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How To: Make a cheap but realistic goose call

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a realistic goose call. The materials required for this project are: a plastic bottle cap, scissors, rubber band and a piece of paper. Begin by making a small hole in the bottle cap. Then wrap the paper around the other side of the bottle cap and secure it with the rubber band. Now just blow in the hole and make a humming sound to create a goose call. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy goose hunting, and would like to learn how to...

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: Throw a frisbee the correct way

This is a demonstration of how to throw the frisbee the correct way.The idea of frisbee developed in a college campus in 1920 where students use to throw empty pie tins after eating the pie made by Frisbee Pie Company.Frisbees are available in the retail market for about $3.00.The convex side of the frisbee has ribs and edge is rounded.The frisbee is held in the palm with the thumb on top,over the ribbed portion,the index finger is kept along the edge and rest three fingers below into the con...

How To: Deflesh the skull & antlers of a deer to make a mount

Looking to stick your winning game on your wall? In this two part tutorial, learn how to deflesh the skull and antlers of a deer and make it into what is commonly known as a Dry Skull, Desert, European, Texas, or Western Mount. Part one covers starting with the harvested animal, a typical plaque, discussing set-up and basic methods, the bone overview and the processes' start. Part two continues the defleshing of the skull base, tightening of the nasal bones, whitening, detailing, antler base ...

How To: Tie the "pink wog" fly

The pink wog (also known as the techno wog) is a silly-looking fly that gets the job done. Designed to float on the surface, it attracts silvers and other fish. The supplies are rather exotic: a marabou tail, deer hair dyed pink, and more. It's also a very messy fly to make, and you need to take extra care when putting it together.

How To: Tie the trucker's hitch knot for boating

Learn how to tie the trucker's hitch knot. The trucker's hitch knot is one of those boating knots that once you learn it, you wonder how you ever got along without it! Use this knot to cinch down a load on you car top, boat, horseback, you name it. This combination of knots allows the line to be pulled tight as a guitar string. Tie off one end of rope. Lay rope over load to be tied down. Tie a slippery half hitch knot in the middle of the line to form a small loop. With the free end make a tu...

How To: Tie the quick release knot

Here is a good knot. Do you know it? It's the quick release knot. Check out this instructional knot tying video that demonstrates how to tie the Quick Release knot. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this boating tutorial and learn how to tie a Quick Release knot. Knot tying is a breeze with this video. Start practicing and reel in the big fish!

How To: Tie the clove hitch knot

Check out this instructional knot tying video that demonstrates how to tie a Clove Hitch knot. You can tie a clove hitch to a stanchion when you can't reach the top. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this tutorial and learn how to tie a Clove Hitch knot. Knot tying is a breeze with this video. Start practicing and reel in the big fish!

How To: Dirt jump and ride trails on a BMX bicycle

This tutorial segment is from the old "Basics" video by Transworld RIDEbmx Magazine. Robbie Morales ("Rob-o") teaches you the beginner essentials of riding trails and dirt jumps including tabletops, x-ups, and turndowns. So watch this to learn how to dirt jump and ride trails on a BMX bicycle. This will help you with all of your bike riding trick needs, or some of them.

How To: Peform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a longboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a long board. First, get on your board and start to petal. Then, bring your left foot off and bring it near the board, as close as you can. Then, bring your right foot behind you and then flip your board over. After this, jump up with both of your feet and jump onto the board to the other side of you. Practice doing this to get it right, it may take you a little while. When done, you can start to learn different variations on ...

How To: Change a flat BMX tire

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a flat BMX tire. First, take the wheel off with a wrench. Then, let all the air out of the tire if it's not already completely out. Next, find what gave you the flat tire and make sure you remove it from the tire. After this, grab the top of the tire and pull it off of the wheel. If it's completely flat, it should be easy to take off from the rim. Work your way around until it's completely off. Then, put the new tire on and then pump it with air. After...

How To: Perform basic nosespins on a casterboard

If you need to add some tricks to your casterboarding arsenal, this video will show you one called the nosespin (or nose spin). A casterboard is kind of like a skateboard, but feels more like a snowboard or surfboard, only on the pavement and with wheels! It's also like a snakeboard, but this tutorial focuses on the casterboard, with tips from Axis. No matter if it's a Ripstik, Waveboard or Timberwolf, this video will give you the right moves for the nosespin trick.

