Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 70

Thread: Life Pro-Tips

  1. #1
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145

    Life Pro-Tips

    Add yours.
    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  2. #2
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    Lost your magnetic screwdriver? Again? No sweet, a paperclip works just as good.


    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  3. #3
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    Two 12oz. beers fit perfectly in an empty Pringles can. You're welcome.
    Just don't let the little old Presbyterian ladies see in your cooler at homecoming. Then you'll have to answer why you aren't sharing your chips.


    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  4. #4
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    Easy way to separate egg yolks (so you can throw the whites away)> here
    How to scramble an egg in the shell> here
    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  5. #5
    Badassery NitroxAZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Plataea
    Posts
    4,498
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7,848
    Given: 12,119
    You could say the guy who scrambled the egg in the shell had a trick up his sleeve.

  6. #6
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Grinding down the humps between the teeth on your chainsaw will make it cut quicker, about .010 will do.
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  7. #7
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Gritty tooth paste will work as a polishing agent for chrome or smooth up a fishing reel gears.
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  8. #8
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Sharpen a knife off of a screwdriver handle shaft.
    Last edited by Tri70; 01-30-2014 at 07:26 PM.
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  9. #9
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Use a lubricant on a knife blade to cut sheet rubber.
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  10. #10
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    Quote Originally Posted by Tri70 View Post
    Sharpen a knife off of a screwdriver handle.
    Explain please!
    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  11. #11
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    Quote Originally Posted by Tri70 View Post
    Gritty tooth paste will work as a polishing agent for chrome or smooth up a fishing reel gears.
    It'll also clear up your hazed headlight covers.
    Use a gritty pad like a Dobie scour pad and toothpaste. Scrub your headlights with it, rinse, repeat, rinse. as good as the $30 autozone kit.
    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  12. #12
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    A mechanic showed me this trick using the shaft of a quality screwdriver with good metal. You can sharpen the knife blade by stroking it against screwdriver shaft. It will work, I used to be a knife sharpener.
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  13. #13
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Sift your brass from the tumbling media with an empty coffee can. Drill holes in the bottom of the can allowing polishing media to fall thru and fal back into tumbler.
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  14. #14
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    Cigar tubes are good for a plethora of uses. Probably more than I would ever think of.

    A couple in my BOB are used for an "ultra mini" fishing kit and to house an oiler.




    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  15. #15
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Quick and easy camo job, this was done on an AR but can be done to any rifle.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gDFHVTk...5DA63DD1F83C4E
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  16. #16
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    I posted this on FTF a few years ago, but (imo) it's worth repeating.
    You know those $5 solar powered lights at Lowes Depot?




    They have a AA battery in them. Recharged daily by Sol the Sun God. Magic!




    If you have a gaggle of those around your house (with some quality replacement batteries) you have an infinite source for AA batteries.
    The same as used by radios and uber tactical flashlights.

    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  17. #17
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Lemon juice is a great cleaning agent and antibacterial for cleaning or sore throat, ant and roach repellant.

    http://www.stain-removal-101.com/use...mon-juice.html


    http://www.stain-removal-101.com/hom...e-cleaner.html
    Last edited by Tri70; 02-02-2014 at 11:36 AM.
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  18. #18
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Vinegar is a great cleaner as well, 101 uses if you can tolerate the smell.

    http://andreadekker.com/101-more-uses-for-vinegar/
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

  19. #19
    Spartan Elite Seven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    --- / -- / --.
    Posts
    1,317
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,455
    Given: 145
    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch

  20. #20
    Moderator Tri70's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    9,776
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12,682
    Given: 40,803
    Hidden access panel head board, this idea came from Australia Tea Party. Maybe Aus has one or two.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img577/3513/twuq.jpg
    If we could follow 1 Commandment, 'Love Each Other!', it would be enough! -Apostle Paul

    21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

    "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day." —Thomas Jefferson (1807)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •