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How To: Properly adjust a hiking backpack

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to adjust a hiking backpack. Begin by loosening all the straps on the backpack. Then load the backpack onto yourself. Have the majority weight of the backpack on the hips. Tighten the hip belt and strap it around the hips. Make adjustments on the shoulder straps. Pull down the load lifters. Finish by tighten and connecting the sternum strap. This video will benefit those viewers who are planning to camp and learn how to survive in the wilderness, and ...

How To: Tie the Dropper Loop knot with a knot tying animation

Learn how to tie the Dropper Loop Knot for fishing. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Dropper Loop Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your next fishing trip. Tie the Dropper Loop knot with a knot tying animation.

How To: Tie a blood fisherman's knot (barrel knot)

What's the easiest way to adjoin two fishing lines? The blood knot. And no, you're not going to cut yourself, that's not why it's called the "blood" knot. It's also referred to as the Barrel knot, and is usually used for monofilament nylon lines. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV will show you how to tie the blood knot.

How To: Perform a basic ollie, pogo, and other skate tricks

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform basic skate tricks. To start, you need to know which end is the front and back of the skateboard. Flip the board over and look to see that there are four wheels on the bottom of it. To get on the board, put it in front of you and put one foot where the wheels are then one foot in the middle. To get off the board, lean on the tail and walk off. When you are ready to move, put your foot in the middle and use your other foot to push off. You can now prac...

How To: Tie a dropper loop knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a dropper loop knot. Dropper loop knots are usually done using myofilament and are excellent for fishing. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Tie an angler's loop knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie an angler's loop knot. The angler's loop knot is a really old traditional knot that dates back to the 17th century. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Install a CE Smith t-top electronics box on your boat

When out on the ocean, it's always a smart move to make sure your electronics are close by and easily accessible. The best way to do so is by having it located at the t-top tower of your boat. So this tutorial will show you how to install a CE Smith electronics box on the t-top of your boat. It's easy to do and will have your equipment ready in no time. Enjoy!

How To: Make your own catfish chum

Going cat fishing sometime soon? Stop spending a ton of money on store bought bait when you can just make it yourself! In this video, learn how to make homemade catfish chum out of food you'll many times find hiding in your fridge including balogna, ground corn, mustard, tarter sauce, cheese, ranch dressing, water, coffee grounds, and more. Watch on for the full recipe!

How To: Make your own shortbow

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you are going to learn how to make your own short bow. For this you will need a 15mm and 7mm PVC tube both of 85.5cm length, a 55.5cm long 20mm PVC tube, a 20cm long 25mm PVC tube, hammer, a wire of about 1m long, tape, nails, saw, measuring tape, pencil, scissors and a 3.5mm drill. Put the smaller tubes inside the bigger tubes and position them symmetrically by taking measurements and mark the center point of the outermost tube. Drill a hole at the c...

How To: Do a casper flip on a skateboard

To begin with, you may want to learn how to kick flip before you try to do a casper flip as that is half of the trick. Try practicing it at a low speed as there is a lot of movement with your feet and this will help you keep control of the board. Now set your front foot on the two bolts in the front of your board and have your back foot square. Pop the board up like a normal kick flip, sliding your foot underneath the board as you flip it and when it is flipped over, spin the board back aroun...

How To: Tie a perfection loop knot

This is a video demonstrating how to tie a perfection loop. This is a loop that is necessary for fishing. It can be using for sinkers and fly fishing. It is good for any purpose where a loop is needed. A loop is made first. The loop is held between the left thumb and index finger. The end of the line is taken and put over the loop. Then switch hands and take the end of the line below the main line, making two loops. Then the end of the line is placed between the two loops. Take the top loop n...

News: World's Most Badass Swing Set

My stomach is doing somersaults just watching this. Looks fun, albeit incredibly dangerous. Take it down a notch (or fifty) and build an indoor swing this winter. Previously, Deeply Trusting Female Volunteers Bod to Redneck Science: First Human Slingshot.

How To: Tie square lashing knots with animated knot tying help

Learn how to tie a knot, but not just any old knot... a square lashing knot. You'll never have any troubles again tying nautical square lashing knots, thanks to this Marinews knot tie animated tutorial. You can learn by simply watching the knot tying animation at a moderate speed, or if need be, click on "learn by steps" to get step-by-step rope knot instructions for square lashing knots. How to make a knot is not the hard part, choosing the right fishing knots or rope knot is.

