Lifehacks from 100 years ago…. . Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago. HOW TO MAKE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER Dissolve one pound of salt and half a pound of sat ammonia: in tw
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Lifehacks from 100 years ago…

Lifehacks from
100 Years Ago.
HOW TO MAKE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Dissolve one pound of salt and half a pound of sat
ammonia: in two quarts bywater and bottler's liquor in
thin glass bottles holding about a quart each. Should a tire
break out, dash one or more of the bottles into the blames,
and any serious outbreak will probably be averted.
HOW TO EXTRACT A SPLINTER
6' Waitig'
Fill a wide mouthed bottle with hot water nearly to the
brim. and press affected part of hand tightly against
mouth of bottle. The suction will pull down the elesh, and
steam will soon draw out the splinter.
HOW TO PRESERVE EGGS
Eggs for preserving must be newly laid, and by simply put-
ting these into a box or tin of dry the eggs
right in the salt and keeping it in a cool dry place __ it is
possible to preserve than for a very long period. No air
whatever should be allowed to get to the shell.
HOW TO FELLATING
GULLAH MNR.
CIGAR res
Having decided which side you wish the tree to fall, cut
alternatively a downward and inward cut as shown. When
about half through, proceed to cut the other side a few
inches higher, and finally pull tree down by means of ropes.
HOW TO STOP A MAD DOG
A scout' s staff, a or even a handkerchief or hat
may be held before you as shown. The dog invariably
endeavours to paw down your defense before biting, thus
giving you the opportunity of disabling him by a kick.
HOW TO KEEP PLANTS WATERED
WHILE AWAY ON HOLIDAY.
S CIGARETTES
KEEPING _ WATERED
Fill a large pail with water, and stand it a little above the
level of the plants and group round or near as many plants
as practical. Loosely plait two or three strands of wool
together, immerse completely in water, and place one
end in the pail, weighted, and touching the bottom.
Rest the other end on the soil: a separate plait of wool is
advisable for each pot.
HOW TO LIGHT A MATCH m THE WIND
The of lighting a match in a wind can be
to a great extent overcome if thin shavings are dirst cut on
the match towards its striking end, as shown in the picture.
On lighting the match the curled strips catch fire at once;
the flame is stronger and has a better chance.
HOW TO LIGHT A MATCH m THE WIND
r' Mla% artig
Fasten a strong rope to a tree and let a boy swim across the
stream and fasten the other end to a tree on an opposite
bank. Make the chair, fasten it to a running loop ora block
pulley, and by means are light rope fastened to the middle
of (the) chair and held by a scout at each end, those unable
to swim are safely passed over.
HOW TO RESCUE SOMEONE
FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK.
In rescuing a person touched by a "live wire" do not
attempt to take hold of him if he is still grasping the wire,
unless your hands are protected by rubber gloves, a
coat, or several thicknesses of dry cloth.
Stand on glass or dry wood, and try and have (the) current
switched off, and send at once for a doctor.
HOW TO MAKE A WATER FILTER
OGDEN' 8 CIGARETTES.
A. Fane sand. C. Small stones.
A USEFUL
ENEXT/ ’ FILTER.
A most handy and efficacious Mer can be made out of an
ordinary perfectly clean zinc water pail, through the bottom
of which a hole has been drilled and a small pipe fitted. The
water percolates through the layers of fine and coarse sand,
and clean picked gravel and stones, with which the pail is
illed, filtering through to the bottom in a clear state.
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#27 - raquelian ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
#47 to #27 - jalthelas (07/25/2013) [-]
**jalthelas rolled a random image posted in comment #64 at ive tried this many times **
User avatar #155 to #27 - elcreepo (07/25/2013) [-]
Beat me to it, I just scrolled down to see if anyone posted that.
#52 to #27 - SILENCEnight (07/25/2013) [-]
**SILENCEnight rolled a random image posted in comment #61 at Aerodactyl ** damn, someone beat me to it...
#45 to #27 - anon (07/25/2013) [-]
gah beat me to it
#6 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account** (07/24/2013) [-]
I don't know, this could be useful
User avatar #105 to #6 - niklamacz (07/25/2013) [-]
You can only use it when you have a splinter in your palm or in simmilarly flat parts of your body, not if you have a splinter in your finger for example
#148 to #6 - lastsamurai (07/25/2013) [-]
GET HUNDREDS OF SPLINTERS. DRIVE THEM THROUGH YOUR HANDS AND FINGERS. BE SPIKERMAN
#64 to #6 - lotlizard (07/25/2013) [-]
Yes, it is quite handy.   
(.gif completely unrelated to this horrid pun)
Yes, it is quite handy.
(.gif completely unrelated to this horrid pun)
#82 to #6 - spatulaman (07/25/2013) [-]
This **** don't work, I tried, sat holding a glass to my foot for 15 min. still had to dig it out with a pair of tweezers like the old days in 'Nam...

