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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 out of the car. On a hot day, most of the heat forms by getting trapped inside your car. So when the cars inside air gets to be the same temperature as the ...


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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. IDEA #2: Now that you added the fact there's no window in the room I have another idea. How about you move the computer outside of the room and just run a longer ...


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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 also cheap and they can attach to pedals in may different ways: plastic ties, glue them, rubber bands, etc. Here is a Instructable on how to do it, if you are ...


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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 back. If you have skin folds, you may have to work at getting into the crevices.


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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 right hand. Reach up over your right shoulder and spray down the center of your back. Move your hand over your head so it's over your left shoulder. Spray ...


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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 countries/areas purely because their "rubber platform pedals" have broken off, I have also seen hipsters ride that due to the minimalistic look (viewed from the ...


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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 themselves. For example, unbutton a pair of pants, then close the button up around the line so it hangs. It won't dry as fast as if it was pegged out, but it will be ...


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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 West - and ofc they may or may not fit your modern bike. I'm from Poland and such pedals were the norm here 15-20 years ago, but here's a discussion showing a ...


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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 on the vents, bottom blowing in, top blowing out. If you can't modify the door, take it off the hinges and put a cheap door in its place you can modify, or ...


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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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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 your hands normally, you won't be trying to twist your wrists in some unnatural way to reach further up into your back. Try it - you'll be surprised how much more ...


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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 car cooler when you are parked. Park in the shade if possible. Leave windows cracked, or open if your car is in a safe place and use a solar shield in the ...


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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 is the key, preferably light coloured on the outside to reflect as much light/heat as possible. We tend to think that insulating things makes them warm but it ...


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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 produce any warmth that matters, it's as small as a hard drvie and has inputs for 3 USB-devices, LAN and W-LAN. HDMI as output. I believe Steam lets you stream ...


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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 in the bag. Use a empty clip on water bottle. This water bottle can connect to your clothes and is waterproof. Wear your possesions. Lanyards for your keys, ...


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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 the water. But a window net screen is best solution


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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 campus barefoot, and they covered their boards with carpet. This would be pretty simple to modify that idea and cover your pedals with carpet, much like the ...


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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 instead as a preventative measure. As for the clothes, try Vanish Oxi Action (other Sodium Percarbonate based cleaners are available!). It's pretty cheap, and ...


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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 will stick to a wet cooler, but not with this method. From Here: Just turn up the corners a bit and you can keep your cooler and other items safely away ...


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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 fountain you will place a fan right in front of that blowing on you. If too much water is getting on the fan you can put an air filter in front of the fountain ...


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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 the room is cooler than outside close the door. If they are the same temperature it won't matter. I've found that blowing cooler air up and at angles to the ...


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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 extra ratty pair of shoes to stuff into. Very common sight at the beach, but no one will steal an old pair of shoes.


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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. These have adhesive backing velcro frame that you can stick on the borders of your window frames (you have to keep the window open all the time though) and ...


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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 with the heat. Which one(s) help most depends a lot on your circumstances. Keep your room/flat/house as cool as possible Open all windows at night. Close the ...


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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 the string out of the loop Pull the string gently - the seam will undo itself As you have pointed out yourself in the question, if you don't pull the string out ...


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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. Lay the hose in the sun. Some put large loops in the hose and lay the loops on a hot place such as a rooftop or dark-coloured pavement such as a drive-way. Turn ...


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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 and conform to your feet and your cycling style, so ultimately will become very comfortable while providing significant traction between your feet and the crank....


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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 those. Take some sandpaper or something else to the area around the hole, scuff the surface to ensure proper glue adhesion. Put glue on both the hole and the ...


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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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A couple of options to just cool yourself, and not the whole vehicle: If it's a short journey, wet your hair and ears beforehand with cold water. Your ears contain a large quantity of blood vessels and are very sensitive to heat. The best way of cooling yourself is to cool the arteries in your wrists, but that is typically more complicated to do while ...


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