I recently came across Heritage.org’s 2013 Economic Freedom Heat Map. Below is a snapshot but you can click on the map to go to their interactive version and explore the data. Note that this only shows economic freedom and the U.S. falls into the ‘Mostly Free’ category with 76 out of a potential 100 points.
Andrew’s Note: Today’s Infographic is actually a cleverly designed advertisement for Aegon Insurance and some of it’s conclusions are a bit flawed…for instance I think the creators saw the movie Armageddonone time too many…but it’s cool nonetheless. Click on the graphic to go to the original where you can zoom in to read it easier. Check out the End of the World x 10.
I’m not a licensed Ham (amateur radio operator)…at least not yet. However, I am familiar with radio procedures from my military experience and radio theory from my time as a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Officer. I found this Infographic from OffGridSurvival to be a great refresher. Learn more about the licensing process at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website.
Andrew’s Note: Today we present another lesson from our Military Pedagogy series. This discussion, from FM 21-76, the U.S. Army Survival Manual [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited] is on Cold Weather Survival Shelters.
Your environment and the equipment you carry with you will determine the type of shelter you can build. You can build shelters in wooded areas, open country, and barren areas. Wooded areas usually provide the best location, while barren areas have only snow as building material. Wooded areas provide timber for shelter construction, wood for fire, concealment from observation, and protection from the wind.
Note: In extreme cold, do not use metal, such as an aircraft fuselage, for shelter. The metal will conduct away from the shelter what little heat you can generate. Continue reading
Northern Hemisphere. Point hour hand at the sun: South is halfway between the hour hand and 12 o’clock position.
Southern Hemisphere. Point the 12 o’clock position on your watch at the sun. North is halfway between the 12 o’clock position and the hour hand
Note: Digital watches. Visualize a clock face on the watch.