How to Setup a New Aquarium

Carefully lift the tank into position on top of the styrofoam, making sure it is square with the base. If undergravel filtration has been chosen, the bottom of the tank should be More »

How to Select and Organize a Campsite while Backpacking

Once you arrive at the place where you plan to spend the night, look around for a good area to pitch your tent. You’ll want to avoid obvious drainages (low points that More »

How to Prepare a New Tank

Once the decision to purchase a fish tank has been made, it is easy to get carried away by the excitement, and completely disregard advance planning; and we must stress once again More »

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip Food Menu

Breakfast: Hot cereals are a popular choice. Use one pot to boil water for coffee, hot cocoa or tea, followed by adding enough oatmeal, cream of wheat, etc. for a whole family. More »

How to Pack a Backpack

For years, we taught beginning backpack students to carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their backpack, but this generalization no longer holds true. For a small inexperienced backpacker, More »

Category Archives: Building

How to Build a Pergola

A pergola is a structure designed for climbing plants to give them support. They are used sometimes over porches and patios during warm climates. They also appear as a garden’s standalone structure and along walkways. The support columns running along either side is a pergola’s defining feature. It is typically connected with a framework latticed

How to Build a Gazebo

First of all, let’s define a gazebo. A gazebo is a small building shaped like a pavilion and commonly found in gardens and parks. There isn’t any wall in a gazebo, and originally it was octagonal but we can now also find squared ones. It is a great way to decorate a garden and provide

How to Build a Bunk Bed

Bunk beds are great ideas for a bedroom with limited space. Lots of parents prefer investing in this kind of bed arrangement since it’s specially designed to permit 2 beds of single frames to be stacked on each other securely thus making a two and even sometimes even three-tiered area for sleeping. Secured rungs or

How to Build a Strawberry Planter

Strawberry planters are specifically designed to grow strawberries. These planters can be used everywhere: on porches, backyard gardens and even in narrow places like counters. It has restricted space which prevents the strawberries from spreading and taking over other plants. It offers the opportunity to grow plenty of plants in a small space. It prevents

How to Make a Homemade Vaporizer

Vaporizers are devices that heat plants and herbs to the optimum temperature to extract the essence or active ingredient which could be beneficial for people with asthma, colds, and other respiratory problems. The vapor can be therapeutic and it helps in clearing lung passages. Vaporizers are also used in smoking tobacco: it heats the tobacco

How to Build a Fountain

If you want to add a water feature in your garden but the cost of buying one is high for you, then know that it is possible to build one. It will cost you about half the amount you will spend on a new one from the store, and you will even be able to

How to Build a Hot Tub

A hot tub come in handy for days when you get back home with aching muscles and a sore back. Buying a hot tub can be very expensive, but if you still want to enjoy the luxury it offers at a cheaper price, you can build your own hot tub. If you want to use

How to build a Sand box

Sandbox will give your kids the adventure they need at no additional cost, furthermore, It will give your kids a playground that they can explore and build their creativity, with no risks involved. Choosing the right location The location of the sandbox will determine how maximally the kids will be able to play in it.

How to Build a Bench

Before you start building a bench, it’s very important to make sure you have all the necessary materials and equipment to be used. You should also consider your working place to be spacious and well illuminated to minimize lose of tiny objects such as nails and screws. Here’s what you’ll need: Materials and Equipments A

How to Build a Wooden Boat

How about save yourself some dollars this time by building your own wooden boat instead of buying a ready made one? Do It Yourself (DYI) shops that offer specifications, tools and materials are the best place to be when looking to make your own boat. You will be surprised at how easy and fun it

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