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I have many hobbies over the years and I want to share some of my favorite pass times with everyone. There have been so many fun things that I have made or done and I can’t wait to share them all with you…all with complete instructions so you can do it yourself.

A camping staple for us has long been the community tent.  These are commonly called screen tents or screen rooms, and can be found at any store that sells camping equipment.

What it does is give you several square feet, more than 100 in most models, of bug free space to do things like cooking and storing of food.  Most camping places have some sort of bug issues whether it’s bees, flies, or mosquitoes.  Not only are they annoying, but there is really no refuge from them except inside your tent, which is not where you want to spend your camping trip.

These screen tents still allow you to enjoy the great outdoors, because you can see through the mesh, but they provide the much needed relief from excessive insects.

The green community tent on the left is actually two 10×10 tents that are butted together with the insides open between them.  This is 200 square feet of bug free space to put coolers, food, tables, chairs, and to be able to enjoy dinner in peace.

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Keeping an idea book is a great way to make sure all those gems you come up with stay organized and in one easy to find place.  Especially if you are working on a project, ideas will fly into your mind then fly out again to be forever lost if you don’t write them down.  Now don’t get hung up on not wanting to have a “journal” or “diary” like a sixteen year old girl.

This is an idea book, and it will make you more organized as well as more productive.  Some of the greatest minds in the world kept extensive journals.  People like Ernest Hemingway, Leonardo DaVinci, George Washington, and Indiana Jones’ Father all kept journals to record their ideas.

The first step begins with finding a book to write in.  I will tell you right now if you buy a 99 cent piece of crap from the store, you will treat it like a 99 cent piece of crap.  These are your thoughts, your most important ideas, they deserve more than that.  Go to a Barnes and Noble or another book store and look for something leather bound and expensive that you will take care of and not lose.

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If you live near any major city then you have free high definition television signals being broadcast through the air that you can pick up with a high definition television. There are several antennas that you can buy at the store, but about half of the time a well placed paperclip can do the same thing.

You need to have a HD television with a built in ATSC tuner (high definition tuner) for this to work, but most HD tvs have it. The only thing you will need to make this work is a jumbo paperclip.

Take the paperclip and bend it into an “L” shape. Depending on where the coaxial input is on the back of the television you may need to put a second bend in there, which you can see in the last picture.

Insert the small end of the bent paperclip into the center hole of the coaxial input (the one you normally screw your cable into) about half an inch. Don’t push too hard, it should go in about half an inch before stopping.

If you have a tv with the input pointing down, just put a second bend in the clip as shown in the picture to the left.

Now the fun part, and arguably the most difficult part. In your tv menu settings you need to go to the section where you can program your channels, and tell it to scan for “air” channels. Start the scan, and the tv will sniff around for channels that it can pick up with your new HD antenna.

Once the scan is complete you can flip through channels like normal, and depending on how close you are to the broadcasting antennas you should get several channels. I worked for a well known tv and appliance store that used these antennas exclusively for well over a hundred tvs in the store.

They worked great, and customers were always shocked when they found out that such an amazing picture came in over a tiny little paperclip.

House improvements remodeling or are including things in your house. Usually a tradesman or guy performs it but typically people wish to go it alone to save themselves fees. When homeowner do house improvements they’re known as amateurs and it’s not referred to as house enhancement, it’s know as DIY (Do it yourself).

Bob Villa is among the most popular authors and tvs hosts when it pertains to house improvement books and television shows; there’s also a television series called “Home Improvement” that utilizes this style for funny, the show stars Tim Allen.

There are a lot of different kinds of house improvements, wallpapering, updating systems, laying carpets, modifying cellars and attics and including extensions on to the house.

Lots of individuals get confused in between home repair and house improvement. House repair work is finding issues repairing them. Repairs are do it yourself type of things but occasionally, simply might be your pipelines will burst and you’ll need to employ the experts! Home enhancement on the other hand is improving your house, adding things to it, altering its design or just including a small theme.

They draw up a strategy of some sort this is to save them money, when folks start a house improvement task. You’re more than likely to spend much if you do not have a budget! Typically things that have deals on them can conserve loan or buy one get one rents. These are!

Before starting out on any house enhancement task be specific that you’ve got the essentials covered! You can afford to obtain it done! And it is going to be performed in a repaired amount of time! These points are essential in an endeavor, but first and foremost make certain not somebody else’s idea, in the end of it you’ve got the house that you want! Make your home fit you!