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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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