Revamp a Rack
Whether it’s an antler mount hanging outside on the barn or a shed found in the woods, antlers that have been bleached by the elements can be restored to a natural color with Minwax Golden Oak stain. Rub it on with a cotton cloth and let dry. One coat usually does the trick, but you can repeat until you’ve achieved the desired coloration. --JHawes, via fieldandstream.com/tips.
If I need to inspect my rifle’s bore in the field (I’ll admit that I’ve slid down a hill or two) or while cleaning it at home, I open the action and set a shiny dime on the bolt face. It reflects enough light from my flashlight into the bore for me to see if it’s clear or clean. --Patrick Edmonds, via e-mail
Stick It in the Bank An inexpensive and easy-to-carry alternative to stake-in-the-ground rod holders is the screw-together stakes from a set of solar-powered lanterns. The upturned lip on the shepherd’s hook neatly cradles the rod, and the sturdy aluminum construction makes it easy to embed in hard ground. --David Spletzer, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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An early taste of summer is expected to return to a large part of the eastern United States in the final days of April.
Heavy rain will crawl across the southeastern United States through Monday with parts of the Carolinas bracing for major flooding.
Rain continued to plague NASCAR drivers and fans at Bristol, Tennessee, on Sunday as officials were forced to postpone the Food City 500 to Monday.
Following significant rainfall in Florida on Sunday, a spell of dry weather will threaten to worsen drought conditions and exacerbate brush fires plaguing the state.
Warmer and dry weather will return to southern Germany early this week for Springfest Frühlingsfest 2017.
Rain causing flooding in the Carolinas into Monday night will also put many outdoor plans in jeopardy in the Northeast through the first half of this week.
The March for Science at the National Mall attracted thousands to share their views about the current political climate despite rainy conditions.