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Olympic Archery Distance ( All you need to know )

Archery is not just a great hobby; it’s a sport worthy of Olympic glory. From as early as the 1970s, archery has enjoyed a permanent seat at the Olympics.  But how fast do you have to shoot to match the Olympic standards? Let’s find out. How far do archers shoot at the Olympics? The conventional […]

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What Is The Fastest Arrow Ever Shot?

Archery is an ancient art dating back to probably the Stone Age, but its earliest recorded use was by the Ancient Egyptian community.  Having been founded for the practical reasons of hunting and warfare, it later evolved into a sport that has gained popularity over the years. Archery is a great hobby sport for building […]

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Who is The Best Archer in History?

Archery is an ancient practice; that is why it's a popular feature in fiction and non-fiction stories. Over the years, there have been many great archers. It is believed that archery started in Egypt around 3,000 BC. Other stories claim that the practice began in India, although this is unproven. If you have a passion […]

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What Is The Fastest Bow? ( Images and Links )

Having a fast bow is invaluable, as it enables skilled archers to hit the target and continually achieve the goal of their hunting expeditions. When your bow is fast, you have better control over the direction of the arrows you shoot, allowing the arrows to cover longer distances. For this reasons, you increase your chances […]

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Is A Bow And Arrow Faster Than A Gun?

Arrows are much slower than bullets. The fact that you can’t see a bullet with your naked eye once it’s fired, whereas you may be able to see your arrow as it goes towards your target, is proof that a bullet is much faster than the arrow. Typically arrows have an estimated speed of between […]

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Most Famous Cosplayers (Links Where to Find Them)

There are so many cosplayers to follow on social media. You can find cosplay inspiration on just about any social media platform.  But who should you follow? Who are the most famous cosplayers? The cosplayers you’ll see on this list have earned their spot for bringing characters to life. Each one has demonstrated a level […]

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Best Cosplay Websites ( With Images and links )

If you want to get into cosplay, but don’t quite know where to start, this is the place. What are the best cosplay websites? Whether you need to purchase a costume, a new prop, or just to start talking to people with the same interests as you, these websites will help you get there. EZCosplay […]

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Can You Make a Living from Cosplay?

Get paid for what you love, right? But what if the thing you love is creating costumes based off of characters. Can you make a living from cosplay? While it is possible to make money from cosplay, it is very lucrative and very few cosplayers can afford to leave their day job. It’s more realistic […]

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Why Is Cosplay So Popular?

Even if you have never done cosplay before, you’ve probably heard about it. Cosplay is an internationally loved hobby and it’s only getting bigger with social media. But why is cosplay so popular?  Cosplay has created a community where people feel safe to express themselves. This community lifts each other up, and the confidence boost […]

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Cosplay at Disney World (Is it Allowed?)

Could there be a better place to cosplay as a Disney Princess than at Disney World? It seems like a fantastic idea, but can you cosplay at Disney World? Unfortunately, no, nobody over the age of 14 is allowed to cosplay at Disney World. While this seems harsh, it’s actually to keep the magic feeling […]

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What paper is best used for flower pressing?

What is the best paper for flower pressing? Blotting paper is widely recognized as the best paper for pressing flowers due to its absorbance, strength, and reusability.  However, you will be pleased to know that you have many options for paper for pressing flowers effectively.  Paper is the workhorse of the flower pressing process as […]

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Can you press flowers using an iron?

You can press all sorts of flowers using a regular household iron. It is one of the simplest and fastest ways of preparing beautifully pressed flowers that are ready to use in a variety of projects.  If you want to know more about the world of flower pressing, why not read our complete guide to […]

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Best Flowers for Pressing ( 12 Perfect Flowers to press )

What are the best flowers for pressing? If you are new to the hobby of flower pressing, knowing the best flowers for pressing will go a long way to getting some fantastic results with your flower pressing and quickly build confidence in your new pastime.  If you are new to hobby flower pressing and want […]

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How to press flowers with wax paper ( Step by Step Guide )

Flower pressing is one of the best ways of preserving the natural beauty of a variety of flowers and foliage. If you are experimenting with techniques for pressing flowers, wax paper provides a simple affordable method for pressing flowers effectively with great results! This short article will explain how to press flowers with wax paper, […]

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How Much Weight Can I Add to My Bikepacking Bike?

As any experienced bikepacker can tell you, a back can hold more gear than you’d think. Just make sure that the total weight of you and your gear doesn’t exceed 275-300 pounds. Equally important is how you distribute that weight. Learn the various storage packs available, and how to best stow your gear! What Kind […]

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Does Airsoft Hurt More than Paintball?

If you’re indecisive when it comes to choosing a new hobby, this might help you. Finding out whether airsoft or paintball hurts more can be a very powerful decision-maker. Does airsoft hurt more than paintball? It is actually paintball that hurts more than airsoft. While both games seem very similar, it is the weight and […]

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What are Paintball Markers?

Even on this website, you’ve likely seen the terms paintball guns and paintball markers. What is the difference? What are paintball markers? Paintball markers are paintball guns, and the terms are used interchangeably. There are three different types of paintball guns, and they all work in similar ways, but they are very different.  If you […]

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How Fast Do Paintballs Go?

It makes sense to fully research a hobby before getting into it. You should know the costs, the amount of time it will take up, and what the dangers are. Knowing the dangers will either entice you or deter you from picking up paintball as a hobby. One of the biggest dangers comes from the […]

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How Long do Paintballs Last? On The Field and On The Shelf

How many paintballs are you going to need for a day of playing? And how long can you keep them on a shelf? What you should be asking is how long do paintballs last? A 2000 count case of paintballs will last for 4 days of play, and about 3 months on a shelf. If […]

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Can a Paintball Gun Kill You?

It’s important to know the dangers of a hobby before you consider it. Since a paintball gun looks a lot like a gun, and it fires a projectile, can a paintball gun kill you? No, a paintball gun cannot kill you when it is used properly. It cannot produce enough pressure to send a paintball […]

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How Are Paintballs Made?

Surrounding a liquid inside of a har, round gelatin layer sounds difficult. Especially when they are fragile and are expected to break with a little bit of force. How do paintball manufacturers do it: how are paintballs made? With help from factory staff, paintballs are made on big machines that mix paint, create gelatin capsules, […]

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Does Paintball Paint Wash Out?

So, you’ve just worn your favourite track pants to your first paintball game, you’re covered in paintball paint, and you are wondering if there is any hope for your pants. Let’s find out, does paintball paint wash out? The paint from paintball easily washes off of clothes, skin, and hair. A paintball is filled with […]

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Bikepacking Solo Travel Safety Guide (Be Prepared)

When bikepacking solo, there won’t be others to watch your back. This means that you’ll need to be even smarter. Prepare appropriately by learning about potential destinations and by checking the weather. Make sure to bring bike repair gear and a first aid kit. Learn more below! Leave An Itinerary With Someone You Trust Plant […]

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Tent Size and Weight best for Bikepacking

When it comes to picking the right bikepacking tent for you, you’ll need to start with the proper size and weight. This will depend on a few things, from the number of occupants to the weather, to your preferred level of comfort. See for yourself! Why Do You Need a Bikepacking Tent? So, why should […]

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Where Are You Not Allowed To Metal Detect?

If you have fallen in love with metal detecting, you may be tempted to go at it in every possible place. Unfortunately, the law won’t allow you to search for metals wherever you want.  That's why it's essential to know what the law says about where you are allowed and where you cannot comb for […]

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Do Gravel Bikes Make a Good Bike for Bikepacking?

Gravel bikes are bikes specially designed to be used off-pavement. This means that, yes, they can be ideal for bikepacking! There are only some instances in which another kind of bike, such as a mountain bike, might be better.  So, what should you consider in a bikepacking bike? How do you know when a gravel bike is […]

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Female Hygiene While Bikepacking (Helpful Tips and Routine)

Even when you’re bikepacking, nobody likes having body odor. As a woman, you may find unpleasant smells all the more undesirable. Never fear! There are many ways that you can stay hygienic, even while bikepacking.  If you want to bikepack and smell good doing it, take a look at these clever and effective bikepacking hygiene […]

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Where Can I Metal Detect Without Permission?

If you're feeling anxious about asking for permission to go metal detecting, you're not alone. Safe places to metal detect without permission are the beach, your home, near rivers, and streams not on private land. You can also detect on friends and families properties. Abandoned towns and so-called Ghost towns are also good places to […]

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Metal Detecting Wet Vs Dry Soil (What You Need to Know)

What could be more exciting than finding ‘treasure’? Metal detecting is one of the most popular hobbies, mainly because it’s easy to start without special skills.  Any age group can take it up as a pastime, and the exciting thing about it is the element of surprise - you never know what you’ll find.  Sometimes […]

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How To Get Permission For Metal Detecting

The thrill of making discoveries and uncovering hidden treasures is phenomenal. But don't let it lead you to wave your detector around on private property without permission.  Make it a point always to get proper clearance. Let's talk about how you can get permission for metal detecting. Find out who owns the property The first […]

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Bikepacking Hygiene Guide (Stay Clean and Fresh Every Day)

