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are capri sun pouches UV resistant?

after reading the capri sun welding instructable i was thinking of making an outdoor tarp out of them to cover my lawnmowers. maybe even putting it on the roof in summer to reflect heat and reduce cooling costs. my kids love these things so i have a lot of them.

Question by dannemillerd    |  last reply


how do you make a cosmetic pouch?

I am looking to make a small bag or cosmetic pouch with a lining.  It has a fold over flap with a velcro closure.  i have a sample that I am trying to recreated, but am having difficulty.

Question by mitchp58    |  last reply


how to make tobacco pouch for rolling cigarettes?

 For any smokers who roll their own ciaretes. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to makes a pouch to hold tobacco, complete with a pocket to hold papers and possibly filters. I've seen these made with laminated magazines and stuff but the logistics are way over my heard...thanks!HOw do I do this??? HI

Question by ctrotman    |  last reply


how to close/ seal capri sun pouch straw hole ?

Hi there, I'm interested in creating some of the projects reusing capri sun pouches but would like to know if there is a need to close/ seal the straw hole on the pouch. I was wondering if water or dust will go in it once the pouches are sewn together.  Thanking you for the response, Mina.

Question by lascalecasmunoz    |  last reply


Can magnets in a cell phone pouch damage the phone? Answered

I had a Samsung flip-phone which I kept in a leather belt pouch with a magnetic flap closure. For the first 18 months, the phone was fine. Then it started rejecting calls when I removed it from the pouch to answer it, not every time, but once in awhile. I assumed that I was accidentally touching the Reject button. This kept happening more and more frequently, even after I started being very careful not to touch any of the controls. Finally, it started rejecting the calls when I lifted the flap of the pouch, without touching the phone at all. That's when I got a new phone. Throughout all of this, it worked just fine for outgoing calls, and sometimes even for incoming calls if the phone was not in the pouch when the call came in. As I said, I have a new phone now, and I still have the pouch but I'm kind of afraid to put the phone in it. Has anyone heard of phones being messed up in this way by magnetic-closure pouches before? All I find on Google is complaints about signal interference on the iPhone.

Question by RavingMadStudios    |  last reply


Pouch for 5-6 mobile chargers and usb cables for mobiles?

Travel from Asia to uk scandinavia so I will need space for electrisity adapter plug as well

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Need your input on the acceptability of posting a medical device ible

 I am a new member but an old reader.  If websites were worlds Instructables would be my home planet. I have plans for ibles that center around stuff I make for my small farm and old house; my kid calls it The Things My Mother Finds In Other's People's Trash.  No problem there.  My editor (I do a little no-big-deal writing) told me I should make an ible about ostomy care as it's something I deal with daily since I underwent a total colectomy and nephrectomy from cancer.  By the way, if anybody happens to post an ible for a replacement kidney...  I wanted to post some ibles about different ways to cut the wafers, the part the pouch attaches to, to accomodate different body types, how to make the process so simple you can take care of it in a few seconds with a bit of privacy, how to easily and thoroughly empty the pouch, which for ileostomy patients is a 12 or more times a day;  modify underwear instead of buying special $55 a pair "ostomy wear" and most important, how to CLEAN AND REUSE those pouches that come twenty to a box (that's a MONTHS supply), cost over $100 after insurance, and are supposed to be worn DIRTY and then thrown away in the vast sea of plastic, a biohazard and a weight on the earth. I realized that although my ideas are kind of no-brainer simple, the subject might attract really brilliant people who could offer better ideas and designs.  Before I went forward with my postings though I wanted to check with you all and ensure that the subject matter would not be so gross or offensive to the community that it caused a problem.  I'm so conflicted about it myself except when I get mad about it that I didn't feel I could trust my judgement. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my long ramble here and any advice you would like to render. Thank you so much!

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How do you make a proper Trebuchet sling?

My group is doing a Trebuchet for Engineering class and we've built it and it's ready to go. But it's missing the sling. I've tried making a sling but I feel I've been doing it completely wrong. Because the projectile (wooden ball) would either hit flat on the ground or never release. I'm also confused as to how the sling works, I realize one end is tied to the arm and another is free floating and unhooks and releases the projectile, but how exactly should you do this? Is there any good tutorials that don't leave out details, or at least explain it a little better? Any help is greatly appreciated and will prevent us from failing.

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Can the containers and pouches of silica gel in pill bottles, new bags and the like, be used to make glass? Answered

What physical setup would be required if this is possible? Please advise, and thank you in advance.

Question by von rad    |  last reply


what slingshot do you have?

What slingshot do you have? post your slingshots here

Topic by sharlston    |  last reply


Sugar gliders?