******* splinters everywhere man...
User avatar #1 - dabronydude (07/24/2013) [-]
dude,
that one about the splinter, if it works, is super handy to know...
User avatar #143 to #1 - daentraya (07/25/2013) [-]
I just held it under water since my last splinter was pretty dahm big and kind of merged into my skin
User avatar #13 to #1 - iamnotgoodwithname ONLINE (07/24/2013) [-]
hehe handy
User avatar #40 to #13 - drjake (07/25/2013) [-]
hehe euphemism
#121 to #40 - anon (07/25/2013) [-]
hehe large words
#77 - justbrandonreally (07/25/2013) [-]
I feel a strange urge to take up smoking.
I feel a strange urge to take up smoking.
#33 - marluxia (07/25/2013) [-]
how ironic, nicola tesla getting electricuted
#87 to #33 - alexthebest (07/25/2013) [-]
Dammit, I told you guys DC was safer!
User avatar #3 - djrainbowdash (07/24/2013) [-]
I really wish I knew the splinter one beforehand. Tweezers are a pain in the ass.
User avatar #108 to #3 - RexxT (07/25/2013) [-]
If they're a pain in the ass then you're probably using them wrong.
#8 to #3 - anon (07/24/2013) [-]
I hope you meant that metaphorically.
#62 - JudasLitl (07/25/2013) [-]
that second one is some seriously complicated ass way to light a match in the wind   
   
gif for your viewing pleasure
that second one is some seriously complicated ass way to light a match in the wind

gif for your viewing pleasure
User avatar #83 to #62 - floofy (07/25/2013) [-]
well unless you carry a knife with you...like me...
User avatar #75 to #62 - redstonealchemist (07/25/2013) [-]
poor guy seems to have a muscular problem
#91 - sircopperman ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#93 to #91 - sircopperman ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#120 - anon (07/25/2013) [-]
these're all very interesting... i'm gonna have a cigarette now
#50 - noschool ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
Will these still work even if i'm not dressed like a boy scout?
User avatar #80 to #50 - shadowsynergy (07/25/2013) [-]
Maybe, any form of wilderness survival cosplay will do, all you have to do is look like a bold hiker instead of a little boy.
#18 - rakaka (07/25/2013) [-]
>See post with boy scouts
>Boy Scout pride
User avatar #107 to #18 - oboehobo (07/25/2013) [-]
star scout from troop 439 suffolk county council reporting in
#141 to #18 - undeadwill (07/25/2013) [-]
Eagle scout of troop 36 Texas reporting!
Eagle scout of troop 36 Texas reporting!
User avatar #184 to #141 - rakaka (07/25/2013) [-]
I too am from Texas (Troop 271)





we should probably share a tent
User avatar #185 to #184 - undeadwill (07/25/2013) [-]
What city?

Yes we should
User avatar #186 to #185 - rakaka (07/25/2013) [-]
The city the troop has meetings in? San Antonio but it could be in leon ******* valley for all I know. I was too lazy to remember all the weird """""""districtcs"""""""" all over SA. By districts I mean like the weird area names like Leon Springs, Hill country, or Castle Hills.







I'll bring the sleeping bag
User avatar #187 to #186 - undeadwill (07/25/2013) [-]
I live near Houston.
#188 to #187 - rakaka (07/25/2013) [-]
Cool, you ever been to Lost Pines? favorite summer camp site it was the best one i had ever been to.
Cool, you ever been to Lost Pines? favorite summer camp site it was the best one i had ever been to.
User avatar #189 to #188 - undeadwill (07/25/2013) [-]
I remember the name and i'm sure I was there.

Big rock wall?
User avatar #190 to #189 - rakaka (07/25/2013) [-]
It was a bigass camp site but maybe you remember a sort of "medieval day" where you would split wood slabs and got to take them home. and you got to throw axes and get things branded. there was also a hayride but **** that noise that **** aint ****** medieval.
User avatar #192 to #190 - undeadwill (07/26/2013) [-]
hmmm..Not sure.
User avatar #154 to #18 - mistafishy (07/25/2013) [-]
I'm pissed I never became a boy scout, I was such a shut in as a youngster...