While it’s a lot of fun, bikepacking is a sure-fire way to work up a sweat. You’re also likely to acquire a thin coating of dirt. Obviously, this isn’t the most hygienic - or comfortable, for that matter! Even without access to the amenities at home, getting hygiene on the road is as important as […]

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Bikepacking Gear List: 101 Bikepacking Preparation

If you’re thinking of taking a bikepacking trip, you’re in for an adventure. Just make sure that you’re prepared, with the proper clothing, toiletries, food, and other gear. This way, you can bikepack in safety and comfort. Many people head off on their first bikepacking adventure only to learn the hard way by forgetting a […]

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When Was Paintball Invented? (Inventor and First Guns Use)

Paintball’s history is anything but average. Parts of the game were invented before others, and the entire background to the game is the riddle of what came first - the chicken or the egg? So with that being said, when was paintball invented? The very first game of paintball was played on June 7, 1981, […]

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What to Wear to Paintball: A Guide From Head to Toe

You already know the bare requirements of safety gear at this point; a mask. You might also know that you can rent everything you need from the field you’re going to play at. But what else should you bring? What should you wear to paintball? Headwear, layers, and good shoes! None of these are essential […]

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How Bad Does Paintball Hurt?

You’re excited to get out to the paintball field, you’ve purchased some gear and you’re ready. Now you’re on the field staring in shock as you hear the paintball fire towards you in slow motion. While it barrels towards you, you’ll probably wonder how bad does paintball hurt? A paintball fired in short-range on exposed […]

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Divining Rod Theory (Facts not Myths)

The first time you see someone use a divining rod (or dowsing rod) to hunt for water you’ll probably think they are a little crazy. But if you watch long enough, and maybe even ask to “run the rod” yourself for a little while, the odds are pretty good that you’ll become a believer in […]

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Dangers of Using Divining Rods for Dowsing

Worried about starting to use dowsing rods? Don't be! There really isn't much to worry about. But with that being said, we still want to tell you about the dangers that are present when using these rods. The best part is, we're also going to tell you how to prevent them! Let's jump right in. […]

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Why Do Dowsing Rods Cross?

The act of dowsing originated in Germany in the 16th century when it was used to find metals underground. Since then, it has struggled through many trials and tribulations. It can be a very rewarding hobby and thankfully, it has survived the test of time. However, if you are new to the past time, it […]

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How to Use Dowsing Rods to Find Water Depth

For (literally) thousands of years human beings have been on the hunt for efficient and accurate ways to find water buried under the ground. And while today we are lucky enough to take advantage of incredibly advanced modern technology that lets us find water (sometimes from what feels like miles away), our ancient ancestors didn’t […]

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What Are Divining Rods (Types & Uses)

Divining rods are implements used to find underground water or metal sources.  Also known as "dowsing" or “water witching”, it is believed that water and metal ores can be located by holding the rods in the hands and slowly walking over the land to locate underground springs, water veins, and metal ore deposits. There are […]

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How Does Grave Dowsing Work? (Why do it?)

Dowsing has been used traditionally for an expanding number of things. Water, of course, is one that we are all familiar with. People have also used it for treasure hunting or even finding electrical lines. You may have heard also about another kind. How does grave dowsing work? Grave dowsing works like regular dowsing, though […]

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Do Ghost Hunters Get Paid (Is It a Career Option)

For most people, ghost hunting is a hobby and stems from a deep interest in the paranormal world. The popularity of the TV show Ghost Hunters did however create a whole new concept for ghost hunting and that concept is: Do ghost hunters get paid and is it a career option? Now, there are some […]

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How Do Ghost Towns Happen? (Can you go see them?)

A ghost town can be a misleading name. People will either refer to a ghost town as an abandoned town or they will quite literally mean that the town is filled with spirits and is haunted. The two meanings can however go hand in hand when it comes to describing how ghost towns happen.  A […]

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How To Buy a Ghost Town (Can you even do that?)

Most of us have aspirations of owning our dream home.  We save for a deposit, get a mortgage, and eventually own our home outright. Some want a house by the sea, some want acres and acres of land, some want a penthouse overlooking the city and some simply aspire to have 4 walls and a […]

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Can Goldfish Eat Breadcrumbs?

