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
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)
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
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.
March 19, 2019
Words of wisdom have trickled through the centuries. From societal influencers to our own family members, we are given guidance on how to become better people. Axioms and advice ranging from success, failure, money, adversity, opportunity, morality, expectations, happiness, and so much more offer valuable life lessons. All we need to do is listen and heed the principles.
This week’s link is to another pearl of an article by The Art of Manliness presenting some of the best epigrams throughout the ages.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Stay high and dry out there.