How To: The Top 5 Home Remedies for Treating Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rashes

Summer's here, and that means a lot of us are going to be taking some time off to enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, that also means a lot of us are going to be accidentally running face first into some poison ivy or oak. Instead of suffering through the itch though, why not leave prepared with some easy, homemade remedies to combat that urushiol? Medicated Body Powder / Rubbing Alcohol

How To: Tie a spinner bait on a fishing line

Spinner bait are good for attracting and catching bass when fishing. In order to have the lure and the bait working correctly when using this type of bait, you will have to attach the bait directly to the lure. This can be done using the improved fisherman knot. After threading the line through the bait, you should leave about 6-8 inches of line to tie the knot. Begin by making about 5 twists around the line and then thread the line through the hole created below the twists. After threading t...

How To: Place sinkers in deep sea fishing

Mark the Shark demonstrates how to place sinkers when deep sea fishing. A trolling sinker is made for high speed trolling. A bank sinker is made for deep dropping. An egg sinker is made to slide on your line. To use the egg sinker, put it through the line, attach a swivel and tie a knot on the swivel. Next, attach the leader to the sinker and then attach your hook. You can catch a lot of bottom fish with this method. Attach the bank sinker to keep the weight on the bottom of your line. The ho...

How To: Tie a release hitch knot for mountain climbing

Learn how to tie a release-hitch knot! The release hitch knot was developed to overcome the shortcomings of the Prusik knot, making it perfect for rock and mountain climbers. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful climber's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Tie a great sailor's chain (sea chain) knot

Have a lot of left over rope that you don't need? Looking for an easier way to store your extension cables and the like without getting them all tangled up? Then learn how to make a sailor's chain! This great video shows you the basic steps that you'll take to creating an endless set of slip knots that'll keep your wires, cables and ropes all tidy without.

How To: Roller skate

Roller skating is not hard to learn, but requires some knowledge and equipment. Learn how to roller skate in this video lesson. Take action: invest in proper safety equipment, concentrate on form: shoulders should be above ankles, walk on skates to begin, and lead with toes. Catherine Werst, a.k.a Stray Cat from Central Coast Roller Derby and the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is the coach of Derby 101 and has been skating since she was eleven years old and competitive for ...

How To: Tie an alpine butterly loop fishing knot

The Alpine Butterfly Loop is forms a loop mid-line. The loop can take equal loads on both ends of the fishing line, and on the loop. The alpine butterfly loop can be used to attach droppers or to make several different bait rigs. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to tie an alpine butterfly loop knot. Tie an alpine butterly loop fishing knot.

How To: Use Diagonal Lashings to tie poles together

Diagonal lashings are a popular type of knot for building structures with wooden poles that allows you to join two poles at a 45-90 degree angle. It can replace a square lashing, but not vice versa. This video will show you how to tie a diagonal lashing yourself, which can be used in all sorts of outdoor construction projects.

How To: Inline skate for beginners

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to inline skate for beginners. Patrick Eaves, adventure sports guide and instructor, presents this video. First, you should have the right gear. Go to the local retail store or to a skating rink where you can take guidance from experts. Start off by practicing balancing on your legs. Legs should be shoulder length apart, knees slightly bent, body is bent a little forward and hands are in front of you. This is called the ready positi...

How To: Tie a double overhand loop fishing knot

The Double Overhand Loop is a very quick and easy way to tie a loop at the end of the line. It is not a very strong knot but it is fine for attaching a sinker. For most other applications other stronger knots are better options. The double overhand loop retains around 55 percent of the line original breaking strength. A simple and yet reliable fishing knot. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a double overhand loop fishing knot.

How To: Stop on rollerblades

Learning to skate is one thing, but learning to stop is just as important. In this tutorial Patrick Eaves will walk you through the three different methods of stopping on your inline skates. The first method is the "snow plow". This method is recommended for beginners and only at slow rates of speed. To stop, slowly point your toes towards each other until you come to a rest. The second method is the "heel stops". On the back of one of your skates, usually the right, is a brake pad. When you ...

