Skills

Learn Morse Code

Learn Morse Code

Communication over long distances can be difficult, even with modern technology. Smartphones lose signal and radio batteries die, right when disaster strikes. Then what do you do to contact rescuers? Fall back on older technology, and use a flashlight, signal mirror, or another source of light to send a message …

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How to Tell Military Time

How to Tell Military Time

You’ve heard it before. Someone says that they will wake up at oh-seven-hundred, or will be finished with their task at twenty-three-hundred. It’s a way of saying the time, of course. But it’s a different method than the 12 hour clock most people use. Like many military skills, such as …

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How to Use a Lensatic Military Compass

How to Use a Lensatic Compass

If you’re like me, you have a smartphone. I have half a dozen navigation apps on my phone, so I rarely get lost! But phones have several major weaknesses: battery life and signal reception. Both of those work against you when you’re tromping through the woods. So, just when you …

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