Goldfish are omnivores and will pretty much eat anything that you give them, including breadcrumbs. However, you shouldn’t feed them breadcrumbs.  They lack the nutrients that your goldfish need and contain ingredients that could harm their bodies like sugar, gluten, corn syrup, and yeast. If you want your goldfish to stay happy and healthy, feed […]

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Is Fish Keeping Easy? What You Need to Know Before Starting

Fishkeeping is a generally pleasurable hobby. To most aspiring fish keepers, it looks much easier than other pet-keeping hobbies. Well, like any other hobby it has ups and downs so you’re likely to face a couple of challenges along the way. However, the best way to overcome or even prevent most of the challenges with […]

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How Much Does Paintball Cost? (Complete Cost Breakdown)

Before you get into a new hobby, it’s important to know how much you’ll be committing to financially. With the cost of being allowed on a paintball field, needing the gear, and refilling those paintballs, how much does paintball cost? Whether you plan on only playing once, or plan to go regularly with your friends, […]

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How Paintball is Played (Simple Guide to the Rules)

Sending tiny balls of paint whizzing through the air to hit an opponent sounds dangerous and exciting. If you’ve only heard of paintball, and you haven’t played yet, you should learn about the game before you head off to a field for the first time. What better way to start than to learn how paintball […]

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Is Paintball a Sport? (Sport, Hobby or just Fun)

Oh boy! You’ve heard someone talk about paintball, maybe watched a couple of videos, and now you want to learn more. But you’ve stumbled across this hobby website, so is it a hobby, or is paintball a sport? Yes, paintball is a sport. It is a competitive team-shooting activity that has a determined set of […]

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Play Paintball?

It’s no secret that being outdoors is good for your health. Time to stop playing those video games, but keep the same thrill with paintball! But how old do you have to be to play paintball? Most paintball fields require all players to be at least 10 years old. This perfectly lines up with the […]

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Can You Use Rocks Out Of Your Garden In An Aquarium?

Using rocks out of your garden is a cheaper option; however, it's risky since there's a lot that could go wrong. The stones can affect the water quality or contaminate the tank. But on the other hand, using the right tests, you may be able to eliminate the bad rocks.  So how do you know […]

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11 Fishkeeping Mistakes Newbies Often Make

Mistakes are a common part of learning anything new; fishkeeping is no different. While you can't avoid all mistakes, we'd like to help you steer clear of some of the most recurrent mistakes. 1. Overstocking Looking at the fantastic display of fish of all sizes and colors is lovely. But if you overpopulate them in any […]

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Can Fish Sleep With The Aquarium Light On?

As a beginner to fish keeping, you may have many questions about the lighting in your aquarium. Which lighting color is best? How does the lighting help the fish? Will my fish sleep well with the aquarium lights on? We'll explore the answers to your lighting questions. Is Lighting Important? All creatures do best in […]

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How Many Fish Can You Keep In An Aquarium?

Are you worried about overpopulating your aquarium? Thankfully, there are a few rules you can follow. As a general rule of thumb, one inch of fish per gallon of water for smaller fish like Neon Tetras and one inch per two gallons for bigger fish like cichlids. Another method used to determine how many fish you […]

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How Much Does An Aquarium Weigh? (With Gravel and Water)

Aquariums can weigh in at much higher than they look. Therefore, before you buy one or decide where to put it, you have to know how much it weighs when empty and when it’s full. The weight of most aquariums starts from 20 lbs, while some weigh 2000 lbs or more. The exact weight depends […]

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Is Fish Keeping An Expensive Hobby To Start?

Fishkeeping is a hobby that can be as expensive or cheap as you want it to be. You can choose to start with a small tank at a low cost or go all out with a 240-gallon marine tank and spend several thousands. Typically, the start-up costs of fish keeping are relatively high. You will […]

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How Much Time Will Fishkeeping As A Hobby Take?

You’ve probably thought about taking on fishkeeping as a hobby because you have a crazy schedule, and caring for other pets is more time-consuming. After all, you’ll have to walk them, clean up after them, pet them, play with them, and visit the vet regularly.  But with fish, it seems like all you have to […]

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How Many Times a Day Should You Feed Tropical Fish?

Most tropical fish can survive on only one feeding per day. The surrounding temperatures of fish affect their metabolic rates. The lower the temperature, the slower the metabolism meaning that digestion will take a longer time, especially for fish that constantly live in colder water temperatures. Most aquarium fish will require feeding twice a day. […]

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Foraging Classes UK (Locations and Prices)

There are foraging classes everywhere, and some of the best are in the UK. Learn how to forage in person, with a guided nature walk, or opt to take online foraging classes at home. Soon, you’ll know what’s edible, what’s not, what’s endangered, and other information that’s key to becoming a great forager. What is […]

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How to Choose the Best Wood for Carving Spoons

Wooden spoons have become immensely popular as one of the first items most whittlers choose to do. For amateur carvers, crafting wooden spoons can be a source of pleasure and yield an end product that can be put to good use. It is important, however, to not only understand which woods make the best spoons, […]

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How Long do Wood Carvings Last?

