In this Issue: 

A marathon of building, improving, and producing things with your own two hands. We celebrate people who make amazing things (from bread “chewy, crusty, warm, miraculous bread” to more powerful batteries), and give you a few projects to do on your own (like a backyard lounge chair you can build in one afternoon). Plus, the PopMech guide to fast cars, fall’s best hiking jacket, new helmet tech that could save football, and more. Take a look for yourself.

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The Popular Mechanics Magazine helps you upgrade your life. Tips on how to tame the modern world, along with skilled information about your home, your car, your technology and your world. The tool tests, car reviews and building projects improve your life.