Improvised Emergency Lighter with a Battery and Gum Foil

So, let’s say you’re fresh out of matches or a lighter, but, you do happen to have a AA battery and some foil from a gum wrapper or cigarette package (don’t smoke!). Well, it turns out you can still light a fire in true MacGyver trick style! Check out the video from our compatriots at Household Hacker.

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Rating: 6 (from 6 votes)

Make a Cool LED Lamp from Recycled CDs

Here’s a great way to finally put your “ancient”, unwanted CD’s into action. A stack of old CD’s and a few basic items (all costing less than $20) can turn into a stylish and unique lamp. The video covers both a table-top and hanging version. Keep in mind the hanging version will need a solid ceiling anchor as a tall stack of CD’s tends to be pretty heavy.

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Rating: 5 (from 5 votes)

Bread Tie Cord Labels

Use a thin sharpie on bread ties to make cord labels.

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Rating: 20 (from 24 votes)

Rescue a Water Damaged Cell Phone with Rice

Rescue a cell phone that was submerged in water. Remove the battery (if it’s accessible) and seal in a large Ziploc with dry rice overnight.

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Rating: 4 (from 8 votes)