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: Food and Drink

How to Preserve Food by Smoking

Many people make their own smokers, but commercial ones are not that expensive. They comprise a unit of metal within which you can put hickory. The smoke then heats up and infuses the meat with a smoky flavor. You will need two thermometers – one for the food and one for the heater. The temperature

How to Preserve Food in Glass Jars

Preserving in glass jars (also known as ‘canning’) is a great way of prolonging the life of food. Heat needs to be used in the process to kill off harmful micro-organisms, so it is important to get things right. Ideally, produce needs to be eaten within a year. This means that you can enjoy summer

How to Select Cooking Utensils

There is a good variety of different kitchen utensils on offer. The truth is, you only need a few of them. If you have invested in nonstick pans, make sure that you buy cooking utensils that are made from heat-resistant but non-metallic materials so that they will not scratch the nonstick surfaces, ruining your pans

How to Store Food

Storing food and keeping it edible is an age-old concern for humans. Periods of plenty and scarcity go with the seasons and humans have searched for centuries for ways to safely store their food and keep it safe until they need it. We all know just how much food goes to waste, these days –

How to Store Food in the Kitchen

Although it can be a great deal of fun filling up a shopping trolley, you are often faced with the difficulty of finding room for its contents and putting it in the right place when you get back home. Hopefully, you have not come back from your grocery shop with anything you did not intend

How to Use Leftover Food

Here are some basic ideas, before you even consider freezing any leftovers: Stale bread and rolls: Do not throw these out, use them for breadcrumbs or croutons to serve with fruit, salad and soups. You can also use stale bread for bread and butter pudding. Cooked fish: This can be crumbled or flaked over a

How to Cook on a Gas Grill

During warm weather, using a gas grill is a trouble free way of cooking quick meals for the whole family or preparing meals when entertaining guests. Gas grills can provide even cooking temperatures under the lid, fast preheating and ruckus-free ignition. Cleaning them is also easy. Vegetables, fish or roast are among the foods you

How to Cook a Filet Mignon Steak

If you don’t have much experience in cooking steaks before, you will find dealing with filet mignon truly intimidating. It is an extremely tender cut at the small end of the tenderloin. It is known as the king of steaks and famous for the texture that melts in your mouth. So it is essential that

How to Cook New York Steak

New York steak also known as New York strip steak is a type of a beef steak cut which is particularly tender. It comes from the short loin, a muscle that does so little work just like the tenderloin. The difference between the two is that the short loin is a much larger part so

How to Cook Chilean Sea Bass

Chilean Sea Bass, also known as Patagonian tooth fish, is a fish found in the cold waters with average weight of 9 kilograms, even more. That’s why you can only see this type of fish sold in either fillets or cuts at any store than seeing it in whole. It is because of its totally

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