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10 Life Hacks with PVC

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6 Genius Cooler Hacks

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SUPER POLAR BEAR TUBES
You may know a polar bear tube is a PVC pipe with water inside it and the ends sealed. You store them in the freezer and put them in your cooler when it’s time to go. They are a reusable, space-saving, high-efficiency, no-mess solution to keeping your food cold while camping. You can make SUPER polar bear tubes by adding ½ cup salt per gallon to the water in those tubes. The salted water freezes at a lower temperature so the ice in the tubes lasts longer.

To make your own Polar Bear Tubes, measure the internal dimensions of your cooler and determine if you want the tubes to run the long way or the short way in the cooler – you may want some of each. Also measure the internal dimensions of the freezer where you’ll store the tubes when not in the cooler! You want them to fit easily in the freezer, too.

Cut PVC tubes one inch shorter than the length you measured. Use either 1 ½-inch or 2-inch PVC pipe. Remember, the larger the mass of the ice inside the tube, the longer it will last, so larger tubes will stay cool longer than smaller ones.

With an appropriate sized cap and PVC cement, seal one end of the tube. Follow directions on the cement for drying time, then fill the tube just over ¾ full (80 percent is about right) with salted water. The empty space allows expansion of the freezing water without breaking the tube. A mix of ½ cup salt per gallon of water will result in a solution just a bit more salty than seawater. It will freeze at about 28 F rather than 32 F.

Carefully seal the open end with cap and allow to the cement to cure with the tube standing upright so the water doesn’t reach the cement. Decorate the tubes anyway you see fit. Make them unique, because you want to keep track of your SUPER tubes. Once the cement is cured, put the tubes in your freezer, and they will be ready for your next outing.

MAKE A GREAT GRIPPY BOTTOM
When you throw a normal cooler into the bed of a pickup truck or on the wet deck of a boat, it slides all over the place. It gets banged up and wrecks stuff around it. Heaven forbid, you should want to stand on it to get a better view of … whatever. A few large anti-skid pads strategically placed on the bottom of the cooler quickly eliminate all those problems.

To ensure good adhesion to the plastic, if the surface is rough smooth with some sandpaper or emery cloth. Then use rubbing alcohol to clean off the places where you intend to attach the pads.

BUILD A FALSE BOTTOM BONANZA
Those Super Polar Bear tubes you made in Hack #1? Another great use for a couple of them is to support a false bottom in your cooler. That way if you use regular ice in addition to the tubes or any of the frozen food thaws, the run off drains to the bottom of the cooler but the contents stay high and dry above it.

Making a false bottom is so easy! Get a length of that white, coated wire shelf material. Cut it down so it fits in the bottom of the cooler. Zip tie two or three polar bear tubes between the wires and lay the system in the bottom of the cooler. Voila! You’re done. No more nasty melt water and who-knows-what-else slurry contaminating your camping food.

WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT COOLER HACK
The best thing you can do to preserve ice and keep everything colder is put an added layer of insulation at the top. A couple of custom cut pieces of foam insulation work well, but even better is a flexible foam pad (like the backing on mouse pad) that can lay over the top. Then when you open the cooler you lift up only the end of the pad you need to access what you’re after.

The more insulation, the better. Take whatever material you decide to use for your cooler pad and cut to size so it fits snugly just at the top of the cooler. If you go for two layers, cut the inner layer in half and glue it to the single top layer. This makes a “hinged” lid so you only expose half the contents to that nasty warm air when you open it.

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How To Build A DIY PVC Lamp Post || Nomadic Life

How to Build A DIY PVC Lamp Post! Yes, if you'd like to find out how I built this great RV lighting addition, sit back and watch. And Ic don't think I mentioned that the flag pole arms are 12 a part from each other.

Light Post Materials
- 1 ½” Sched 40 PVC Pipe - 10 feet
- 25’ 14/2 Low Voltage Wire
- ½” Sched 40 PVC Pipe - 6 feet
- 1 ½” x 1 ½” x ½” Sched 40 S x S x Female threaded pipe reducing tee - 3
- ½” x ½” Sched 40 MPT x S Male Adapter - 3
- ½” Sched 40 Male MPT x S Adapter - 3
- ½” Sched 40 plug - 1
- Umbrella Base 18”W x 18”T x 8”H - 1
- LED Pathway Light Low Voltage - 1

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Cheap $100 Homemade PVC Fishing Kayak How To

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How to Make a Realistic Shinai Kendo PVC Katana - Sword - Lightsaber for $5 or Less

Here's how to construct a rugged Kendo PVC Practice Sword. Kendo was the inspiration for Star Wars Jedi law. Check out the video link below to learn more. ESPN Presents: Star Wars - The Evolution of The Lightsaber. Trailer:

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10 Camping Hacks That Take the Rough out of Roughing It

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Some people just aren’t cut out to spend nights under the stars. But don’t give up on the woodsy fantasy just yet. Here are a few camping hacks that take the rough out of roughing it.

