Hunting African Plains Game: How and Where to Place Your Shot by Aram von Benedikt

Heat waves bounced and shimmered across the veldt, turning distant camelthorn trees into dancing apparitions. The band of gemsbok bulls we’d been following since early morning showed briefly, black and white, stiletto horns mirage-bent toward the sky. Our professional hunter (PH) Derek crouched sideways a few rapid steps, then set his shooting sticks for my … Continue reading “Hunting African Plains Game: How and Where to Place Your Shot by Aram von Benedikt”

WWII Watermanship Week: How to Protect Yourself Against the Creatures of the Sea

Brett and Kate McKay | July 3, 2015 Manly Skills, Survival Editor’s note: In 1944, the US War Department published FM 21-22, a manual on military watermanship. The manual covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea, from how to properly abandon a sinking ship to how to stay alive in a lifeboat. This week we’ll be highlighting several … Continue reading “WWII Watermanship Week: How to Protect Yourself Against the Creatures of the Sea”