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My Pop Life • // EXPERT HACKS, GEAR RECS & LIFE-TESTED WISDOM FROM OUR STAFF //
Stop Buying Your Tech New
Power Wheels Ride-On F-150
The 2019 Popular Mechanics Board Game Awards
The New Chevy Silverado 1500 Offers a Tough Choice: Gas or Diesel?
The Polaris Scrambler Is Absolutely Useless—and Completely Exhilarating
The World’s Largest Wheeled Electric Vehicle Is a Dump Truck
HEATING UP THE SEASON • PREPPING YOUR HVAC FOR WINTER RELIABILITY AND EFFICIENCY
Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Grapes Spark in the Microwave
Trust Us, Infusing Whiskey Is Delicious
What You Need to Know About Buying a Standby Generator
Same Galaxy, New Characters, No Nostalgia: What Is Star Wars Without the Skywalkers?
After 65 Years, Supercomputers Finally Solve This Unsolvable Math Problem
The Wild Idea That the Titanic Never Really Sank
Injured Athletes Lost What They Loved. • These Boards Bring It Back.
INSIDE THE TORTURE CHAMBER • How Gore’s research lab puts the world’s most technical clothing to the test.
BUILD A TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS
FIRE THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MANKIND’S GREATEST TOOL
THE BEST WAY TO BUILD A FIRE IN YOUR FIREPLACE
A BRIEF HISTORY OF FIREPROOFING*
HOW TO BUILD A BACKYARD FIRE PIT • A stone fire pit isn’t just a practical gathering point for your yard, it’s more attractive than a temporary pit and less labor-intensive than a masonry construction. Stone is affordable, too. We found this pit at a local home center for about $650, and it took two people only four hours to construct. Here’s our advice for building your own.
THE ULTIMATE CAMPFIRE JUST NEEDS ONE PIECE OF WOOD • Developed by Swedish soldiers during the Thirty Years’ War of the 17th century, this Swedish fire log is easy to create and is loaded with perks.
“THAT’S RIGHT: I BUILT A FLAMETHROWER.”
The 9 Best Portable Heaters for Every Space
The Warm, Waterproof Boots You Want This Winter
Editor’s Choice • // AWARD-WINNING TOOLS AND GEAR RIGOROUSLY VETTED BY OUR TEST TEAM //
The Tiny Action Cam That Made Us All DIYers
How to Be Good at What You Do • // AZALIA MIRHOSEINI, 32, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT GOOGLE BRAIN, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA //