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Stop Spending Money On Fancy Camping Stoves And Grab A Tin Can Instead

Plenty of us love camping, but for those of us who hate leaving our creature comforts behind, it can be a challenge.

Especially when it comes to chowing down. While building fires and making them last is great if you know how to do so without spending six hours rubbing sticks together when you ultimately forget your lighter, lots of people opt for mini grills and camping stoves to save themselves a few headaches.

But what if I told you that you could reach the same end with an old can? If you want to learn how to recycle, save money, and lighten your camping load all at once, check this out.

First thing’s first: Grab a large can of some sort. If you shop in bulk, you probably have a few of these around the house.

You’ll also need some wires and a bit of cardboard. You could even use old hangers! Shape them into rectangles and roll some cardboard around one of the short sides.

After that, cut two flaps into the can that you can later roll around the handles.

Use a hammer and nails to punch ventilation holes into the can.

This is what it should look like after that!

Finally, put the handles you created around the flaps. You now have ourself a tin can stove!

Much lighter (and much cheaper) than anything you’d find at Home Depot, am I right?

Happy camping!

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Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tin-can-stove/

He Walked Into The Woods And Made A Bow And Arrow From Scratch

It’s estimated that humans came up with the basic blueprint for bows and arrows around 64,000 years ago. While it was once an innovative and high-tech weapon, it’s now considered rather primitive, especially when compared to some of the hunting tools we employ today…but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value.

For one, just about any person can make a bow an arrow using things found in the woods. Watch as YouTuber Primitive Technology demonstrates this very old-school DIY:

You’ll definitely want to learn this skill…once the zombies come and we’re forced to live in the woods, this’ll be the only means of defending yourself.

Or for more practical purposes, this is good for hunting, I guess.

(But I think we all know that zombies are the chief concern here.)

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bow-and-arrow/

23 No-Candy Valentines Kids Will Love Even More Than Sugar

Because kids don’t need any more candy.

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1. Glow sticks.

“You make me glow.” Download the free printable in four different colors here.

2. Hand clappers.

“You deserve a hand.” Download the free printable (for mini or full-sized hand clappers) here.

3. Stamps.

“I think you’re a stamp-endous friend!” Download the free printable here.

4. Finger lights.

“You are one bright kid!” Download the free printable here.

5. Bubble wands.

“You blow me away!” Learn more — and find a link to the free printable — here.

6. Tiny animals.

“I’m wild about you!” Download all four free printables here.

7. Pens or pencils.

“I think you are just write!” Download the free printable here.

8. Melting heart slime.

“Slime yours!” Find the recipe for melting heart slime — and a free printable — here.

9. Rulers.

“You rule.” Learn more — and download the free printable — here.

10. Rainbow loom bracelets.

“Friends forever.” Download all eight free printables here.

11. Little toy cars.

“I wheelie like you!” Download the free printable here.

12. Whoopee cushions.

“Whoopee! It’s Valentine’s Day!” Download the free printable here.

13. Bouncy balls.

“You make my heart bounce!” Learn more about how to put these together — and download the free printable — here.

14. Stretchy hearts.

“I like you this much!” Find the free printable here.

15. Silly straws.

“Sip! Sip! Hooray it’s Valentine’s Day!” Download the printable here for $1.95.

16. Astronaut figures.

“You’re out of this world!” Download the free printable here.

17. Plastic bugs.

“Happy Valentine’s Day, love bug!” Learn more about making these — and find the free printable — here.

18. Mad libs.

“I’m ‘mad’ about you!” Download the free printable here.

19. Balloons.

Learn how to make one of these featuring your own kid here.

20. Play-Doh.

“Doh’nt you know you were ‘cut out’ for me?” Find the free printable here.

21. Lip whistles.

“Blow me a kiss.” Download the free printable here.

22. Plastic paratrooper toys.

“Dropping down to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!” Download the free printable here.

23. Magnifying glasses.

“I’ve had my eye on you.” Download the free printable here.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/no-candy-valentines-kids-will-love-even-more-than-sugar