Wood carvings can last for ages – years, decades, possibly even centuries. Archaeologists have discovered carvings that are thousands of years old. Many factors promote longevity or lack thereof, starting with the type of wood, the craftsmanship and care taken to create, finish and maintain the carving and ultimately, the long-term care to display the […]

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Why are Wood Carving Mallets Round?

Most woodcarvers or even wood whittlers use wooden round-headed mallets. These have been used for centuries so there must be a good reason why. One answer is that the round shape increases the surface area which can strike the chisel. This means that you do not need to worry about angles, or whether or not […]

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Does Soaking Wood Make It Easier to Carve?

Soaking wood does make it easier to carve. Wood that is wet results in an easier passage of your knife through it. This allows for better control and less stress on your knife and hands.  You can wet wood for an easier carving experience by soaking it, spraying it, or cutting it freshly off a […]

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11 Wood Carving Projects for Beginners (Easy Whittling Projects)

Carving wood is one of the oldest professions in the world and it can bring you great satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment that is only equaled by other hobbies from which you can hold the final product in your hands. Before showing you which are the best 11 Wood carving projects for beginners, we […]

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What is the Easiest Wood to Whittle?

We’ve all been there, asking ourselves that question. At least all beginner wood whittlers looking to wet their feet with this new hobby have. It’s easy to assume that pine, cedar, redwood or even cherry and maple— all of which are some of the most popular woods people pick to work with on woodworking projects […]

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Can You Eat Leaves from Trees? (Foraging Tree Guide)

You can eat leaves from many trees, yes! Just be aware that some tree leaves are quite toxic, too. Before you go foraging leaves, you will absolutely need to be able to tell the difference (some toxic tree leaves can even prove fatal). On the other hand, edible tree leaves can be added to salads, […]

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How Do You Become a Professional Forager?

It’s fairly simple to become a professional forager. All that you need are quality foraged goods and a restaurant or store as a buyer. You can also sell certain goods online, dried. Or, you can turn them into jams, jellies, balms, and lotions to sell. Of course, some foraged goods are worth more than others. […]

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Foraging Classes USA (Online and In-Person Class Details)

Foraging is fairly straightforward, but there’s still a lot you’ll need to know! For instance, what toxic plants should you avoid? Where can you find edible plants growing, and at what time of year?  Instead of slowly piecing the knowledge together, you can take a foraging class. These are available both online and in-person and […]

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Can You Eat Tree Bark?

Believe it or not, you can actually eat many kinds of tree bark. The most edible part is the cambium, which is the living layer growing under the outer bark. This material is comparably very soft and tender. It’s often sweet, and sometimes bitter. Not only that, but it’s full of vitamins and calorie-rich, energizing […]

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What is Foraging (Quick Beginner’s Snapshot of Foraging)

Simply put, foraging is the act of gathering wild foods from the outdoors. It’s a lovely nature activity that many do as a hobby, to enjoy new, interesting, delicious, and nutritious foods. It has also been used since the earliest human history as a means of survival.  Foraging is fun, tasty, and if you find […]

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How Much Weight Can a Backpack Hold?

For the well being of your neck, shoulders, back, and hips, here’s something new for you to consider. Whether you have a school-aged child, you’re going camping, or you’re trying to pack a military bag, it’s important to know how much weight can a backpack hold? The weight a backpack can hold is a lot […]

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Can Babies and Young Children be around Campfire Smoke?

Spring is coming, the days are getting warmer, and you can’t wait to start camping again. You might have children who have expressed interest in camping, or you might have a baby you want to bring camping with you. With all the other hazards you’ve considered, have you thought about the side effects of campfire […]

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Camping with a Baby (12 Essential Items You'll Need to Take)

You and your partner might have an extreme love of camping and want your precious baby to experience it with you. But what do you need to pack to go camping with a baby? The following is a list of 12 essential items you will need to bring with you to help your baby enjoy […]

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Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

Ghosts are incredible. People have claimed to see them, hear them, and feel them, but their existence can’t be proven. If that’s the case, why do people believe in ghosts? 42% of Americans believe in the paranormal, there are several reasons why you might believe in the existence of ghosts. It could be based on […]

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Best Places to Ghost Hunt in the USA (Top 20)

You’ve heard of ghost hunting, you’ve seen it on tv, and now you and a group of your friends want to try it out. But where should you go? Why not try the top 20 places to ghost hunt in the USA? The USA is full of rich history; new settlements, murders, and mystery and […]

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Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin

You haven’t seen many Wisconsin places on the most haunted locations but you really want to join in on the fun. You might be asking if there are any. If there are, where are the most haunted places in Wisconsin? There are haunted places throughout Wisconsin, but the most haunted places will be described here. […]

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Coastal Foraging Southern California