Hi all, Does anyone else keep sugar gliders? I have 3 and make a lot of my own pouches, bonding pouches (as shown below) and toys out of coconuts, piñatas etc.  Are these things that would be of use to anyone as a tutorial? I think ferrets and rats would use pouches too, but the patterns would have to be bigger. Piñatas would work though. Any thoughts? One of my friends did say that she would use my Batpouch as a clutch bag, so maybe I should post them anyway.  LMAO :D

Topic by cakesprite    |  last reply


internal bleeding brain cake

How do i make the pouch that holds the blood syrup in the middle

Question by Tatyana  


Paracord phone case?

I want to weave a paracord sheet, roughly about 120mm x 210mm. How mush paracord will I need? Also, the paracord will be white in colour. I will also line the paracord sheet with fabric with a design on it. The design face will come back on itself to form a pouch and the excess will form a 'lid'. When the sheet comes back on itself, i will join the sides together with elastic material. Also, I will laser cut on black acrylic an android robot, which will sit on a face of the case. How do you find my design?

Question by knektek    |  last reply


Can you suggest ideas for recycling leather from a broken recliner? More imaginative than belts, purses or pouches.

It seems a terrible waste of quality leather to just trash this chair. Can you help with creative uses of the leather pieces I could salvage?

Question by febert    |  last reply


Where to place an HPA paintball tank on ur gear?

I am new to paintball and i just recently purchased an HPA 3000 psi/72 ci air tank. I have a remote line due to the shear weight of the tank and stress on the valve threads of the gun. I do not wear a pod belt as i have chest mounted pods. I would like to know what best spot to where such a size tank is. I am thinking a belt with a pouch on it facing side ways toward my gun arm. Any ideas on the best postion? (I have a tailor that will make me a custom belt/strap or w/e for it plus the pouch so shape is not a factor)

Question by trf    |  last reply


Fix a Broken Key

Here's an interesting way to fix a key when the plastic loop on top breaks. It's a mini pouch with a key ring that the key can go into.I probably would've just epoxied a key ring to it, but this looks a lot nicer, that's for sure. Broken Key Fix via CRAFT

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


COMING SOON to Nicker987's instructables page.

These are just some of my latest i am thinking about putting on Instructables. Enjoy and leave comments for me to improve or revise. Im only 12 so go easy for now lol.First one:Mini traffic light that can be used as decoration or put in a locker. Just a fun design.Materials:Red, green, and yellow LEDmomentary switch9 volt9 volt clipand some electrical taperesistor (i used 680 ohms)Second one:Slingshot. Me and my friend put this bad boy together one weekend. It fires over 300 feet with proper ammo. At the moment i am testing out metal nuts, washers, and metal balls i got from my bro as ammo. THE POUCH SUCKS. I NEED NEW SUGGESTIONS.Materials:2 pieces of plywood approximately 2" by 22".Screw and nutLARGE rubber bands (or tie some together like i did cuz i ran out of big ones)and a microfiber cloth for the pouch. I am completely open to new ideas for a pouch because i don't really like it myself.Third one:Skewer Shooter. I modified this off of my old one. This one has improved barrels and can shoot more accurately.Materials:Bic penrubber bandduct tape.SORRY FOR CRAPPY PICS I WILL FIX IT NEXT TIME.

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Help identifying an unknown object?

Any idea what these are? I think they’re from a surveyor possibly around the 1950-60’s but not certain what they are. They’re appear to be made of plastic or lexan and don’t appear to have any optical qualities. The three pieces are concentric in size and have a goove on one side. They came in the leather pouch shown in the photo. Thanks in advance!

Question by ericdube  


phone covers by the thousands------------What can I do with them?

We have phone covers in a variety of colours -------leather pouches with a clear insert and also plastic clip on covers in a multitude of patterns. Our kids insist they are too dated now, but I hate to throw anything away. We inherited them when we repossessed a shop and cant even give them away !

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Another Question (Sigh)

Does anyone know why a tweeter in "my" speaker would cut out at high volume? It's a problem with my left speaker where when I turn it up past -16db the tweeter cuts off randomly, while the rest of the speaker is still keeping up, I know it's not the stereo. Is the tweeter pouched or is one of the caps on the filter board inside screwed? -Punk

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply


Download won't include all steps/info

When i tried to download the following Instructables: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backpack/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw-For-Makers/ both by the same author I did get a great deal of the information.  But I get nowhere near all of the info. I get virtually none of the pictures.  I have downloaded many instructables and I always get the complete package. I am a pro member. Below are some of the step-by-step instructions from the first one mentioned. Note the virtually total lack of instructions; Step 14: Attaching the front pouches This step covers attaching the front pouches and lower clip to the front pocket fabric. Attaching the lower clip Step 15: Adding the zipper pocket Adding a zipper and installing the inside pocket Step 16: Attaching the lower strap pieces Attaching the lower strap triangles Can you fix these so they can be downloaded? I use Windows 7 and Google Chrome. Your help is greatly appreciated, Paul Granger - grangerknives

Topic by grangerknives    |  last reply


Not a bug -- Direct copy of my website page on Instructable

I just found this page on Instructables whose text is a direct copy from my website.The Instructable page is https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Unpadded-Native-style-baby-pouch--or-sl/My page is http://crafts.sleepingbaby.net/tubesling.htmlThe user who "contributed" it is no longer an active member, apparently. Her pictures were decent, but I would like attribution for my work if possible.

