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Foggy Windshield?

30 Jul

Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

8 DIY Smartphone Photographyt Tips

19 Jul

7 Smartphone photography tips & tricks

25 Dec

Open Stubborn Snack Bags

14 Jul

bag-coins

Sometimes snack bags are not as easy to open as expected. You can open them using two coins as a scissors:

Place two coins on the opposite sides of the bag (close together) and squeeze the bag with your thumbs, as seen in the picture.

Cold water bottle

19 Jun

cold-water-bottle

Fill the water bottle a quarter and put it into the freezer. When you need it, just fill it with water to have cold water on the go.

Avoid tangled necklaces while traveling

6 Jun

Thread your chain through a plastic drinking straw to avoid tangled necklaces while traveling.

Make fire with a steel wool and a 9-volt battery

30 Aug

Don’t have any matches or a lighter on hand but just happen to have fine steel wool and a 9-volt battery? Rub ’em together and you’ve got fire.


How to make fire with chocolate and Coke

16 Aug

This survival trick tutorial is for setting a fire on polishing the bottom of a Coke can with chocolate to focus sunlight on tinder and ignite a fire. You know, for all those times you go wilderness camping and remember the snacks but forget the lighter.

Diffuse a camera flash, no gear needed

12 Jul

MacGyver works hard, no doubt, and likes to enjoy the days and nights off as much as he can. So when professional or consumer-grade cameras threaten to wash out party photos, he’s prone to using a converted cigarette pack, reversing the lining foil to channel an SLR flash into a manageable beam. A coffee filter can also work, as can a ripped out piece of tissue or very fine piece of cloth. (Original post)

Pack a lunch in a CD spindle

4 Jul

Bagels, with their central fitting holes and wheel-like shape, are an improvisational thinker’s kind of sandwich bread. Rodrigo Piwonka’s Flickr stream shows off a CD spindle bagel holder MacGyver would totally dig, and it might just inspire you to reuse your own Memorex/FujiFilm/Kodak spindles for culinary transport purposes. Angus would probably also note that, turned upside-down, the round plastic cylinder that caps the spindle works great for holding your salad. (Original post)