The beautiful coasts of southern California are home to a variety of species of plant and animal life. Foraging along the coastline is sure to give you plenty of meals without paying a dime. Intrigued? Let's talk about coastal foraging in Southern California. If you’d like to learn more about getting into Foraging, check out […]

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10 Best Places to Forage in the USA

Foraging offers a more exciting experience than going to the farmer's market or grocery store. Americans are now more than ever interested in eating healthier and knowing the real source of some of their food. Forage tours are a great way to experience nature, enjoy the outdoors and partake of nature's purest delicacies. These 10 […]

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Ghost Towns in California

Are you looking for something new to do in California? Have you ever thought about learning about California’s history by visiting ghost towns? Providing excellent day trips all over the state, ghost towns are perfect for families, couples, groups, or even solo adventure. But where can you find ghost towns in California?  With almost 300 […]

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Ghost Towns in America (Top 10 Abandoned Towns USA)

Have you ever thought about how an entire population can up and leave a city abandoned? If you’re interested in travelling, you might have thought about visiting a ghost town to learn about its history. But where are the best ghost towns in America? The top 10 ghost towns in America are scattered throughout the […]

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How to Live Off-Grid (Foraging Edition)

There’s a new way of living, a new trend being adopted by several individuals worldwide. This lifestyle aims at eliminating consumerism to resort to a self-sufficient way of life. It’s called living off the grid. This way of living promotes a healthier and cost-effective lifestyle. Living off-grid requires making some adjustments, for example, adopting activities […]

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What Are Forage Walks?

Forage walks are walks in the city, woods, or countryside where you pick edible wild plants and fruits. It's a great way to get healthy food on a budget. Interested in foraging walks? Keep reading to find out more. If you’d like to learn more about getting into Foraging, check out the complete guide to […]

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What Is Urban Foraging?

Urban foraging is gathering food that grows in the wild, such as mushrooms, greens, berries, and herbs. It also goes beyond merely gathering; it involves studying the plants, learning about every shrub, flower, or herb, what it's called, how it tastes, the best way to cook it, and so much more.  There's a lot more […]

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Can you Legally Live in a Ghost Town?

If you’re a fan of old western movies, you’ve probably thought about how unique it would be to live in one of the 3,800 ghost towns in America. While living in an abandoned town might seem like a paradise can you legally live in a ghost town? You cannot legally live in a ghost town. […]

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Ghost Towns in Arizona (Most haunted Places in Arizona)

If you live in Arizona, or you’re visiting friends or family, you might be trying to find a day trip. Have you ever visited a ghost town? Full of history, mystery, and even paranormal activity, a ghost town might be one of the best day trips for families, couples, friends, or even a trip for […]

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Most Haunted Places in Minnesota

With so many places that you can go ghost hunting, the options might be overwhelming. To help you narrow down your choices, you should find the most haunted places in your area. And where are the most haunted places in Minnesota? Many places in Minnesota are claimed to be haunted, but the most haunted places […]

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Can a Candle Warm a Tent? (Is that even safe?)

You’re about to try late fall camping for the first time, but you’re used to staying warm while you sleep. If you can warm up by the fire, can you bring the fire inside your tent? What about something a little smaller; can a candle warm a tent? Yes, a candle can warm a tent, […]

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Is a Yoga Mat Suitable for Camping? (What's the Difference?)

If you’re into living a fit lifestyle, you may have dabbled in yoga practices and have a yoga mat at home. You recently may have developed the urge to take your fit lifestyle outdoors and go camping. Do you have to buy a sleeping pad, or is a yoga mat suitable for camping? A yoga […]

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Is It Safe to Camp in Your Backyard? (9 Safety Precautions)

Have you been wanting to go camping, but don’t quite know how your child will react by sleeping outside all weekend? Instead of packing up the car, driving hours to a great campsite, and having a screaming child who doesn’t want to sleep in a tent, why not try camping in your backyard first? You […]

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Can You Pitch a Tent in an RV Spot?

It’s Friday morning and you’re thinking about booking a weekend camping trip. All your regular sites are booked up, but there is a campsite that says RV only. Even after checking all other campgrounds in your area, the only site available is an RV only one. Can you pitch a tent in an RV spot? Many […]

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Is it Illegal to Use a Ham Radio Without a License?

Transmissions on the Ham radio bands are heavily regulated depending on the country you are transmitting from and to. You are required to have a license before broadcasting on any of the amateur bands. If you are not licensed, it is illegal to broadcast on ham radio frequencies. Failure to comply can lead to you […]

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How Far Can Ham Radio Reach? (Distance & Settings)

Ham radio can reach from as close as 1 or 2 miles with handheld ham radio and up to 13,000 miles which is about half the Earth’s circumference with more sophisticated HF radio setups. Several factors can affect and limit how far you can transmit with an amateur radio from obstructions such as the curvature […]

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Is Drinking a Hobby?

