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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Luckyman, Mar 27, 2007.

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  1. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I just received an e-mail with some great tips I thought everyone could use. Unfortunately none of them are related to shooting but they really are tips eveyone could benefit from! I always love stuff like this! Enjoy!


    Reheat Pizza
    Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set
    heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy
    micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

    Easy Deviled Eggs
    Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all
    broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing
    thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw
    bag away when done easy clean up.

    Expanding Frosting
    When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with
    your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost
    more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories
    per serving.

    Reheating refrigerated Bread
    To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them
    in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the
    food moist and help it reheat faster.

    Newspaper -- Weeds Away
    Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet
    newspapers: put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with
    mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening
    plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

    Broken Glass
    Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of glass -
    the fibers catch ones you can't see!

    No More Mosquitoes
    Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

    Squirrel Away!
    To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with
    cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the
    squirrels won't come near it.

    Bike Proof
    If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside the
    handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later
    recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike.

    Flexible vacuum
    To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty
    paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or
    flattened to get in narrow openings.

    Reducing Static Cling
    Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a
    clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when
    wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and - voila - static is gone.

    Measuring Cups
    Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot
    water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your
    ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right

    Foggy Windshield?
    Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove
    box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better
    than a cloth!

    Reopening Envelope
    If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something
    inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or
    Voila! It unseals easily.

    Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than
    shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to
    use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in
    your hair...

    Good-bye Fruit Flies
    To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with
    Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing liquid, mix well. You will
    find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

    Get Rid of Ants
    Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it
    "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, esp.
    if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small
    children being harmed!

    Take Baby Powder to the Beach
    Keep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. When you're ready
    to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand
    will slide right off your skin.
  2. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
  3. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

    Jan 29, 1998
    Rapid City SD
    Some good ones here. I've seen these from time-to-time, but never took the time to print them - did this time!


  4. lumper

    lumper TS Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    What a freakin boring in-box you have ... not a single useful tip to improve your shooting.
  5. Luckyman

    Luckyman Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I know.....I know....
  6. lumper

    lumper TS Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    DB Bill ... you could at least type excuse me after you bump.
  7. Mac V

    Mac V Guest

    There are some good ideas in there...except the one about the dryer sheet keeping mosquitoes away. A couple of the guys I fish with use that idea and the one about "Skin-So-Soft" being an insect repellent and all that happens is that they smell like a couple of poofters while the bugs gnaw on them.

  8. mcginty

    mcginty TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    most useful information i have seen on here in some time Dean
  9. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Nashville Tn
    Dear Luckyman

    These tips are JUST IN TIME for the Spring time. Being a Skeet shooter, and with Spring approaching, it is time to start wearing shorts. The tip about shaving my legs with hair conditioner is GREAT. Being mostly bald, I don't use much hair conditioner!

    Thanks again!! LOL
  10. lumper

    lumper TS Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Oh shoot ... shaved legs for skeet shooting, what color three three do you wear?
  11. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    At least ONE of our ts.com guys uses conditioner for shaving cream and told me about it. Since I RIP the hair out of my legs, this won't work for me. :)

    Here's a tip for you: If someone that works for you does a job that pleases you, keep it a secret. Leaks like that could cost them a promotion. ;-)
  12. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Tip of the Day...3/29/07:

    "Don't cook bacon naked"

  13. Rollin Oswald

    Rollin Oswald Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Brillion, WI
    Why not on cats, Phil? Mightn't it be entertaining?

  14. The Rock

    The Rock Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Everyone knows you wrap your cat in aluminum foil and put it outside on flat ground in a thunder storm. The foil will keep the rain off of their fur. ;)


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