The Beginner’s Guide to Bicycle Theft 5

The Beginner’s Guide to Bicycle Theft
“In most large cities, a bicycle is stolen every thirty seconds. In 1994, the FBI reported that bike theft was up 10 percent…” – Bob Mionske, Bicycle Law Specialist Bicycle theft is a major problem, and, if you ride very often, your bike will most likely be eyed by thieves at one time or other. ...

10 More Tips For Waking Up Early and Refreshed 1

10 More Tips For Waking Up Early and Refreshed
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” -Richard Whately Waking up on time is an important step toward a productive, happy day. To help you learn to get up refreshed and early, I shared ten tips a couple weeks ago, and today I am sharing ten more. ...

7 Wilderness Survival Lessons From The Swiss Family Robinson 3

7 Wilderness Survival Lessons From The Swiss Family Robinson
“Casting my eyes despairingly around, I became gradually aware that our position was by no means hopeless…” – The Swiss Family Robinson The Swiss Family Robinson, written in 1812 by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss, is a classic tale of adventure and excitement… but it also teaches us some important lessons. Throughout his book, Johann ...

10 Tips For Waking Up Early and Refreshed 3

10 Tips For Waking Up Early and Refreshed
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin As Benjamin Franklin wisely and wittily noted, our sleep habits have a large effect on our health, wealth, and wisdom. Although most people today would probably agree with Franklin, many also struggle, or used to struggle, to maintain ...

5 Lessons In Life From Kiting

5 Lessons In Life From Kiting
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller As Helen Keller sagely observed, important lessons can be learned through many different parts of life. When my family recently spent a day at the Oregon Coast, we took the opportunity to fly kites. For the first time (as ...

6 Potential Disasters Every Man Should Be Prepared To Survive 6

6 Potential Disasters Every Man Should Be Prepared To Survive
“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” – Denis Waitley In our modern society, people who prepare for disasters are minimized and looked down upon as “survivalists” and “pessimists”. While survival enthusiasts can over do themselves and pessimism is certainly not a good general trait, the “ignorance is bliss” mentality ...

20 Items That Will Improve Your Car Camping Trip 1

20 Items That Will Improve Your Car Camping Trip
“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” – Helen Keller Although carpets of pine needles can be enjoyable, bringing along your “Persian rug” might not be such a bad idea either.  Although certainly not necessary, little luxuries can make your camping trip ...

44 Essential Items For Every Car Camping Trip 1

44 Essential Items For Every Car Camping Trip
“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.” – Theodore Roosevelt Like Theodore Roosevelt, hundreds of men through the ages have been captivated by the beauty and charms of nature. Through camping, thousands of these urban dwelling enthusiasts have the ...

6 Reasons Every Man Should Start Day Hiking 4

6 Reasons Every Man Should Start Day Hiking
A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good … than all the medicine and psychology in the world. – Paul Dudley White Day hiking – somewhat like backpacking minus the overnight camping – is an energizing and healthy activity that is within the reach of nearly any budget. Today, we will explore six of the ...

Is Your Bicycle An Easy Target? 2

Is Your Bicycle An Easy Target?
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Unknown Just as preventative measures are useful in the field of medicine, so they are in the arena of bicycle security. With a remarkably-low 5% of stolen bicycles ever being returned to their owners, according to bicycle law specialist Bob Mionske, we should prepare ...