Link of the Week – Arm Wrestling

August 27, 2019

This is just pure fun and a great way for you (or, for authors, your characters) to get the upper hand. Pun intended. Here is yet another gem from The Art of Manliness – how to win at arm wrestling. Check it out!

How to Win an Arm Wrestling Match


Link of the Week – Opening a Coconut

July 16, 2019

For when you are stranded on a deserted island. Or just want fresh coconut. Another great how-to from The Art of Manliness.

How to Open a Coconut (With or Without Tools)


Link of the Week – Easy Peasy Burglar Alarm

July 2, 2019

Here is another great tip from the Art of Manliness. A super simple, super cheap, and effective burglar alarm. Great research for writers and practical advice for all.

A Professional Bodyguard’s DIY Portable Burglar Alarm


Link of the Week – Take That!

March 26, 2019

More great information from The Art of Manliness. This is awesome for self-defense and, of course, authors looking to get their characters on the winning end of a nasty fight.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/the-best-places-to-hit-an-assailant

 

 


Link of the Week – Ancient Earth

February 19, 2019

Check this out! An interactive map of the Earth that shows you what it looked like 20 to 750 millions of years ago. It gives information on the state of the Earth and what living things existed in selected time periods. You can even type in your address or location to see what the geographical area looked like as you travel back in time. Pretty cool and nerdy stuff.

http://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#0


Link of the Week – Swedish Torch

January 29, 2019

Very cool information from The Art of Manliness for both the outdoorsy types and for authors of all genres. A Swedish torch lasts for hours. It gives warmth, light, and be used for cooking, all from one chunk of wood. A must read, here.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-make-a-swedish-torch/


Link of the Week – Measuring Daylight

October 30, 2018

Forget Daylight Savings. Here’s a handy dandy way of checking how much daylight is left. Great for those camping outdoors or for authors writing scenes involving characters on a quest or on the run. Think the kids will use this?

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-measure-remaining-sunlight-with-your-hands/


Link of the Week – Ramming Through a Roadblock

October 16, 2018

Ok. So I found this excellent information! I mean, I just KNOW one day I’ll be busting through a barricade across state lines on a beer-toting dare. Or during some post-apocalypse chase.

Another great survival tip from The Art of Manliness.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-ram-through-a-vehicular-roadblock/


Link of the Week – Evading

September 25, 2018

This is great info for authors. Also awesome for those running from enemy soldiers, super intelligent zombies, post-apocalyptic bounty hunters, your children. Never know when you might need to disappear for a while.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/04/18/how-to-escape-and-evade-a-tracker/


Link of the Week – Riptides

July 24, 2018

Every summer, we hear of drownings off our coasts due to rip currents. Here’s some useful information presented by The Art of Manliness on what to do if you get caught up in the strong waters.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/08/19/how-to-escape-a-riptide/

 

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