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.

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.

Link of the Week – Opening Champagne with a Saber

December 28, 2017

Today, I give you a special edition Link of the Week. Not sure if you should try this at home or not. I’m thinking I just might try this. I have a champagne bottle that needs opening and a saber, so…

Another great post from The Art of Manliness—How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Saber.

Link of the Week – Planning an Escape

December 12, 2017

Ok, guys. You know how much I love sharing blog posts from The Art of Manliness. Here’s a good one!

How to plan for an escape if you (or your hero) is a POW. Great research info!

Link of the Week – Being Followed? What to do.

November 14, 2017

Here is another gem from the Art of Manliness. What to Do If You’re Being Followed. Not only is this great tactical information for everyone, it’s excellent research for writers. This blog post helps you identify if you are being tailed, the reasons for someone to follow you, how to lose someone on foot and by car, and how to make yourself less followable. You’re welcome.

Link of the Week – St. Elmo’s Fire

October 10, 2017

How about a fun little mix of science and history for this week’s link?  Here’s a post I wrote for History Undressed on St. Elmo’s Fire—the weather phenomenon, not the coming-of-age movie starring the Brat Pack. Check out why superstitious sailors not afraid of the hissing blue sparks shooting off masts.

Friday Fun Facts- Knives

October 6, 2017
  1. . A pen knife is so named because it was used for sharpening a quill to make a pen nib
  2.  French gangsters in the early 1900s used a weapon that functioned as a revolver, a knife, and brass knuckles.outdoorhub-7-horrible-handgun-designs-that-made-it-into-production-2015-02-19_20-53-13
  3. In 2000, a Mexican woman successfully performed a C-section on herself with a kitchen knife and 3 glasses of hard liquor, while her husband was drinking at a bar.
  4. King Tutankhamun’s dagger was made of meteoric
  5. A sharp knife actually causes less cuts. Since you don’t have to push down as hard, there’s less of a chance you let the blade slip.
  6. There’s no such thing as true stainless steel.
  7. Over 34,000 Swiss Army knives are made everyday!8849449713694_celum_74896_320Wx280H
  8. There are many places that end with “sex” in their name. (Sussex, Middlesex etc.) It comes from the Old English word seax meaning knife. Sexsmith used to be a common last name- meaning one who made knives.
  9. The most expensive knife is called “The Gem of The Orient”. It sold for $2.1 Million!! In total, it has 153 emeralds (10 carats) and nine diamonds (5 carats). The weight of the gold in the knife is 28 ounces.  It took ten years to produce such knife.ReKvaKK
  10. The Russians make knives out of sapphires with bone handles. It doesn’t show up on any metal detectors.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  11. There is a knife (the WASP knife) that once inside the victim, forces over 800 psi of CO2 inside the victim, creating a basketball sized air pocket and freezing the surrounding internal organs. WASP-Injection-Knife-500x478