1. Make Lamps out of Jugs
Try filling up a jug of water and strapping a headlamp around it with the light facing the jug. You’ll have an instant homespun lantern for your tent.

2. Bring Microfiber Towels
They take up a fraction of the space of normal towels and can absorb twice their weight in water. Wring them out and use them again and again.

3. Build a DIY Shower
Pick up a solar-heated portable shower at a camping supply store before your trip. All you need to do is fill it up and hang it from a tree. You can use a beach windbreaker to make a shower booth too!

4. Use Foam Floor Tiles
If you’re traveling by car and you have a bit of free space available, foam floor tiles, like the ones made for children's playrooms, can make the ground of your tent much more cushy.

5. Use Sage to Shoo Away Mosquitoes
You can make a natural mosquito repellent using sage. You can either apply a homemade sage-based oil or simply burn it near your campfire to keep those pesky biters away.

6. Bring a Makeshift Washing Machine
All you need is a bucket with a lidded cover and a plunger. With the clothes and biodegradable detergent inside the bucket, you can pump the plunger and keep the clothes spinning around in the water, just like in a washing machine!

7. Make a DIY Fire Starter
Make a quick fire starter by placing charcoal into an empty egg carton. When you’re ready to start cooking, simply light it up for an easy-start fire.


8. Make Some Tick Repellent
Garlic, neem oil, rose geranium oil and tea tree oil can be used to keep those pests on the run.

9. Keep Eggs in a Water Bottle
Get an empty water bottle and fill it with the pre-whisked eggs, pack a skillet, and you'll always be ready to cook for scrambled eggs.

10. Buy a Two-Person Sleeping Bag
If you’re camping with a partner, consider getting a double sleeping bag. They take up a lot less space than carting around two normal-sized sleeping bags.

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Cooler Hacks : Super Polar Bear Tubes




You may know a polar bear tube is a PVC pipe with water inside it and the ends sealed. You store them in the freezer and put them in your cooler when it’s time to go. They are a reusable, space-saving, high-efficiency, no-mess solution to keeping your food cold while camping. You can make SUPER polar bear tubes by adding ½ cup salt per gallon to the water in those tubes. The salted water freezes at a lower temperature so the ice in the tubes lasts longer.

To make your own Polar Bear Tubes, measure the internal dimensions of your cooler and determine if you want the tubes to run the long way or the short way in the cooler – you may want some of each. Also measure the internal dimensions of the freezer where you’ll store the tubes when not in the cooler! You want them to fit easily in the freezer, too.

Cut PVC tubes one inch shorter than the length you measured. Use either 1 ½-inch or 2-inch PVC pipe. Remember, the larger the mass of the ice inside the tube, the longer it will last, so larger tubes will stay cool longer than smaller ones.

With an appropriate sized cap and PVC cement, seal one end of the tube. Follow directions on the cement for drying time, then fill the tube just over ¾ full (80 percent is about right) with salted water. The empty space allows expansion of the freezing water without breaking the tube. A mix of ½ cup salt per gallon of water will result in a solution just a bit more salty than seawater. It will freeze at about 28 F rather than 32 F.

Carefully seal the open end with cap and allow to the cement to cure with the tube standing upright so the water doesn’t reach the cement. Decorate the tubes anyway you see fit. Make them unique, because you want to keep track of your SUPER tubes. Once the cement is cured, put the tubes in your freezer, and they will be ready for your next outing.

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This is a quick tutorial of a steady cam made from PVC pipe and fittings. It is simple and cheap to make but very useful . it can help you take better photos and videos or use it as a camera stand tripod. Thanks for watching. We are Bushcraft and Survival and anything outdoors. We also have expat videos from the Philippines about filipinos and their lifestyles, travel videos, and local flavor videos and cooking videos.

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