Topic by JanAndrea    |  last reply


Airsoft Equipment? Answered

Hey guys, I have an upcoming air soft field game coming up and was wondering what other gear I should get and what i should use. As of right now I have: Echo1 Tactical M4 Red Dot/Flip Up/Carry Handle Sight Grenade Launcher/Bi pod/Fore grip Secondary Gas Blow-back M1911 Modded Spring shotgun Rpg Tactical Gear Camo Shirt Pants Mag pouch Holster Gloves Boots Tactical Backpack

Question by KnexFreak360    |  last reply


Easy Chocolate Truffles, Mother's Day Ideas, Sew a Custom Bag

  Easy Chocolate Truffles Mother's Day Ideas Sew a Custom Bag Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers No Sew Duct Tape Pouch Double Chocolate Cheesecake Make Bath Bombs DIY Faux Pearl Necklace Waterproof Tablecloth Apron Sewing Spa Slippers Cook an Impressive Meal Kids Wall Art Paper Bead Bracelet Hands-Free Book Pillow Gifts for Women

Topic by randofo  


Usb Lunchbox cooler\ cooling device

Is there a better way to do this? I was thinking of this , instead of taking your lunchbag to the fridge at work to have the lunch theives scavange it, Have a USB Cooling Lunchbag. I made a prototype but am missing the Peltier unit. Go straight from home to your desk, and keep your lunch cool the whole time instead of a hard cooler. Then unplug it from your usb port and tuck the cables in the pouch, an go. can someone tackle this ?

Topic by yogadude    |  last reply


Airsoft Equipment?

Hey guys, I have an upcoming air soft field game coming up and was wondering what other gear I should get and what i should use. As of right now I have:     Echo1 Tactical M4     Red Dot/Flip Up/Carry Handle Sight     Grenade Launcher/Bi pod/Fore grip Secondary     Gas Blow-back M1911     Modded Spring shotgun     Rpg Tactical Gear     Camo Shirt Pants     Mag pouch     Holster     Gloves     Boots     Tactical Backpack

Topic by KnexFreak360    |  last reply


How do I shorten a cable meant to give me more range for a USB device such as a wireless mouse?

I have a 3 foot cord that I can use to extend the placement of a USB device such as a Flash drive. It's in a tape pouch, taped to the lid of my computer. I want to know how I can shorten the length of the cord so I can just leave the flashdrive on the computer, and decrease the risk of losing my flashdrive. without shortening it, it will be far too long and bulky. Thanks

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(newsletter) Wireless Power, Bike-Powered USB Charger, 6 Cent Throwie...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Get the LED Out! Contest - New contest! Enter any Instructable that involves LEDs and win some amazing lights from Monkeylectric! Mother's Day Contest - Closes for entries on Sunday! Make something special for Mom and win a sewing machine from Singer! Vote for the entries in the Earthjustice United States of Efficiency Contest to help decide who will win a MacBook Pro! Vote now!Help the Robot travel in our Cutout Contest. Post your photos and get a patch!Become a fan of Instructables on Facebook and get updates from the Robot. Laptop Bubble Stand Charge any USB Device with Your Bike Build a Woodworker's Workbench Pie in a Jar Make it glow, and win Monkeylectric lights! Closes for entries this Sunday! Wireless Power Web Based Water Metering 3D Anamorphic Street Art The LED Lightbulb Felt eeePC / netbook Pouch for $8 3D-Printed Combination Lock Make a Diamond Engagement Ring Make a Solar iPod/iPhone Charger Get outside! Vote for your favorites! No-Sew Duct Tape Zipper Pouch Portable 12V 17 Watt Wind Generator 6 Cent LED Throwie Urban Prospecting Detector Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus  


Beaded 3D Halloween Witch Charm with tutorial!

Hi all,I'm already beading ahead for Halloween and also just completed this 3D Beaded Halloween Witch Charm Tutorial to share.I made this witch charm last Halloween but just managed to find time to draw out the tutorial now.I have hung it on my phone, bag and pouch as a charm.It is basicly created with the right angle weave beading technique but combines a little knowledge on jewelry making as you will need to know how to curl eyepins to put the piece together.Here's the free tutorial link: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/september.htmlSee more of my Halloween creations at: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/halloween_specials.htmlThanks for looking!

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I have some questions about "Zip Lock Bags"

I'm very new to zip lock bags and pouches and just found them in my area. I've read that they can be used to package cut vegetables, soup and eatables for long. I want to ask, if I put any kind of food items in them, and do not refrigerate, can the food items stay fresh even for a month? What if I prepare rice and pack it in a zip lock bag? Would it be fresh and eat-able when I open the bag, say after a few weeks? Can these bags also be used to heat food? Don't they catch fire? Just some questions I couldn't get answers for. Thanks to everyone who replies and also to everyone who doesn't :) RS

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Oil Rag/Red Rag Ideas? Other uses?

