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