More than 100 years ago, Gallaher Cigarette Company started printing these cool little cards. They used to place them inside cigarette packs to stiffen the package. They-re highly collectible now, the highest bid for one of these going for 2.8 milion dollars. ool little cards. They used to place them inside cigarette packs to stiffen the package. They-re highly collectible now, the highest bid for one of these going for 2.8 milion dollars.

The collection contains 100 of these little gems, but as you can imagine, some are not relevant anymore. I’ve made a list with some that caught my eye. I think these little tips and tricks will be useful even 100 years from now.

How to make a simple gate latch

how to make a gate latch

I think this trick is particularly useful if the gate latch breaks and you need a quick fix ‘till you get a new one.

How to bandage a foot

how to bandage a foot

Really useful if you’re an outdoorsy person.

How to make a fire extinguisher

how to make fire extinguishers

A good reminder that we all need fire extinguishers in the house and toolshed.

How to cool wine without ice

how to chill wine without ice

Many a time when I’ve had guest over for a barbecue I didn’t have enough ice for this.

How to remove a tight ring from a finger

how to remove a tight ring from a finger

No blue fingers when you know this trick.

Boiling potatoes

how to make boiled potatoes dry and floury

I didn’t know this.

Useful knots

three useful knots

If you’re planning a trek, you should know a few knots, just in case.

Boiling cracked eggs

when boiling cracked eggs

I admit I tried this one and it really works.

How to extract a splinter

how to extract a splinter

This one is good to know for all you wood working aficionados out there.

How to light a match in the wind

how to light a match in the wind

A really good survival tip for when you’re lighting a camp fire and you have to rely on regular matches.

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