Steffani Cameron

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steffani Cameron is a journalist and photographer one year into her dream of globe-trotting as a nomad for a half-decade. The daughter of a contractor and realtor, she grew up learning everything from properly mounting a towel rack to wall-painting prep. After 20 years of running her own home, as a traveler she now goes nowhere without a multitool and duct tape in her gear kit… next to a compact coffee press.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Fix a Squeaky Floor

No matter how quietly you traipse through your home late at night, a squeaky floor will always trip you up and announce your presence. The creaky spots develop over time as the wooden sub...

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Put Out a Grease Fire

Not to scare you into ordering takeout more often, but more home fires are caused by cooking mishaps than anything else—and these cooking fires lead to more injuries than any other type o...

FEBRUARY 1, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Catch a Mouse

No horror movie can match the terror of a mouse skitter across the living room floor at night—because where there’s one, there’s likely many, many more. (A single female mouse can give bi...

FEBRUARY 1, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Make Windshield De-icer Spray

A dirty, grimy windshield is bad enough, but nothing will slow you down more than one covered in ice and snow. Using a scraper will clear the windshield, but the effort and awkward reachi...

JANUARY 27, 2017 | FRIDAY
So, You Want to... Install a Shower Pan

The shower pan is an unsung hero in cramped bathing quarters that rely on a walk-in shower instead of a full-size bathtub. Its role? Protecting your subfloor from water damage by aiding d...

JANUARY 23, 2017 | MONDAY
How To: Use a Chainsaw

The chainsaw—a portable power tool that cuts wood via a fast-moving chain that rotates around a guide bar—can make short work of pruning, felling, limbing, and bucking trees. It also rank...

JANUARY 17, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Use Muriatic Acid

Muriatic acid, a less-pure variant of hydrochloric acid, is available in high concentrations for use in a host of home restoration and maintenance projects. While this powerful chemical a...

JANUARY 9, 2017 | MONDAY
How To: Get Mold Out of Carpet

Untreated dampness on carpet—whether caused by a persistent leak, overzealously watered plants, or a not-quite-housetrained puppy—can create mold growth in a matter of days. And mold, whi...

JANUARY 6, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Drill Into Concrete

While concrete's cool, industrial aesthetic is a go-to design touch in modern homes, its density and strength are what have long made it an attractive building material. That durability c...

JANUARY 4, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Test for Asbestos

For a century, the naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral asbestos was a mainstay of the building industry, used to create products of all kinds. Due to its strength and heat-resist...