Brett Abel

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Life Saving Rope Skills

By on23 January 2012 in Knots<p>The most important knots in the world<p>The bowline (rhymes with “colon”) is reputedly the most important knot in the …

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

Woodworking

How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968

“Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?,” James Thurber asked in the caption to a 1958 <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon depicting a woman fed up with her artist partner. It remains unknown whether the cartoon itself, or this cultural dismay shared by some of the era’s counterculture thinkers, …

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100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

100<p>‘The Fame’<p>Lady Gaga<br>Interscope, 2009<p>The title sounded like wishful thinking when Stefani Germanotta's album arrived in August 2008 to a shrug from …

Rock & Roll

Solar water disinfection

<b>Solar water disinfection</b> ('<b>SoDis</b>') is a type of portable water purification that uses solar energy to make biologically-contaminated (e.g. bacteria, …

Water Purification

Once you find water, a major issue remains: is it pure? Is it drinkable? And if not, how to make it drinkable?<p>In today's world this is a much more …

Snorkeling

11 Ways A Condom Can Save Your Life: Multi-functional survival uses for a CONDOM.

I’ve just come out of hibernation from writing another survival book (details to come soon). I really need a fun ‘creative’ and not too serious …

Condoms

The Hole: A Philosophical Scandinavian Children’s Book About the Meaning of Existence

Brooklyn-based independent publisher Enchanted Lion Books has given us countless gems, including my labor-of-love pet project, young Mark Twain’s <i>Advice to Little Girls</i>. Now comes <b>The Hole</b> (<i>public library</i>) by artist <b>Øyvind Torseter</b>, one of Norway’s most celebrated illustrators and the talent behind …

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