Know how much fuel you have for that next barbecue

Though many propane tanks come with fuel-level indicators, most are notoriously inaccurate. Rather than be embarrassed at his next cookout by running out of propane, Club member Fred Milverstadt of Plymouth, Minnesota, uses this simple trick. He pours a cup of hot water over the tank’s exterior surface and waits for condensation to form at the level of propane in the tank. Brought to you by: American Profile - Inspirational Stories & American History