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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.

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.


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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

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At least ONE of our 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. ;-)
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