Long story short, i recently came in to a pile of clean rags that mechanics use to wipe oil from their hands and tools. I posted a link below to reference this item if anyone is not familiar.  I dont have any use for these rags but the simple cloth squares have been surged and would do well as a handkerchief (Cloth tissue or napkin) is they weren't so rough. I want to open up the topic to everyone and see if anyone has ideas for alternative uses.. i made a small pouch from one already but other then that i haven't got any more ideas. Sorry, not trying to promote this store but these are the rags i have now. http://ragdepot.net/1000-red-shop-.html

Topic by Exhumer    |  last reply


Video game themed projects

I absolutely LOVE mario, pac man, and katamari! So here are a few pics of things I have made for myself and others. I also wanted to know what you guys have made in relation to video game characters!! It seems like everyone is so talented on here and I am just curious !x_Xpac man blanket 72 X 60 all made from fleecepac man beanie for my friendpac man "potholder" lol. in reality it would freakin burn your hand!crocheted katamari (please note that the pattern for this guy came from anapaulaoli)katamari pouchknitted tam with mario from his paper mario daysmario in a boot that was cross stitchedknitted beanie with my favorite character, shyguy =)and a little felt katamari pin

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how to make a 8 strand round braid that creates a pattern and takes very little skill, time, and string?

I was wanting to make a sling (David and Goliath), but this time i wanted to make it with and 8 strand braid. i want a sling around 30 inches (measured from center of the pouch to the end of the cord). which leaves me with about 29 inches of braid each, 29 x 2 (the 2 cords) = 58 inches of braid. 58inches x 8 (number of strands) equals (*grabs calculator) 464 inches. going like this only gives me 8 strands laid side by side, not braided. i'm willing to spend 525 inches on the braid max. anyone know a good one?P.S. i already have seen kiteman's 8 and 16 strand braid. this is not what i'm looking for, i would rather do a hand braid. weird preference but...

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Really, really basic question about resisters Answered

I am building a battery pack out of pouch LiFePO4 pouches 180Ah, 12V charged from a solar charger at 50A. I have an Arduino with ethernet which I am using to monitor it and I'm assembling the circuit board. 2 current measuring boards (1 for charge, 1 for load) and 2 voltage splitters to drop the 12-15V down to the Arduino's 5V max analog in.It's these voltage splitters that I'm puzzled by. The recommendation is to use the lowest resistance to give the results you're looking for. So if I have 12V in, R1, R2, Gnd and R1 and R2 are low value resistors, what's the difference between this and a short? Do resisters limit the current, too?Just trying to figure it out before I start frying components.Mike.Edit: I was a little vague as to the setup. I am fitting out a van for full-time living. This has the LiFePO4 power pack which ranges from 12-15V and a 50A MPPT solar charger. Within the battery's housing, I have an Arduino which is tasked with monitoring what's going on with the power system and sending the status across the network via an Ethernet connection. It should make monitoring it a lot easier than digging it out, opening it up and connecting a multimeter to it! If the current gets too high (or the smoke detector kicks in or the temperature gets too high or something on the network tells it to) then the Arduino can isolate the battery.The current on both the load and the charge lines can be monitored with small current-voltage boards across the ground lines so no problem there. I would like to be able to monitor the voltage in both the battery and the charger so it's really down to converting the 12-15V of the power system down to the 0-5V for the analog pins. Lopping off 10V would be ideal but scaling it with a voltage divider/splitter seems to be how it's done.As you may have gathered, I've been more of a software person and I'm having to learn electronics by finding problems, using my 30-year-old high school physics to figure out what I don't know, looking it up and then either trying it or figuring out what I'm missing.

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Brain Storming: What can I do with this tract ?

I have, available to me, tracts of plastic that resemble lighting tracks that hold those lights you can move from area to area, hung from the ceiling. Their are, however; made of a fairly thin plastic, with a recycle 6 on them (our locals do not take #6's). They are a little flexible, but not overly so. They have a notch/tab at each end, faced in the same direction (allowing what is on the tract, to come off one end but not the other). Another description of them might be that they look similar to those metal tracks used to hold sockets in a row (for those that have seen them), only made from translucent plastic. I now have Pictures posted below,. What can these be used for? They throw away about 6-20 of them A DAY. The tracts once held little packets of tea or coffee pouches that have a plastic T top in them (like the packets pictured)

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Solar powered cell phone charger case hack

