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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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