How To: Tie the anchor bend knot for boating

The Anchor Bend is the boating knot generally used to fasten a line to an anchor. The free end should be secured with seizing to the standing line for a permanent, secure knot. One side of a Double Fisherman’s also makes a good backup knot to this and any knot. Make two turns around the shackle, leaving turns open. Talk a half turn around the standing line and feed the free end through the turns and pull tight. Now tie a half hitch around the standing part and pull tight. Seize the free end o...

How To: Sharpen a swiss army knife

Learning how to maintain and sharpen your Swiss army knife is an important skill for campers and backpackers. You will need to have a sharpening stone that can be dry or wet. To use a wet stone simply add a little bit of water or homing oil. Keep the blade at an angle of 5 to 7 degrees from the surface of the stone and move the blade back and forth or in a circular motion.

The Art of Trout Tickling: Myth or Reality?

Trout tickling is the mystical art of rubbing a trout's underbelly until it goes into a lax, trance-like state. The fish is then scooped out of the water and thrown onto land. Similar to catfish noodling, the sport is lauded for its lack of equipment or tools of any kind, as used in traditional fishing.

How To: Prepare a whitetail deer head for mounting

In this video taxidermy tutorial series, a professional taxidermist demonstrates how to prepare a whitetail deer cape for mounting. Now that the skin has been fleshed and tanned, the deer head cape is ready to be mounted. The skin will need the mount that will shape the skin, and will require trimming and sewing of the tanned and prepped skin. Watch this instructional video and learn how to prepare a whitetail deer head for mounting.

How To: Build a rad kicker launch ramp for skateboarding

Watch this video to learn how to build a launch ramp. Step by step process to building you very own wooden launch ramp for skating or biking! Fast and economical way to have fun while skating! First make sure to draw a stencil to make cutting the wood easier. To save money you're going to want to get 2 cut-outs from each sheet of wood. You will need 7 or 8 two foot 2x4's to connect the outer shells. Next you put 3/8" sheet of plywood on top to finish you ramp! To make it even easier try getti...

How To: Tune up a crankbait for a straight path

How many times have you been on the water and you've cast off a crankbait? You pick up the crankbait rod and make a cast, start your retrieve and your bait runs off to the side. Tuning will keep it straight. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to tune up a crankbait.

How To: Throw a cast net

Check out this instructional fishing video with Dave "Nugget" Downie that demonstrates how to throw a cast net. Throwing a cast net may seem complicated, but with a bit of practice you'll be able to throw with ease. Just follow the instructions in this fishing tutorial video to learn the proper techniques for throwing a cast net. Start practicing and reel in the big fish!

How To: Do a wheelie

The wheelie is the first trick that most people learn on a bike. It is a classic, and forms the basis of many more advanced moves, and is there for a trick that should be mastered by any BMX rider. Jason Forde of Team Extreme shows how to pull off the wheelie. Do a wheelie.

How To: Feather cast on a spinning and bait casting gear

Fishing is a relaxing hobby that many people pick up and enjoy during the spring and summer seasons. For some, fishing is nothing more than a can and fishing line. But for others, they take it a bit more serious. This tutorial is for those who are interested in taking it more serious. The video shows you how to feather cast on either a spinning and bait casting gear. Each one works differently, but casting lures takes a delicate touch. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Bait a fishing hook

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to put bait on a fishing hook. Be careful when working with the hooks. Begin by taking off the hook from the rod and put the bait on the hook. Depending on the bait, users will need to use the whole or half of the bait. With the head of the worm, put the hook into the side of the head. Now thread the worm through the point of the hook, until it cover the shank of the shank of the hook. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in fishin...

How To: Do a rad handplant on your skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hand plant on a skateboard. Users will first need to be able to do low kick turns, using one hand on the ground. After comfortable doing the low kick turns, try grabbing the board and lifting it up as you turn. Practice this at least 5000 times. Once you are ready, try lifting your board and spinning it in a 180 turn. Try it on a small ramp first and as you gradually get better, use larger ramps. The faster you go, the easier it is to put your...

How To: Use quick draws while rock climbing

Quick draws link the climbing rope to the rock wall. Numerous quick draws are used during any climb. Learn how to use quick draws in this climbing video tutorial. Take action: climb with caution, use 6 to 20 quick draws, and solidify the climbing route. Josh, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is an avid climber that resides off the coast in central California. He has managed for a mountaineering sports company for several years and loves the sport.

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