After finding solar chargers and DYI solar videos I had an idea... I'm getting an HTC Evo soon. This phone has a lot of screen real estate. It's going to require a decent sized hip case. Why can't I slap a couple solar panels on the outside of the case with a small USB cable plugged into the phone while it's resting on my belt? I want to take advantage of the size of this thing and have my own hacked solar case. So here's my idea. I want to grab a couple panels out of some all-weather garden lights. Mount two solar panels to the outside of a good case when I find the right one. Then add a 5V regulator wired to a mini-USB plug. When I put my phone in it's pouch I could just plug the end of the short wire into the phone to charge it, or at least help it keep a charge while I'm out and about without having to worry about carrying around a solar kit to pull out and pay attention to. The reason I need advice. I don't know much of anything about solar panels other than what I've heard in other DYI tutorials. I'm not an electrician so I don't know much about the power requirements of the phone outside of standard USB voltage. What would I need for amperage requirements? Is a 5V regulator enough to ensure no damage to the phone? The phone will only pull as much amperage as it needs as far as I understand it. Will the phone safely stop charging when it's full or will I blow up my battery? I know they make cases for iPhones like this for $80+. I think I can build one for ~$20 save for the actual case itself. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks *EDIT: A little bit of clarification on my project. I've looked at a lot of other Instructable projects as well as ones all over Google. I've got a lot of good info from them, and I know I *can* do this, but because I'm trying to charge such an expensive device I want to make sure I have every little detail worked out. I've read warnings about issues with part of a solar cell being in the shade (wasn't detailed on why). With my scope of electrical understanding, I would feel comfortable following these guides if I was doing the exact same project with the same amount of panels, but I'm going to have to change things up a little bit mainly due to space and weight constraints since this is going to be mounted on my hip. The biggest requirement here is that the panels produce enough power to charge a USB device without having to trickle charge a separate battery first. I won't have the space on my cell phone pouch for an extra mounted battery. The entirety of this device should be no more than the pouch itself, one or two solar panels and a few wires. The main concern here is getting the amperage I need to charge the phone faster than it drains with only one or two panels.  I'm not looking for step by step instruction here, just a bit of advice from someone who knows a thing or two about PV to give me some tips on solar panel size and power. Also any safety precautions I need to take to keep from causing electrical damage to my phone.

Topic by HittingSmoke    |  last reply


MRE Heaters

When I was younger, we played with the heating packets from MRE's (Meals, Ready to Eat - Military field meals). My favorite thing to do was to put a pouch inside a plastic container (with a screw-on lid), add water, tighten the top, and wait for the large boom. Here's my question: The heaters release moderate amounts of hydrogen gas once water is added. Of course, with an enclosed container, it will quickly reach pressures adequate to blow a bottle apart (wear eye-wear). But once I joined the military we would add a flame source, so we could see just how large the blast was. I wasn't so sure that flame would actually add anything to the gas explosion. They were sure of it. Is anyone aware if: The presence of flammable gas (exploding from a plastic bottle) with an external ignition source would increase the blast? Or maybe just add another factor to it? I'm sure somebody knows. Every once in a while, though I've been out of the military for about 4 years now, I still find it surfacing from my friends. Just curious.

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Nepheron

My skills include: Fine woodworking, glassworking,basic electrical theory, resin casting, upcycling, metal smithing, photovoltaics, carving What I'd like to make for someone: There is nothing I won't make! I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): All sizes I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yes! What I like : miniature things, beads, trinkets, pirates, James Cameron's AVATAR, survival equipment, Maori culture, ancient/primitive craftswork, sailboats, paracord, bugs, solar power, glow in the dark stuff, steampunk. What I don't like : Paper mache! Clowns! Taxidermy! I absolutely can't have: Wheat flour Type of thing I'd love to receive: Something made of paracord, a small pouch, a hackysack, a ship-in-a-bottle, anything that will fit in the palm of your hand. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Confirmed!

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Switch To Battery Power When Mains Power Is Lost ?

