and ingenious combinations thereof.
Charcloth is basically charred cloth (surprisingly enough) that doubles an an excellent tinder source for starting fires. This video will show you how to easily make charcloth out of an old t-shirt, a metal tin, and a fire. Now you'll be able to start fires much more easily at home and in the bush.
It's hard to start learning a new style of dance without someone to show you how the basic steps work. If you like finger tutting and need some help with the basics, this video is here for you. It will teach you all about tracing, starting hand positions, and other basic finger tutting techniques.
This is a SEGA Beijing Olympics 2008 tutorial video on track and field techniques. This is a detailed breakdown of using starting blocks in running short distance sprints like the 100 meter race.
The release of Dwarf Fortress 2010 introduced many great changes to Dwarf Fortress, and this video will bring you up to speed on them. It also covers the beginning of a game, including preparing your dwarves, choosing a fortress site, and getting into caves.
The Hangouts feature of Google+ allows you to interact with and talk to different Google+ users and circles via your webcam. Hangouts is a great way to have a video conference with several different individuals and is similar to the Group Call feature of Skype.
Tinder is difficult to come by in the best of conditions, but in a damp wilderness survival situation finding it can be downright impossible. Enter this video. It will teach you how to make solid fuel fire starters out of cotton balls and candle wax, which you can use to start a fire even in wet conditions.
This is an instructional video on how to put together a fire starting kit. The kit includes everything from a lighter to fatwood. The second video in this sequence will show you how to use the items detailed in the fire starting kit.
When starting out in Minecraft, the first thing you focus on is creating a shelter to seal yourself into to make it through the first night without getting eaten by a zombie or shot to death by a skeleton. But if you want something a little more conventional, try building a house to start in instead of a hole in a hillside! In this video you will get a quick walkthrough of building the house with a working door and a roof.
This video will show you how you can trace IP address or websites to a specific location using Windows command functions.
One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools. Invest in the basic tools and you'll be prepared for just about any car malfunction you can think of. These tutorials will help get you on your way, as long ...
This is a short video to help in identifying a fatwood stump. Fatwood is what happens when a tree dies a sudden death, and the roots continue sending resin to the rest of the tree, which creates resin-rich fire starting fatwood.
This video lesson will show you how to breastfeed when you are just starting out. Breastfeeding offers babies and mothers remarkable health benefits that are lifelong. A new born baby is ready to breastfeed. But, it may not come naturally to all babies. A baby is born well fed, but, it is a good idea to bring the baby to the mother’s breast as soon as she is born. This will help the baby to connect with the taste and smell easily. A mother’s breast should be the first thing to reach a baby’s ...
The battery in your car is more important now than ever before. If yours is dead, not much of your car will work. Watch this video to learn some easy way to inspect and maintain your battery to make sure it works great for as long as possible.
If your car cranks and won't start, you may need to put some fresh fuel in it. Rather than push the car inside, why not construct an external fuel tank and pump system for fixing the car in the field? This video will show you how to do it.
This is a short video showing what tinder fungus is, what to look for, and how it is used. Tinder fungus is nice to have because it does not combust quickly, but rather smolder for a long time.
This video weaving tutorial shows how to start a rug using the half hitch knot/stitch. It's the easiest way to start a rug. The start is very strong too, as strong as a braided start, and much stronger than a chain stitch start. Watch this instructional video series and learn how to weave a toothbrush rug starting with a half hitch stitch.
Check out this instructional video and learn how to start your crosses(two-piece) with a starting knot when stringing your tennis racket. Once you have your first cross in, you need to find where your starting knot is going to go. Whichever starting knot you choose, you need to pull it tight from both sides to make the knot as bulky and tight as possible.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to start your crosses(two-piece) with a starting clamp when stringing your tennis racket. Keep in mind that when you get to the other side where the knot's going to be, make sure that there's enough string sticking out to get through your tension head and then clamp it on the outside with the starting clamp.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tie a standard starting knot. As the name suggests, this knot is used for starting off your crosses and can withstand direct tension. It's not something your want to use for the end of your mains or crosses on the racket.
How to find the proper starting point on the approach. Pick up some bowling tips and tricks to improve your game, whether you are a beginner or a competitive bowler in a bowling league. Learn how to find the proper starting position with this bowling video.
Watch this horticulture tutorial video that explains how to use aeroponic starting systems for marijuana growth. The system works by spraying water through all of its jets. Made by Vita Grow, three basic nutrients are used. Check out this award winning video that will help you grow your own marijuana plant starting with hydro and rooting in 8 days. Whatever you may call it - the icky sticky, ganja, reefer, cannabis, pot, weed or maryjane, this marijuana growing video will help you cultivate y...
Check out this instructional video and learn how to use a generic around the world pattern on your tennis racket. This stringing pattern does not require a starting clamp. Once your mains are done, you'll want to count your crosses and you can determine where to go from there.
In this tutorial, we learn how to scrunch your hair by starting with braids. To start, you will first need to get your hair damp. Then, you will braid your hair one each side of your head so you have two braids. Tie it off with a hair band and then go to sleep and leave the hair like this. When you wake up, take your hair out of the braids. Then, you will spray in hair spray to your hair and scrunch it up with your hands. When finished, you will have beautiful wavy hair perfect for a casual d...
You don't have to start your first night hiding in a cave on Minecraft! This tutorial shows you how you can get started on your first night in Minecraft by building an easy, zombie proof shelter that will help you survive your first few nights.
Need some help choosing between the various free blogging platforms available? Well, you're in luck, as this video is designed specifically to help you to do just that. For specifics, and to get on your way to creating your own personal blog, watch this helpful video guide from the folks at Mahalo.
It is alway important to focus on our body when practicing yoga. But the truth is that we can't always do that. This how-to video has a yoga breathing routine that will help you to tune in and relax at your next yoga session.
This is a very quick and simple tutorial on how to shave using a disposable razor bought from a store. You have to begin by taking whatever kind of shaving cream you have and applying it to the area you want to shave. In this video tutorial, it will be applied to the lower face for a clean and neat shave. When applying the shaving cream make sure to rub it in completely and make it a nice thick lather and then turn on the hot water on your sink. Run the blade under hot water until the blade i...
In Star Trek Online, not only do you play an individual character, you can also play your own ship while on space missions! And just as the characters are customizable, so are the ships! This tutorial shows you how to customize your ship to get it just the way you want it.
Susie Henderson, owner of Auntie's Beads, explains how to be successful in the bead industry. Learn how to make up business cards, get the business name out there, display the product, have the product ready, and how to present the product nicely. Watch this instructional video series and follow along to pick up these great business tips.
When starting seeds you can take an overly complicated approach or keep it simple. Watch this how to video and learn easy it is to grow your own food by learning how start your own seeds. Use organic starting mix, yogurt cups, and your favorite seed to get your garden going.
Get creative with your cartoons and try drawing them from their own root words like in this example, which draws a boy cartoon character using the word "boy" as a starting point. Not much to it, but we'd like to see you try drawing a girl using "girl" as foundation!
Shred Betties demonstrates crocheting a double crochet stitch into the starting loop for making a beanie step by step. It's as easy as simple math! You'll need the following: crochet hook, yarn. To have 3 loops on your hook: insert hook in top loop of the chain, yarn over, insert in the big loop, yarn over and pull yarn through big loop. Pull yarn through 2 loops on your hook so there will be 2 loops left on the hook. Yarn over and pull yarn through the 2 loops remaining on the hook. This com...
If you've been dating for a while and have finally met someone you want to have a serious relationship with, congratulations. The only problem is now you have to break it off with the other people that you've been dating. Fortunately, this video will teach you how to do just that.