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How can you get your car as cool as possible on a hot summer day without air conditioning?

Open the window on the passenger side door for about 2 inches. Rapidly open and close the drivers side door a few times. The opening and closing of the doors makes sure the air gets pushed and pulled ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

You could use: Picture Link. Sponges. I have learned to use large sponges and double them up to make softer cushions. You can also wet the sponges to make them more comfortable and cool. These are ...
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4m² Room for Gaming PC - Temperature issue

IDEA #3: You can also try making a cheap 5-gallon bucket Air conditioner. Check out this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSLbpAwibg *Someone commented on why this would not be good. ...
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How to apply sunscreen to my back

You mentioned spray sunscreen. It seems as though the spray should work well. Make sure there's little or no wind. Shelter yourself behind a car or building if needed. Hold the spray canister in your ...
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How to apply sunscreen to my back

Take a spare towel that you can stretch across your back. Apply liberal amounts of sunscreen to the towel. Rub the sunscreen into your back using the pressure of keeping the towel tight across your ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

As a variation on "rubber platform pedal" I can suggest a very minimalistic solution of rod-only pedal. I have seen many people ride like that, both barefoot and with sandals/flipflops, in poorer ...
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Clothespin alternatives

I do laundry while camping often and clothespegs truly are a good solution to the problem of securing laundry. That said, you have some options. First, consider using the clothes to secure ...
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How to apply sunscreen to my back

If you want to use lotion - put some on the BACK of your hands. You can rub it into your back using the backs of your hands and the top of your forearms. Doing it like this instead of trying to use ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

Some time ago and in certain places, budget pedals were made with rubberized surfaces. They were quite comfortable to ride barefoot out of the box. I have no idea if such designs were popular on the ...
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4m² Room for Gaming PC - Temperature issue

If you can modify the door, add large vents on the top and bottom. This should completely resolve the issue with normal convection currents, but could be improved with a few low speed low noise fans ...
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How to apply sunscreen to my back

A paint roller, one of the small ones that's meant to go behind radiators or in small spaces - long handle, small roller. One with a foam roller is best, its easier to wash it afterwards...
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How can you get your car as cool as possible on a hot summer day without air conditioning?

If the AC is gone and your stuck in traffic there is really no good way to keep the car cooler outside of keeping the windows open. However the way to have a car as cool as possible is to keep the ...
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Makeshift cooler after buying icecream or beverages at the beach

I would definitely use as many towels as possible, as per @Peter Crotty's answer - but I wouldn't wet them. Water is a much better conductor than air. Wrapping them with as much material as possible ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

My first thought - there are pedals made specifically for this and if this is going to be a long term thing they are worth checking out. Now for the hack- I've seen people who ride longboards around ...
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4m² Room for Gaming PC - Temperature issue

If you play your games on Steam you could use their in home-streaming service Steam Link for ~50$, put your computer in another room and stream to your monitor in your box room. Steam Link doesn't ...
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How to protect my belongings at the beach

Some ways are: Put it in a fannypack, this way it is always with you. You can even swim with if you put the phone in a plastic bag. Clear Plastic bags make it so you that you can still use the phone ...
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How can I open the window when it's dark outside without fearing that moths might fly in?

During a camping trip, I had seen the camp guy place a pan/plate filled with water, right under a light. Being the only light source in the room, the moths came in and many got tricked and dived into ...
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Ways to stop your Beach blanket from blowing away

Some ways you could do this is: Picture Link Use a fitted sheet instead of a blanket, this way you can sit stuff in the corners and they there snuggly, plus they are protected from the sand. Sand ...
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Where should a fan be aimed for maximum cooling of a room with one opening?

This depends on your environment. If the temperature is cooler outside the room blow the air into the room with the fan either in the doorway or just outside it to get the cooler air into the room. If ...
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How to remove Sweat stains from clothing?

Personally, I've found that antiperspirants create stains that are significantly more noticeable than those from the sweat itself. If you use antiperspirants, perhaps try switching to a deodorant ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

Most people won't have the materials to do this, but you can mimic a swamp cooler. You need flowing cold water for best effect, but static water or ice is better than nothing. If you have some sort of ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

Ok so this question has been around quite some time. I'm going to answer anyway since the most effective way - from my experience - hasn't been mentioned yet. There are lots of ways to help you deal ...
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Where should a fan be aimed for maximum cooling of a room with one opening?

Since there is only a single opening, air would have to flow both in and out of the same passage. To direct the coldest air into the room, place the fan at bottom.
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How to protect my belongings at the beach

Stuff them into your shoes when you take your shoes off. Put them in first, then your socks so it looks like only your socks are sticking out. If you are wearing sandals, might be worth it to bring an ...
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How can I open the window when it's dark outside without fearing that moths might fly in?

In India, open spaces with greenery translate to two things: great view to look at during the day mosquitoes rushing in to your house by the night You could try buying stick-on nets for your windows....
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How to untie sacks properly (eg bags of charcoal)

I have found an easy solution. You seem to do it the wrong way. You need to pull the string out of the loop first. The bag single-line stitch on front loop-stitch on back Removing the seam Pull ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

Use Solar Power Get the longest hose you can find. Connect another hose to it to make it longer if you can. The sun can heat the water in the hose as it travels through it on its way to the pool. ...
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How to cool the top floor of a 3 storey house?

I assume that the top floor is directly under the roof, probably with (double) tilted ceiling - following the shape of the roof. If that is the case, then the best thing you can do is to invest in a ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

Wooden bicycle pedals can be found for sale, or you can convert old pedals with new wooden blocks either replacing the plastic or overlaying it. One advantage of wood is that eventually it will wear ...
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How to Fix a Hole in your Waterproof pool?

Most people have bikes and should thus have a bike tube repair kit. Follow the instructions and you can fix the hole. Basic instructions are these, but if the kit has instructions you should follow ...
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