Go-to-War Gear--such catchy hypothetical stuff writes well, but it can turn real all too fast. I have acquaintances in Houston who had less than an hour to leave their homes before the floodwaters overtook them. They had just enough time to throw their important papers into the dishwasher (a handy dry spot for important stuff in a flood), grab their kids, and head for high ground. The recent CaliforniaThe Hunting Shack offers both .45 Colt and .45 Schofield loads (left). Ramshorn gripped STI Texican and Texas Longhorn Arms No. 5 were used for testing both the .45 Colt and the shorter .45 Schofield ammunition. wildfires typically covered 100 meters in 3 seconds. Do you really have what you need to grab and go? Even in America, you can go from full stop to life-threatening crisis in moments.A Proper Foundation: You can measure a man by his boots. I burned through several sets during my time in uniform. My favorite pair of combat boots is more comfortable than house slippers. Combat-proven features make them rugged. Speed laces keep them fast.I wear boots every time I fly. The speed laces let me get into and out of them easily for the obligatory TSA assessment. Keeping the best insoles for standing all day maintained and the drainage vents clear ensure they're comfortable.Air travel is not as much fun as it was once, but an airplane cabin is comfortable enough. Now imagine that same space upside down, dark, and populated with jagged metal, screaming hysterical passengers, fire, and worse. Never remove your footwear in an airplane.Whether the threat is a wildfire, hurricane, tornado, or civil unrest, you will always need proper footwear. Keep your favorite pair of broken-in boots right next to your bugout bag. Think it through and have something similar for each member of your family. Anything built on a faulty foundation can ultimately fail. If you have to move in a hurry that foundation is a good pair of boots.A Proper Bag: A Bugout Bag is pretty stupid without a decent bag. I have a nice utility pack I picked up at our local Walmart for next to nothing. It is lightweight and serviceable enough. However, mygo-to-warbag is a Brazos concealed carry pack from Flying Circle Gear. It's the best I've ever seen.For starters, everything about the Brazos bag is just a little bit heavier than everybody else's. The stitching is more rugged, the material is more substantial, and the zippers are of the big beefy sort. Additionally, the bag is exceptionally well imagined.There are two spacious center compartments large enough to manage a laptop. A small top pocket packs your wallet and incidentals and includes a hidden ID card holder. There is an integral hydration pouch along with four zippered pouches on the sides and a larger version on the front.The outside of the bag is festooned with MOLLE webbing. Thread a pair of ammo pouches in place for your shades or spare reading glasses. They can even carry ammo in a pinch. I can and have lived out of mine for extended periods while travelling, camping, or hiking.The handiest feature on my Brazos bag is the hidden "pass-through" pocket on the back. This discreet compartment is zipper-accessible from either side and is the perfect size to manage a decent gun. Open both sides and you can slide the pack over the handle of a rolling suitcase. Drop in a soft body armor panel and wear the pack backwards and you have an improvised tactical vest.

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K'NEX war log entry 3

Sorry, i forgot last weeks. 10/18/09 The KI army has gotten fiercer.  A lot fiercer. They are building MASS amounts of guns. They hire outsiders such as people who never heard of K'NEX guns, but heard of K'NEX. I think it is because they have such a small army. I have switched my BR-18 to a BR8 because i needed a lighter gun. I just carry a bunch of ammo around. My current weapons are: BR8 Oodassault V3.3 T.B.O.S O.S.S.R I've got a pouch of ammo for each. My vehicle for transporting and gun storage has broke down. I called a repairman to fix it a hour ago. It should've taken 10 minutes. 10/19/09 The IN army woke up to a attack on our camp. Everybody grabbed all the ammo and thier best guns and got out and fought. I was truely fierce. The medic team was all out and, suprsingly, a lot of people got bandages and started recovering. As for the KI army, Thier medid slacked out, so thier still are people limping off the field.

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A new (and potentially real) way to produce hydrogen from water

A report in Science News today describes the results of an extremely detailed molecular simulation (full non-relativistic quantum mechanics) which shows how small clusters of (less than two dozen!) aluminum atoms can catalyze the dissociation of water into hydrogen with very high efficiency.  The paper has apparently been accepted by Physical Review Letters, but there's nothing up on arXiv :-( Before the alternative-energy fringe starts jumping up and down, the big roadblock to this mechanism is how to fabricate and distribute aluminum atomic clusters (called "superatoms" in the report; sigh...).  Making "nanoscale" (another annoying word...) clusters of atoms usually involves high temperatures and vacuum systems.   Together, those will consume substantially more energy than you recover from making and burning the hydrogen. However, if that roadblock can be overcome, then this does become a viable technology for fuel cells:  fill a tank with water, pour in a pouch (or bucket) of aluminum clusters (magic pixie dust :-), and hydrogen starts bubbling out.  It will be interesting to see how this shakes out Oh, and the simulation makes cool pictures, too!

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Homemade SAPI Plates anyone? Answered

So i just bought a bunch of new tac gear, but mainly a new plate carrier and a bunch of pouches. and while i was out there runin around out there feelin legit, i noticed that with all my gear, the vest kinda flops around without any plates. so im too lazy and cheap to buy a $30 useless hunk of square plastic that no one is ever going to notice, and i wondered, why not homebrew it? so if ANYONE has an instructable or knows how to make fake SAPI "ballistic plates" PLEASE reply...PLEASE          UPDATE- some people seemed to get the impression that im using this for real steel purposes. i can see why they would think that, since i was a bit vague on that part of the question. HELL NO. i will be using this for AIRSOFT. those are 6mm plastic bbs flying at speeds of 350 feet per second maximum. so just about anything works. and im wearing eye protection. so no one is shooting their eyes out either.

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Still More DIY Open Studios in Sheboygan!

