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Main Themes From The Hobbit | The Art of Manliness

<i>The Hobbit</i> has been a favorite of children and adults alike since its publication in 1937. It used to take a backseat to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, but …

Bringing Back Common Sense | The Art of Manliness

These Ancient Structures Are So Advanced, They Shouldn't Exist... Even If Built Today

We either need to stop underestimating ancient cultures or it's time we rule out primitive tools and hop on the alien bandwagon. These five ancient …

Archaeology

Forget GPS: Medieval Compass Guided Vikings After Sunset

Often regarded as ruthless robbers, the Vikings were also impressive mariners capable of traversing the North Atlantic along a nearly straight line. …

Archaeology

Marred Skeletons Reveal Brutal Fighting in Precolonial Colorado

About 800 years ago, parts of the American southwest experienced cataclysmic levels of violence, with almost every person in the ancient society …

1,300-Year-Old Pottery Found in Colorado Contains Ancient ‘Natural Aspirin’

Fragmented pottery unearthed in a rockshelter in east central Colorado has revealed traces of salicylic acid, a substance derived from willow bark …

Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic's Earliest People

First arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.<p>The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for millennia before vanishing around 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today's …

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Survival Skills: How To Desalinate Water in the Field

Last week, I received a call from some friends who provide survival training for a branch of the Department of Justice. They were mid-experiment, …

19 Medicinal Trees - Preparing for shtf

There are many common trees in North America that can be used as medicine and unlike medicinal herbs, tree medicines can be used year round. Being …

How to Light a Campfire With One Match

The ability to light a fire is an essential wilderness skill. Whether you are practicing your bushcraft skills in the local woods or planning an …

Staying Warm Outdoors: Avoid The Four Horsemen of Heat Loss

Awareness of the risk of hypothermia is pretty good these days but still many people succumb to it. What’s often lacking is an understanding of the …

Wallpaper of the Week - ABDZ Speaker

The wallpaper of this week is an image created for a new tutorial that will be published in the next couple of days. The image is a simple speaker …

La Jolla, San Diego, California

La Jolla, San Diego, California<p>National Geographic | July 1969