And now they're all cool and ***** and I didn't know it, but apperently the boy scouts didn't have to fight bears to get patches n' badges.
#158 to #18 - doubledisme (07/25/2013) [-]
so I used to be a boy scout
boy oh boy I have a **** load of stories from those days
any one wanna hear them?
User avatar #181 to #18 - machobeasttwo (07/25/2013) [-]
Soon to be Eagle Scout and Senior Patrol Leader for 2 years of Troop 22 Tampa, Florida
#182 to #18 - dagreatmax (07/25/2013) [-]
Pfft boy scouts.
#86 to #18 - flyslasher ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
The state of the Boy Scouts of America is **** now. Nothing compared to 10-20 years ago. They went ahead and made everything so easy that any buffoon could get Eagle. It's almost as bad as American TaeKwonDo which has just turned into a monopoly to get as much money as possible out of the students...
#23 to #18 - tankthejackal ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
venturer reporting in
User avatar #30 to #23 - bakonforall (07/25/2013) [-]
Boyscout Camp Employee (Through a Venturing Crew) checking in.
User avatar #31 to #30 - tankthejackal ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
nice, what council?
old colony council here
User avatar #32 to #31 - bakonforall (07/25/2013) [-]
North West Suburban Council.
User avatar #34 to #32 - tankthejackal ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
nice, I have no idea what region that is
occ is new england
User avatar #35 to #34 - bakonforall (07/25/2013) [-]
Chicago. Ever been to national Jambo?
User avatar #36 to #35 - tankthejackal ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
I wish
couldn't afford it
though I did go to a state one back on 2008
they had a kazoo contest and my troop at the time made the worst pizza possible
User avatar #37 to #36 - bakonforall (07/25/2013) [-]
kewl story. I've never even made an effort to go. After Philmont last summer, i ran out of BSA regulation ***** . Other than Camp, the only scouting I do is slowly working towards Eagle.
User avatar #38 to #37 - tankthejackal ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
I aged out before I could make eagle, I'm just working my way to a silver award now
User avatar #39 to #38 - bakonforall (07/25/2013) [-]
meh. i got a bit more than a year to go and i'm a matter of weeks from finishing Star. I got dis.
User avatar #41 to #39 - tankthejackal ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
good luck man, if you were in eastern mass, i'd help you on your eagle project
User avatar #42 to #41 - bakonforall (07/25/2013) [-]
come on Braj. Boston to Chicago is only, what, a thousand miles? you could make it for a saturday afternoon or something.
User avatar #43 to #42 - tankthejackal ONLINE (07/25/2013) [-]
I don't have the money
User avatar #44 to #43 - bakonforall (07/25/2013) [-]
kidding, dude. Even if you magically had a full tank of gas and half a carton of cigarettes, it'd still be too far to Chicago.
User avatar #73 to #18 - redstonealchemist (07/25/2013) [-]
i didn't get to spend very long in the beaver cub scouts (my dad was supposed to take me, but he was lazy as **** ) and instead i decided to learn up on survival techniques that are relatively good. i have a book on various useful knots, i know an obsessive-compulsive amount about hygiene and i'm currently looking for a book on edible plants.
with a bowl, a cooking pot, a clean tin pail and a knife, i could survive in the wild if need be
#57 to #18 - mytrakytra (07/25/2013) [-]
Longhouse Council reporting in!

Junior Leader here.
User avatar #74 to #18 - heliosuzyblue (07/25/2013) [-]
2012 Eagle Scout of Troop 4 Yonkers , NY. Present and accounted for SIR
#63 to #18 - paulthehero (07/25/2013) [-]
Eagle Scout patrol leader of Troop 798 in New Orleans reporting in!
Eagle Scout patrol leader of Troop 798 in New Orleans reporting in!
#112 to #63 - anon (07/25/2013) [-]
Hello Virgin Leader
#198 to #112 - paulthehero (07/26/2013) [-]
Girls actually love a man in uniform...
Girls actually love a man in uniform...
User avatar #151 - TheSnakeShitter (07/25/2013) [-]
What's with all the Boy Scouts and the cigarettes? I used to be a boy scout and i got kicked out for smoking
User avatar #136 - djgeeza (07/25/2013) [-]
And now to relax with a relaxing, medicinal cigarette.
User avatar #125 - ttritt (07/25/2013) [-]
And they said tobacco companies were bad.
#117 - maddogarchie (07/25/2013) [-]
My weakness has been revealed!
My weakness has been revealed!
#134 to #117 - jvcjvc (07/25/2013) [-]
it is crates
it is crates
User avatar #160 to #134 - flyingassassin (07/25/2013) [-]
just waiting for someone to edit a red/green thumb as the crate
#179 to #160 - jvcjvc (07/25/2013) [-]
red will do the job best i think.
User avatar #195 to #179 - flyingassassin (07/26/2013) [-]
and now.. LET THE EDITING BEGIN
#196 to #195 - jvcjvc (07/26/2013) [-]
hit me up with that gif (-:
User avatar #197 to #196 - flyingassassin (07/26/2013) [-]
well unfortunately i couldn't edit to save my porn folder so.....
User avatar #199 to #134 - flyingassassin (07/29/2013) [-]
www.funnyjunk.com/user/YourAnalProbe this guy just posted ur gif and got front page... just so u know
#167 - Lewiwent (07/25/2013) [-]
Cigarettes. Saving lives everyday.
Cigarettes. Saving lives everyday.
#76 - roflcopterd (07/25/2013) [-]
i tried the lighting a match in the wind thing, and i got a splinter. but then i used the splinter removal technique! thanks op!
User avatar #137 - chaossniper (07/25/2013) [-]
for splinters i use super glue that make a crust over the skin
#159 to #137 - flyingassassin (07/25/2013) [-]
are you a genius?
are you a genius?
User avatar #191 to #159 - chaossniper (07/25/2013) [-]
saracasm?
#194 to #191 - flyingassassin (07/26/2013) [-]
actually i wasnt but you now whatever floats ur boat...
actually i wasnt but you now whatever floats ur boat...
#126 - seizure (07/25/2013) [-]
**** , it says 100 years ago, but a lot of these could still be very useful where I live...
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