Link of the Week – Wildfire Survival

November 13, 2018

The videos of people trying to escape the deadly fires scorching through California and the destruction left in the wake are scary, horrific, and heartbreaking. As the wildfires continue to burn,  I thought today’s post might be helpful. It’s another excellent survival tip from The Art of Manliness – escaping a wildfire.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-survive-a-wildfire/


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 – Sandbagging

October 9, 2018

Seems like there has been a lot of flooding these days due to Mother Nature.  Just last year, my area was hit hard with flooding thanks to Hurricane Harvey. Many are still recovering. Central Texas is seeing flooding right now as rivers rise. And the Florida panhandle is facing Hurricane Michael this week. Rain-making events lead to potential disasters. And excessive development leaves nowhere for the water to go except inside homes and businesses. So this week’s link, courtesy of The Art of Manliness, might be useful—how to make a sandbag wall.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-make-a-sandbag-wall/

Stay high and dry out there.


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/

 

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.