Watch: Easy Way to Take away Fence Posts

Have you ever removed fence posts that had been in the ground for a even though? Me too… and they can be amazingly stubborn.

This video shows how this guy uses his truck’s spare tire to aid him pull up some fence posts, with a lot much less function than digging them out or employing a jack.

Ahead of you watch, here’s a security remark from the guy in the video:

Most likely would be a good notion to lay a piece of carpet or tarp more than the chain. Even so, there was seldom much force that necessary to be applied. Any time there was, I backed away from the post. I did not set up these posts. I just necessary to remove them.


Watch: Paracord Axe Manage Wrap

Here’s a quickie that could be beneficial. A paracord wrap on an axe manage could provide far better grip while also safeguarding the handle from obtaining too badly broken when you miss your mark and clobber a hunk of tree with the handle as an alternative of the axe head.

Yeah, I know. That in no way happens to you, appropriate? But possibly when your buddy borrows the ol’ chopper…

Is it as nifty as a paracord survival grenade? You choose.

In my opinion, the wrapper in this video stopped also soon he must have gone right up to the axe head. Possibly he ran out of cord ahead of he got there. If so, poor organizing. But still a useful notion that could come in handy for all sorts of other factors, also.

Anyhow, check it out.

Watch: Forging a Tomahawk From a Wrench

I’ve seen a lot of stuff, but this is one of the coolest I’ve run across in a while. Watch as this guy requires a large mixture wrench and forges the open-end wrench into a single heck of a tomahawk!

As opposed to many videos, this a single has zero commentary and patter. You won’t have to listen to how or why he decided to do it, how tough or effortless it was, blah blah blah. Instead, we merely see the forging approach, the finish results, and how well it chops items — and in respect for the worth of our time, he’s even sped things up for us.

How practical!

The finish result is a working tool that does a wonderful job… and the boxed-end wrench makes a reasonable handle swell and/or hanging eye.

If any video was going to inspire me to personal a forge, this is it. Take pleasure in.

Watch: 1-Armed 8-Year-Old Girl Shoots a Bow Greater Than Some

People amaze me. And it is refreshing when I locate somebody who amazes me for a good explanation! So when I stumbled across this young lady named Andi Nail, I had cause to smile.

Andi is a tiny girl who was born with a single and a half arms… but that doesn’t cease her from loading and shooting a compound bow all by herself. And her Facebook cover photo shows her playing softball, as well.

This is the first video of her that I saw. Right after she nocks the arrow, sets her mouth-operated release, draws, and fires — hitting the target completely — she appears back at the camera and shrugs, like “No big deal.”

I had to laugh out loud, just for joy.

(I apologize to anybody who can not see the videos embedded below… I’ve been told they do not show up for some readers. Sorry about that!)

These days, she has her personal Facebook web page and some newer videos.

In this one, a fellow archer (I’m guessing her brother) aids her out… and then she shoots a balloon.

And here she is shooting clay pigeons with her bow.

What a champ! Thank you, Andi, for setting such a excellent instance of positivity. In a globe where so a lot of people lie about feeling sorry for themselves, you are a shining example of the worth of difficult function and self-reliance.

I have no doubt that you will go far.

Watch: DIY Primitive Flip-Flop Winch for Survival

Now here’s anything cool.

Take a rope — make sure it’s a very good one — and two wooden poles, and you can move a mountain. Or a big rock, or a car that is stuck… or whatever. This idea could even be utilized to build a crane to hoist heavy issues up.

Why the name? Nicely, to operate this basic machine, you flip a single log or pole, then you flop the other. Repeat.

It is an exciting and practical notion, anyhow.

The version shown in that video is a bit rough, in that it calls for two guys operating with each other. But what if you’re alone? You can attempt some of the refinements shown in the video below… but probabilities are you will want to skip forward, due to the fact he is something but succinct. The main innovations shown below are a couple of huge stakes to safe the flipper and a couple loops of rope to safe the flopper.

Watch: Collette Gravity Pistol on Forgotten Weapons

This gravity pistol is a 20-shooter (no kidding!) from the mid-1800s, and it gets its name from the truth that gravity alone is accountable for feeding ammo out of the magazine.

It is 11mm, which is about the identical bore size as a 44 magnum — but this is no magnum. In fact, it took a wimpy round identified by the impressive name of “rocketball,” which was fundamentally a hollow-base bullet with the powder crammed up inside, and a primer for ignition. In other words, there was no cartridge case.

As weak as this round was, it was intended primarily for amusement as in target shooting and such.


