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/

 

My happy place.

 


Link of the Week – Weather Proverbs

June 26, 2018

Ever heard the saying “Red skies at night, sailors’ delight; red skies at morn, sailors be warned”? How about “Rain before seven, clear by eleven”? Turns out these adages have some truth behind them.

The Art of Manliness offers up 22 of these weather proverbs and what they mean. These are so cool. Some I was familiar with and knew the science behind them. But most I had not. Fun stuff here.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/22-old-weather-proverbs-that-are-actually-true/

Pic I took of a lightning storm at the beach a few weeks ago.

 


Link of the Week – Navigational Tools

June 12, 2018

 

Once a month, I write a blog post for History Undressed about pirates or something related to sailing. Today my post is on the instruments used to navigate during the age of sail. Check it out.

http://www.historyundressed.com/2018/06/navigation-during-age-of-sail


Link of the Week – Piranha Attack!

May 1, 2018

Because you never know when you’ll find yourself in South America crossing a river full of piranha. Another great survival tip from The Art of Manliness.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/03/30/cross-piranha-infested-river/


Link of the Week – Surviving a Human Stampede

April 17, 2018

A human stampede. It can happen. At a concert, a protest, a sporting event, for the last box of Twinkies, or any place where there is a large gathering of people. This blog post from the Art of Manliness on surviving a human stampede offers some useful information should you ever find yourself caught up in the scary situation.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/03/23/survive-human-stampede/


Link of the Week – Bedsheet Escape

February 13, 2018

Don’t know about you, but I’ve often thought about how I would escape a burning building—or prison—several stories up. Now I know how, thanks to another tactical survival skill post by The Art of Manliness.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/10/26/escape-building-using-bedsheets/


Link of the Week – Cell Phone Battery Fires

January 23, 2018

I’m pretty sure that if I ever got lost in the wilderness, I’m not going to last long, especially if it gets cold. I’m by no means a city girl and I’d put in a good effort. But…the cold. Yeah, I’m like one of those frozen lizards falling out of the trees in Florida. Can’t. Move. Must conserve energy. I’m just useless. But should I ever find myself stranded in the unforgiving boonies without the proper essentials, I might be able to start a fire with my cell phone to keep warm.

The Art of Manliness is once again looking out for us with another great survival tip with starting a fire using a cell phone battery.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/01/19/start-fire-cell-phone-battery/