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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

It seems to me that your best bet that will combine portability and modernity is an mp3 player. Despite the rise of the smartphone and its effects on dedicated mp3 players — the iPod peaked around ...
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How can I reduce the chlorine smell on my skin after swimming?

I always shower right after my swims and I have also noticed the chlorine smell doesn't go away. However, I often run right after I get out of the shower. When you start to sweat and your pores open,...
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Prepare for skydiving or extreme sports

Like gliding, skydiving is really not a sport that vertigo affects - you are so far removed from the ground that it doesn't make you wobble. I have trouble going near the edge of a cliff, or even near ...
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Pack Down and Smooth Snow in Yard so Kids Can Ski

Back years ago before mechanical packing equipment, I belonged to a ski club on one of the slopes of Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts. It was run by the members. After a snow, before skiing would start,...
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How to wash very muddy sports boots?

Easiest way to get rid of the mud from bottom of the shoe is to let the mud dry, then beat your shoes on some hard surface, all the stuck mud will be removed. After that, you can remove the lace and ...
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Reviving dead tennis balls

You can easily make your own repressurizing device. Get plastic pipe parts of large enough diameter that the balls will slip inside, glue a cap on one end and a thread adapter on the other. Put a ...
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Pack Down and Smooth Snow in Yard so Kids Can Ski

"Skiing powder" is a condition which many skiers covet; but you are correct that you might need a (compacted) base of snow underneath to make that first, fresh snowfall ski-able. If you backyard is ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

I'd recommend cordless earphones with a radio antenna. If you want your own music then you would have to get cordless earphones with some storage.
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How to wash very muddy sports boots?

The UK TV show 'Dragon's den' featured an invention by a 15-year-old schoolboy, which is now just coming to market, with the support of an almost unprecedented three of the 'Dragons' from the show. ...
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How to not feel so sticky after swimming?

If you are exerting yourself during your swim lessons, then your body temperature is elevated when you get out of the pool and you'll be sweating even though you don't feel it while you're in the pool....
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Reviving dead tennis balls

I found this web site which seems to have the answer: http://savethetennisballs.com/how-to-revive-dead-tennis-balls/ They evidently have a cylinder where you stack in 3 tennis balls, seal the ...
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How can I reduce the chlorine smell on my skin after swimming?

I started using left over lemon shells, after I squeeze out the juice for other purposes. After I come out of the pool, I use lemon as a scrub, apply it on the whole body, let it sit on my skin for 2 ...
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Extra shoes for Inline Skating

The shoes I'm used to calling "Chinese shoes" (also sometimes called "Kung Fu shoes", easily found in any Chinatown in America or Europe) can be folded flat or rolled to fit in a large pocket, or left ...
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How to make sure that only paying customers use my 3D archery course?

From your description, the only remotely cost-effective way to ensure only paying shooters can use the course is to enlist technology. There'll be a significant investment up front, of course. One ...
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What's the easiest way to wash a bowling ball microfiber rag?

The easiest way? Throw it in a normal washer with your other laundry. Air dry to finish. Don't use any sort of fabric softener. If you can't/don't want to put it with your normal laundry, wash it in ...
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Knocking in a cricket bat

It’s been a long time since I’ve played cricket and even longer since I bought a new bat. But the last bat I bought they had a rolling machine to do it for you. Took less than 15mins. Alternatively, ...
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How to keep shirt tucked in while skiing?

Motorcyclists encounter a similar issue, and to work around the problem many jackets have a length of stretchy Lycra style fabric sewn onto the bottom of the jacket. It bears half a zip, and the other ...
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Pack Down and Smooth Snow in Yard so Kids Can Ski

I have tried to pack down snow in my backyard, and the most efficient way of doing so is to sled sideways on a sled (a foam sled is best). If you are getting 10 inches of snow in one day, it will pack ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

I've bought "Mighty" player for my daughter a couple of months ago. It is quite small and claims to repel water. But this is meant to be used with Spotify so not sure if it fits your purpose. It has ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

What I do is, keep my phone on air plane mode so I can listen to songs saved. It is as good as keeping your phone at home(no notifications). Or if you need to connect to internet for Spotify, you can ...
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How to wash very muddy sports boots?

If you aren't looking for perfectly clean shoes, just walk through a shallow puddle (or embrace your inner child, and splash around). The water very quickly rinses off the mud, and you can do it in ...
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How dirty is sponge grip and how to clean it?

What is the sponge wrapped around? If it wrapped around metal or plastic, then washing can be an easy step. If it is wrapped around wood, then you should avoid moisture as much as possible. ...
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Is there way to convert straight horizontal bar into angled one?

Why not make your own? All you need is some pipe at the hardware store and two 45 degree elbow joints like this one: Connect this to each end of your pipe and then attach two smaller pipes as grips ...
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Is there way to convert straight horizontal bar into angled one?

Visit a plumber with a pipe bender, an electrician with a conduit bender, or a machine shop with a hydraulic press, or a home renovation centre for a pipe bender to fit the bar you have. It will take ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

So currently there is a lot of runner watches that can store and play music using bluetooth headhphones. I know at least two such watches. Garmin Vivoactive Music and TomTom Runner Cardio+Music. ...
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How can I listen to music while running, but without smartphone?

There are headphones that include a small memory. It's only a simple cable that goes behind your neck. You can download some music there and won't be bothered with lots of cables or having to carry ...
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Extra shoes for Inline Skating

What I do is, I have a rollers bag and a backpack. When I'm walking I have the rollers and the backpack inside the rollers bag. And when I'm skating I have my shoes and the roller bag inside my ...
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