So buddy of mine had an issue with a loose battery terminal. He spoke to the the guy at the part shop. He said the part could only be got from the dealership, and the new terminal was going to cost upwards of 30 bucks.Who has that kind of money? I got him fixed up for just a penny. Car starts first time every time.
This is a ‘one of a kind’ camper . Forget trailers, forget sleeping on the ground. Check out Mike Browne’s Penthouse Tenthouse. After you take the cover off it folds out into an 8’ by 6’ tent with tons of storage room underneath.
The back flips up for easy access and it can easily double as an extra room for any relatives that you don't want inside your home. And the best part – it’s light weight and easy to fix ------ with the Handyman’s Secret Weapon.
Need to trim a bush or tree, but your hedge clippers aren't quite long enough? It's nothing some old curtain rods and some handyman ingenuity can't solve.
With this setup, you can easily double your reach, making all that straining and standing on tip-toe a thing of the past.
Buy a fire log (Duraflame or similar), book matches (preferably waterproof) and snack-size Ziploc bags. Cut the fire log like a loaf of bread (about an inch or so thick) cut each slice into fours. Put four pieces and a book of matches per Ziploc bag to make fire kits. It's as simple as you can get.
Put a kit or two or three in with camping gear, trunk of your car, saddlebags of your motorcycle, on your snowmobile or 4 wheeler etc. Will keep for a couple years at least. A duraflame log costs about $5 and will yield about 48 mini-firestarters that will burn plenty long enough to get a good fire going (about 10 to 15 minutes). Even if it gets wet, it will burn. It's easily replenished if you're on a trek (just about any store will have all the ingredients) and all the prep work you need is done with a knife (try that with egg cartons, melted wax and sawdust). I've been doing this for years, it's easy, cheap, handy and it's never failed me.
Knowing how to start a fire from scratch is always good, but what if you're in an area that doesn't have much for kindling and such. If it's wet or you need to get a fire going quick, you may be up sh!# creek!- why assume it's going to be perfect conditions when you need a fire? I've seen the dryer lint thing a few times too (which really does work well), and if you save enough of it, it will do the trick, unless it gets damp. It also doesn't burn very long. If your wood is damp, you may run out of lint before you get a good fire going.
Seeing is believing.
Closer than you'd ever wanna get.
A homemade knife.
And one for the other hand. Nice work J, one of America's last blacksmiths.