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How to Make Fire On Your Next Camping Trip Using Only a Chocolate Bar and a Soda Can

Don’t fret if your forgot your lighter, this simple life hack will surely come in handy!


Camping is a one-of-a-kind experience that can teach us to be life-smart and resourceful at the same time. While we may spend days thinking what to pack, it is inevitable to forget essential things like a lighter or matchsticks. In these cases, we are forced to use our critical thinking to turn whatever is available into something useful.

If ever you find yourself stuck in the cold wild and forgot to bring your lighter, you can try this simple trick to start a fire and get all warmed up. With just a chocolate bar, a soda can and some naturally-occurring materials in the forest, you can make it happen. Do this to survive or simply impress your friends with this life hack!

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Legally Blind Artist Creates Cracked Log Lamps Bursting with Light

Can you believe that a blind artist created these beautiful art pieces?


At the age of 18, Duncan Meerding began losing his sight. In 2005, he was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition that left him legally blind within 12 months. Now, he retains 5% of his vision in his peripheries.

Despite this ordeal, this didn’t stop him from appreciating the beauty of wilderness in Tasmania. In fact, he graduated from the University of Tasmania with a degree in furniture design.

Inspired by outback wilderness, the furniture designer uses light in his creations to help him convey how he sees the world. Meerding’s most popular creation, the cracked log lamp, emits soft warm light from its cracks.

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He Couldn’t Afford an Air Conditioner, So He Made This $8 Cooler Instead

Now don’t you think that’s a really cool invention?


As much as I look forward to summer season, the idea of enduring the unbeatable heat really upsets me. Surviving extremely hot days means turning on the air conditioner 24/7 which leads to higher electricity bill by the end of the month. Just the idea of it is making me sweat like a pig right now.

This is why Household Hacker came up with a good alternative for expensive brand new air conditioners. For only $8, they were able to create a make-shift air conditioner using a $4- styrofoam cooler, dryer vents which cost $2, an old but functioning electric fan, and frozen bottles of water.

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How To Get Rid Of Pesky Mosquitoes Using Basic Kitchen Ingredients

A simple concoction may go a long way!

Mosquitoes are annoying, not to mention, carriers of fatal diseases such as Dengue fever and Malaria. With their presence on the surface of the Earth, we all wish they'd be gone forever. But unfortunately, they hold a vital role in this world by contributing to the long chain of the ecosystem. Frogs and other animals feed on them so they are indeed necessary for the biological aspect of the world to continue.

What we can do is to devise ways to protect ourselves and our family from these pesky insects so that we can prevent itchy red bites and serious medical diseases. We found this video that shows how to create a concoction that mosquitoes will surely love, they will be willing to get trapped inside. It's very simple and requires basic ingredients that can be found in the kitchen.

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