Drinking Alcohol is an Enjoyable Activity for Many. But is it a Hobby? Alcohol consumption has been a popular diversion for as long as man has been able to ferment, and with the sheer range and availability of alcoholic beverages and spirits, it is unsurprising that over half of Americans report enjoying an alcoholic beverage […]

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How Many Hobbies Should You Have? (Can You Have Too Many?)

With Hobbies, It’s All About Quality, Not Quantity Hobbies are great for relaxing and enjoying some me-time while doing something different. Some hobbies are very social too. Learning new skills with a hobby will open up the world around you. So, it is no surprise, of course, if you want to take on another and […]

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What's the Difference Between Hobbies and Passion?

If you are wondering what the difference between a hobby and a passion is, read on for key definitions and the key signs that your favorite recreation is something that is going to change your life! There are the Hobbies You Dabble in and Then There is a Passion… It’s not always easy to differentiate […]

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Is It Legal to Camp on the Beach?

After the year we’ve been having, spending time outdoors has become a very meaningful way to relax and get away from daily news reports on Covid cases. Camping is the ultimate getaway for when you want to get away from it all and just be one with nature. Maybe you’ve already been camping in the […]

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What Happens if You Use a Ham Radio Without a License?

Many individuals decide to broadcast using ham radio bands before getting a license. These individuals are known as pirate radio operators in general which also include other unlicensed operators outside the ham bands. Many of these pirate hams largely go unnoticed, especially those that use call signs from other hams mostly those that happen to […]

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How Much Are Rock Tumblers? (To Purchase and Run)

Is rock tumbling expensive? Luckily, no; a good rock tumbler costs just $60-$100 (or more if you want to get professional) to purchase and just dollars a month to run (cents a day). The biggest investment is the tumbler itself. The other supplies are remarkably affordable and include just grit, rock polish (optional), and tap […]

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How Strong are Things Made on a 3D Printer?

There are so many production hobbies. Knitting, Resin Casting, and now 3D Printing, just to name a few. Each method has a very unique outcome; knitting for blankets, sweaters, and other soft items, resin casting for hard, sturdy pieces, but where does 3D printing fit in? How strong are things made on a 3D printer? […]

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Can You Use Sand in a Rock Tumbler?

Sand cannot in fact be used in a rock tumbler; not to any good, anyway! This is because sand is much too soft. It’s softer than the rocks that you can polish, so it won’t be able to abrade them properly. In fact, it’s more likely that the sand will fall apart itself. It’s true […]

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How Much Do 3D Printing Materials Cost?

If you’ve found this article, you’re probably considering buying your first 3D printer, or just trying to get some more information to choose a new hobby. You have probably seen our other articles on how much a 3D printer will cost, or the other costs associated with 3D printing. But now you might be wondering […]

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How Hard Is It to Get Into 3D Printing?

Have you seen a cool video of a 3D printer making something out of nothing but a string of plastic? Are you considering starting it as a new hobby? Maybe you are wondering how hard it is to get into 3D printing? It’s not very hard to get into 3D printing. Sure, you can’t go […]

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Rock Tumbling Grit | All You Need to Know

Rock tumbling grit is essentially what polishes the rocks in your tumbler. It acts like sand in nature, wearing rocks away gradually. Only, in a rock tumbler, the process is much faster.  This is because rock tumbling grit is made of silicon carbide abrasive, which is far more effective than sand could ever be! The […]

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Is Eating a Hobby? (6 Food Hobbies)

So, you are wondering if your favorite pastime of eating can count as a hobby? Perhaps you need to give an explanation for why that last bag of Cheetos has disappeared or are looking to garnish your resume. Either way, the act of putting food into your body by chewing and swallowing it is a […]

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How Many Questions is the Ham Radio Test?

If you have gone through our articles on amateur radio such as the complete guide to the ham radio hobby, you should now be in the process of obtaining a license for operations. A license is required to transmit on any of the amateur bands but to acquire the license you have to take a […]

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Common Radio Terms | Amateur Radio Words & Phrases

If you're looking to start Ham Radio or ( Amatur radio ) as it's often called. Then you'll need to learn some of the more common Phrases and Terms used by enthusiasts. We have all heared the saying ' Roger, over and out ' but there are many more that you need to learn. Some, […]

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What Can Be 3D Printed? (You'll be amazed)

Having a 3D printer in your home has so many advantages! If you need something right away, you can make it right in your home instead of driving to the store to get it.  This is the exact reason there is a 3D printer on the International Space Station! It’s a lot easier to 3D […]

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Can You Put a Ham Radio Antenna in the Attic?