Fabulous DIY Open Studios continue at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The open studios are part of our continuing series of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) program series. Ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5.00For more information, visit http://www.jmkac.org/DIY.Enjoy a fall Saturday making art, browsing our intriguing exhibitions, walking through our colorful gardens and taking a break with a delicious meal or drink in our ARTcafe. We are located within walking distance of some great shops and pubs in downtown Sheboygan, plus just blocks away from the beautiful Lake Michigan beach.Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: MYOB (Make Your Own Bag) Open StudioLocation: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, SheboyganBetz White, artist and author of Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects, recycles wool sweaters to create felted pillows, baby blankets, felt-covered journals, bags, and more. She is passionate about recycling, specifically of plastic bags. In the open studio, White will teach participants to make reusable bags using an endless variety of recycled materials including plastic disposable bags, sweaters, sheets, jeans, juice pouches, Tyvec mailers, vinyl banners, and anything else participants have on hand. See the photo of White's You Know...For Kids bag made of Capri Sun drink pouches.Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: Handmade Nation Embroidery/Applique Open StudioLocation: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, SheboyganPhotographer, entrepreneur, artist, and prominent figure in the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ethic indie craft movement, Faythe Levine will share her unique embroidery/applique techniques along with her savvy marketing skills and knowledge of the emerging self-reliant movement during her residency. A twenty-minute preview of her film Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft, and Design, will be featured at the open studio and a discussion session on how to market your newfound DIY talents. Saturday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: T.O.M.T. (The Other Man's Treasure) Open StudioLocation: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, SheboyganArtist Rodney Allen Trice created T.O.M.T. with the vigilante mission to recover and reassign the purpose of objects considered too difficult to recycle. This open studio gives you the opportunity to save your own trashed or forgotten objects or anything else you might throw away or overlook in your garages, pantries, and other storage spaces, and give them new life. See the photo of Trice's Tri-Bulb Hoover Floor Lamp.For more information, phone the Arts Center at (920) 458-6144. See you soon!

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Gift Exchange

My skills include:  Sewing, knitting, spinning yarn, dyeing, various types of jewelry (wire, friendship bracelets, beading, etc), making things out of other things, etc. What I'd like to make for someone: Warm hat/poncho/scarf from polar fleece, some kind of cool decorated bag or pouch, knitted amigurumi, skein of novelty yarn, tie dyed item or dyed silk, pretty much anything along those lines. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) S, M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: sure! What I like: Steampunk, colors, technology, horses and other animals, nature, hiking and backpacking, music, reading, running, fire What I don't like: I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) gluten Type of thing I'd love to receive: Creative things, stuff I can't make myself, things involving LEDs, useful things, useless  Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No, sorry (USA) Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am over 18!

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Challenge: A key defroster for opening bike locks in winter.

Hello all.So I live in Montreal, winter is long here. Every morning opening our bike locks is problematic. We fixed it partially with lube, but this post is not about these solutions.I have been looking for a device that could heat the frozen core of the lock. You can see an image attached of a product not available anymore to get the idea. I guess it was not working very well...I have zero knowledge in electronics/electricity. I thought this question could be interesting/challenging for some of you. So ideally the gadget would be:Small enough to be carried on the key chain or in a commute bag.Able to be inserted in any type of locksBuilt with a safe way to prevent unwanted switch on (to avoid burning bags/pockets/houses...Lol)Able to produce enough heat to defrost the lock Rechargeable would be best (USB best best), capacity of 5mn maybe to operate twice a day...Reasonably quick to unfreeze the lock, so you don t freeze yourself (That s why I abandon using hot pouches around the lock, pouring hot water will fix it quickly but then it will freeze again)As I said, I don t have the skills to even begin to find a solution, but I saw a lot of smart stuff here and I am curious to see what you guys would answer to that. My guess is that it must be very difficult, if not I can t see why a similar product is not widely commercialized. I think a lot of people would buy it.Thanks for the reading, I hope I picked your interest. Have a good day.

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How do I make a crumpled dollar bill be smooth like new again? Answered

This may sound like a silly question, but if your main currency is not US dollar like me... then this is a serious matter.. Ok here's the case.. a couple weeks ago a friend came to visit me in Jakarta and he left his pouch that contains all his cards and money at the plane cabin. So all he got in his pocket was 2 x $20 and 1 x $10 ($50). Because they were crumpled dollar bills so the money changer wont accept his money, even if someone willing to take his dollars they give such loooooow rate. So, being a good friend, I took his dollar and give him my IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). So he can at least pay for his hostel and dinner, since he wont let me pay for his expenses (he could just borrow my money and pay me back later, but he's too proud to do that :p). So... now I'm left with crumpled dollar bills on my hand.. USD $1 = IDR 8500ish , so $50 is around IDR 425,000. But because they are crumpled.. so the highest rate I could get for $1 is IDR 7000, that means I'll get max IDR 350,000... IDR 75,000 lower than I should have get (thats around $9 difference). But if I can only get IDR 6500 or IDR 6000 for one dollar... then meh you do the math how much I'll get and the difference. Unless.. I can find a way to make those crumpled dollars smooth and sleek as new again. Well not exactly as new, but close enough.. Any kind of suggestion or tips are greatly appreciated :)