How To: Perform a 180 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 180 on a BMX bicycle.

How To: String a fishing pole

Stringing a fishing reel is not as simple as throwing line onto it. Learn tips from a fisherman on stringing, spinning, and regular reels in this fishing video tutorial. Take action: set reel line to come off spool counter-clockwise, set line to come straight off spool for bait casters, and set spinning reel to come opposite off spool. Ron, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a professional bass fisher and has qualified for the Bass Master Classic and has won two B.A.S.S....

How To: Make sharp turns on a skateboard

Making sharp turns on a skateboard is easy with these tips. Get expert advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video lesson. Take action: put weight on heels to turn left, put weight on toes to turn right, pick up 2 front tires & pivot for quick turns, and lead with upper body. Shawn, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, has over twenty years of skateboarding knowledge. He has appeared in Slap, Thrasher and Transworld magazines and his sponsors include Venture Trucks, R...

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: Ascend with prussik and garda hitch

This is just a demonstrational video of someone climbing using basic climbing equipment. Check out how to ascend with a prussik and garda hitch. This video is great for mountain climbing aficionados. For more detail look up the other crevasse self rescue videos.

How To: Tie the duncan loop knot

Check out this instructional fishing video that demonstrates how to tie the Duncan Loop knot. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this fishing tutorial and learn how to tie a Duncan Loop fishing knot. Knot tying is a breeze with this video. Start practicing and reel in the big fish!

How To: Tie a uni fishing knot

Check out this fishing tutorial video that demonstrates how to tie a Uni fishing knot. Th Uni knot is the most common knot used to tie Line to terminal tackle knot. Just follow the simple steps as outlined in this instructional fishing video and learn how to tie a Uni fishing knot. Start reeling in the big fish!

How To: Tie the Yarn Strike Indicator for fly fishing

Check out this video and learn how to tie a great Yarn Strike Indicator with Alain Barthelemy. This fly has been a staple at Trout Predator Online since the beginning, and was chosen as fly of the month for December 2007. When winter comes around and the dry flies dry up, this is a great way to hold your nymphs up.

How To: Tie a Booby for fly fishing

Fly Tying Intermediate Lesson 2. This lesson shows what you need and how to make your own fishing flies. In this fly tying tutorial Dave Cammiss demonstrates a 'Booby'. This fly is most often used in the British Isles and is also known as Plastazote Pills.

How To: Tie a hemostat quick clinch knot when fly fishing

One of the most frustrating things about trout fishing is trying to quickly tie on a tiny fly when your eyesight or the light is failing. The Hemostat Quick Clinch is not as strong as some other knots. But one of my friends, Dr. Mark Lamos, uses this knot successfully and lands some very large trout with it. Unlike the clinch or improved clinch, you waste very little material tying this knot. Tie a hemostat quick clinch knot when fly fishing.

How To: Put on a fishing bob

Bobbers are great fishing tools. Not only do bobbers keep your line above water, they also bob up and down in the water when you've caught something, so you know when to reel it in. In this tutorial, you will learn how to attach and use a bobber. Bobbers, or floats, have buttons on top that can be depressed and attached to the line by a hook. In this video you will learn to adjust the depth when using a fishing bobber with help from a commercial fisherman.

How To: Tie an Anchor Hitch / Bucket Hitch knot

Learn how to tie an Anchor Hitch (also known as a Bucket Hitch) - A very secure means of attaching a rope to an anchor or any other object that you can't afford to loose (like a bucket down a well, I suppose - thus the alternate name). I actually do use this hitch for temporary anchor attachment (preferring to permanently splice instead) as well as for my bucket lanyards when washing down my boat's deck.

How To: Remove XT or XTR chainring spiders from your crank

Removing the spider from your mountain bike crank is an important part of the cleaning process, allowing you to get at areas on the crank that you never would be able to otherwise. This video features a demonstration of how to do this for XT or XTR chainring spiders. For those who refuse to compromise while cleaning their own bike, this video is a must.

How To: Turn while roller skating

Raelle Cook provides skaters with the basics of turning while on roller skates. The first thing skaters need to know is they have to be skating at a comfortable speed and a comfortable position. The most comfortable position would be not to have your knees locked. The biggest mistake is attempting to turn while going to fast. To slow down you simply drag your toe stop. Turn your body in the direction you'd like to turn and look in the direction of the turn. Don't look in the opposite directio...