Gun Rack

Here’s a super-easy DIY project, especially if you’ve got scrap wood that you’ve been saving for a rainy day.

And, let’s be balanced and remember that a couple of people in this world don’t like bang-bangers but enjoy DIYs just as much. So, for those folks:

  1. Use it as a coat or hat rack.
  2. Hang it as a piece of contemporary art.
  3. Use it to hang your latest picket signs.
  4. Use it as a back-scratcher or as a door mat.
  5. BONUS: For anti-gun folks, hang it & label it as “An Empty Gun Rack”. That’s artsy, not to mention that if you hang it in clear sight from the outside of your dwelling, it might deter a would-be thief…for several reasons.

9 Energy Saving Tips

My personal energy conservation plans involve:

  • Staying toasty in bed as long as possible before the chaos of our little ones is heard throughout the house,
  • Counting to 5 in slow deep breaths upon finding a debris pattern of my tools from unauthorized use, and
  • Taking a Power-Nap in the late afternoon on Christmas & New Year’s Eve so I can accompany my in-laws…they have a tradition of pulling all-nighters: the kids love it, my wife grew up doing this, and as long as I stay up with them past midnight, I remain within the “circle of trust”.

These tips are for your house & provide a great checklist on things you already might have done. You know, redundancy.

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Video: Endless Hot Water without Electricity

The aim of pursuing a self-reliant lifestyle is to incorporate the richness of our natural world into the joys of living…even in our modern age. Comforts of technology should be had in moderation…and in near-zero temperatures, moderation should be had in quantities, as in available hot water off-grid style.

Engineer775 shows us how this can be done à la thermosiphoning technique:

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Rock Flame Bowl

“You’re a pyro at heart.”

My mother recently pulled the grandma card on me after I scolded my son Joshua for playing with fire. She vividly recounted how I “almost burned down the garage and the neighbor’s house” at the very same age as Joshua. She’s right; things could have quickly turned upside down…but thank heaven that I’ve survived & harnessed my fun with flames.

This Rock Flame Bowl is perfect for that cozy get together with friends and family, or an evening all alone sipping cocoa.

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Zip-Tie Bike Tire Studs

I’m handy & have done some pretty cool things with zip ties, but let’s focus on their application in non-human restraint situations…such as not eating the black ice on the asphalt while riding your bike.

So, in the interest of the hardcore DIYers, check this one out & give it a try:

How well do you think this will work?

How well do you think this will work?

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Winter Ear Muffs

My daughters are always looking for things to do with Dad…so I asked Google how to become a super-daddy and do something cute that these little princesses would thoroughly enjoy. Well, here’s what I found & what we’ll be making tonight: Ear Muffs

  1. My wife’s got all the supplies in her crafty stuff;
  2. We don’t have to wait an hour for anything to “set”;
  3. It’s functional & sure to make them smile while spending time together.

Easy DIY Ear Muffs

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