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April 2015 Build Night with InstaMorph

#BUILDNIGHT 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: February 27. Accepted spaces will be notified by March 2. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. APRIL BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with InstaMorph, a lightweight thermoplastic, for our April 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (13) 6oz InstaMorph moldable plastic pouches HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in April to host a project build night using the InstaMorph 6oz moldable plastic. You can host multiple build nights during April to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the 6oz moldable plastic. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: InstaMorph Instructions Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #INSTAMORPH Twitter: @Instructables, @InstaMorph Instagram: @Instructables https://www.facebook.com/InstaMorph https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this google form

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Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Bars Recipe

Cookie Base 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon water 1 egg Filling 1/3 cup light corn syrup 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 3 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons water 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla Dash salt 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar Caramel Layer 1 bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts Topping 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 2. In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients except powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended (filling will be thick). Press filling over cookie base. Refrigerate while preparing caramel layer. 3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 2 tablespoons water over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Stir in peanuts. Spread evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until caramel layer is firm. 4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted. Spread evenly over caramel layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

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Sharp Tactical Folding Pocket Knife from Budgetgadgets

Sharp Tactical Folding Pocket Knife Everybody needs knifes, wether it is for a project here, cutting your apple, or just for fun. Budgetgadgets is a fairly new company that takes operates in the free delivery market. The item that I will be reviewing today is a knife, folding release, of reasonable size. When closed it measures approx. 5 inches, when opened it is about 8. The knife is completely made out of stainless metal, and the actual blade is coated in a black substance, for a sleek look. There is a very narrow slice of uncoated metal, which is the actual edge of the blade. The coating has the same colour as the handle. The blade has a proper thickness, and is rigid. Now for the actual review. I will judge the blade on several fronts: Construction quality, appearance, ease of handling and cutting abilities. Construction quality As soon as you get a hold of this knife it feels very sturdy, and has a nice complete finished look. The coating on the blade is nice and even without imperfections. Opening the knife is very smooth, and the locking system works very well. All is operated by one hand easily. Only downside is that is isnt locked when closed. This doesnt bother me though; as I keep it in the pouch that it came with when not in use. There is no wiggle room between the blade and the handle. Appearance Its a matter of taste, but as far as Im concerned it looks great. The knife is entirely made out of good materials, which make it look valuable. The unpainted metal parts are partially brushed, and the black handle had a nice textured surface which looks sturdy. Ease of use As I said before, the knife is easily operated with one hand. Considering the handle of the blade is slightly larger than usual, this knife is operated by larger hands than average ones easily. Its also able to transfer more force to the blade by having a larger handle. Cutting abilities This is what its al about in the end, how well does it cut. A test with a piece of paper works flawless, the knife just glides right through without ripping the paper, and leaves a very clean cut. Plastic is cut with ease to, all on factory sharpness. Cutting fruits is somewhat harder, considering the increasing thickness of the blade, meat on the other hand is very easy to cut. Overall score A knife that offers outstanding value for a small price. For only 7,64$ including shipping this knife comes to your home. Grade: 9,5/10

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DIY Open Studios in Sheboygan

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is hosting a series of DIY workshops. Participation in the open studio sessions costs $5. Ages 13 and younger must have an adult collaborator.Saturday, August 23, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: Everyday Jewelry-Making Open StudioAmong her many artistic talents, artist Sarah Kate Burgess (MI) creates rings made from an inexpensive and fragile material...paper. She believes that often the preciousness of an object, especially jewelry, has little to do with its market value and that the preciousness of her rings comes from the experience of making them with her own hands. Use some of her techniques to create your own jewelry and in the DIY tradition, even share your design so others can make it. For more information, go to www.adorneveryday.com.Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: Vinylux Open Studio. While literally billions of long playing record albums (LPs) still exist in the world, most will soon become garbage. Artist and designer Jeff Davis' company, Vinylux, harvests obsolete piles of records and gives new life to this neglected, but not forgotten, material. At the open studio, explore the myriad reuses of vinyl records under the guidance of the artist. This open studio is part of the Arts Center's continuing series of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) workshops. For more information about Vinylux, go to www.vinylux.net.Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: MYOB (Make Your Own Bag) Open StudioBetz White, artist and author of Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects, recycles wool sweaters to create felted pillows, baby blankets, felt-covered journals, bags, and more. She is passionate about recycling, specifically of plastic bags. In the open studio, White will teach participants to make reusable bags using an endless variety of recycled materials including plastic disposable bags, sweaters, sheets, jeans, juice pouches, Tyvec mailers, vinyl banners, and anything else participants have on hand. For more information about Betz White, visit her website at www.betzwhite.com.For more information about the DIY Series exhibition and community collaborations, please telephone 920-458-6144 or http://www.jmkac.org/DIYDoItYourselfSeries and http://www.jmkac.org/DIY. Watch for information on other open studio sessions coming soon!

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