How To: Make and cook with camp fires

This video demonstrates the tripod method of setting up a campfire for cooking in the wilderness. In order to set up the tripod, you will need three large branches of hazel, some copper wire, and a hooked branch to be used to hang a pot from the tripod. The copper wire will be used to attach the hooked branch to the tripod setup and cord or rope may be substituted. Another method of cooking which is demonstrated is to cook food in a pot over some embers. A hole is dug in the ground and a fire...

How To: Tie the Trilene fisherman's knot

One of the best fisherman's knots you could employ on monofilament nylon fishing line is the Trilene knot. It's a favorite knot in every fisher's bag of tricks, and it should be in your arsenal, too! Watch and learn as Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to tie a Trilene Knot.

How To: Find edible wild food to stay alive in the wilderness

If you were on the hit show "Lost," would you be able to survive? While most of the main castmembers on the show tough it out through learning how to eat the island's vegetation, we know that most of you probably would have no clue as to how to distinguish between a poisonous mushroom and a non-poisonous one, and which plant growths are edible and which aren't.

How To: Perform a float fishing cast properly

Float fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing, and the art of casting the pole properly as a part of it is much debated. This video features a professional fisherman demonstrating the techniques he using for casting properly while float fishing. Master these and you are sure to catch more fish and have much more enjoyable days on the water.

How To: Perform a backside snap on a surfboard

In this tutorial, Damien Hobgood shows you how to acheive a perfect backside snap on a surfboard. Damien will show you exactly how to hold your body to do this move and how to achieve the best balance. In this tutorial, Damien shows you examples and gives you great tips and advice.

How To: Kickflip in 2 hours

dark star armor light 9 teaches you how to kick flip in 2 hours or less. You need to know how to Ollie first, before trying to learn how to kick flip. You start off with your back foot on the tail and your front foot, at an angle, pointing towards the front bolts, just behind them. Bend you legs to jump and push down on the tail. Once in the air, slide your front foot forward to make the board spin. Land safely on it and bend your legs again to cushion your fall. Practice will make this trick...

How To: Do a slant gainer/cheat gainer

In this video tutorial the performer demonstrates the slant gainer, also known as the cheat gainer. Basically, it involves hurling yourself away from the ground, spinning in the air for a while and then trying to land without busting your ankles and/or head. If accomplished successfully, it looks extremely cool. If it ends in failure, at least you might get a hit YouTube clip out of it.

How To: Practice the telemark turn

Learn to telemark using this easy to follow progression. CANSI Instructor Keith Nicol starts with the basic telemark and ends by demonstrating the parallel telemark turn. Progress from a basic tele turn starting in a snow plow. For intermediate start sliding in the uphill foot. Next pole plant to do the parallel turn that aims for smoothness and speed turns. Telemarking turns will let you ski in bumps, powder and hard pack.

How To: Do skateboard eggplants at a skatepark

Park Skateboarding: Show Off Your Skills The first skateparks appeared in the 1970s, and nowadays, they're the epicenter of the skateboarding world, a place to see and be seen. That being the case, you don't want to show up to the park without your "A" game. Let our trick guide get you up to speed. Watch this video tutorial to see how to do skateboard eggplants at a skatepark.

How To: Perform a barhop on a BMX bicycle

BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. Watch this video tutorial to see how to perform a barhop on a BMX bicycle.

How To: Break through a meter of ice when ice fishing

Watch this video to learn how to fish on ice by using a tool that allows you to easily drill through the ice. With advice on what kind of hook and bait to use--in addition to a detailed look at the process--you will also learn how to insulate the ice hole and mark its location. Make your own device with sticks - a good survival training tip.

How To: Install a snowboard stomp pad

Here is the final video in the CNC Stomp Pad Tutorial Video Series. In this video, we go over the final assembly of the stomp pad. Then we watch as we used double sided... More» tape to adhere it to the snowboard. Finally we take a look at some final photos of the CNC Stomp Pad on the Snowboard. One Final Note: The Stomp Pad works perfectly. I love the fact you can customize your life with CNC.

How To: Tie the Handcuff knot

Learn how to tie a Handcuff Knot. This is a handy knot for those times when an emergency set of handcuffs are needed :) Firefighters also use this knot, coupled with a half hitch over each loop, as a man harness. This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

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.