You can put your ham radio antenna in the attic for transmission and reception of ham signals. Installing an antenna in the attic will work just in most cases with minimal attenuation and signal loss but this may not always be a solution depending on the building materials. Attic antenna installation comes as an option […]

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Is There a Demand for 3D Printing?

With 3D printing becoming more and more popular you might want to start using it as a production took for your business. Have you thought about printing on demand for people? Or selling your designs? But if everyone else with a 3D printer is thinking the same thing, is there a demand for 3D printing? […]

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Is 3D Printing an Expensive Hobby?

Having a 3D printer at home is like having a genie granting all your plastic-making wishes. Will you need to sell your arm, leg, and maybe a kidney to afford to have a genie at home? Is 3D printing an expensive hobby? 3D printing is an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be. If […]

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What are the Disadvantages of 3D Printing?

Having the world at your fingertips might seem like the best thing since sliced bread. And it is! The ability to make anything your hobby heart desires does come with a few disadvantages though. So, what are the disadvantages of 3D printing? Most of the disadvantages of 3D printing pop up when you try to […]

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What Does Ham Radio Stand For?

Ham radio is a term used to describe amateur radio and its operations within the allowed radio frequency bands which range between 1.6 MHz and 1240 MHz on the higher end. These ham operations are carried out by amateur radio enthusiasts that are popularly known as hams for non-profit or non-commercial purposes. People started taking […]

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Is Ham Radio a Fun Hobby?

Amateur radio is also known as Ham radio and is an interesting hobby that has been around for over a century now. This hobby has been practiced by people from all walks of life all over the world and has been able to shape some of the ways communication is done today. There have also […]

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Ham Radio Antenna Height (What's the Best Height?)

Having the correct antenna height is essential for antenna performance. Usually, you may want to mount your antenna as high as possible, but this can also have counterproductive effects as you may experience radiation losses beyond a certain height. You should also keep in mind that there are regulations that put restrictions as to how […]

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How Much Does Ham Radio Cost to Start as a Hobby?

When setting up a simple ham radio setup or a more complex ham radio shack, the cost is usually the biggest limiting factor to how big the setup can be. The cost of a ham radio setup can range from as low as $100 and to as high as $100,000 for the complex low-end High-Frequency […]

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How do Ham Radios Work? (Learn the Basics)

Ham radios also known as amateur radios, are devices used to transmit and receive radio waves broadcast for non-commercial use.  Ham radio operators are known as Hams. Hams do this mainly as a hobby since there are no monetary gains but, in the process, can positively impact a lot of lives by building meaningful groups […]

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When Does a Hobby Become a Business?

If you’ve been making some money off of your hobby- congratulations! It’s every hobbyist’s dream to be making money off of doing what they love. However, it’s important to know at what point a hobby is considered a business for a variety of reasons.  While there are no set criteria for distinguishing a hobby from […]

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Is 3D Printing Worth It? (Expensive Hobby?)

For the cost of a weekend away, you could invest your money in a new hobby. 3D printers are an excellent addition for anyone who has a hobby, enjoys making things, or enjoys learning new things. Before biting the bullet and buying your own 3D printer, you might be wondering, is 3D printing worth it? […]

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How Much Does It Cost to 3D Print?

Knowing the cost of a hobby is something many people consider before getting into a new hobby. After all, if you’re worried about how much something is costing you, are you really going to enjoy it? With that being said, you must be wondering how much does it cost to 3D print? The real answer […]

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Can a Car Be 3D Printed? (Full Size 3D Printed Car)

3D printing is becoming a popular at-home hobby but originated in production fields where the technology is still growing. Many of you might be familiar with the size of at-home printers, but industrial size ones can be as large as a warehouse! Items like furniture frames, building materials, and special construction supports are made using […]

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Can You Make Money With a 3D Printer?

3D printers have become smaller and widely available to the point of them being fairly common household items for creative people. It isn’t unusual for creative people to want to turn their hobby into a stream of income. This begs the question; can you make money with a 3D printer? It might take a while, […]

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Hobbies: Another Way of Taking Care of Ourselves

Our responsibilities and our jobs often stress us and make us feel under pressure. That's why we need to have a hobby. Hobbies are a very healthy way to relieve everyday stress and to have quality time with ourselves. Anything can be a hobby, as long as it takes our mind off other things and […]

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What Exactly is a Hobby? (How is it Defined?)

A hobby is an activity you do for fun during your leisure time, for relaxation and pleasure, not professionally or for pay. The word hobby originated from the 13th Century Anglo-Latin word 'hobyn,' which means 'small and active horse or pony.' This word evolved into 'hobbyhorse,' which was a wooden stick with a figure of a […]

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