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two young girls choosing pumpkins

Visiting a Pumpkin PatchThis is a page about visiting a pumpkin patch. You can have a fun adventure and pick the perfect pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern, by visiting the farm where it is grown.


Man Building Fire in the Forest

Wilderness Survival TipsThis is a page about wilderness survival tips. When camping, hiking, or enjoying other outdoor activities you can find yourself in unexpected circumstances. The more you know about how to stay warm and what you may eat can help you maintain until help arrives.


Collecting Rocks

Collecting RocksThis page is about collecting rocks. A fun hobby that teaches you a lot about surface of the earth, and what geological conditions create rocks.


Backyard fire pit.

Having a Backyard CampfireThis page is about having a backyard campfire. Be sure to follow all your local burning ordinances when planning a recreational fire in your yard.


snow boots

Keeping Snow Out of BootsThis is a page about keeping snow out of boots. Even when wearing snow boots, you can get snow down inside them making your feet cold and wet.


Family at Legoland

Saving Money on Theme ParksThis is a page about saving money on theme parks. While they are undoubtedly a fun destination, theme parks can be very expensive for the family to visit.


Frugal Romantic Vacations Ideas

Frugal Romantic Vacation Ideas?This page contains frugal romantic vacation ideas. It does not have to be expensive to have a meaningful, intimate get away.


Silver Falls State Park

Visiting State ParksThis page is about visiting state parks. There are many interesting state parks to visit for the day or for camping.


Beach Umbrella and Toys

Beach Tips And TricksThis is a page about beach tips and tricks. These helpful ideas for enjoying sand and surf will keep you frolicking in even the hottest weather.


Learning How to Bowl, Mother and Daughter at Bowling Alley

Learning How to BowlThis is a page about learning how to bowl. Bowling is a favorite sport and hobby of many people. Learning the basics correctly will greatly improve your scores, make the game much more fun, and competitive.


Homemade Water Guns

Homemade Water GunsThis is a page about making homemade water guns. Water guns are a great toy to play with on hot summer days. You don't have to buy expensive ones at the store, look around your house for cheaper alternatives.


A baseball glove with a baseball.

Breaking in a Baseball GloveWhen you first get a new leather glove, it can be very stiff and hard to use. Here are tips to softening and breaking it in for use on the baseball diamond or just to play catch.


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RC Car Battery QuestionFor remote control batteries, mine is 6.0 volt. Can i replace it with a drycell 9.0 volt? Would the the RC car work?


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Carry a ThermosI never go anywhere without my thermos. I bought it for $1 at a thrift store, it holds a quart and has a handle. It's so much better than a plastic water bottle because it's so refreshing to have really COLD water in the summer's heat on errands, or working in the garden, and nice HOT tea on a cold winter's day.



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