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10 Life Hacks with PVC

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6 Genius Cooler Hacks

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Super Charge Your Camping Cooler
6 Great 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.

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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3 Camping Life Hacks: Hardware Store Re-Purposing

3 Camping Life Hacks using products not primarily intended for camping. We will be looking at Tyvek, Reflectix and Double Sided Velcro and their various uses in the outdoors while camping and backpacking.
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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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PVC pipe shoe rack

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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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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
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- 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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PVC Cache Tube Test

A Florida rainy season, wet grave environment test of a DIY PVC pipe cache tube. Big adventure in small packages!
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Use a Glue Gun to extrude parts? How To Recycle HDPE Plastic To Make Parts! Part 4?

One of my viewers commented about using a hot glue gun to extrude plastic! I gave it a shot, watch the video to see how it went!

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How To Make A PVC Survival Bow | DIY

PVC bows are cheap and easy to build. The cost of materials can range between only $8-15, depending on the quality. These bows can pull up to about 70 pounds in draw weight with the right core, but since I used tent poles, mine only go from about 25-40 pounds. The third bow you see in the video was my best one, but I hadn't recorded any footage of using it.

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The Pipe Dream Project - Paddling a PVC pipe boat

To raise awareness about pollution from plastics, I constructed a boat out of PVC pipes and paddled down the Holy Ganges.

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Our Portable Shower for Camping: Hot H20 Solution for Less Than $40

Are you looking for a portable shower for camping? Our hot h20 solution for less than $40 may be the portable camping shower you are looking for.

In this episode of Playing with Sticks we will share with you our spacious portable camping shower tent that sets up in less than 45 seconds. We will also be gathering shower water from a remote Alaskan lake to be used in our Zodi shower system.

Having a battery powered shower while boondocking means you can take a hot shower just about anywhere. The camping hot shower system we chose is very minimal in terms of how much space it takes up. We think you will appreciate this simple approach towards creating an outdoor shower. We use this camping shower system for both our scamp shower and our teardrop trailer shower. Having hot water when camping has really helped increase the amount of days we are able to spend boondocking.

As usual please share with us what systems you have created for your portable camping shower. We are not claiming ours to be the best portable shower for camping, but we will say it gets the job done!

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