The hole above the muzzle in the photo above is the front finish of the magazine you drop ammo in there, then close the hinged magazine cover. As you can see in the pictures at the prime of this web page, the cartridges have been visible from the side, so there was no guessing about regardless of whether you had ammo in the magazine.

This gun was produced in Belgium by Collette (with two “L”s the gun is marked COLLETTE BREVETE).

Pretty cool!

Watch: Outdoorsman Meets a Skunk Squad on the Road

I’ve had only 1 close encounter with a skunk in the great outdoors… I was bow hunting in the early 1990s, easing down a trail in the Ocala National Forest in Florida, when I spotted a movement ahead. I soon saw that it was a skunk.

I drew my bow and said, “Okay, skunk if you don’t shoot me, I won’t shoot you.”

Happily, it was a peaceful skunk which soon went on its way. And it was nowhere near as adorable as the skunk family members in the video beneath, which travel as a single unit though it is composed of mama and four young ‘uns.

The approach a bicyclist, verify out his foot and bicycle for a bit, and then move on down the road. The way they move is seriously delightful — Mama skunk is the nucleus as the loved ones tends to make up a cute, furry, smelly atom of skunkness.

If you can watch this video without having cracking a grin, I really feel sorry for you.

Watch: Guy Builds Homemade Travel Trailer From Scratch

Ever owned anything that wasn’t quite what you wanted it to be? Seems like that usually takes place with travel trailers. Poor layout, poor insulation, lousy supplies, and undesirable design have extended plagued RV owners. This guy’s answer was to construct his own!

Yep, he located a tiny trailer frame with heavy-duty operating gear and constructed this thing from scratch without having any plans. The video under is a narrated slide show that shows the progression of construction (even though often out of chronological order).

When he was completed, the trailer weighed in at 1100 pounds.

Fairly cool!

Watch: Super-Strong Mars Pistols From the Early 1900s

This huge handgun was developed by Sir Hugh Gabbett-Fairfax (he was British, in case you couldn’t guess) in 1898, and only about 80 of them were ever made. Ian of Forgotten Weapons requires us on a tour of this fascinating old pistol, which he calls “A phenomenally effective and ridiculously complex handgun.”

They have a long recoil action and four-lug rotating bolts, which make them “weird to begin with,” says Ian.

Mars handguns were chambered for 4 cartridges — all of them designed by the gun’s inventor and really effective — eight.five mm, 9 mm, 45 quick, and 45 extended. Again, these cartridges are NOT the very same as those for any other firearm, in spite of their names’ similarity with other cartridges.

Flinging a 220 grain bullet at 1200 fps is fairly impressive, and that’s precisely what the 45 extended version could do. And this was about 1900, so… yeah.

The ammo is fed in an odd way each and every round is stripped from the detachable box magazine and pulled to the rear just before becoming lifted up — by the hammer spring! — and then shoved into the chamber. In the photo above, the magazine’s rear is towards the top of the pic.

Two Mars pistols are featured in the video: One particular in eight.5mm Mars and 1 in 45 Long Mars.

Towards the end of the video, Ian calls them “fantasically complex and extremely steampunkish pistols.”

The crazy complexity and troubles with acquiring consistent ammo both contributed to its failure to sell since no identified examples have proof marks, it is a virtual certainty that none of these firearms were ever sold commercially.

But that does not quit me from loving them.

Watch: Molten Salt Melting Lead

If you demand that videos have a practical objective ahead of you’ll watch them, click away from this page now. But if you like understanding stuff, you might take pleasure in this.

This individual melts salt, which I do not think I’ve ever noticed before, and then pours it more than a pan of lead shot pellets.

As a liquid, the salt looks a lot like water.

When poured more than the shot, some of the salt dribbled over the side. Right after it sat on the concrete for a bit, it turned a sort of orange-brown color. It reminded me a lot of pine resin.

The salt remained hot for some time right after it hardened, so significantly so that he was able to dump some more shot on leading of the challenging salt mass, and right after a bit that was melted, as well. Then the hardened salt disk was moved aside, showing that the lead beneath was partially melted. But the most surprising factor to me was when some of that lead was dumped on top of the salt mass, it melted even much more. That is some mad heat retention.

1 blogger commented on “the startling texture that the lead balls take once they have melted.” This statement was mildly startling to me, probably because I’ve recognized what that looks like ever because I was a kid, assisting Dad cast bullets for muzzleloaders. But if you have in no way seen molten lead, then probably you ought to prepare to be startled.

Some water poured onto the complete mess afterward showed just how a lot heat that salt was retaining.

Fairly cool. Valuable information? You make a decision.