Hacking the Wild
Get ready for the new Science Channel series, Hacking the Wild!
Andy Quitmeyer is Hacking the Wild
Andy needs to stay hydrated, so he boils water with berries and pine.
Making Tea from Pine and Berries
Andy needs fresh water, so he looks to a laptop screen and old snail shells to help him fight dehydration.
Using a Laptop Screen and Snail Shells to Distill Water
Mosquitoes are a huge issue in the jungle. Luckily, Andy has the tools to create a bug zapper!
Mosquitos Are No Match for this Laptop Bug Zapper
Swamp mud is no joke, and Andy needs to keep calm to escape this situation.
Escaping This Thick Mud is No Easy Task
Andy was warned about the danger of flash floods in the jungle. Luckily his alarm was able to save him.
Flash Flood Alarm Saves Andy
You get start a fire using the acidity from a pineapple!
How to Hack the Wild: Pineapple Fire Starter
Loud noises keep away curious predators. Andy creates a sound device to keep making noises in case he forgets.
Making a Noise Device to Scare Away Bears
Andy harnesses the sun, salt water and some other interesting items to create a solar still.
How to Hack the Wild: Ukelele Water Still
Andy is trying to stay safe from the sun’s harmful rays. His sunshade isn’t pretty, but it works.
Andy Builds a Mobile Sunshade
This innovative piece of tech will help Andy more easily repel down these steep jungle cliffs.
Creating a Robot Hand to Repel Down Cliffs
Andy is stuck in the middle of a desert and is trying to stay cool. He repurposes the fan in his laptop to save himself.
DIY Solar-Powered Fan
This build gives ingenious grip on the ice!
How to Hack the Wild: Laptop Crampons
How to Hack the Wild: Arrow Camera
Out camping where water or ice could put out your flame? Here’s a hack that keeps the fire going.
How to Make a Floating Fireplace
In order to stay hydrated, Andy heats up cactus and drinks its juice.
Cooking Up Cactus