How to build a fire without matches  

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If you find yourself without matches and you need to build a fire in the wilderness, simply use the lens of your eye glasses to reflect sunlight onto a small pile of kindling (bark shavings, pine needles, and dry leaves).

As the intensified light ignites the kindling; add more wood. You can also do this with a magnesium fire starter: a few magnesium shavings can be ignited with a spark from the "sparker" on the device. These can be purchased for around $5 at Wal-Mart.

Prevent fires by cleaning your dryer vent and hose  

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Dryer lint burns well and is a leading cause of houshold fires. And even with cleaning the filter after every load lint still is trapped in the hose and vent to the outside. You should check the vent and under the outside cover 2-3 times a year and check and clean or change the hose as well.

A shop vac works well for getting into the hose. Your dryer will be safer, and more efficent as a bonus.

Horse vaccines  

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If you see your horse on the affected symptoms of intestinal parasites such as it was visible belly bulging, hair looks dirty, experienced a decrease in body weight, colic, diarrhea, not forceful, hampered growth.

If you hesitate to use the horse wormer, fecal egg count tests available through the vet.
Most horses develop a strong resistance to all horse wormers but especially given on a daily basis.

The tetanus vaccination is imperative because tetanus is much easier to prevent than treat. It is fatal for horses in most cases, says the vet.
The initial tetanus vaccine requires two injections four to six weeks apart, followed by an annual booster injection.

It's an excellent vaccine that works very well compared to other horse vaccines, so owners should be using it.
So what are the most common injuries and what can you do while you wait for the vet to arrive?

Small puncture wounds, such as a nail in the foot, are commonplace and, although they may look harmless enough, can cause potentially disastrous effects.

Getting out tough stains on clothes  

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Most organic stains can be safely removed from clothing by soaking overnight in a washer filled with as hot of water as the garmet will take and 3/4 cup of 20 mule team borax. This can be repeated for extra heavy stains, but works wonders on baby stains in particular.

Remedy for dry and flaky arms and legs  

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Mix six-teaspoon petroleum jelly, two-teaspoon glycerin and two-teaspoon lemon juice. Apply this moisturizing lotion at least twice a week if you have dry and flaky, arms and legs.

Smooth lips  

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To achieve smooth, soft lips: Before bed exfoliate with damp toothbrush to rid any dead skin cells. Then immediately apply a thick layer of Vaseline. When you wake up in the morning the Vaseline should have absorbed and left you with great feeling lips.

Parallel parking trick  

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When parallel parking in front of a store, look in the reflection of the store's window to see how much room is left between your car and the one behind you when backing up.